2003-2004
UNDERGRADUATE RECORD
Curry School of Education
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Course Descriptions

Courses offered for undergraduate credit in the Curry School of Education are described below. Additional graduate courses are required for the completion of the M.T. degree. For descriptions of courses that may be used to satisfy the general education requirements for the B.A. or B.S. in Education, see chapter 6 of this Record. Course prerequisites consist of the stated courses or their equivalent, as determined by program area faculty. Courses offered in the Curry School of Education are listed by departments within the school.

The Curry School of Education is organized into three academic departments. For further information, contact the Office of Admissions and Student Affairs (434-924-3334) of the Curry School of Education.


Department of Curriculum, Instruction & Special Education

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EDIS 201 - (3) (Y-SS)
Teaching as a Profession

Prerequisite: Approval of Permission to Enroll Application; corequisite: EDIS 288.
Teaching as a Profession is designed as the introductory course for the Five Year Teacher Education Program. In this survey of American education, students examine education history, philosophy in action in schools, student diversity, curriculum, effective teaching, school organization and governance, education finance, education law, sociopolitical dimensions of education, and the role of teacher as professional.

EDIS 288 - (1) (Y-SS)
Field Experience

Prerequisite: Approval of Permission to Enroll Application; corequisite: EDIS 201.
Experiences are provided for students to observe and interview teacher in the field. A computer component focuses on word processing, telecommunications, and networking skills that are valuable tools for educators.

EDIS 289 - (3) (S)
Strategies for Academic Achievement

Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Instruction in multiple strategies for analyzing, planning, and completing academic tasks. Guidance in appropriate application and adaptation of general procedures of study to requirements and materials of specific courses. Focus on continual implementation, refinement, and evaluation of strategies to ensure that study habits are effective and efficient.

EDIS 302 - (3) (Y)
The Exceptional Learner

Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Focuses on extending principles of learning and intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development to persons with disabilities, as well as the gifted. Credit may not be earned for both EDIS 302 and 500.

EDIS 388 - (1-2) (Y)
Laboratory/Field Experience

Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education.
Field-based practice experiences tutoring children.

EDIS 389 - (1) (Y)
Selected Topics

Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education. This is a field-based course for all students enrolled in the elementary education program. This course provides opportunities to apply technology skills learned in EDLF 345.

EDIS 488 - (1-2) (S)
Field Experience

Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program; corequisite: EDIS 501 or 502, 503, or 508.
Extensive experiences in practice teaching using various models of instruction.

EDIS 493 - (1-6) (S)
Directed Study

Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

EDIS 500 - (3) (Y)
The Exceptional Learner

Prerequisite: Instructor permission
An intensive introduction to the study of exceptional children and adults. Focuses on extending principles of learning and intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development to persons with disabilities, as well as the gifted. Credit may not be earned for both EDIS 302 and 500.

EDIS 501 - (2) (Y)
Curriculum and Instruction for Elementary and Special Education

Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program; corequisite: EDIS 488.
Study of curriculum and instructional design, and instructional strategies consistent with those designs.

EDIS 502 - (2) (Y)
Instruction and Assessment

Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program; corequisite: EDIS 488.

    Section 1: Elementary Education: Extension of EDIS 501 with a focus on instructional strategies and ways of assessing learning outcomes.
    Section 2: Secondary Education: Focuses on instructional design and strategies for teaching in secondary classrooms and assessment of student growth toward prescribed learning outcomes.

EDIS 503 - (2) (Y)
Curriculum and Management

Prerequisite: admission to TED, corequisite: EDIS 488
Provides instructional, classroom management, and conflict resolution skills and the opportunity to reflect upon their importance in the classroom. Opportunities to develop communication and social skills are also provided.

EDIS 504 - (3) (S)
Assessment Techniques for Exceptional Individuals

Prerequisite: EDIS 510, 511, or 512.
Prepares teachers of exceptional children to administer, score, and interpret several standard educational instruments; to use informal procedures in educational assessment; and to interpret the combined results of psychological, sociological, medical, and educational assessments as they apply to the development and evaluation of individualized educational plans.

EDIS 508 - (3) (Y)
Teaching Exceptional Children

Prerequisite: EDIS 302 or 500 (510, 511, 512) Corequisite: EDIS 514, 488.
Presents strategies for teaching children with special needs and focuses on cognitive and behavioral instructional approaches. Collaboration and consultation for inclusive classrooms are essential class features. Includes application of instructional modification procedures and development of individualized plans. This class is coordinated with EDIS 514.

EDIS 510 - (2) (Y)
Characteristics of People with Emotional Disturbances and Behavioral Problems

Prerequisite: EDIS 302 or 500.
Studies the characteristics of socially and emotionally disturbed children. Develops an understanding of the field that relates definitions, descriptive data, and various theoretical models of disturbance currently used in the literature and practice of appropriate professional disciplines.

EDIS 511 - (2) (S-SS)
Characteristics of People with Learning Disabilities

Prerequisite: EDIS 302 or 500.
Studies the meaning and concepts associated with the field of learning disabilities and the divergent characteristics of individuals with these disabilities. Topics include the nature, causes, assessment, and treatment of learning disabilities.

EDIS 512 - (2) (Y)
Characteristics of People with Mental Retardation

Prerequisite: EDIS 302 or 500.
Explores the basic concepts and issues pertaining to persons with intellectual disabilities. Physiological, psychological, sociological, and educational implications are considered, as well as a historical perspective relating to the many issues in the field of mental retardation.

EDIS 513 - (2) (Y)
Characteristics of People with Severe Disabilities

Prerequisite: EDIS 500.
Introduction to the characteristics of persons with severe and profound disabilities. Emphasizes the study of physical, ecological, psychological, and educational implications of severe/ profound disabilities and current issues.

EDIS 514 - (3) (Y)
Curriculum for Exceptional Children

Prerequisite: EDIS 302 Corequisite: EDIS 508, 488
Focuses on strategies for secondary aged students with special needs, and is designed to extend the information given in EDIS 508. Emphasizes curriculum and instructional approaches related to cognitive and behavioral theories and addresses applications of transition procedures.

EDIS 517 - (3) (SI)
Adapted Physical Education in Alternative Settings

Two-semester sequence, using a workshop format that focuses on Outward Bound type activities: modified individual and group confidence-building physical activities, sports, crafts, and recreation. Experiences in the field accompany the study of research and practices applicable to adolescents in alternative settings.

EDIS 518 - (3) (IR)
Counseling Handicapped Youth

A two-semester sequence focusing on recognition and management of stress in professionals and their clients, and working with substance abusing youth. Techniques with short-term goals are studied.

EDIS 521 - (3) (Y)
Introduction to Language Development

An overview of the language acquisition and development process. Surveys current and historical perspectives on language acquisition and treats those factors influencing language development.

EDIS 522 - (3) (Y-SS)
Reading Development

Reading Development is designed for pre-service elementary education teachers and is the requisite course for EDIS 530 A and B, the Language Skills Block. The aim of this course is to make language structures accessible for teachers of reading and writing so that they may use instructional programs with confidence and flexibility. Within this course, the theoretical foundations of understanding how children learn to read and write will be explored. Effective reading instruction hinges on an awareness of the language development of each individual student as well as the language content of the text. This course deals with how students learn to read (reading psychology) and the content of reading (the form of written language). EDIS 530 A and B, the Language Skills Block, deals with the pedagogy (how it is to be taught).

EDIS 530 - (6) (Y)
Language Skills Block

Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Elementary Program.
Prepares students to teach reading and language arts in the elementary classroom. Attention shifts from "learning to read" to "reading to learn," and from working with small groups to effective differentiation needed to work with entire classrooms of children.

EDIS 532 - (3) (SS-E)
Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School

Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program.
Designed to prepare preservice teachers in understanding PreK-6 elementary topics in mathematics, teaching these topics, and how children learn mathematics developmentally. Examines ways to reason mathematically, make connections, and communicate mathematics through the use of literature, manipulatives, technology, and classroom discourse.

EDIS 533: (3) (S)
Teaching Science in the Elementary School

Designed for pre-service teachers, this course coalesces theories of how people learn and practical experiences teaching science to children. Not intended to be a science content course, rather, students will learn and practice pedagogy focused on the teaching and learning of science across several science content areas and elementary grade levels.

EDIS 534: (3) (S)
Teaching Social Studies in the Elementary School

This course is designed to develop the knowledge, skills, and understandings needed to teach social studies in the elementary classroom. The class sessions will focus upon a comprehensive overview of the most effective approaches to planning, implementing, managing, and assessing successful social studies learning experiences for students.

EDIS 540 - (3) (Y-SS)
Teaching English

Prerequisite: EDIS 541, 542, 543, and instructor permission.
Translates theory and research into practice by designing, enacting, and evaluating instructional units with a variety of teaching methodologies. Students individualize instruction; construct appropriate learning objectives; develop evaluation tools; and use cooperative learning groups, micro-teaching, and reflective processes.

EDIS 541 - (3) (Y)
Literature for Adolescents

Students read the latest and greatest in adolescent literature, learn to motivate reluctant readers, and develop individualized multi-genre and multicultural reading programs.

EDIS 542 - (3) (Y)
Language, Literacy, and Culture

Considers the relationships among language, literacy, culture, and schooling. Students learn to investigate language as teachers of language, research current issues, and design effective strategies for teaching various aspects of the English language.

EDIS 543 - (3) (Y-SS)
Teaching Composition K-12

Students study, practice, and evaluate theories and methods of writing and teaching writing. They prepare a personal writing project, criticize a writing program, or create a writing program for students.

EDIS 545 - (3) (Y-SS)
Teaching Secondary School Mathematics

Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Considers objectives, subject matter, teaching materials, classroom instructional procedures, pupil experiences, and evaluative procedures for mathematics classes. Emphasizes organization of courses and programs in mathematics education.

EDIS 548 - (3) (Y)
Teaching Secondary School Foreign Languages other than Latin

Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Considers theory and research in second language acquisition; classroom instructional procedures that follow the National Standards, which incorporate interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational modes and foster successful communication in foreign languages; and selection of appropriate materials, realia, visuals, and media for instructional purposes.

EDIS 549 - (2) (Y)
Planning Foreign Language Instruction

Prerequisite: EDIS 548 or instructor permission.
Considers specific objectives; setting long and short-term goals, planning and outcomes, assessment and testing, grading, record keeping, and communication with parents.

EDIS 550 - (3) (Y)
Teaching Secondary School Science

Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Considers objectives, subject matter, teaching materials, classroom instructional procedures, pupil experiences, and evaluative procedures for science classes. Emphasizes organization of courses and programs in science education.

EDIS 560 - (3) (Y)
Teaching Secondary School Social Studies

Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Considers objectives, subject matter, teaching materials, classroom instructional procedures, pupil experiences, and evaluative procedures for social studies classes. Emphasizes organization of courses and programs in social studies education.

EDIS 563 - (3) (IR)
Economics for Teachers

Examines essential concepts of micro- and macro-economics, emphasizing the incorporation of these concepts in elementary and secondary schools.

EDIS 564 - (3) (IR)
Physical Geography

Emphasizes the use of maps, map interpretation, and the study of climactic systems and physical forces on human activity.

EDIS 565 - (3) (IR)
Cultural Geography

Emphasizes concepts of cultural patterns and their influence on political and regional patterns of the world.

EDIS 573 - (3) (Y)
Diagnostics in Reading

An introductory course that focuses on classroom-based reading assessments. Students learn to match assessment to instruction and to use assessment information to organize flexible reading groups for school-age children. Participants develop expertise in the use of formal and informal assessments that measure a variety of literacy skills from emerging concepts of print and alphabet knowledge to word recognition, decoding, oral reading fluency, and comprehension.

EDIS 574 - (3) (Y)
Remedial Techniques in Reading

This course focuses on intervention techniques for accelerating the reading ability of struggling readers. Instructional methods are presented in four categories of literacy development: oral reading fluency, comprehension, word knowledge (phonics, spelling, decoding, and vocabulary), and writing. Assignments are practicum based. Students learn how to match appropriate instructional techniques to assessed literacy needs and how to differentiate instruction for varying levels of reading achievement.

EDIS 586 - (1) (Y)
Seminar: Multicultural and Health Issues

Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program.
This course focuses on the implications of cultural differences among students for teacher behavior and instruction.

EDIS 587 - (3) (Y)
Seminar: Teaching Methods

Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program.
Designed to accompany the teaching associateship experience (i.e., student teaching). Focuses on special issues and concerns that grow out of that experience, including such topics as classroom management, parent-teacher conferences, and school-community relations.

EDIS 588 - (6-12) (Y)
Teaching Associateship

Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program; and permission of both the advisor and the Director of Teacher Education.
A required student teaching internship for all potential teachers. Supervised by clinical instructors from the public schools, in cooperation with University supervisors.

    Section 1: Elementary (PreK-6)
    Section 2: Special Ed. - Behavior Disorders (PreK-12)
    Section 3: Special Ed. - Learning Disability (PreK-12)
    Section 4: Special Ed. - Mental Retardation (PreK-12)
    Section 5: English (6-12)
    Section 6: Foreign Language (PreK-12)
    Section 7: Mathematics (6-12)
    Section 8: Science (6-12)
    Section 9: Social Studies (6-12)
    Section 10: Early Childhood and Developmental Risk

EDIS 589 - (1-6) (S)
Selected Topics

These are designed as pilot courses to meet new program area degree requirements, and changing needs in the field. Used also to offer experimental courses, and courses under development, these are announced and offered on a semester-to-semester basis. May be graded or S/U, depending on the instructor, and may be repeated.

EDIS 590 - (2-3) (SI)
Workshop

Special topics, offered as needed.

EDIS 591 - (1-6) (Y)
Internship

Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
A special assignment, agreed to by the student and his or her assigned advisor, providing a unique experience in an educational setting that is consistent with the students' professional objectives and program focus. Conducted under the guidance of an experienced teacher and/or University faculty.

    Section 1: Elementary Education
    Section 2: Early Childhood Education


Department of Human Services

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Courses listed in this section are from the programs of clinical psychology, counselor education, communication disorders (speech pathology and audiology), and health and physical education.

EDHS 224/524 - (3) (S)
Substance Abuse

Examines substance abuse and use in contemporary society. Treats topics from a multi-disciplinary perspective and includes biological, pharmacologic, cultural, social, psychological, political, economic, and legal aspects of substance abuse. Analyzes patterns of addiction, intervention, and rehabilitation with respect to alcoholism and other drugs. Examines assessments of costs, options, and alternatives to addiction, along with educational efforts toward prevention. Class discussions are an integral part of this course. EDHS 524 includes additional graduate-level requirements.

EDHS 225 - (2) (Y)
Sexuality for Today

Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Academic content and leadership training primarily for individuals serving as peer counselors.

EDHS 289 - (1-3) (SI)
Selected Topics

Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Course is used to offer selected topics or as a course number for courses under development. Grading is determined on the basis of the individual offering and may be S/U. May be repeated if different titles/content.

EDHS 324 - (3) (Y)
Peer Health Education

Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Academic content and training on various health topics for college students.

EDHS 341 - (1-4) (S- SS)
Basic Skills

Prerequisite: Physical education major or graduate student in any school.
Measurement of body condition, training for skills required in various sports, and related knowledge necessary for teaching or supervising sports. (See PHYE listings for specifics.)

EDHS 344 - (2) (Y)
Gymnastics, Rhythms, and Dance

Participation in, and understanding of, performance and teaching techniques for gymnastics, rhythms, outdoor education, games, cooperative activities, and dance.

EDHS 350 - (2-4) (O)
Team Sport Skills

Prerequisite: Physical education major.
Analysis of team sport skills and teaching techniques related to group sport activities. Covers specific sport experiences, such as basketball, field hockey, football, lacrosse, soccer, softball, and volleyball. Analyzes basic principles of biomechanics, motor learning, injury prevention and diagnosis, exercise physiology, and pedagogical issues.

EDHS 351 - (2-4) (E)
Individual Sport Skills

Prerequisite: Physical education major.
Analyzes basic sport skills, developmental progressions, and teaching strategies for individual sports, such as badminton, golf, racquetball, tennis, multi-disciplinary activities, fitness self assessment, track and field, and outdoor education. Covers the basic principles of biomechanics, motor learning, injury prevention and diagnosis, exercise physiology, and pedagogical issues.

    Section 1: Individual Sport Skills I (2 credits)
    Section 2: Individual Sport Skills II (2 credits)

EDHS 353 - (3) (Y)
Human Anatomy

A systematic approach to human anatomy with emphasis on the interdependence of structure and function in the skeletal, articular, muscular, nervous, cardiovascular and digestive systems. A laboratory experience is included.

EDHS 354 - (3) (Y)
Neuromuscular Bases of Human Behavior 1

Prerequisite: EDHS 353.
Studies the science of human movement in the context of muscle actions and the application of forces through levers of the musculoskeletal system. Analyzes fundamental human movement patterns, such as gait.

EDHS 355 - (3) (S)
Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology

Study of various aspects of sport and exercise psychology, including stress, anxiety, motivation, personality, and self-perceptions and influences as they relate to physical activity and participation.

EDHS 356 - (2) (Y)
Elementary Physical Education Pedagogy

Study of elementary curriculum and instructional design in physical education. Examines the principles of planning (i.e., SOLs), implementing, and evaluating sound elementary physical education programs.

EDHS 357 - (1) (Y)
Teaching Elementary Physical Education

Provides pedagogical skills for teaching elementary physical education. Instructional strategies consistent with the instructional designs emphasized in EDHS 356 are examined and practiced.

EDHS 358 - (1) (Y)
Teaching Secondary Physical Education

Provides pedagogical skills for teaching secondary physical education. Examines and practices instructional strategies consistent with the designs emphasized in EDHS 359.

EDHS 359 - (2) (Y)
Secondary Physical Education Pedagogy

Study of secondary curriculum and instruction in physical education. Examines the principles of planning (i.e., SOLs, safety, legal issues, substance abuse, and child abuse), implementing, and evaluating a sound secondary physical education curriculum.

EDHS 377 - (1) (Y)
Teaching Assistant Program in Adapted Physical Education

Prerequisite: EDHS 545.
Should be taken in conjunction with EDHS 545-Adapted Physical Education. Prospective teachers work with a variety of students with disabilities in a physical education setting. Students are assigned to, and supervised by, an adapted physical educator in one of the local schools.

EDHS 441 - (3) (Y)
Exercise Physiology

Prerequisite: BIOL 101-102 or 201-202, or 206 or equivalent.
A study of the physiological adaptations to exercise. Emphasis is placed on energy metabolism, physiological responses to exercise and exercise training techniques.

EDHS 445 - (3) (SI)
Motor Development

Describes and analyzes normal motor development across the lifespan, from pre-natal development through older adulthood. Emphasizes identifying and classifying motor behaviors across the lifespan, as well as understanding the interaction of environmental and biological factors that affect acquisition of these movement behaviors. Laboratory experiences are included.

EDHS 446 - (1-6) (S)
Practicum in Health or Physical Education

Prerequisite: Consent of advisor and completed "contract". Section 1: Health Education
Section 2: Physical Education
Section 3: Sports Medicine

EDHS 450 - (3) (S)
Contemporary Health Issues

Analyzes current health problems and interests relative to various stages of the life cycle. Major discussions deal with human sexuality, modification of disease risks, emergency health care, drug use/abuse, mood alteration, death, and dying. Emphasizes the physiological, psychological, sociological, and ethical factors involved in individual health-related decision making.

EDHS 451 - (4) (S)
Emergency Medical Care

Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Examines current approaches to the management of accidental and medical emergencies. Investigates appropriate procedures for reducing the severity of injury as well as possible preventive actions. Considers cardiopulmonary difficulty, temperature-related injuries, poisoning, hemorrhaging, diabetes, coronary artery disease, cardiac arrest, emergency childbirth, epilepsy, fractures, and major forms of shock. Develops an understanding of community organizations specializing in providing emergency medical treatment. Investigates the components of a comprehensive emergency medical care system. Successful completion of appropriate examinations will result in CPR certification.

EDHS 453/553 - (3) (Y)
Nutrition

Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Studies the basic principles of nutrition, including psychosocial-cultural considerations in dietary intake. Focuses on nutrient sources and actions, digestion, special population needs, weight control, food faddism, international problems, nutrition education, and nutrition-related disorders. Credit may not be earned in both EDHS 453 and 553.

EDHS 457 - (3) (SS)
The Art and Science of Sports Medicine

A week-long conference that begins with lectures, visitations, and observations of surgery and prosected cadaver joints. Continues with presentations by nationally known physicians, athletic trainers, and physical therapists, and concludes with a written examination and submission of a literature review paper on a selected topic in sports medicine. Undergraduates register for EDHS 457, not 557.

EDHS 458 - (3) (SS)
Sport Psychology Conference

Undergraduates use this number, not EDHS 558.
Analysis of psychological variables related to motor skill and athletic performance. Includes motivation, goal setting, mental rehearsal, coaching styles, personality variables in sport, youth sport, anxiety, and performance enhancement. Specific applications to teaching, counseling, and coaching are emphasized. A conference fee is required. Credit may not be earned for both EDHS 458 and558.

EDHS 481 - (3) (S)
Problems of Personal Adjustment

Examines social and emotional adjustment within the context of normal development. Encompasses problems associated with the developmental process.

EDHS 493 - (1-6) (SI)
Independent Study

Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

EDHS 497 - (1-6) (SI)
Directed Research

Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

EDHS 501 - (3) (Y)
Phonetics

Studies the structure and functioning of speech sound production. Teaches the basic skills of phonetic transcription using the International Phonetic Alphabet, and introduces basic theoretical issues in the study of phonology.

EDHS 502 - (3) (Y)
Introduction to Speech and Hearing Science

Prerequisite: EDHS 501 and 505.
Examines principal concepts and procedures for the study of physiologic, perceptual, and acoustic aspects of voice and speech and hearing.

EDHS 504 - (2) (Y)
The Clinical Process

Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Provides a structured transition from the first observations of speech, language, and hearing disorders to the initial clinical practicum. Uses video-taped and live observations covering evaluation and treatment of the basic disorder areas of language, phonology, articulation, voice, fluency, and hearing across the life span.

EDHS 505 - (3) (Y)
Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing Mechanisms

Examines the mechanisms underlying normal speech production and reception.

EDHS 508 - (3) (Y)
Introduction to Audiology

Introduces the profession of audiology, with an emphasis on diagnostic audiology. Topics include anatomy, physiology, and common pathologies of the auditory system; the impact of hearing loss; conventional procedures used to assess hearing; interpretation of audiological test findings; and criteria for making audiological referrals.

EDHS 510 - (1) (Y)
Professional Issues in Communication Disorders

Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Lecture and discussion of professional preparation for service to the communicatively impaired population. Introduces students to professional issues including clinical training requirements, academic requirements, certification, licensure, cultural and linguistic diversity, and legislative and judicial mandates.

EDHS 515 - (4) (Y)
Prerequisite: Speech pathology and audiology students.
A beginning course in American Sign Language (ASL), and an overview of using sign language with non-deaf special populations.

EDHS 524 - (3) (Y)
Substance Abuse in Society

Examines substance abuse and use in contemporary society. Topics are treated from a multi-disciplinary perspective and include biological, pharmacologic, cultural, social, psychological, political, economic, and legal aspects of substance abuse. Analyzes patterns of addiction, intervention, and rehabilitation with respect to alcoholism and other drugs. Examines assessments of the costs, options, and alternatives to addiction, along with educational efforts toward prevention. Class discussions are an integral part of this course.

EDHS 533 - (3) (Y)
Communication Skills: Interpersonal Process Recall (IPR)

Continuous and interrelated experiences provide an opportunity to learn more about communicating with other people. Focuses on effective communication skills and personal communication styles. Effective communication responses are practiced in class and through required laboratory experiences.

EDHS 542 - (3) (Y)
Motor Learning

Prerequisite: Statistics or Tests and Measurements.
Analyzes basic principles and concepts relating to the acquisition of motor skills. Discusses basic research on motor learning and performance, including the psychological and physiological principles related to movement behavior, with specific relevance to the rehabilitative and teaching process. Requires extensive writing and a research project.

EDHS 543 - (3) (S)
Social Processes and Individual Differences in Sport and Exercise Psychology

Focuses on the social and psychological factors related to participation in sport and exercise. Includes socialization into and through exercise and sport; observational learning of motor and psychological skills; feedback, reinforcement, and leadership behaviors; competition and competitive stress; and character development and self-perception in sport and exercise.

EDHS 544 - (3) (Y)
Athletic Injuries

Prerequisite: Anatomy, kinesiology, or instructor permission.
An advanced course in principles, procedures, and techniques in the prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries for the athletic trainer, physical therapist, and physical education teacher. A one-credit laboratory experience is available in addition to the regular course.

EDHS 545 - (3) (Y)
Adapted Physical Education

Examines the nature and causes of disabling conditions and the motor needs and tolerances associated with these conditions. Enhances experience and skill in planning, assessing, prescribing, teaching, and evaluating instruction for children with disabilities in mainstream physical education settings.

EDHS 546 - (3) (Y)
Assessment in Physical Education

Introduces assessment strategies and techniques in physical activity settings (i.e., motor skills and fitness self-assessments). Although the focus is on general concepts and techniques of assessment in physical activity settings, the course also addresses strategies for the selection and administration of assessment tests.

EDHS 547 - (3) (Y)
Motivational Processes in Sport and Exercise Psychology

Focuses on factors related to motivation in sport and exercise settings. Antecedents and consequences of motivated behavior are examined from theoretical, research, and application perspectives. Emphasizes participatory motivation in sport; intrinsic/extrinsic motivational orientations (cognitive evaluation and competence motivation); achievement goals; causal attributions and effective responses; and exercise motivation and behavior.

EDHS 548 - (3) (SS)
Qualitative Analysis of Motor Patterns

Experienced teachers analyze and enhance their qualitative assessment skills. The course identifies and works on approximately 10-15 qualitative skills chosen by the class.

EDHS 550 - (3) (Y)
Contemporary Health Issues

Same as EDHS 450, but with additional graduate-level requirements. Credit may not be earned for both EDHS450 and 550.

EDHS 551 - (3) (E)
Teaching School Health Education

Introduction to current instructional approaches appropriate to a comprehensive K-12 health education curriculum. Designed for elementary and secondary school health instructors; the course stresses specific roles for schools in preventing health problems and promoting high-level wellness among students and the community through well-planned health instruction. Emphasizes organization for planning, implementation techniques, SOLs, instructional strategies, and the evaluation of instruction.

EDHS 552 - (4) (S)
Emergency Medical Care

Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Same as EDHS 451, but with additional graduate requirements.

EDHS 553 - (3) (O)
Nutrition

Same as EDHS 453, but with additional graduate requirements. Credit may not be earned in both EDHS453 and 553.

EDHS 554 - (3) (SS)
Modalities in Athletic Training

Prerequisite: EDHS 544 or instructor permission.
Study of the theoretical foundations and principles of the therapeutic modalities used in the physical medicine environment. Includes theory and clinical techniques used to enhance the treatment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries.

EDHS 557 - (3) (SS)
Sports Medicine Conference

Same as EDHS 457, but with additional graduate requirements.

EDHS 558 - (3) (SS)
Sports Psychology Conference

Same as EDHS 458, but with additional graduate requirements. Credit may not be earned for both EDHS458 and558.

EDHS 561 - (3) (Y)
Computer Applications in Physical Education

Provides hands-on experience with specific programs designed to introduce students to using the microcomputer as an object of instruction, a medium of instruction, and a management tool. Develops computer skills that can be used immediately by physical education professionals to improve their efficiency.

EDHS 563 - (2) (E)
History, Principles, and Philosophy of Physical Education

Analyzes the heritage of physical education in terms of historical and philosophical foundations, as well as the cultural significance of sport and physical activity. Examines specific issues and principles related to physical education, such as Title IX, advocacy, and block scheduling.

EDHS 589 - (1-6) (S)
Selected Topics

These are designed as pilot courses to meet new program requirements, and changing needs in the field. Used also to offer experimental courses, and courses under development, these are announced and offered on a semester-to-semester basis. May be graded or S/U, depending on the instructor, and may be repeated.


Department of Leadership, Foundations & Policy

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EDLF 315 - (3) (S)
Introduction to Child Growth and Development

A course with an applied focus featuring the affective, cognitive, and social development of children. The course integrates several major theoretical perspectives, and draws heavily upon empirical studies of children and adolescents.

EDLF 316 - (3) (S)
Introduction to Educational Psychology

Organized around two major concepts of learning: motivation and instruction. Teaches students to alter conditions of motivation and instruction in order to maximize the effectiveness of educational programs. Topics include motivation theory, learning theory, evaluation, self-management, and instructional strategies.

EDLF 345 - (2) (S)
Introduction to Educational Technology

Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program.
This class focuses on current technologies relevant to preservice teachers' areas of study in the Curry School.

EDLF 489 - (1-4) (IR)
Workshop in Instructional Technology

Topical workshops designed for K-12 teachers to gain experience in instructional technology applications for use in classrooms and schools.

EDLF 501 - (3) (Y)
Learning and Development

Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program; corequisite: EDIS 388 or EDIS 488.
A survey course featuring the major principles of human growth, development, and learning that are central to the practice of teaching. Students are provided with opportunities to apply what they have learned in a professional context. Credit may not be earned for both EDLF 301 and 501.

EDLF 545 - (3) (Y)
Introduction to Classroom Computing

Prerequisite: EDLF 345.
This course addresses the use and integration of educational technologies in K-12 educational settings, and particularly leading edge tools and emerging technologies. The focus of the course is on practical use of such technologies in K-12 classrooms. Laboratory exercises and assignments enable students to practice skills, learn management techniques, review courseware, evaluate software, and develop instructional activities while completing professionally related projects.

EDLF 546 - (3) (Y)
Software Applications in Education

Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Provides experience in major generic utility software: database management, data graphing tools, and graphic production. Students apply a wide variety of software to instructional and administrative problems.

EDLF 555 - (3) (Y)
Multicultural Education

Prepares students to deal with the increasingly multicultural educational milieu. Emphasizes the process of understanding one's own bias and prejudices and how they effect the school and classroom learning environment. Included are readings, class discussions, field projects, journal writing, and other methods of directed self explorations.

EDLF 561 - (3) (Y)
Production of Instructional Materials

Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Provides teachers with the skills and competencies needed to design and produce appropriate instructional media. Key topics include media production planning; selecting appropriate media formats; illustrating concepts, processes, and techniques; lettering for captions and text; mounting and preserving materials; audio design; supporting print materials; and media format translation.

EDLF 562 - (3) (Y)
Educational Video Production

Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Provides introductory experience in producing educational video programs. Emphasizes the design and production of video materials in education and industry. Participants operate as production crews in studio simulations and as producers-directors of field projects. The competencies of program design, production, and utilization are emphasized.

EDLF 563 - (3-6) (SI)
Advanced Video Technology

Prerequisite: EDLF 562 or equivalent; video design/production experience; instructor permission.
Field experience in the design, production, and post-production phases of video programs. Participants function as production team members. Emphasizes producing programs that meet the research, instructional, and information dissemination needs of the Curry School of Education.

EDLF 564 - (3) (Y)
Instructional Photography

Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Explores the use of photography as a research technique and classroom activity. Emphasizes the basic competencies required to visualize images and execute the steps of exposing, processing, and printing them. Topics include basic darkroom equipment; chemistry and processes; camera operation; film exposure and filtration; image control with the view camera; studio lighting; copy techniques; audio narration; and synchronization. Students need access to an adjustable camera and must provide their own film, paper, and other supplies.

EDLF 565 - (3-6) (Y)
Advanced Photography

Prerequisite: EDLF 564 or equivalent experience; instructor permission.
Initial lectures and demonstrations cover a selected range of necessary skills. This is followed by presentations and discussions on the application of photography to specific areas, such as instruction, research, and aesthetics.

EDLF 586 - (3) (Y)
Museums and Education

Introduces the history and development of museums and their educational work in America. Themes include an overview of museum history; exemplary museum interpretation and educational programs; instructional designs for teaching with objects and collections; and strategies for working with school groups and other audiences.

EDLF 589 - (1-6) (S)
Selected Topics

These are designed as pilot courses to meet new program requirements, and changing needs in the field. Used also to offer experimental courses, and courses under development, these are announced and offered on a semester-to-semester basis. May be graded or S/U, depending on the instructor, and may be repeated.

EDLF 590 - (1-3) (IR)
Workshop

Special topics offered as needed; generally an experimental or shortened course format.

EDLF 591 - (1-6) (IR)
Internship/Practicum

A special assignment, agreed to by the advisor, that provides a unique experience in an educational setting consistent with the students' professional objectives and program focus. A written description of the experience must be agreed upon by the advisor and supervisor and filed in the Office of Student Affairs.

 

 
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