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Course Descriptions

EDM 301/501  Cr.3

Selection and Evaluation of Instructional Materials

Principles and methods of evaluation and selection of print and non-print materials. Emphasis on standard selection sources; building an adequate collection of learning materials; establishing of selection policies. Slash course EDM 301/501.   Offered Occasionally.

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. Repeatable for credit - maximum 1. Slash course EDM 320/520.   Offered Occasionally.

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 non-print materials. Includes assigned laboratory work. Prerequisite: EDM 319. Slash course EDM 335/535.   Offered Occasionally.

EDM 340/540  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, storybooks, informational materials, folklore and poetry. Modern trends in the literature for this age level are highlighted. A short unit on censorship is included. Non-print 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.) (Undergraduate level cross-listed with ENG; may only earn credit in EDM or ENG.) Slash course EDM 340/540.   Offered Occasionally.

EDM 341/541  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.) (Undergraduate level cross-listed with ENG; may only earn credit in EDM or ENG.) Slash course EDM 341/541.   Offered Occasionally.

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 non-print media, and selection of equipment and materials are discussed. Many practical skills needed by the media specialist are demonstrated. Prerequisite: EDM 319 and EDM 301/501. Concurrent enrollment in 301/501 allowed. Slash course EDM 402/602.   Offered Occasionally.

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. Prerequisite: EDM 301/501 and 402/602 or concurrent enrollment. Slash course EDM 461/661.   Offered Occasionally.

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. Prerequisite: junior standing and admission to teacher education. Repeatable for credit — maximum 6. Departmental option for Pass/Fail grading. Slash course EDM 470/670.   Offered Occasionally.

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 Occasionally.

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. Prerequisite: EDM 335/535. Repeatable for credit - maximum 2.   Offered Occasionally.

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 non-print 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. Repeatable for credit - maximum 3.   Offered Occasionally.

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 Occasionally.

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 340/540 and/or EDM or ENG 341/541.   Offered Occasionally.

EDM/CI/EFN/RDG  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 CI, EDM, EFN and RDG; may only earn 4 credits total in EFN, CI, EDM, and RDG.)   Offered Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer.

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.   Offered Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer.