ECU Undergraduate Catalog 2000-2001

 

DRED: DRIVER EDUCATION

2000. Introduction to Driver and Traffic Safety Education (3) (F) (S) (SS) P: Valid driver's license. Designed to introduce the licensed driver to current concepts in driver and traffic safety education.

2220. The Highway Transportation System (3) Basic study of the components and concepts involved in the highway transportation system in the US. Traffic engineering, social, economic, and environmental aspects will also be reviewed.

2230. Traffic Law (3) (F) (S) Character of traffic law as a function of our highway transportation system. Analysis of North Carolina Motor Vehicle Laws as they apply to highway users.

2330. K‑12 Safety Education (3) Composite look at safety education as it relates to K‑12 students, emphasizing traffic, home, school, work, and recreational safety.

3309. Advanced Driver and Traffic Safety Education (3) (F) P: DRED 2000. Designed for the advanced driver educator. Concentrated study focused on various cognitive areas of driver and traffic safety education.

3320, 3321. Laboratory Programs in Driver and Traffic Safety Education (3,0) (S) 2 lecture and 2 lab hours per week. P: DRED 2000 and a valid driver's license. Theory and practice of dealing with the multiple‑car driving range, simulation, and on‑street lab programs in driver education. Each student will have the responsibility of teaching a beginning student the lab phase of driver education.

DRED Banked Courses

2307. Practicum in Driver and Traffic Safety Education (3)
3210, 3211. Motorcycle Safety Instructor Preparation (3)
4323. The Teaching of Driver and Traffic Safety Education in High School (3)
4324. Observation and Supervised Teaching in Driver and Traffic Safety Education (8)
5310. Advanced Motorcycle Safety (3)

DSCI: DECISION SCIENCES

Preference in registration for courses numbered 3000 and above will be given to declared majors and intended majors with a minimum 2.5 GPA.

2223. Introduction to Computers (3) (F) (S) (SS) Basic concepts of data processing and computer programming.

3023. Management Science I (3) (F) (S) (SS) P: Minimum grade of C in MATH 1066, 2283. Decision making under certainty and applications in analyzing and solving business problems.

3063. Management Information Systems I (3) (F) (S) (SS) P: DSCI 2223. Introduction to information systems in business and to the hardware and software tools to implement them.

3123. Operations Management (3) (F) (S) (SS) P: MATH 2283; C: DSCI 3023; MGMT 3202. Organizations as integrated systems; designing, planning, and controlling operating systems; applications of programming and other techniques to organizational problems.

3673. Software Design and Development (3) (F) (S) P: DSCI major; DSCI 3063. Introduction to the design and development of software for business applications.

3943, 3953. Topics in Decision Sciences (1,2) (F) (S) P: Consent of department chair.

4103. Decision Support Systems (3) (F) P: DSCI 3063. Use of information systems that support managers in their decision‑making process.

4113. Data Base Management Systems (3) (F) P: DSCI 3063. Analysis of data base theory and practice.

4123. Distributed Information Systems (3) (S) P: DSCI 3063. Detailed study of evolving communication technology and management problems associated with communication networks.

4133. Information Systems Management (3) (WI) (S) P: DSCI 3063. Synthesis of management concepts and the specific problems encountered in business information systems.

4163. Management Information Systems II (3) (F) (S) P: DSCI 3063. Analysis, design, and implementation of a business information system. Introduction to communications systems, operating systems, distributed processing, and decision support systems.

4293. Statistical Analysis (3) (F) (S)  P: MATH 1066, 2283. Statistical hypothesis tests, simple and multiple linear regression and correlation, nonparametric methods, and analysis of variance.

4383. Technology in Business Operations (3) (S) P: DSCI 3123. Operations management problem situations integrated through an enterprise resource planning framework.  Application of technology to three key aspects of a firm’s competitive advantage: product design, product demand estimation, and delivery of the product/service.  Covers key elements of electronic commerce business models.

4493. Statistical Quality Control (3) (F) P: MATH 2228 or 2283 or equivalent. Principles and applications of statistical quality control. Control charts and acceptance sampling, how they work and interpretations of results.

4733. Project Management (3) (S) P: DSCI 3023. Overview of concepts and technology of project management as applicable to a wide range of business and technical situations. Focus on behavioral and organizational aspects as well as on quantitative methods and computer systems in project management.

4743. Materials Management (3) (F) P: DSCI 3123. Basics of materials management as a supporting function of production in organizations. Specific topics include materials handling, warehousing, purchasing, traffic, and physical distribution.

4963. Topics in Decision Sciences (3) (F) (S) (SS) May be repeated for a maximum of 9 s.h. credit with change of topic. P: Consent of department chair. Intended primarily for decision sciences majors.

4993. Cooperative Education (0) (F) (S) P: Consent of department chair. Designed to provide decision science students an opportunity to study topics supplementing their regular curriculum.

DSCI Banked Courses

4393. Forecasting and Statistics for Operations Analysis (3)
4723. Production Planning and Control (3)
4633. Management Science II (3)

ECON: ECONOMICS

2113. Principles of Microeconomics (3) (F) (S) (SS) (GE:SO) Introductory course in economics. Covers the elements of microeconomics and introduction to macroeconomics.

2133. Principles of Macroeconomics (3) (F) (S) (SS) (GE:SO) P: ECON 2113. Principles and applications of macroeconomics from both the Keynesian and Montarist approaches.

3030. Antitrust and Regulation (3) (WI) (F) (GE:SO) P: ECON 2113. Antitrust policy and government regulation as a response to market failure.

3144. Intermediate Microeconomics (3) (F) (S) (GE:SO) P: ECON 2113. Demand analysis, elasticity, market structure, pricing, and cost effectiveness.

3244. Intermediate Macroeconomics (3) (F) (S) (GE:SO) P: ECON 2133. Classical, Keynesian, and modern analysis of determinants of national income, employment, and price levels.

3323. Topics in Economics (3) (WI) (GE:SO) May be repeated for credit with change of topic. P: ECON 2133. Consideration of new and advanced topics in economics.

3343. Econometrics (3) (F) (S) (GE:SO) P: CSCI 2600 or DSCI 2223; ECON 2133; MATH 2283. Development and explanation of econometric methods and model building.

3353. Development Economics (3) (GE:SO) P: ECON 2133. Analysis of the problems of less developed countries of the world; discussion of the national and international policies of such countries.

3420. Money and Banking (3) (S) (GE:SO) P: ECON 2133. Banking system, Federal Reserve System, monetary theory, monetary policy in the United States, and international monetary relations.

3630. Health Economics (3) (WI) (S) (GE:SO) P: ECON 2133. Organizational structure, financing, and regulation of health care delivery and economic measurement of performance.

3750. Economics of Poverty and Discrimination (3) (WI) (GE:SO) P: ECON 2133. Economic theories of discrimination and occupational segregation. Analysis of inequalities in the earnings distribution. Implications for public policy.

3855. Environmental Economics (3) (GE:SO) P: ECON 2133. Application of microeconomic analysis to environmental problems, such as air and water pollution, and the formation of environmental policy.

3960. Economics of Public Choice (3) (F) (GE:SO) P: ECON 2133. Application of microeconomic analysis to study political decision making within a representative democracy.

4020. Industrial Organization (3) (WI) (S) (GE:SO) P: ECON 3144. Definition and measurement of the structure, behavior, and market performance of firms.

4214. Public Finance (3) (GE:SO) P: ECON 2133, 3144. Government expenditures, revenue and debts, and the way government affects the allocation of resources and the distribution of income.

4230. Labor in Economics (3) (F) (GE:SO) P: ECON 3144. Analysis of labor market operations and occupational choice and discrimination from both institutional and human capital perspectives.

4373. International Trade (3) (S) (GE:SO) P: ECON 2133, 3144. International trade theory, application in world markets for primary and industrial goods.

4430. Business Cycles and Forecasting (3) (GE:SO) P: ECON 3244, 3343; or consent of instructor. Business cycle theories and quantitative techniques for analyzing and predicting business cycle phenomena.

4550. Honors I (3) (F) (S) Open only to ECON majors who are eligible to participate in the honors program.  P: ECON 3144, 3244. Varying topics developed in cooperation with supervising instructor.

4551. Honors II (3) (F) (S) P: ECON 4550 with a minimum grade of B.  Varying topics developed in cooperation with supervising instructor.

4850. Resource Economics (3) (GE:SO) P: ECON 2133, 3144. Application of microeconomic analysis and benefit-cost analysis to problems of allocation of natural resources.

5000. Selected topics in Economics (3) May be repeated for credit with change of topic. P: ECON 3144, 3244. Consideration of new or advanced topics in economics.

5150. Economic Development (3) P: ECON 3144. Application of microeconomic analysis to investments in human resources, efficient organization of rural economics, intersectoral and international exchange, and interaction between politics and markets, especially in less developed countries.

5170. Resource Economics I (3) (F) P: ECON 3144. Application of microeconomic analysis to the study of the allocation of natural resources.

5360. Mathematical Economics (3) (F) P: MATH 2171 or equivalent. Mathematical analysis applied to economic theory; structure and specification of quantitative models.

5501. Macroeconomic Theory (3) (S) P: ECON 3244; ECON 5360 or MATH 2172. Core course in business cycle fluctuations with emphasis on the determinants of consumption and investment and the effectiveness of monetary and fiscal policy.

5800. Public Economics (3) P: ECON 3144. Application of microeconomic analysis to collective choice in democratic societies, government expenditure programs, and taxation.

5910. Health Economics (3) P: ECON 3144, 3244. Organization structure, financing, and regulation of health care delivery and economic measurement of performance.

ECON Banked Courses

1000. General Economics (3)
2250. Introduction to Econometrics (3)
3363. Comparative Economics Systems (3)
3520. Mathematical Economics (3)
4024. Regional Development (3)
4740. Urban and Regional Economics (3)

EDTC: EDUCATION TECHOLOGY

2240. Virtual Reality: Introduction and Basic Applications (3) (F) (S) (SS) 2 lecture and 2 lab hours per week. P: Basic knowledge of computer operations. Introduction to virtual reality, emphasizing basic applications in education and other fields. Students select special projects according to their interests.

3242. Graphics-Based Virtual Environments I (3) (S) 2 lecture and 2 lab hours per week. P: EDTC 2240 or consent of department chair. Intermediate course in the design, building, applications, and evaluation of graphics-based virtual environments for specific applications.

3243. Graphics-Based Virtual Environments II (3) (S) 2 lecture and 2 lab hours per week. P: EDTC 3242 or consent of instructor. Advanced course in the design, building, applications, and evaluation of graphics-based virtual environments for specific applications.

3244. Virtual Reality in Education (3) (F) 2 lecture and 2 lab hours per week. P: EDTC 2240 or consent of instructor.  Role of virtual reality as an instructional tool. Types, applications, and hardware and software.

3245. Text-Based Virtual Environments (3) (F) 2 lecture and 2 lab hours per week. P: EDTC 2240 or consent of instructor.  Design, building, applications, and evaluation of applications of text-based virtual environments.

3272. Introduction to Audiovisual Instruction–Materials and Techniques (2) May receive credit for only one of EDTC 3271, 3272. Designed to introduce prospective teachers to educational communications, technology, software, and microcomputers including the study of characteristics of each and the competencies necessary for the effective use of the media.

3700. Technologies in Education (3) May receive credit for only one of EDTC 3700, 3271, 3272. Introduction to current technologies in education including videos, computers, networks, and educational television; the selection, evaluation, and application of educational course ware.

3901, 3902, 3903, 3904. Special Topics (1,2,3,4) May be repeated for a maximum of 9 s.h. credit with change of topic. P: Consent of instructor. Selected topics in educational technology.  Variety of newly developed and special courses are offered as sections.

4001. Technology in Education (2) (F) (S) P: Admission to upper division. Introduction to the use of technology for professional and instructional use. Includes instructional design, video applications, and basic and expanded computer applications.

4246. Interactive Three-Dimensional Internet Applications (3) (S) 2 lecture and 2 lab hours per week. P: EDTC 2240 and working knowledge of HTML or consent of instructor.  Design and construction of interactive three-dimensional Internet applications, using such tools as VRML.

4900. Seminar on Virtual Reality (3) (S) P: 16 s.h. in virtual reality courses or consent of instructor. Exploration of problems and issues affecting the building, use, and evaluation of virtual environments.

4981, 4982, 4983. Directed Independent Study (1,2,3) (F) (S) (SS) May be repeated for a maximum of 6 s.h. credit. P: Consent of department chair. Permits the intermediate or advanced student the opportunity to undertake the study of a topic not otherwise offered in the curriculum or a topic beyond or in greater depth than is possible within the context or a regular course.

4991, 4992. Internship Seminar (3,3) (F) (S) (SS) 1 lecture and 10 lab hours per week and 140 hours of observation and practical experience in a professional setting. Periodic group meetings with instructor and other interns. P: 16 s.h. in virtual reality courses or consent of instructor.

5010. Computers in Education (3) (F) (S) Application of computers in education. Includes the operation of microcomputers and the selection, evaluation, and application of educational software.

EDTC Banked Courses

3271. Introduction to Educational Media (1) 

EDUC: EDUCATION

3200. Introduction to American Education (3) (WI) (F) (S) (SS) P: Early experience course or consent of instructor. Historical, philosophical, and sociological foundations of American education, including multiculturalism. Organizational, financial, and legal bases of education at federal, state, and local levels. Curricular purposes in the American ladder of educational institutions. Teaching as a profession. Current issues and trends.

4400. Foundations of School Learning, Motivation, and Assessment (3) (F) (S) P: Admission to upper division. Theories of learning, motivation, and assessment provides a foundation for understanding the classroom as an instructional system.

4551, 4552, 4553. Trends and Issues in Education (1,2,3) (F) (S) (SS) May be repeated for a total of 6 s.h. credit. May not  substitute for required courses. P: Admission to upper division and consent of instructor. Individualized study of problems or issues in pertinent areas of education.

5001. Education in a Global Perspective (3) Comparative study of selected national educational systems, curricula, teacher preparatory programs, evaluation systems, and current issues within the context of global realities, demands, and needs.

5002. Foundations of Multicultural Education (3) (SS) Considers aspects of teaching that views cultural differences as educational assets.

EHST: ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

2110. Introduction to Environmental Health Science (3) (F) (S) Introductory course designed to acquaint the student with the principles of environmental health practices. Areas of major emphasis are water quality, air quality, food supply, industrial hygiene, and solid and hazardous waste disposal.

2500. Introduction to Radiological Health (3) (S) 3 lecture hours per week. P: PHYS 1250, 1251; EHST major. Basic concepts of the science of radiological health for both ionizing and nonionizing radiation. Topics include types of radiation, units, detection, measurements, sources, dose calculations, biological effects, emergencies, environmental monitoring, protection measures, and regulations. Emphasis on the operational aspects of a radiation safety program.

3000. Environmental Health Practice Seminar (1) (S) 2 classroom or lab hours per week. P: Major or intended major in EHST. Designed to acquaint the student with the variety of environmental health practice settings in government, industry, and elsewhere.

3003. Environmental Epidemiology (3) (F) Introduction to the science of epidemiology and the biostatistics required to understand epidemiological studies. Topics include longitudinal and case control studies; risk and relative risk; collection, tabulation, and analysis of data.

3100. Injury Control (2) (S) P: Consent of department chair. Study of environmental and human factors related to accidents. Emphasis is placed on school, home, recreational, industrial, and traffic safety and programs of accident prevention.

3200. Food Sanitation Principles (3) (S) P: Consent of instructor; C: EHST 3201. Study of food composition, engineering principles, processing and preservation methods, food‑borne diseases, and food regulatory programs.

3201. Food Sanitation Principles Laboratory (1) (S) 3 lab hours per week. P: Consent of instructor; C: EHST 3200. Practical experience in procedures for evaluating food, milk products, and sanitizing agents.

3292. Industrial Safety (3) (F) (S) (SS) (Formerly ITEC 3292) P: Junior standing; Completion of  2 s.h. of industrial technology courses.  Study of the causes and prevention of occupational accidents and health hazards with emphasis on the organization and operation of safety programs and the development of safety consciousness.

3350. Water Supply and Waste Water Treatment (4) (F) P: BIOL 2110, 2111; CHEM 1160, 1161; C: EHST 3351. Introduction to principles of  water supply and waste water treatment technology.

3351. Water Supply and Waste Water Treatment Laboratory (1) (F) 3 lab hours per week. P: BIOL 2110, 2111; CHEM 1160, 1161; C: EHST 3350. Lab to accompany EHST 3350.

3370. On‑Site Waste Water Treatment and Disposal (3) (S) P: EHST 3350, 3351; GEOG 3220; C: EHST 3371. Applications of waste water treatment and disposal technology in areas where centralized systems are not feasible. Includes site evaluation, design, construction practices, and regulation of on‑site systems.

3371. On‑Site Waste Water Laboratory (1) (S) 3 lab hours per week. P: EHST 3350, 3351; GEOG 3220; C: EHST 3370. Lab and field techniques for on‑site waste water treatment.

3500, 3501, 3502. Problems in Environmental Health (1,2,3) (F) (S) Hours required vary with individual student assignment and/or project. 14 classroom hours for 1 s.h. credit. P: EHST major. Deals with a specific topic, area, or problem which is not adequately covered in the current curriculum.

3600. Air Pollution (3) (F) P: EHST 2110 or consent of instructor. Consideration of the evaluation and monitoring of air pollutants; effects of air pollutants; survey of control procedures and legislation; lab procedures in air quality investigations.

3700.  Industrial Hygiene (3) (S) P: 8 hours of general science laboratory courses or consent of department chair. Health problems encountered in business, industrial, and other work places. Special emphasis on the recognition and evaluation of occupational stresses and ways to prevent disease.

3701. Industrial Hygiene Laboratory (1) (S) 3 lab hours per week. P: Consent of instructor; C: EHST 3700. Practical experience and methods for evaluating work environment.

3900. Introduction to Occupational Health (3) (F) P: 6 s.h. in BIOL, including BIOL 2130; 8 s.h. of general CHEM; or consent of instructor. Occupational diseases are discussed in terms of occupational health hazards and associated health effects.

3910. General Industry Safety (3) (F) Reviews the technical aspects of occupational safety, including machine guarding, walking and working surfaces, hand and power tools, electrical systems and plant layout.

3926. Construction Safety (3) (F) (S) Reviews the technical aspects of construction safety, including scaffolding, trenching and shoring, excavations, and building codes.

4010. Toxicological Foundations of Risk Assessment (3) (F) P: BIOL 2130; CHEM 2650, 2651. Introductory course that examines the undesirable biological responses to physical and chemical agents. Mechanisms of action at the molecular, cellular, and organ levels will be examined.

4200. Environmental Health Management and Law (3) (F) Introduction to processes of planning, execution, evaluation, and control of environmental health services.

4300. Institutional, Recreational Sanitation, and Vectorborne Diseases (3) (F) P: EHST 2110, 3003, 3100, 3200, 3201, 3350, 3351, 3370, 3371; or consent of instructor; C: EHST 4301. Environmental health practices in institutions including safety, infection control, and infectious waste disposal. Health and safety hazards at recreational facilities including swimming pools, campgrounds and public parks, and vectors and vectorborne diseases in the United States.

4301. Institutional, Recreational Sanitation, and Vectorborne Diseases Laboratory (1) (F) 3 lab hours per week. P: EHST 2110, 3003, 3100, 3200, 3201, 3350, 3351, 3370, 3371; or consent of instructor; C: EHST 4300. Lab and field identification of vectors of public health importance. On‑site inspections of institutional and recreational facilities.

4990. Environmental Health Internship (3) (F) (S) (SS) 120 hours of supervised learning experience in an approved clinical/environmental health facility. P: Minimum of 13 s.h. in EHST or consent of department chair; EHST major.

4991. Environmental Health Internship (3) (F) (S) (SS) 120 hours of supervised learning experience in an approved clinical/environmental health facility. P: Minimum of 13 s.h. of environmental health courses or consent of department chair; EHST major.

5001. Seminar in Environmental Health (1) Student, staff, and guest speakers on current research.

5010, 5011. Principles of Toxicology and Laboratory (3,1) P: Senior or graduate standing; 6 s.h. in BIOL, including BIOL 2130; 8 s.h. of general CHEM; or consent of instructor. Basics of toxicology—physiological response and environmental sources, as well as specifics of major toxins, will be covered. Primarily for environmental health majors, but open to other students.

5020. Environmental Toxicology (3) P: EHST 5010, 5011; or consent of instructor. Effect of anthropogenic and naturally occurring toxins on the environment. Toxin sources, distribution, and bioaccumulation will be discussed. Specific areas to be covered are pesticides, metals, solvents, radioactive isotopes, food additives, air pollutants, and natural plant/animal toxins.

5164. Radiological Health Field Operation (1) 40 lab hours. P: Consent of instructor. Field observation of radiological health physics practices at nuclear fuel cycle facilities and government nuclear facilities.

5165. Advanced Radiological Laboratory (1) 40 lab hours. P: Consent of instructor. Intensive radiological lab training at Oak Ridge Associated Universities.

5800. Solid and Hazardous Waste Management (3) (S) P: CHEM 1160, 1161. Detailed examination of the problems associated with the collection, treatment, and disposal of solid and hazardous wastes in the US. The study of the development of federal and state legislation and regulations for solid and hazardous waste management. Current technologies for solving waste management problems.

EHST Banked Courses

5710, 5711. Topics in Health Physics I (3,0)
5720, 5721. Topics in Health Physics II (3,0)

ELEC: ELECTRICITY/ELECTRONICS

2054, 2055. Electricity/Electronics Fundamentals (3,0) (F) (S) (SS) 2 classroom and 2 lab hours per week. P: ITEC 2000, 2001; MATH 1065. Study of fundamental concepts of electronic components and circuits including a survey study of communications and industrial control systems.

2056, 2057. Electronic Power Systems (3,0) (S) 2 lecture and 2 lab hours per week. P: ELEC 2150, 2151. Examination of the principles, materials, and machines used in electrical power distribution.

2150, 2151. Circuit Analysis (3,0) (F) (S) 2 lecture and 2 lab hours per week. P: ELEC 2054, 2055; MATH 1074; RC: ELEC 3150, 3151. Alternating and direct current theory is presented with emphasis on the methods of solving circuits. Network theorems are used in developing complex AC network analysis. Mathematical techniques are utilized throughout the course.

3056, 3057. Industrial Solid‑State Control (3,0) (F) (S) 2 lecture and 2 lab hours per week. P: ELEC 2150, 2151. Exploration of individual devices and circuits that are interrelated to control industrial systems and processes.

3058, 3059. Electronic Communication Systems (3,0) (F) 2 lecture and 2 lab hours per week. P: ELEC 2150, 2151, 3150, 3151. Investigation of the relevant aspects of communication systems, to include circuit principles and techniques for transmission and reception. Practical experience obtained in the analysis and alignment of an AM/FM receiver system.

3150, 3151. Digital Systems (3,0) (F) (S) 2 lecture and 2 lab hours per week. RC: ELEC 2150, 2151. Investigation of the principles and techniques used in modern digital systems to provide logic control over industrial processes.

4050, 4051. Microprocessor: Systems and Applications  (3,0) (F) 2 lecture and 2 lab hours per week. P: ELEC 3150, 3151. Investigation of the architecture, control, data, memory bus lines, instruction sets, and an introduction to interfacing and troubleshooting of microprocessor integrated circuits as they relate to industrial process control.

4052, 4053. Computer‑Based Industrial Control (3,0) (S) 2 classroom and 2 lab hours per week. P: ELEC 3056, 3057, 4050, 4051. Study of microcomputer operation and applications to industrial equipment and process control systems.

4060, 4061. Electronic Control of Robotic and Automated Manipulators (3,0) (F) 2 classroom and 2 lab hours per week. P: ELEC 2056, 2057; ITEC 2090;. Analysis of the electronic and power systems utilized to control robotic manipulators and equipment within automated environments.

4505. Laboratory Problems: Electronics (3) (F) (S) (SS) 6 lab hours per week. May be repeated for credit with the consent of department chair. P: Consent of instructor. Independent study of concepts, processes, tools, and materials in the field of electronics.

4590, 4591. Electronic System Design (3,0) (S) 2 classroom and 2 lab hours per week. P: ELEC 2056, 2057, 3056, 3057, 4050, 4051. Analysis of electronic systems design concepts and methodology.

5502. Independent Study: Electronic Communications (3) May be repeated for credit with consent of department chair. P: ELEC 3058, 3059; consent of instructor. Research‑oriented course in problem solving with tools, materials, and processes of electricity and electronics.

5552. Robotics in Computer‑Aided Manufacturing (3) P: ELEC 2054, 2055, 2056, 2057; or consent of instructor. Study of industrial robotic systems and the automated environments in which they work. Emphasis will be placed on the various control and power schemes used to program, control, and integrate robotics into computer‑aided manufacturing environments.

ELEM: ELEMENTARY EDUCATION

2123. Early Experience for the Prospective Teacher (1) (F) (S) Minimum of 16 hours of focused observations and planned participation in appropriate school environments and 8 hours of seminar class instruction. P: Sophomore standing or consent of instructor. Introduction to teaching designed for prospective teachers.

3225. Planning, Instruction, and Evaluation in the Early Childhood and Elementary School (3) Emphasizes the development of classroom instructional plans with integration of learning and evaluation. Includes selection of teaching strategies. Requires practicum experience.

3235. Curriculum and Instruction in the Elementary School (4) (F) (S) (SS) P/C: ELEM 2123; C: ELEM 3236. Emphasizes planning, instruction, and evaluation in the elementary classroom, including design and organization of curriculum. Differentiation for individual needs is addressed.

3236. Practicum in Curriculum and Instruction in the Elementary School (1) (F) (S) (SS) 3 lab hours per week. P/C: ELEM 2123; C: ELEM 3235. Provides opportunities for supervised teaching of groups of children in an elementary school classroom.

3249. Literacy Development in Early Childhood (3) (F) 3 lecture and 1 lab/studio hours per week. P: Admission to upper division. Overview of language and literacy development of children birth through kindergarten with a special emphasis on how this affects the young child’s success in becoming a literate human being.

3250. Language Arts in the Early Childhood and Elementary School (4) (WI) (F) (S) (SS) Emphasizes theory and practice in the teaching of language arts (listening, speaking, writing, reading) in the elementary grades. Tutorial teaching is required in practicum.

3275. Early Childhood and Elementary School Curriculum (3) (F) (S) (SS) Emphasizes the historical, philosophical, sociological, and psychological bases for elementary school curriculum design. Consideration is given to the differentiation of the curriculum to meet the needs of individuals from various cultures and individuals of differing intellectual abilities.

4324. Internship in the Elementary School (10) (F) (S) Full-time, semester-long internship. P: ELEM 3235, 3236, 4525, 4526, 4550; MATH 3223; READ 3210, 3211; SCIE 3216; C: ELEM 4325. Internship in assigned elementary (K-6) classroom under the direction of a master teacher and a university supervisor. Emphasis on teacher as decision maker in planning, implementing, and evaluating instruction.

4325. Internship Seminar: Issues in Elementary Education (1) (F) (S) P: Admission to upper division; C: ELEM 4324. Reflective study of problems or issues in elementary education and concerns arising from the internship experience.

4525. Classroom Organization and Management in the Early Childhood and Elementary School (3) (F) (S) (SS)  P: Admission to upper division; ELEM 3225, 3275. Investigation of the roles and responsibilities of the teacher in organizing and managing the elementary classroom. Requires practicum experiences.

4526. Practicum in Classroom Organization and Management (1) (F) (S) (SS) 3 lab hours per week. P: Admission to upper division; ELEM 3235, 3236; C: ELEM 4525. Provides opportunities for structured observation and supervised teaching in the elementary school classroom. Includes clinical experiences (field-based simulations, computer applications).

4532, 4533, 4534. Problems in Education (1,1,1) (F) (S) (SS) Each may be repeated once for a maximum of 6 s.h. credit. P: Consent of instructor and department chair. Individualized study of problems in pertinent areas in education. No class meetings. Hours for conferences with the instructor to be arranged. Student must write a paper on the problem studied for one hour of credit.

4550. Social Studies in the Early Childhood and Elementary School (3) (WI) (F) (S) P: Admission to upper division; minimum of 9 s.h. in social studies content courses; ELEM 3225, 3275; C: ELEM 4551. Methods and techniques of teaching social studies in the elementary school. Requires practicum experiences.

4551. Practicum in Teaching Social Studies in the Elementary School (1) (F) (S) P: Upper-division status; C: ELEM 4550. Provides opportunities for supervised teaching of social studies to groups of children in an elementary school classroom.

4575. Observation and Supervised Teaching in the Early Childhood and Elementary Grades (8) Requires a 2‑hour seminar 1 day per week. P: Admission to upper division; ELEM 3250, 4525, 4550; READ 3205, 3206. Observation and supervised teaching in assigned elementary (K‑6) classroom. Emphasis on teacher as decision‑maker.

5306. Social Studies in the Elementary School (3) (S) (SS) Social studies objectives implemented by the study of programs, strategies, and materials.

5309. Foundation and Curriculum in Early Childhood Education (3) Indepth study of historical, psychological, and sociological bases of early childhood education; general trends and current programs and program content.

5310. Teaching and Evaluation in Early Childhood Education (3) P: ELEM 5309. Extensive study and practice in translating the early childhood curriculum into appropriate learning experiences.

ELEM Banked Courses

3110. Introduction to Language Arts Skills (3)
3111. Language Arts in the Upper Elementary Grades (4)
3203. Language Arts in the Lower Elementary Grades (4)
4310. Program Implementation in Early Childhood Education (3) 
5335. Aerospace Education (3)

EMST: ELECTRONIC MASS MEDIA STUDIES

1010. Introduction to Electronic Mass Media Studies (3) (F) (S) Survey of the electronic mass media with the focus on media history, development, and current problems.

2020. Producing Electronic Mass Media Messages (3) (F) (S) (SS) P: EMST 1010 or consent of department chair. Major descriptive elements that characterize significant electronic mass media messages. Newspapers, radio, recorded music, film, television, and the Internet are examined.

2030. Information for the Electronic Mass Media (3) P: EMST 2020 or consent of department chair. Introduces the concept of the search strategy as it is applied to electronic media studies. Research techniques, strategies, and resources are discussed, including print, computer on-line, and CD-ROM databases.

2110. Writing for the Electronic Mass Media (3) (WI) (F) (S) (SS) P: EMST 2020 or consent of department chair. Study of the key components of written electronic mass media. Students will complete a variety of written assignments and develop a comprehensive final project.

2210. Audio Production (3) (F) (S) (SS) P: EMST 2110 or consent of department chair. Introduction to the fundamental principles and techniques of writing copy for electronic news, advertising, and promotional mass media.

2310. Video Field Production (3) (F) (S) (SS) P: EMST 2020 or consent of department chair. Basic video field production techniques and actual practical work in planning, shooting, and editing simple video.

2510. Electronic Journalism (3) (WI) (F) (S) P: EMST 2020 or consent of department chair. Writing and reporting news for the electronic media. Special emphasis on broadcast style, interviewing, production problems, and ethical considerations.

2610. Announcing (3) (F) (S) (SS) P: EMST 2020; THEA 2015; or consent of instructor. Development of applied speaking skills necessary for professional announcing employment.

3010. Non-News Media Features (3) P: EMST 2510 or consent of department chair. Basic approaches and techniques used to design and write documentaries, investigative reports, and other media features.

3210. Advanced Audio Production (3) (S) P: EMST 2210 or consent of department chair. Advanced recording, production, and editing techniques for radio and recording studio applications.

3310. Video Production (3) (F) (S) (SS) P: EMST 2310 or consent of department chair. Study of basic video production techniques and equipment through lecture and lab participation.

3320. Advanced Video Production (3) (F) (S) (SS) P: EMST 3310 or consent of department chair. Advanced elements of video production.

3510. Advanced Electronic News Gathering and Reporting (3) (WI) (F) (S) P: EMST 2510 or consent of department chair. Advanced course in developing news-writing and reporting skills; developing investigative and interpretative news gathering abilities for the electronic media.

3530. Electronic Mass Media, Culture, and Society (3) (F) (S) (SS) P: EMST 2020 or consent of department chair. Inquiries into how institutions in modern American culture interact with and are influenced by the electronic mass media.

3591, 3592, 3593. Production Practicum (1,2,3) (F) (S) (SS) Maximum of 3 s.h. may count toward COMM major.  P: EMST 2020 or consent of instructor. Minimum of 6 hours of practical work per week for each hour of credit in some area of communication with faculty guidance.

3901, 3902, 3903, 3904. Special Topics (1,2,3,4) Maximum of 6 s.h. of special topics in EMST may count toward COMM major. P: EMST 2020 or consent of instructor. Selected topics in electronic media studies.

4260. Audio and Video Programming for Education (3) P: EMST 2020 or consent of department chair. Overview of the origins, development, and future potential of educational audio and video in school and direct-to-the-home environments.

4410. Video Direction (3) (F) (S) P: EMST 3320 or consent of department chair. Analysis and practice of dramatic video direction.

4420. Video Performance (3) (F) (S) (SS) P: EMST 2610 or consent of department chair. Technique involved in on-camera video presentations to provide practical experience.

4510. Electronic Mass Media Management (3) (S) P: EMST 2020 or consent of department chair. Problems in the operation and management of broadcast stations and cable operations.

4520. Electronic Mass Media Sales and Promotion (3) (F) P: EMST 2020 or consent of department chair. Study of the role of sales and promotion in public and commercial broadcasting, cable, and related settings. Emphasis on sales, promotion, and fund raising.

4530. Critical Perspectives of the Electronic Mass Media (3) (WI) (F) (S) P: EMST 2020 or consent of department chair. Principles and techniques for exploring the composition and function of specific electronic mass media texts, such as narrative video or a documentary.

4540. International Electronic Mass Media Systems (3) P: EMST 2020 or consent of department chair. Analysis of global electronic media systems as they compare to and interact with American electronic mass media.

4550. Programming for the Electronic Media (3) P: EMST 2020 or consent of instructor. Covers the processes of evaluating, selecting, and scheduling programs and formats of radio and television stations, cable systems, networks, and some new technologies.

4810. Telecommunications Policy and Regulation (3) (F) (S) (SS) P: 18 s.h. in EMST or consent of department chair. Survey of policy, regulations, and deregulation laws essential for mass communication.

4950. Electronic Mass Media Proseminar (3) (WI) (F) (S) P: 24 s.h. in EMST or consent of department chair. Synthesis of electronic mass media studies with an emphasis on current issues and trends, together with an examination of professional and career opportunities.

4981, 4982, 4983. Directed Independent Study (1,2,3) (F) (S) (SS) May be repeated for a maximum of 6 s.h. credit. P: EMST 2020 or consent of instructor. Permits the intermediate or advanced student opportunity to undertake the study of a topic not otherwise offered in the curriculum or to pursue a topic beyond or in greater depth than is possible within the context of a regular course.

4991, 4992. Internship–Seminar (3,3) (F) (S) (SS) 1 lecture and 10 lab hours per week. P: 18 s.h. EMST or consent of instructor. Involves 140 hours of observation and practical experience in a professional setting appropriate to the student’s area of concentration.


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