UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN OSHKOSH

Course Offerings -

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN SERVICES -

Human Services and Professional Leadership


17-199 Practicum in Individual Instruction 1 cr.

Designed to provide individual teaching experience for students at all levels. Registration is limited to one of these courses in any one semester and is not available during the first semester of the freshman year and during the professional semester. Prerequisites: Registration of Elementary Education and Special Education majors requires approval of the respective department chairperson and registration of Secondary Education students requires the approval of the chairperson of both the Curriculum and Instruction Department and the academic department involved (normally the student's major department). Registration of students outside the College of Education and Human Services requires the approval of the chairperson of the Human Services and Professional Leadership Department. Pass/Fail Course.
17-205 Introduction to Microcomputers in Education 1 cr.
An introduction to the use of the microcomputer as a tool of instruction. A variety of microcomputers and instructional packages will be examined and used in class activities. The course includes a brief introduction to the computer languages BASIC, PILOT, and LOGO. The major emphasis is on computer awareness and developing student confidence in using a microcomputer as a learning/ teaching aid.
17-299 Practicum in Individual Instruction 1 cr.
Designed to provide individual teaching experience for students at all levels. Registration is limited to one of these courses in any one semester and is not available during the first semester of the freshman year and during the professional semester. Prerequisites: Registration of Elementary Education and Special Education majors requires approval of the respective department chairperson and registration of Secondary Education students requires the approval of the chairperson of both the Curriculum and Instruction Department and the academic department involved (normally the student's major department). Registration of students outside the College of Education and Human Services requires the approval of the chairperson of the Human Services and Professional Leadership Department. Pass/Fail course.
17-302/502 Literature for Children 3 cr.

Literature for children aged three to twelve. Emphasis on: criteria for evaluation and aids for selection of materials; the reading interests, needs, and abilities of children; and reading, listening and viewing guidance in the classroom and in school and public libraries. Prerequisite: Admission I required for PEP students.
17-303/503 Literature for Young Adults 3 cr.
Criteria for evaluation and aids for selection of materials or young people aged thirteen to eighteen as well as extensive reading of the literature. Reading, listening and viewing guidance techniques appropriate for the classroom and for the school and public library.
17-304/504 Methods of Bibliographic Instruction 3 cr.
Preparing the librarian to teach students the use of books and libraries through the study of the aims, organization and methods of library instruction. Education students will take concurrently 14-360 and 14-365.
17-306/506 Film for the Classroom Teacher 3 cr.
A course designed to explore the communication characteristics of film; both 8mm and 16mm will be studied. Experiences will be provided in the selection, utilization, and evaluation of films for classroom and individual use.
17-308/508 Design and Production of Media 3 cr.
A direct experience in the development and production of media materials. Focus will be on students' needs and objectives related to their professional fields such as education, library, business, or health. ($10.00 fee).
17-317/517 Classification and Cataloging 3 cr.
Theory and principles of library classification and cataloging. Practical problems in classifying by the Dewey Decimal system; main entry of personal authors, practice in constructing unit cards.
17-321/521 Building Library Collections 3 cr.
Principles of developing and managing collections; investigation of selection aids and reviewing tools with emphasis on national and trade bibliography; acquisition procedures; and the current state of the book trade.
17-325 Instructional Technology 3 cr.
A basic course in the selection and utilization of media and computers in the teaching-learning process. Media technology is studied as a means of enhancing and improving learning. Prerequisite: Admission I.
17-329/529 General Reference 3 cr.
Study of basic titles in a general reference collection. Organization by type of material: encyclopedias, dictionaries, yearbooks, indexes. Theory, current trends, and future prospects of reference services.

17-334/534 Administration of the School Media Center 3 cr.

Techniques of administering the multi-media instructional materials center in elementary and secondary schools. Problems in planning quarters, equipment, personnel, budgets, services, investigation of current standards.

17-340/540 Creativity in Instruction 3 cr.

This course will explore ways to foster creativity. Essential characteristics of the creative person, the product, the process, and the environment will be considered through a creative problem-solving approach.

17-358/558 Multicultural Education Materials for Children and Children and Adolescents 3 cr.

This course will introduce students to a variety of Multicultural books, non-print media and electronic databases for children and adolescents. It will prepare them to incorporate these materials into the curriculum of the K-12 classroom and into activities of the school media center.
17-375/575 Current Issues in Librarianship 1-3 cr.
A series of discussions on current trends, issues, problems, and services in librarianship followed by class discussion. Theme will vary frequently. Course may be taken three times provided the subject of the course is not repeated. Prerequisites: 17-317, 17-321, 17-329. Pass/Fail Course.
17-399 Practicum in Individual Instruction 1 cr.

Designed to provide individual teaching experience for students at all levels. Registration is limited to one of these courses in any one semester and is not available during the first semester of the freshman year and during the professional semester. Prerequisites: Registration of Elementary Education and Special Education majors requires approval of the respective department chairperson. Registration of Secondary Education students requires the approval of both the chairperson of the Curriculum and Instruction Department and the chairperson of the academic department involved (normally the student's major department). Registration of students outside the College of Education and Human Services requires the approval of the chairperson of the Human Services and Professional Leadership Department. Pass/Fail course.
17-402/602 Design and Production of Media 3 cr.
A workshop which gives teachers an opportunity to develop instructional software that fits into their on-going curricular design. Instructional objectives will serve as indicators of appropriate media and students will spend most of the workshop in designing, preparing, and evaluating the media in terms of instructional appropriateness. ($10.00 fee)
17-406/606 Developing Computer Assisted Instruction Materials Using the PILOT Language 3 cr.
An introduction to the development of computer assisted instruction (CAI) materials for use on a microcomputer. A major emphasis will be on the study of the CAI authoring language PILOT. The language will be used to modify existing programs and develop new programs for classroom use. Prerequisite: 17-205 or 17-715 or equivalent, or permission of the instructor.
17-407/607 Evaluation of Microcomputer Software 1 cr.
The major emphasis of the course will be on the applied use of selected software evaluation instruments. Additional topics will include software sources, validity of published software reviews, software evaluation guides, and types of educational software. Prerequisites: 17-205 or 17-715 or equivalent knowledge of microcomputers as determined by the instructor.
17-409/609 Classroom Microcomputer Applications 3 cr.
Survey of contemporary instructional microcomputer applications, providing hands-on experiences with those applications most commonly used by classroom teachers. Students develop operational proficiency with drill and practice, tutorial, simulation, and word processing programs, and learn how to appropriately integrate each of these courseware types into classroom practice. No previous experience with computers is required.
17-410 Curriculum Theory and Practice 2 cr.
Concepts of curriculum as they are affected by the history and foundations of American education and by current trends and issues. The development of instructional practices which relates to curriculum theory.
17-420/620 The Internet as an Instructional Tool 3 cr.

Integration of the Internet into classrooms to promote student learning is the focus of this course. Topics covered will include: electronic communication, the Internet, search engines and online searching, information literacy, legal and ethical issues, hardware and software requirements, web page design and evaluation, and development and delivery of instructional units which incorporate the Internet. Prerequisites: 17-325/525 Instructional Technology, another technology class, or permission of instructor.
17-441/641 Instructional Strategies 3 cr.

The course focuses upon such instructional strategies as developing appropriate objectives, developing creative thinking, exercises in deductive and inductive thinking, methods of effective questioning, and techniques for clarifying values. The course is an introduction into the self-directed learning environment.
17-443/643 Individualized Instruction 1-3 cr.
The workshop is designed to help elementary and secondary teachers, supervisors and administrators put into practice learning experiences based on individual differences in learning abilities, rates and styles.
17-451/651 Field Tour of Libraries 1-3 cr.
Field tours to famous libraries to enable students to explore history, organization, services, and specialties of famous libraries in the U.S. or abroad. Each time the course is offered, it will involve libraries of a specific geographic area. (Offered in an interim when there is sufficient demand.)
17-474 Honors: Thesis 1-6 cr.
Prerequisites: University scholar status and junior standing. Honors thesis projects include any advanced independent endeavor in the student's major field of study e.g., a written thesis, scientific experiment or research project, or creative arts exhibit or production. Proposals (attached to Independent Study contract) must show clear promise of honors level work and be approved by a faculty sponsor. Course title for transcript will be "Honors Thesis." Completed projects will be announced and presented to interested students and faculty. Maximum of 6 credits.
17-470/670 Seminar in Classroom Dynamics 3 cr.
A study of human social behavior in group processes. This course is designed as an introduction to group dynamics and social behavior in group settings. Emphasis will be given to basic group processes, group techniques, and group leadership.
17-472/672 Instruction in Values Education 2 cr.
This course deals with several theories of values education with major emphasis upon values clarification and moral reasoning. Strategies for use in instruction are discussed, developed, and utilized in class sessions.
17-475/675 Workshop in Affective Education 1 cr.
Workshop designed to involve those interested in working with children or youth with the theoretical and practical aspects of confluent education which weds affect to the learning process.
17-486/686 The Library Story Hour 3 cr.
Storytelling and survey of literary sources with emphasis on folk literature. Principles of selection, methods of adaptation, techniques of presentation, and planning story hour programs. Prerequisite: 65-302.
17-496 Independent Study 1-3 cr.
An individual will conduct independent study to meet specific instructional needs not provided by current course requirements or offerings. Prerequisite: The outline of the student's proposal must be approved prior to registration.
17-499 Practicum in Individual Instruction 1 cr.
Designed to provide individual teaching experience for students at all levels. Registration is limited to one of these courses in any one semester and is not available during the first semester of the freshman year and during the professional semester. Prerequisites: Registration of Elementary Education and Special Education majors requires approval of the respective department chairperson and registration of Secondary Education students requires the approval of the chairperson of the Curriculum and Instruction Department and the academic department involved (normally the student's major department). Registration of students outside the College of Education and Human Services requires the approval of the chairperson of the Human Services and Professional Leadership Department. Pass/Fail Course.
18-111 Becoming a Person: Exploring the Self 3 cr.
A study of the individual in the environment, applying methods of psychology to understanding information provided by a review of the self. A description of various psychological models of personality, human learning, communications, and coping is followed by application of the various models to data from participants. Not for credit in the major or minor.
18-203 Introduction to Human Services 3 cr.
A survey course introducing the roles, functions, history, and future of human service workers from a generic skills perspective. Provides opportunities for career exploration by initial field placement in the human services field. Prerequisite: Must be a Human Services Major.
18-310 Interpersonal Relations in the Helping Professions 3 cr.
Basic human services skills, including listening and interviewing, decision making and problem-solving strategies will be presented, discussed, demonstrated and practiced. Prerequisite: Must be a Human Services major or Physical Education Major. Human Service majors; completion of or concurrent enrollment in 18-203.
18-315 Value Development in Human Services 3 cr.
This course introduces the principles of value development and how those principles contribute to a human service worker's ability to provide services to clients. Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in 18-203.
18-320 Human Behavior and the Human Services 3 cr.
This course considers human behavior and interaction from a cognitive, behavioral, and humanistic perspective. This material is then applied to understanding self, others, special populations, and issues in human behavior. Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in 18-203.
18-325 Intermediate Field Experience in Human Services 3 cr.
Supervised experiences focusing upon human relation skills in human services. The student has the appropriate environment to observe, participate, and integrate accepted practice in human services. Prerequisite: Completion of 18-203, completion of 18-310 and one other Human Services courses (9 credit hours) and positive recommendation from the faculty and Admission to Intermediate (Admission I).
18-340 Social Issues and Human Services 3 cr.
A course designed to familiarize students with the social issues in which human service skills are applied. It is to facilitate an understanding of social issues and their relationship to human services. The course considers the theoretical context for looking at social issues and social action in human services. Prerequisites: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in 18-325.
18-345 Treatment Modalities for Substance Abuse 3 cr.
An examination of self-help treatment programs such as AA and Al-Anon, in patient and out patient treatment programs normally provided by general hospitals and mental health institutes, and aftercare treatment such as mental health agencies, half-way houses, social agencies, and religious groups.
18-350 Task Group Strategies in Human Services 3 cr.
A study of the knowledge and skills involved in working with task groups within the human services. Specific strategies will be emphasized through experiential learning in the areas of observation, communication, and problem solving. Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in 18-325.
18-353 Domestic Violence 3 cr.
The course will familiarize students with the problem of domestic violence. Special emphasis will be given to spouse abuse, the cycle of violence, alternatives available to the victim, legal options, and counseling approaches used. Aspects of prevention, community intervention will be explored, along with the historical perspective and contributory factors such as sex-role stereotypes, social violence, and cultural norms. Cross-listed with 98-353. Students may receive credit for only one of the cross-listed courses.
18-360 Program Planning and Evaluation 3 cr.
The knowledge and skills involved in planning, management, and evaluation of programs in the human services. Prerequisites: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in 18-325.
18-377 Community Development in Human Services Groups 1-3 cr.
Studies the knowledge and develops the skills involved in group processes of community development. Special emphasis is placed upon the areas of communication, trust, commitment, leadership, community organization and governance.
18-386/586 Psychology of Drug Use and Abuse 3 cr.
Surveys the psychological, sociological, medical, and legal facets of the drug use and abuse problem as it affects our society today. Emphasizes societal pressures which contribute to the problem, personality characteristics of drug abusers, the drugs most commonly abused, and research upon those drugs. Examines the orthodox and unorthodox treatment and rehabilitation programs which are presently operating. Prerequisite: 6 credits of Psychology to include 86-201 or 86-204.
18-410 Laboratory in Human Services Strategies 3 cr.
Simulations, laboratory exercises, and experiential learning techniques are used to present problem identification, conflict resolution, change agent, and consultation strategies for application to human services settings. Prerequisites: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in 18-325.
18-411 Laboratory in Human Services Program Planning 3 cr.
Simulations, laboratory exercises and experiential learning techniques are used to develop program planning and program management skills in human services settings. Prerequisites: 18-320, 18-340, 18-360.
18-415 Legal and Ethical Aspects of Human Services 3 cr.
An introductory course providing an overview of the legal aspects in the field of human services and implications for the human services worker. Included are such topics as liability, confidentiality and privilege, records and rights of clients, due process and equal protection in terms of staff and clients, discrimination, and witnessing. A unit on ethics will also be included. Prerequisites: Completion or concurrent enrollment in 18-325, or completion of 93-167 or 35-103 or permission of instructor.
18-420 Field Experiences in Human Services 3 cr.

Supervised experiences which enable the student to observe, participate, and integrate accepted practice in the field of human services. Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in 18-410 and Admission to Major (Admission II).
18-421 Field Experiences in Human Services 3 cr.
Supervised experiences which enable the student to observe, participate, and integrate accepted practice in the field of human services. Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in 18-410 and Admission to Major (Admission II).
18-422 Seminar in Field Experiences 1 cr.
This course is a seminar in which the student analyzes, integrates and evaluates his/her field experience. Discussion, readings and individual presentations are the instructional methods. Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in 18-410 and Admission to Major (Admission II).
18-496 Independent Study 1-3 cr.
An independent study in the Human Services Program for students who would pursue in depth an idea, process, or belief related to human services. Prerequisite: The outline of the student's proposal must be approved prior to registration.
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