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EDM   301/501           Cr. 3

Selection and Evaluation of Instructional Materials

Principles and methods of evaluation and selection of print and nonprint materials. Emphasis on standard selection sources; building an adequate collection of learning materials; establishing of selection policies. Offered Sem. I.


EDM   310/510           Cr. 3

Children’s Literature

A basic course in literature for children of the primary grades through middle school. Special emphasis is given to picture books, easy books, story books, informational materials, folklore and poetry. Modern trends in the literature for this age level are highlighted. A short unit on censorship is included. Nonprint material is used selectively. Prerequisites: three credits in 200-level English courses and junior or senior standing. (Not open for credit in the English minor except for elementary/middle education minors.)


EDM   315/515           Cr. 3

Adolescent Literature

Survey of literature suitable for reading by adolescent boys and girls. Primarily for middle/secondary education students.  Prerequisite: three credits in 200-level English courses. (Not open for credit in the English minor except for education minors.)


EDM   320/520           Cr. 1-3


This course is designed to assist students in the development of storytelling skills through the investigation of historic and ethnic storytelling traditions, the analysis of oral story presentation and supervised practice of varied storytelling techniques. A wide variety of story types and telling practices will be demonstrated for and used by participants. The connection between curriculum and the oral tradition will be a major emphasis of the course.


EDM   335/535           Cr. 3

Introduction to Cataloging and Classification

Techniques of bibliographic form and their applications, including simple classification and cataloging of print and nonprint materials. Includes assigned laboratory work. Prerequisite: EDM 317. Offered Sem. II.


EDM   342/542           Cr. 3

Visual Literacy

A major emphasis is on enhancing and expanding perception. Experiences, discussions and practice in exploring, recognizing, sorting, manipulating and interpreting visual materials and qualities are provided. There is clear recognition that the visual and verbal experiences must interact and support one another.


EDM   402/602           Cr. 3

Instructional Technology

An extensive review of the theory, operation, and utilization of the electronic media used in education. Copyright considerations, censorship of nonprint media, and selection of equipment and materials are discussed. Many practical skills needed by the media specialist are demonstrated. Prerequisites: EDM 317 and EDM 301/501. Concurrent enrollment in 301/501 allowed. Offered Sem. I.


EDM   433/633           Cr. 3

Administration of School Media Programs

Problems in management of integrated school media programs (K-12). Includes the procedures, background, objectives, selection, utilization and administration of the various communications media as well as finance and evaluation standards of various services, and the teaching of library media skills. Prerequisites: EDM 301/501, 335/535, and 402/602. Concurrent enrollment in 335/535 allowed. Offered Sem. II.


EDM   461/661           Cr. 3

General Reference

A broad survey of general reference services, sources and problems. Emphasis on subject areas of social sciences, humanities, sciences and technology. Prerequisites: EDM 301/501and 402/602 or concurrent enrollment. Offered

Sem. I.


EDM   470/670           Cr. 1-3

Symposium in Educational Media

Studies in education of interest to specific groups. Varying topics will be offered at intervals with a specific title assigned to each. Prerequisites: junior standing and admission to teacher education. Repeatable for credit — maximum 6. Departmental option for Pass/Fail grading.


EDM/EFN      475/675           Cr. 1-3

Special Topics Seminar in Education

Special topics in education not covered by current education courses taught in the department. The particular topic selected to be determined by the department according to the current need and interest. Prerequisite: admission to teacher education, or certifiability as a teacher, or consent of the department chair. Repeatable for credit — maximum 6. (Cross-listed with EFN; may only earn 6 credits total in EDM and EFN.)


EDM   701      Cr. 3

Curriculum and Media Utilization

Analysis of elementary and secondary school curriculum development. Course activities develop an understanding of learning theory and the role of educational media in the learning process.


EDM   710      Cr. 3

Preparation of Instructional Materials

Design and preparation of instructional materials for use by teachers and media specialists in schools, business and industry. Presents advanced techniques for the utilization of mounting, lettering, computer graphics and other illustration techniques for such final products as paste-ups, transparencies, slide-tape series and displays. A laboratory fee is charged. Materials produced from individually exercised options are retained by the students. Offered Summer Session, even-numbered years.


EDM   711      Cr. 3

Communications Media Design

Analysis of the step-by-step approach to educational design. Instructional development models that consist of describing, implementing, and evaluating educational prototypes are employed. Project includes the preparation and development of a systematically designed unit of instruction.


EDM   731      Cr. 3

Television Production

Designing instructional television programs. Practical experience in the production of single and multi-camera instructional videotapes.


EDM   734      Cr. 2-3

Television Internship

Instructional design and production of a television program for campus utilization in a chosen curriculum area. Intern has choice of educational television or cable television experiences. Prerequisite: EDM 731.


EDM   740      Cr. 2-3

Library Media Applications of Microcomputers

Microcomputer based operations such as circulation systems, catalog systems, data base searching, and applications software are covered. Also included are the selection of software and hardware, and the role of the library as a computer resource center. Prerequisites: EDM 335/535, EDM 433/633. (Not open to students who have credit in EDM 488/688.) Offered Summer Session, even-numbered years.


EDM   751      Cr. 2

Seminar in Media Research and Learning

Readings, papers, and discussion of current research in educational media.


EDM   760      Cr. 2-3

Introduction to Educational Research

Emphasis on the concepts and current processes associated with historical, descriptive, and experimental studies. The identification and examination of print and nonprint material sources used in retrieving information will be studied. Practice will be given in reviewing and critiquing current, published research studies and in developing a proposal for a research study.


EDM   772      Cr. 3

School Media Supervisor

Role of the school media supervisor, director, coordinator, or consultant on state, regional, district levels. How this person functions in educational administration, curriculum development, centralized acquisition and processing centers. Principles and problems involved. Offered Summer Session, odd-numbered years.


EDM   773      Cr. 3

Current Trends in Literature for Children and Young Adults

A course designed to study new and recent trends in literature for children and young adults. Thematic approach for discussion of emerging trends such as sexism; cultural and ethnic backgrounds in books for children and young adults; troublesome titles; and censorship. Prerequisite: EDM or ENG 310 and/or EDM or ENG 315.


EDM/C-I/EFN/RDG/SOC    796   Cr. 1-2

Independent Study

Directed readings or presentation of material not available in formal departmental courses under the supervision of an assigned staff member. Repeatable for credit — maximum 4. (Cross-listed with C-I, EFN, RDG, and SOC; may only earn 4 credits total in EDM, C-I, EFN, RDG, and SOC.)


EDM   799      Cr. 2-6

Terminal Projects

As the culminating experience in a graduate program, the student is given three alternative opportunities: 1) Complete a practicum in a library/ instructional media center; 2) produce an expressive or instructional program of professional proportions; 3) select a problem for individual study and write a seminar paper. In options 2 and 3, the student will develop a performance contract with a project committee. A written narrative may be required as a companion to the project. Repeatable for credit — maximum 6. 

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