Library Science

EDLS 3100            Children's Literature                                                                                          3 cr.
Selection evaluation and use of books and materials for children; the role of literature in curriculum supplementation; and an examination of the changing social and cultural patterns in children's reading. This course can be used to satisfy general degree requirements in literature for upper elementary education students only.

EDLS 4200            Adolescent Literature                                                                                       3 cr.
Prerequisite for ENGL 5200/EDLS 5200: consent of department. (ENGL 4240 and EDLS 4200 are cross listed).   A survey of books and materials appropriate for use with the adolescent reader. Emphasis will be placed on selection and discussion of books for today's teenagers. This course can be used to satisfy general degree requirements in literature for upper elementary education students only.  English majors may not use this course toward the requirements for the major.

EDLS 4990            Special Topics in Library Science                                                                   3 cr.
Prerequisite: consent of department. Topic will vary from semester to semester. This course may be repeated once for a total of 6 credits.

EDLS 5200            Adolescent Literature                                                                                       3 cr.
Prerequisite for ENGL 5200/EDLS 5200: consent of department. (ENGL 4240 and EDLS 4200 are cross listed).   A survey of books and materials appropriate for use with the adolescent reader. Emphasis will be placed on selection and discussion of books for today's teenagers. This course can be used to satisfy general degree requirements in literature for upper elementary education students only.  English majors may not use this course toward the requirements for the major.

EDLS 5990            Special Topics in Library Science                                                                    3 cr.
Prerequisite: consent of department. Topic will vary from semester to semester. This course may be repeated once for a total of 6 credits.

EDLS 6420            Cataloging and Classification                                                                          3 cr.

EDLS 6510            Introduction to Reference                                                                                3 cr.

EDLS 6545            Literature for the Gifted and Talented                                                             3 cr.
(EDLS 6545 and EDSP 6545 are cross-listed) An exploration of research relating to reading behavior of gifted youngsters, examination of criteria for assessing books useful in promoting cognitive growth of high-ability children, and selection and utilization of literature with this population.

EDLS 6650            Teaching Information Literacy                                                                         3 cr.
(EDLS 6650 and EDCI 6720 are cross-listed) .  Investigation of teaching strategies and instructional materials to implement the Louisiana Content Standards for information literacy in elementary and secondary schools, including the principles of critical thinking and problem-based learning.  Designed to provide teachers of language arts, social studies, and sciences, and library media specialists with an understanding of the role and uses of information in the contemporary world.

EDLS 6710            Nonfiction Across the Curriculum                                                                   3 cr.
(EDCI 6710 and EDLS 6710 are cross-listed) A critical examination of nonfiction books used in schools. Focus is on standards for evaluation and curricular uses for informational and biographical works.

EDLS 6800            School Library Administration                                                                         3 cr.
Prerequisite: EDFR 1000, CSCI 1000, or equivalent course; or permission of the department. Principles of administering the school library media center, including planning, budgeting and evaluation; establishing policies and procedures; selection and acquisition of collections, supplies, equipment, and computer systems and services; providing programs and activities; communicating with constituencies; the ethics and ethos of the profession.

EDLS 6990            Independent Study in Library Science                                              1 min. cr. - 3 max. cr.
Prerequisites: advanced graduate standing and consent of department and major professor. Investigation of pertinent problems under the direction of a graduate faculty member. This course may be repeated once for a total of 6 credit hours.

EDLS 6995            Practicum in Library Science                                                                          3 cr.
Prerequisite: completion of all other courses the certification program requires, and consent of the department.  The practicum is designed to provide the student with an opportunity to acquire and apply competencies essential for effective librarianship in a school's instructional program.  The student will be assigned to a school library media center for a total of 120 hours during one semester, where the student will participate in on-the-job experiences in provision and administration of all library services and programs, and in professional activities.  This course may not be scheduled concurrently with student teaching.