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Library Science and Educational Media


Department of Secondary Education, Library Science and Educational Leadership

LSEM 101. Resources for College Studies. 2 credits.

Designed to acquaint students with college library resources and to offer guided experiences in their use in the research process.

LSEM 150. Information in Contemporary Society. 3 credits.

Concerns the individual's need for information, especially that which will assist in solving problems related to everyday needs and interests, and with the agencies and resources which can help to meet those needs. (Will not count as social science course for teacher licensure.)

LSEM 201. Business Information Sources. 3 credits.

Designed for business students. Includes library books, reference materials, periodicals, governmental publications, legal resources and on-line computerized data banks. Guided experiences in the use of these resources in the research process. (No credit if previous credit earned in LSEM 101 and/or LSEM 375K.)

LSEM/ENG 240. Children's Literature. 3 credits.

The study of a variety of children's literature and the practices, principles, and procedures for selecting and evaluating works for children, giving consideration to their motivational and developmental effects. Prerequisite: ENG 101-102.

LSEM/ENG 254. Literature for Adolescents. 3 credits.

A study of literature which has been written for or appeals to young adults and adolescents, including practices, principles and procedures for evaluating and making literary materials appealing to adolescents. Prerequisite: ENG 101-102.

LSEM 311. Literary Enrichment Activities for Children. 3 credits.

Develops expertise in the planning, implementation and evaluation of literary enrichment activities, such as oral interpretation of literature, puppetry and creative dramatics for children in the school curriculum.

LSEM 320. Audiovisual Equipment Operation. 1 credit.

A basic understanding of how audiovisual equipment functions. Operation of basic audio and projection equipment commonly found in schools, agencies and businesses.

LSEM 332. Single Camera TV Operation. 1 credit.

A basic understanding of the principles of video tape equipment along with skills in the utilization, set up and operation of one-half inch portable video cassette systems.

LSEM 333. Single Camera TV Production. 1 credit.

Planning and production of a short instructional video program using one-half inch portable video recording equipment. Prerequisite: LSEM 332 or permission of instructor.

LSEM 336. Photography in Education. 1 credit.

An introduction to the use and operation of 35mm SLR cameras. Note: All needed equipment will be supplied.

LSEM 338. Darkroom Techniques. 1 credit.

Creating messages with black and white prints. Development of skills in processing film, enlarging pictures, cropping for composition and control of exposure. Prerequisite: LSEM 336 or permission of instructor.

LSEM 339. Production of Instructional Materials. 1 credit.

Creating instructional messages for the overhead, filmstrip and slide projector. Principles of creating visual instructional messages. Techniques of producing lettering, transparencies, displays, and other projected and non-projected materials.

LSEM 340. Reference and Bibliography. 3 credits.

Use of reference materials to meet the information needs of students. Includes the study of encyclopedias, dictionaries, yearbooks, indexes, bibliographies and specialized reference books for the various subject areas.

LSEM 375. Selected Topics in Media. 1-2 credits.

An in-depth study of a narrowly defined topic or practice in media. May be repeated for credit when course content changes.

LSEM 490. Special Studies in School Librarianship. 1-3 credits each semester.

Independent study of a specific topic in school librarianship. Prerequisite: Permission of the department head.


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