Evaluate and Synthesize Researched Information (ESI)

The Information Age is characterized by the ease with which information and misinformation are created and collected. Information management has become a foundational skill that must be acquired and practice is strongly encouraged. Students, as good citizens, need to arm themselves with the technical literacy necessary to gather information and the ability to manage and analyze that information in order to make sound judgments and take action.

Learning Outcomes for “Evaluate and Synthesize Researched Information”

1. Locate and organize information from a variety of appropriate sources.
2. Analyze the accuracy of information and the credibility of sources.
3. Determine the relevance of information.
4. Use information ethically and responsibly.

Standards for “Evaluate and Synthesize Researched Information”

1. A certified course may be from any department and shall teach research skills and require students to employ methods to seek, manage and analyze information.
2. A certified course shall achieve all four learning outcomes.

For a list of Stony Brook courses that satisfy these learning objectives and standards, complete a course search at this link.