Computer & Information Literacy Core Requirement


The Weber State University Computer and Information Literacy requirement provides students with the ability to use computers, the Internet, and library resources. Specifically it provides students with skills and knowledge to input, format, find, identify, retrieve, analyze, and evaluate information to support academic success and lifelong learning.


Computer Literacy requires that students meet a four-part requirement (A, B, C, and D) at a 70 percent level in each of the following:

Part A. Word Processing (TBE TE 1700, TA 1701, or TA 1501) classes and production exam.


Create, edit, and retrieve a document; move/copy, indent, space, find/replace, bold/underline/italicize, and center text; number pages, format font, create references, insert headers and footers, place graphics, spell check, and save/print documents; and create, format, and edit tables.

Part B. Operating Systems/E-mail/Graphic Presentations (TBE TE 1700, TB 1702, or TB 1502) classes and production exam.


Operating Systems: Use appropriate applications to create folders and subfolders, format storage medium, name, rename, copy, move, and delete files and folders.

Internet: Fundamental knowledge of how to use the Internet as a source of information.

E-mail: Delete, print, and attach files to e-mail messages as well as send, copy, forward, and save e-mail.

Presentations: Use design templates to create slide presentations that include titles, bulleted lists, clipart, and animated gifs. Modify presentations by adding slides, changing their order, formatting text, correcting spelling, adding headers and footers, and applying animation effects.

Part C. Spreadsheets (TBE TE 1700, TC 1703, or TC 1503) classes and production exam.


Create and enter data, format and edit spreadsheets. Retrieve spreadsheet, adjust column width, add/erase data cells, create column/row labels, format data, enter/copy functions and formulas such as AVG, IF, MAX, MIN, PMT, SUM, know basic formulas for percentages and markup, use absolute cell references, create graphs, spell check spreadsheets, and save/print spreadsheets.

Part D. Information Literacy (LIBS 1704, 2704, 2804, or TBE TD1504 exam) classes and Internet-based exam.


Identify Information Needs:
Use the research process; construct a research question with a manageable focus; differentiate and apply different types and formats of information (scholarly/popular, primary/secondary, etc.).

Find Information Effectively:
Demonstrate how information is organized; use Boolean Logic and other search strategies to effectively use library catalogs, article databases, and Internet search engines.

Critically Evaluate Information:
Identify and apply evaluation criteria to assess the quality of information retrieved.

Use Information Ethically:
Demonstrate the importance of properly and correctly citing a source used. Identify what constitutes plagiarism and how to avoid it.

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