Educational Media (EDM)

Instructional Media Minor

(All colleges) - 27 credits - EDM 275, 301, 319, 335, 340, 341, 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. EDM 275 can be waived if CS 101 or CS 224 is taken.


This minor currently is not available.

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 CS 101 or CS 224. Offered occasionally.

EDM 301/501 Cr. 3 Selection and Evaluation of Instructional Materials

Principles and methods of evaluation and selection of print and no print materials. Emphasis on standard selection sources; building an adequate collection of learning materials; establishing of selection policies. Offered occasionally.

EDM 320/520 Cr. 1-3 Storytelling

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 no print materials. Includes assigned laboratory work. Prerequisite: EDM 419. Offered occasionally.

EDM/ENG 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. No print 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.) Offered occasionally.

EDM/ENG 341/541 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.) 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 six. 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 no print media, and selection of equipment and materials are discussed. Many practical skills needed by the media specialist are demonstrated. Prerequisite: EDM 419 and EDM 301. Concurrent enrollment in 301 allowed. Offered occasionally.

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 335, 461; EDS 419 or concurrent enrollment. Pass/Fail grading. Offered occasionally.

EDM 433 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 occasionally.

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. 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, 402 or concurrent enrollment in either course. 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 six. Department option for Pass/Fail grading. Offered occasionally.