Information Media (IM) Undergraduate Course Descriptions
IM 111. Research in the Information Age
Learning and applying information literacy skills including accessing, evaluating, organizing, and appropriately using research information. 1 Cr. F, S.
IM 204. Research Strategies in a Changing World [Goal 8] (Diversity/MGM)
Global context of information in relation to basic university-level research, identify, access, evaluate, and communicate information utilizing library resources, the Internet and other technologies. 3 Cr. F, S, SUM.
IM 245. Computers in Classrooms and Media Centers
Instructional applications of computers in educational settings. Survey of available hardware, software, and related instructional materials for use by classroom teachers. 3 Cr. F, S.
IM 260. Exploring Digital Media [Goal 6]
Digital media and their impact on human expression, communication, and society. Individual and group applications for information access, communication, and creative expression. Theory and application of digital media such as electronically mediated communications, global information networks, ubiquitous and mobile learning. 3 Cr. F, S, SUM.
IM 302. Information Media: Theory to Practice
Theory, research and practice of the field of Information Media. Critical elements of influential theories and recent research associated with current practice in the Information Media field. 3 Cr. F.
IM 420. Information Technologies and Cultural Relevance
Explores the relationship of culture to information technologies and develops skills to assess information needs, access global information, obtain, analyze data using information technologies. Completion of IM 420 with a grade of "C" or better fulfills the university's upper division writing requirement. Prereq.: 204. 3 Cr. S.
IM 444. Internship In Media
Intern experiences relating to media in all its practical facets. 1-3 Cr. F, S.
IM 469. Training and Media Management
Study of training, media, and human resource development and management: divisions, organizations, professionals, media, and literature. 3 Cr. F.
IM 486. Seminar
Conferences, reports, readings, discussions, problems, and research in a special facet of media. May be repeated to maximum of six credits. 1-3 Cr. SUM.
Information Media (IM) Courses for Advanced Undergraduate and Graduate Students
IM 404/504. Instructional Design I
Introduction to instructional design, including theoretical background, needs assessment, learner analysis and instructional strategies. 3 Cr. F, SUM.
IM 421/521. Information, Technology and Learning for Elementary Education
Role of technology and media for instruction in the elementary classroom. Selecting, designing, and producing instructional materials in a variety of formats to enhance teacher productivity, student creativity, and thinking skills. Elementary Education majors only. Lab. Prereq.: Any one of the following: ART 105, CNA 169, CSCI 169, ETS 157, IM 245, 260 or demonstrated basic computer skills. 2 Cr. F, S.
IM 422/522. Information, Technology and Learning for K-12 and 5-12 Education
Selecting, designing, and producing instructional materials in a variety of formats. How technology assists teacher productivity and serves as a tool for enhancing student creativity and thinking skills. Education majors only. Lab. Prereq.: Any one of the following: ART 105, CNA 169. CSCI 169, ETS 157, IM 245, 260 or demonstrated basic computer skills. 2 Cr. F, S, SUM.
IM 423/523. Information, Technology and Learning for Early Childhood Education.
Role of technology and media in early childhood education. Selecting, designing, and producing instructional materials in a variety of formats. How technology assists teacher productivity and serves as a tool for enhancing student creativity and thinking skills. Child and Family studies majors only. Prereq.: CFS/ED 200. 3 Cr. F, S.
IM 442/542. Workshop: Using Microcomputers in Education
How to use a microcomputer and related software for course or classroom purposes. Will explore both generic and dedicated software packages. Course may be repeated to a maximum of 3 credits. 1 Cr. DEMAND.
IM 445/545. Children's Literature Workshop
Participants will meet children's book authors and/or illustrators who will discuss their works for children in grades K-8. Ways of using children's literature in media centers and classrooms will be explored. One credit available upon completion of written assignment. May be repeated. 1 Cr. SUM.
IM 452/552. Access to Information
Information access, theory, practice, tools (print and electronic formats) and trends in research and provision of information services. 3 Cr. F, SUM.
IM 455/555. Design & Preparation of Multimedia Presentations I
Design and production of instructor-led multimedia presentations. Hardware and software skills for production of presentation support materials. Lab. Prereq.: 245 or consent of adviser for 455; no prerequisite for 555. 3 Cr. S, SUM.
IM 456/556. Design and Preparation of Multimedia Presentations II
Systematic approach to the production of instructor-independent multimedia presentations for informational and self-instructional lessons. Includes needs assessment, format selection, presentation design, equipment selection and operation, and media production. Lab. Prereq.: 404/504, 455/555. 3 Cr. F.
IM 462/562. Design and Production of Video Media
Developing, designing, utilizing, evaluating, and administering video media in instructional and related programs with a focus on desktop digital technologies. Lab. 3 Cr. S.