Information Literacy
This is a credit bearing course offered at undergraduate level only and takes place over one semester in the first semester.

One of the fundamental skills that you will have to develop during your studies, no matter what your area of study, is that of Information Literacy - defined as the ability to "recognise when information is needed and to locate, evaluate and use effectively the needed information" (Burnheim 1992). This course is designed to assist you in developing these abilities: You will become familiar with a range of the most commonly used information sources and will acquire skills necessary to access these sources. You will become acquainted with the latest computer-based technological developments such as CDs, email and the Internet. You will learn about other information agencies and their role in the provision of information. You will have an understanding of the concept of information and how the information explosion that we are faced with came about. Finally, you will be in a position to critically evaluate the information you find and use.

Co-ordinator: Mr Athol Leach 
Room 313, New Arts Block
Tel: 033-2605098 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            033-2605685      end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Email:
leach@ukzn.ac.za   

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