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Information Literacy : IL & Eloquentia Perfecta

Information literacy combines a repertoire of abilities, practices, and dispositions focused on finding, using, and analyzing data to answer questions, develop questions, create new knowledge, and ethically participate in an information based community.

Eloquentia Perfecta

Fordham College Rose Hill students are required to take four Eloquentia Perfecta courses. 

"All EP seminars, regardless of content or structure, develop student's oral and written communication skills, as well as close, critical reading capacities" (Eloquentia Perfecta Seminars, Core Curriculum).

The Eloquentia Perfecta (EP) Resources page includes sample syllabi and suggested readings for individual academic disciplines.

Recommended reading for Eloquentia Perfecta instructors:

EP3 Pilot Project & Information Literacy

In the 2013/2014 academic year, Fordham University initiated a pilot project integrating information literacy into the third Eloquentia Perfecta course. 

"This project uses selected sections of the third Eloquentia Perfecta course (EP3) to enhance the information literacy and research skills of FCRH students. In addition to the learning objectives defined below, we seek to develop an approach that will advance the development of an inquiry-led curriculum, a more profound engagement with the values of the liberal arts, and an increased appreciation for and enjoyment of the process of research. In support of the University’s mission, we also aim to promote a sense of ethical responsibility, encouraging students to draw connections between the production and consumption of knowledge and the call to service in the world."

EP3 Pilot Project Overview

Sample rubrics used to develop the EP3 rubric:

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