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Lessons of a Decade: An Instructional Experiment Matures

Since the 1970s, librarians at WSU had been involved in teaching library use thorough the required English 101 course, which underwent revision to dovetail with the World Civilizations course. ii In English 101, the topics students wrote on were of a contemporary nature; librarians emphasized how to locate journal articles in the traditional manner, and relied upon a standard worksheet distributed to all sections. As a two-semester course, World Civ, as it was called, suggested a new approach. With two semesters of exposure, librarians speculated that they could offer a cumulative learning experience introducing the question analysis which seemed so appropriate to a richly historical, interdisciplinary course content.