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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

FOUNDATIONS (420)

420-243 EDUCATION IN A PLURALISTIC SOCIETY Diversity 3 cr
Designed for students who plan to teach disadvantaged students in urban schools. Attention will be directed to major problems confronting urban education, the social and psychological experiences of disadvantaged students and an analysis of the role of the teacher in urban society.
Prereq: Concurrent enrollment in 439-210 or 489-210 and 423-212 or 423-222.

420-445/645 HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION 3 cr
The development of contemporary public education from its historical backgrounds with emphasis on the evolution of education philosophy as it relates to present-day needs and practices of teachers.
Prereq: Sr st. Restricted to students with professional ed admission.

LIBRARY/MEDIA (422)

422-201 INDIVIDUALIZED LEARNING SYSTEM IN EDUCATIONAL MEDIA (ILSEM) 1 cr
Offered on a satisfactory/no credit basis only. ILSEM is an individualized learning system designed to present students with both explanatory and practicum experiences at the introductory level in producing both video and print instructional materials.

422-343/543 ADOLESCENT LITERATURE AND RELATED MEDIA 3 cr
Designed primarily to acquaint the student with books and nonprint media which appeal to the adolescent interest. Emphasis will be placed on adolescent human growth and development, reading interests and principles of selection. Open as an elective.
Prereq: Soph st.RELATED MEDIA

422-344/544 CHILDREN'S LITERATURE AND RELATED MEDIA 3 cr
Survey of historical development of children's literature; emphasis on standards for selection of materials related to the interests, abilities and needs of children and the curriculum. Open as an elective.
Prereq: Soph st.

422-350/550 REFERENCE AND BIBLIOGRAPHY 3 cr
Basic reference theory and an introductory survey of materials and bibliographies useful in manual and automated reference service.
Prereq: Jr st.

422-351/551 BUILDING MEDIA COLLECTIONS 3 cr
Principles of building collections for all types of libraries. Study of the standard bibliographies used in the selection of materials for libraries. Emphasis will be placed on the principles of selection of books and other library materials. The publishing field will be examined.
Prereq: Jr st.

422-434/634 INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY 3 cr
An introduction to instructional technology as it relates to present and future curriculum objectives. Basic techniques for operating traditional and computer enhanced audiovisual equipment, producing graphic, projected and electronic media are developed including use of video systems and microcomputer applications for the classroom and media center.
Prereq: Jr st or above.

422-438/638 UTILIZATION OF INSTRUCTIONAL TELEVISION RESOURCES 3 cr
This course, presented at the introductory level, provides students with both experiences in hands on production of instructional programs, as well as evaluation and utilization of off-air and commercially available programs. Class time will be divided between classroom activities and studio sessions.

422-440/640 DEVELOPING LIBRARY/MEDIA SKILLS 3 cr
This course is designed to be taken by library/media specialists, in-service teachers, public librarians, and the pre-service library/media specialist who may wish to develop skills to effectively serve the users of the Instructional Media Center.

422-441/641 COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN THE LIBRARY AND MEDIA CENTER 3 cr
This course prepares students to identify and critically select available library hardware and software through the process of analysis of needs, design and evaluation of currently available systems and services.
Prereq: 422-434/634 or cons instr.

422-451/651 CLASSIFICATION AND CATALOGING 3 cr
Introduction to bibliographic control of library media materials. Study of the principles governing the classification of print and non-print library materials emphasizing the Dewey Decimal Classification and the basic methods of descriptive cataloging, MARC records, as well as subject headings and filing procedures.
Prereq: Jr st.

422-454/654 LIBRARY AND MEDIA CENTER ADMINISTRATION 3 cr
Organization and administration of libraries and school media centers. Includes the study of library objectives and theory and practice of acquiring, processing, disseminating, housing and accessing all types of educational materials according to management principles.
Prereq: Jr st.

422-494 SEMINAR 2 cr
An advanced course of study which may involve original research or the study of materials in a particular area appropriate to librarianship studied under an instructor of the department. May be retaken.
Prereq: Jr or sr st.

EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY DEVELOPMENT (423)

423-212 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY 3 cr
This course is designed primarily for secondary school teachers. Among the areas considered are the psychology of teaching, learning theories, memory, development, intelligence, creativity, individual differences, motivation, and classroom management.
Prereq: Concurrent registration in 439-210E or 439-210F and 420-243.

423-222 CHILD DEVELOPMENT 3 cr
A developmental study of the child from conception to the onset of puberty, including physical, psychosocial and cognitive growth.
Prereq: Concurrent enrollment in 439-210 or 489-210 and 420-243.

423-322/522 PRESCHOOL CHILD DEVELOPMENT 3 cr
A study of theory and principles of development and learning from conception to age eight; techniques of observing and the role of play in development.
Prereq: Soph st. Restricted to students with professional ed admission.

423-464/664 EDUCATIONAL METHODS OF TEACHING FOR THINKING 3 cr
This course is intended to raise awareness of the variety of models, processes and techniques available for enhancing student thinking. Focus will be on skills training and applications of models and techniques. Demonstrations of applications and processes in teaching classroom content will be available. Skills to be stressed include higher-order thinking, divergent-production, strategic reasoning, scientific inquiry and problem solving. Emphasis is on their use in teaching the regular curriculum.

423-465/665 THE EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY OF CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS 3 cr
This course focuses on the teaching/learning strategies which facilitate critical thinking within the classroom. The cognitive psychology underlying the processes is studied along with relevant research findings. Critical thinking processes which are explored include deductive and inductive reasoning, questioning, problem solving and decision making. Emphasis is on the integration of thinking skills and classroom content.
Prereq: Jr st or above.

423-474/674 INCREASING STUDENT MOTIVATION TO LEARN 3 cr
This course is designed to help educators gain an understanding of the developmental and psychoacademic needs of students, analyze educational practices that may undermine the fulfillment of these needs in traditional classrooms, and explore structural changes and instructional strategies that support the needs of all students, thereby increasing their motivation to learn in school.
Prereq: Admission to Professional Education.

423-478/678 ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT 3 cr
Adolescent Development acquaints students with the major theories related to adolescent development and helps students interpret the theories in ways which are meaningful in understanding and working with adolescents. Focus is on the changes of adolescence with special attention given to the biological, cognitive, social and emotional systems.

423-481/681 HUMAN ABILITIES AND LEARNING 3 cr
This course is designed to help educators comprehend and apply the fundamental psychological principles underlying the teacher-learning process. Among the areas considered are motivation, classroom management, instructional applications, individual differences and creativity.

423-482/682 EDUCATIONAL STATISTICS 3 cr
This course is designed for students at the senior or graduate level who have no statistical background. Emphasis is directed toward measures of central tendency and dispersion, correlational techniques, linear regression, probability, hypothesis testing, chi-square, analysis of variance and covariance and an overview of non-parametric techniques.
Prereq: Senior or graduate standing.

423-483/683 TEACHING STRATEGIES 3 cr
This course is designed to assist teachers at all levels develop a variety of teaching strategies for use in the classroom.
Prereq: Senior or graduate standing.

MEASUREMENT AND RESEARCH (424)

424-421/621 EDUCATIONAL MEASUREMENT, RESEARCH AND EVALUATION 3 cr
This course includes the techniques of measurement, application of measurement and evaluation to the teaching-learning process, basic methods of research and the analysis of data, and an emphasis on the teacher as a consumer of educational research.

424-423 MEASUREMENT AND EVALUATION IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION 3 cr
A study of principles and techniques used to evaluate pupil progress in physical education through a survey of available testing instruments and the use of elementary statistics.
Prereq: Jr or sr st. Restricted to students with professional ed admission.

424-424/624 MEASUREMENT AND EVALUATION IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 3 cr
This class is designed for special education and elementary education majors. It includes teacher testing and assessment of students, basic statistical procedures, the use and interpretation of standardized tests, appropriate use of observational techniques and various grading and reporting systems.
Prereq: Jr or sr st. Restricted to students with professional ed admission.

424-425/625 MEASUREMENT AND EVALUATION IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOL 3 cr
This class is designed for secondary education majors. It includes teacher testing and assessment of students, basic statistical procedures, secondary school use of standardized tests, appropriate use of observational techniques, and various grading and reporting systems.
Prereq: Jr or sr st. Restricted to students with professional ed admission.

SPECIALIZED STUDIES (426)

426-490/690 EDUCATION WORKSHOP 1-6 cr
Repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits in major/degree.

426-496/696 SPECIAL STUDIES 1-3 cr
Repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits in major/degree.
Prereq: Consent of instructor.

426-498 INDEPENDENT STUDY 1-3 cr
Repeatable.
Prereq: Sponsorship of instructor and permission of dept.

HUMANISTIC STUDIES (428)

428-407/607 CENSORSHIP AND AMERICAN EDUCATION 3 cr
The course will review the nature of censorship in schools and libraries and explore the rights and responsibilities of educators and librarians to protect and assure the rights of students, teachers, librarians and parents in a pluralistic democratic society.
Prereq: Admission to the College of Education.

428-472/672 MODELS OF ACCELERATED CLASSROOM LEARNING 3 cr
This course is intended to instruct teachers how to use the latest "whole brain" learning theories and techniques in the classroom. It will employ accelerated learning, whole brain instruction, positive and holographic learning.

428-473/673 HUMAN INTERGROUP RELATIONS FOR EDUCATORS 3 cr
The course is for teachers who deal with students who are culturally different. This includes racial, handicapped, disadvantaged and nontraditional learner population. The emphasis of the course will be on attitudes, feelings and values of both the teacher and the learner.

428-475/675 UNDERSTANDING AND DEALING WITH DISRUPTIVE CLASSROOM BEHAVIOR 3 cr
Designed to give students an opportunity to discuss the various theoretical approaches to handling disruptive behavior in the classroom and to apply these approaches to actual problem situations. Emphasis will also be placed on the prevention of behavior problems through the development of effective classroom procedures. Recommended for all Education majors.

428-479/679 DISCIPLINE AT HOME AND SCHOOL 3 cr
This course is designed for both parents and teachers. It explores several different discipline programs as to their application in the home ad the classroom. Students will become aware of many alternative approaches in dealing with discipline and management problems.
Prereq: Cons instr.

428-487/687 PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT 3 cr
Identification and interpretation of policies and practices connected with the development of human resources. Emphasis is placed on personnel needs assessment and training programs in government agencies at all levels. The implication of in-service training in business, educational organizations, and the various professions will be examined.
Prereq: Sr or grad st.

PRACTICUM (429)

429-411 LIBRARY PRACTICE 2 cr
Offered on a satisfactory/no credit grade basis only. Planned to supply actual experience in area libraries to blend theory and practice for library media minors who do not intend to become school librarians.
Prereq: 422-350, 422-351, 422-451, 422-454 or cons instr. (Education majors, see 439-413 and 439-413 - Directed Teaching for Special Minors)

429-492 FIELD STUDY 1-6 cr
Studies designed to increase the student's understanding of an area of library media by reading and travel under the direction of a member of the department. Area of concentration to be approved by the chairperson of the department. Repeatable.
Prereq: Jr st or cons instr.

439-413 DIRECTED TEACHING FOR SPECIAL MINORS 2 cr
(This course is offered by the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and is supervised by a member of the library media area. It is planned to supply actual experience to blend theory and practice for library media minors who intend to obtain initial Instructional Library Media Specialist licensure.) Public-Special students see 429-411 Library Practice. Repeatable.
Prereq: Cons of minor advisor.


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