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The course offerings at Clarion University of PA go through an extensive review process by the Committee on Courses and Programs of Study (CCPS).  This course offerings list is a comprehensive list of courses that could be offered; it does not mean they are currently being offered.

For a complete list of courses offered on the current or upcoming schedules, see the Registrar's page Schedule of Classes.

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Course Id (currently sorted in Ascending order) Course TitleCourse Description
LS 562
Government Info & Librnshp
Study and evaluation of federal, state, municipal , and intergovernmental publications, print and electronic; the nature of government materials, their reference and research value; techniques of organization, access, and control of print and electro,nic materials; issues concerning various government electronic resources. Prerequisite: LS 500|
LS 568
Hist Of Books & Printing
Study of the evolution of the printed book through a survey of the origin of recorded communication; history of writing materials; study of manuscript production, typography, type design, illustration, bookbinding, book production, and copyright from, the earliest times to the present.|
LS 569
Mgmt Of Tech & Access Ser
Introduction to managerial and administrative principles as applied in library technical and access services. Areas covered include acquisitions, cataloging, serials control, circulation, document delivery, interlibrary loan, and preservation. Specia,l attention is paid to automation issues. Prerequisites: LS 502, 504.|
LS 570
Internship in Librianship
Provides an advanced preprofessional experience through work in a cooperating library or information center. Students are expected to apply and evaluate the theory and practice learned in the classroom; prepare an evaluative paper, and be observed a,nd evaluated by the site supervisor. Accreditation assessments administered. Prerequisites: successful completion of at least 30 credit hours, including all other required courses; permission of advisor, internship coordinator, and the department c,hair. For students not seeking initial certification.|
LS 572
Law In Libraries
Addresses the legal and ethical concepts and issues related to librarianship. Topics include employment law, intellectual property, civil rights, social responsibility, intellectual freedom and privacy law particularly as they relate to libraries. Et,hics, values and foundational principles of the library and information professions are covered.|
LS 573
Integ Technologies In Libr
Survey of library automation; the application of computers to library technical and administrative processes. The state of the art; case studies of automation projects; systems analysis; design of library automation projects. Annual, fall.|
LS 574
Online Information Retrieval
Web-based information retrieval is explored and discussed. A variety of search engines, strategies, and protocols are examined and compared. Prerequisite: LS 504|
LS 575
Digital Libraries
Provides an overview of topics concerning digital libraries, including, but not limited to, organization and structure, programming interoperability and metadata standards, project management, intellectual property rights, and various interface appli,cations. Students are expected to examine topics of interest concerning digital libraries, culminating in the preparation of a term project.|
LS 576
Special Topics
In-depth discussion, study, and research of a topic related to the role of the library in responding to social issues, service to special groups, or problem areas. The following represent typical offerings: (1) Bibliotherapy; (2) Microcomputers in Li,braries; (3) Library Services for the Gifted; (4) Media and Minorities; (5) Oral History; (6) Connectivity: Understanding the Information Infrastructure. A maximum of six credit hours may be applied toward graduation.|
LS 577
Librs, Lit & The Child
Opportunity for graduate students to investigate (1) the nature of children?s literature; (2) the utilization of children?s literature in school, public and special library settings; (3) trends in children?s literature as a part of the total body of,literature and as an educational force; and (4) current research in the field. Biennially.|
LS 578
Pub Libs Rural Am
Introduction to the public library in the United States, with special concern for the small rural library. Particular emphasis on the problems and limitations of such libraries and approaches for overcoming them.|
LS 579
Issues In Urban Librarianship
A survey of issues facing all types of libraries located in urban settings. School, public, and academic libraries will be discussed in the context of how the urban environment presents special challenges in designing, implementing, and managing libr,ary services. Prerequisite: LS 504.|
LS 580
Lib Mktg & The Community
Addresses the following aspects of successful community analysis and marketing of library services: the current and potential library users; their specific informational needs; and how the library can provide adequate service.|
LS 582
Electronic & Cont Resources
Examines the organization and management of electronic resources and print/pnline continuing publications, such as journals, annuals, etc.; highlights issues surrounding subscriptions, licensing, access, and ownership of materials.|
LS 583
Lib Lit And Young Adults
Examination of the role of the librarian in the selection, evaluation, and use of materials for junior and senior high school age persons. Includes a study of young adult literature and trends affecting its development; techniques for providing reade,r advisory services; methods of reaching and serving multicultural and special needs audiences; characteristics of the young adult in contemporary society; and development of programs and other means of introducing young adults to books and nonbook m,edia, with special attention to emerging electronic products and services.|
LS 587
Indexing & Abstracting
In-depth survey and hands-on development of documents surrogates, including annotations, abstracts, precis, and other forms of indexing.|
LS 588
Pres & Conserv Of Lib Ma
Survey of preservation and conservation activities in libraries and information centers, including disaster planning, environmental factors, treatment of brittle books, library binding, special problems of nonbook materials, and basic conservation tr,eatments. Prerequisites: LS 501 or permission of instructor.|
LS 589
Apply Web Tech in Libraries
Studies the application and use of emerging Web content and technologies in diverse library settings.|
LS 590
Global Perspectives In Libshp
A study of libraries and librarianship throughout the world with an in depth focus in selected countries; emphasis is placed on library education and issues related to culture, technological advances, economics, and politics; the role and impact of p,rofessional organizations on libraries and library education worldwide is examined. Annual, summer.|
LS 591
Bus Ref Sources & Serv
Surveys the information sources and services typically found in corporate libraries, public library business information centers, and other specialized libraries with a business clientele. Includes in-depth examination of major business reference too,ls, as well as in-depth examination of the special operations, organization, and management of business libraries and departments of business information. Prerequisite: LS 500.|
LS 600
Research in Librarianship
Intended as capstone experience for students in the Master of Science in Library Science program. Provides the opportunity to pursue a research project related to the student's area of specialization or interest and which is based on a research stra,tegies developed in LS 550. Accreditation assessments administered. Prerequisites: LS 550 and successful completion of at least 30 credit hours, including all other required courses; project approval by advisor, instructor, and the department chai,r. For students not seeking initial teacher certification.|
MAED 501
Teaching Sec Mathematics
Teachers will learn how to integrate a variety of different strategies in teaching secondary mathematics. They will improve their understanding of mathematical concepts and apply these instructional strategies to improving student understanding. Pr,erequisite: Certification in teaching math. Offered: Summers and occasionally Spring.|
MAED 511
Tech for Teaching Sec Math
This course is designed to give secondary mathematics teachers an in-depth look at the research on the impact of technology on teaching and learning mathematics. Students will learn how to develop and critique technology experiences and will be expo,sed to new technologies and programs that aid in teaching mathematics. Prerequisite: Certification in teaching secondary mathematics or permission of instructor.|
MAED 532
Teaching Statistical Reasoning
Quantitative Literacy (QL) has proven to be an exciting, standards-based approach for teaching statistical techniques in K-12 classrooms. Through stimulating practical activities, the TI-83 graphing calculator and the statistical software FATHOM, te,achers in this course will explore real data focusing on classification, graphing, sampling, probability, simulation, and inference. This direct involvement and in-depth training will enable teachers to experience first-hand the value of QL and gain, confidence in their abilities to incorporate it into their classrooms. The course will include a fall follow up session where teachers report the use of a quantitative reasoning activity in their own classroom. Prerequisite: certification in teac|
MAED 537
Geometry/Trig For Sec Ed Tchrs
The course will visit axiom systems, review the core theorems of high school geometry, consider advanced topics in Euclidean Geometry, explore Non-Euclidean Geometries, examine Area and Transformations, look at trigonometry and have student presentat,ions of a relatively new geometric topic. Computer software (Geometer's Sketchpad, Kaliedomania, maple, ...) will be at teh center of the students work. Prerequisite: Admission into the program or permission of the instructor. Offered: Summer.|
MAED 540
Discrete Math For Tchrs 7-12
A course to review and develop a sound mathematical foundation for discrete mathematics topics covered in secondary school mathematics.|
MAED 550
Pre-Algebra For Teacher
Teachers will learn how to integrate a variety of different strategies in teaching concepts found in pre algebra (grades 6-8). They will improve their understanding of the mathematical concepts from an advanced perspective and apply these instructio,nal strategies to improving student understanding. Prerequisite: certification in teaching-mathematics teachers who are presently teachers of grades 5-9. Offered: Summer.|
MAED 551
Algebra & Number Thy for Tchrs
Students will examine pedagogy and use recent technology to reinforce their understanding of algebra and number theory topics covered in high school algebra and how to present them to their students. They will develop a deeper understanding of the p,rinciples underlying these topics, allowing them greater ability to adapt their teaching to meet the changing needs of their students. Additionally, they will look at the effects that technology is having on the subject matter taught and the methods, of teaching it. Prerequisite: MATH 451 or equivalent.|
MAED 556
Research in Math Tch & Learn
Students will investigate the research in mathematics teaching and learning that has been conducted in the last century, and particularly in the last three decades. Through this investigation, students will become more aware of critical issues withi,n the field of mathematics education. Various areas will be considered, including teachers' knowledge and beliefs, students' learning in number theory, rational numbers, algebra, and geometry, technology in mathematics education, and issues of affec,t and gender. Prerequisite: Certification in Secondary Mathematics or permission of instructor. Offered: Summer|
MAED 571
Analysis for Teachers
This course is designed to give secondary mathematics teachers an in-depth look at the analysis covered in the secondary mathematics curriculum. The concept of the function will be covered in great detail. This course will also cover the historical, development of calculus to gain greater insight into the fundamental theories of calculus (secondary level). Prerequisite: certification in teaching secondary mathematics or permission of instructor.|