Educational Media (EDM)

Instructional Media Minor
(All colleges) — 27 credits, including EDM 275*, 301, 310, 315, 319, 335, 402, 403, 433 and 461. This minor is designed for persons preparing for positions in school library media centers and many public and other libraries.

* Waived if C-S 101 or C-S 224 is taken.
EDM 275 Cr. 1
Microcomputers and
Educational Applications
Understanding and using microcomputers in instructional settings. BASIC programming language is introduced. Not open for credit to students who have taken C-S 101 or C-S 224. Offered occasionally.

EDM/EFN 290 Cr. 1-3
Education Forum
Study of areas and topics of current interest. The department will select topics based on current trends or needs. Repeatable for credit — maximum 6. (Cross-listed with EFN; may only earn 6 credits total in EDM and EFN.)

EDM/ENG 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/ENG 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. Prerequisite: 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.) (Cross-listed with ENG; may only earn credit in EDM or ENG.)

EDM/ENG 315/515 Cr. 3
Adolescent Literature
Survey of literature suitable for reading by
adolescent boys and girls. The course is designed primarily for middle/secondary education students. Prerequisite: three credits in 200-level English courses and junior or senior standing. (Not open for credit in the English minor except for education minors.) (Cross-listed with ENG; may only earn credit in EDM or ENG.)
* When appropriately focused.

EDM 319 Cr. 2
Technology for Teaching and Learning
The course is an introduction to the systematic planning of instructional technology. Course objectives include developing functional skills in computer hardware and software, design of multimedia materials, and effective application of technology in teaching and learning. The course focuses on the basic principles of learning through technology integration into instruction with the use of multimedia, Web development, instructional media, distance learning, Internet use and ethical, legal and social issues in technology. Prerequisite: junior standing.

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. 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 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. Offered occasionally.

EDM 395 Cr. 1-3
Directed Study in Media
Independent readings and projects in selected areas of educational media. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Open to upper division students. Repeatable for credit — maximum 6.

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. Prerequisite: EDM 317 and EDM 301. Concurrent enrollment in 301 allowed. Offered Sem. I.

EDM 403 Cr. 3
Library Media Practice
Directed work experiences in selected library media centers. Library Media Practice is arranged by the director of student teaching and the coordinator of the educational media program. Prerequisite: EDM 319, 335, and 461. Concurrent enrollment in 461 allowed. Pass/Fail grading.

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. Prerequisite: EDM 301, 335, and 402. Concurrent enrollment in 335 allowed. Offered Sem. II.

EDM 450 Cr. 3-15
Media Internship
An academically relevant media field experience in non-educational agencies. The experience will be supervised by the educational media staff, advisers and cooperating agencies. Written report relating to the field experience will be required. Prerequisite: senior standing, at least 12 credits in educational media and a 2.5 grade point average in educational media. Repeatable for credit — maximum 15.

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, 402 or concurrent enrollment in either course. 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. Prerequisite: junior standing and admission to teacher education. Repeatable for credit — maximum 6. Department 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.)


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