COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

FOUNDATIONS (420)

420-243 EDUCATION IN A PLURALISTIC SOCIETY DIVERSITY 3 cr
Designed to prepare students to teach in settings with diverse student populations. Attention will be directed to major issues confronting education, the experiences of students from diverse backgrounds, and an analysis of the role of the teacher in a pluralistic society.
Prereq: Concurrent enrollment in 439-210 or 489-210 and 423-212 or 423-222.

LIBRARY/MEDIA (422)

422-201 INDIVIDUALIZED LEARNING SYSTEM IN EDUCATIONAL MEDIA (ILSEM) 1 cr
Offered on a satisfactory/no credit basis only. ILSEM is a modular individualized learning system designed to present students with explanatory and hands-on practical experiences at the introductory level with classroom technologies for print, graphics and visual communication, and related web-based resources.

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.

422-350/550 REFERENCE AND BIBLIOGRAPHY 3 cr
Basic reference theory and the strategies and tools useful in manual and electronic reference service.
Prereq: Jr st.

422-351/551 BUILDING MEDIA COLLECTIONS 3 cr
Principles of building and managing collections for all types of libraries. Study of the tools used in selection of materials for particular purposes and populations. Emphasis will be placed on the principles that guide selection of all kinds of library materials and strategies for supporting intellectual freedom.
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, and producing graphic, projected and electronic media are developed, including simple use of video systems, desktop publishing and hypermedia for the classroom and media center.
Prereq: Jr st or above.

422-438/638 UTILIZATION OF INSTRUCTIONAL TELEVISION RESOURCES 3 cr
This course introduces applications for television and related technologies in networked environments that range from simple video editing to distributed learning. Presented at an introductory level, it addresses key issues and provides hands-on experience with a range of technologies and strategies for distance education.


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 seek to develop effective information literacy skills in library users and to integrate those skills into the curriculum.

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 the organization of library media materials. Study of the principles governing basic methods of descriptive cataloging and intellectual access to print, non-print and electronic materials and information sources. Emphasis is on the Dewey Decimal Classification, MARC records, electronic tools, as well as Sears subject headings.
Prereq: Junior standing.

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. Emphasis is on the changing roles and responsibility of the library media professional.
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 models and strategies for enhancing student creative thinking. Focus will be on the development of skills 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, 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 cognitive, and social-emotional 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.

423-483/683 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, communicative disorders, and elementary education majors. It includes testing, measurement, and evaluation of student progress in multiple contexts. Teacher testing, assessment, and decision making in the school environments are emphasized as well as examining traditional and performance assessment strategies. Basic statistical procedures, the use and interpretation of standardized tests, appropriate use of non-testing techniques are covered as well as 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.

424-482/682 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.

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)

428-472/672 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.

428-487/687 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 shool 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 const instr.