This course is going to ask you to do a lot of research. But, what is research? What do we do when we research? How would you explain it to someone who had never heard of research before?
People who can work out their own evolving methodology for finding reliable answers are in possession of what is known as a transferable skill. Transferable skills are those skills that you take with you from class to class, university life to professional life, professional life to civic life. Holding all the answers between your ears is impossible because there’s too much to know, and because the best information available changes as human society enlarges and refines our shared archive of collective knowledge. That means you’ll need a strategy for finding answers and getting help when you need answers and help.