198 Course Descriptions
2018-2019 USC Upstate Catalog
ing. A comprehensive examination of the social, historical, and philosophical
influences that have shaped educational policies and practices in the USA with
special emphasis on legal and ethical aspects of education.
EDFO U298. Service Learning for Teaching Fellows (1-3) Supervised
clinical experience in elementary, middle, or secondary setting. Observation
and reflective journal is required with a focus on instruction and classroom
environment. Prerequisite: Teaching Fellows Only.
EDFO U333. Educational Development of the Lifelong Learner (3)
Applications of psychology of learning and motivation to patterns of social,
emotional, physical and intellectual development, and their relationship to
teaching of children, adolescents, and adults.
EDFO U341. Introduction to Exceptional Learners/Special Education
(3) Theoretical and practical approaches to the education of the young exceptional
child with emphasis on current remedial procedures. Included are
alternative administrative arrangements and sources of academic therapy.
Supervised field experiences are included.
EDFO U397. Minor in Education Seminar (3) Includes review of the
research and documentation processes. Following discussion of contemporary
issues in American Education, in collaboration with and with the approval
of the course instructor, students will identify an education-related topic
to research. Students then conceptualize, design, write and present their
research. The topic must integrate and extend knowledge learned in other
courses taken as part of the minor. Open only to students with a declared
minor in education. Prerequisite: 12 hours of coursework completed in the
Education minor, to include EDFO U210.
EDFO U483. Organization and Management of the Diverse Classroom
(3) Structuring of physical, social, and instructional environment to maximize
learning in a diverse classroom. Candidates develop a comprehensive
understanding of both practice and reactive approaches to management
with attention to culturally diverse settings. Behaviorist and constructivist
approaches, inclusive education and conflict resolution are components of this
course. Prerequisites: Admission to the professional program. Corequisites:
EDEL U441, EDFO U487, EDEL U455, EDEL U450, EDRE U442; or candidacy
in the Learning Disability Program.
EDFO U485. Diversity, Management, and Assessment (3) The dynamic
relationships among classroom diversity, management, instruction, and
assessment. Through field experiences and reflection, students develop
knowledge and skills in the interaction of these classroom elements. Prerequisite:
Admission to the professional program. Corequisites: EDEC U410,
U420, U422, and U445 for Early Childhood majors only.
EDFO U487. Student, Teacher, and School Assessment (3) Formal and
informal assessment of elementary age students as well as teachers and
schools. Attention is given to the appropriate uses of standardized testing
as well as teacher made assessments with particular emphasis on the
interpretation of test results and their relationship to instructional goals.
Consideration is also be given to the issue of accountability and appropriate
options for evaluating teachers and schools. Prerequisite: Admission to the
professional program. Corequisites: EDEL U441, EDEL U455, EDFO U483,
EDEL U450, EDRE U442.
HEALTH EDUCATION (EDHL)
EDHL U170. First Aid (1) Instruction leading to basic certification in
standard first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Discussion of HIV/
AIDS and back injury prevention is also included.
EDHL U221. Lifelong Health and Wellness (3) Wellness and fitness
trends in America. Self-assessment of health status concepts, human
sexuality, health promotion strategies (physical fitness, stress management,
nutrition, weight control) and health maintenance of major life
style diseases (Cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes mellitus, HIV,
EDHL U331. Health and Physical Education for the Elementary
School Child (3) Methods and materials for teaching health and physical
education in the elementary school including integration and correlation
of materials with other subjects at primary and intermediate grade levels.
EDHL U334. The School Health Program (3) Methods of teaching
health with special emphasis on the relationship of health to physical
education. Health service, healthful school living, and method and
materials of teaching health are included. Prerequisites: EDHL U221
and BIOL U232.
SPECIAL EDUCATION: LEARNING DISABILITY (EDLD)
EDLD U410. Methods of Teaching Students with LD (3) Instructional
strategies and practice for teaching learners with LD. Prerequisite: admission
to professional program. Corequisites: EDLD U411, EDLD U412.
EDLD U411. Practicum in Learning Disabilities I (1) Application of
teaching methods in a special education classroom setting. Prerequisite:
admission to professional program. Corequisites: EDLD U410, EDLD U412.
EDLD U412. Characteristics of Students with LD (3) Characteristics
of students who have learning disabilities which are manifested in
instructional settings. Specific characteristics that are factors in developing
comprehensive, longitudinal individualized programs as well as
guidelines regarding LD referral, assessment and placement procedures
will be presented. Prerequisite: admission to the professional program.
Corequisite: EDLD U410, EDLD U411.
EDLD U414. Individualized Curriculum for Students with Disabilities
(3) The various etiologies of conditions affecting students with mild/moderate
disabilities. Cognitive characteristics of learners with mild/moderate disabilities
and the impact on language development, academic performance,
social skills, and emotional behavior will be included. Prerequisite: EDLD
U412. Corequisites: EDCI U402; EDLD U483; EDLD U440.
EDLD U415. Reading Disorders and Reading Methods (3) Specific
methods designed to facilitate the development of reading skills of students
with learning disabilities. A practicum experience is required. Prerequisite:
Admission to the professional program. Corequisites: EDLD U425 and U445
for LD program majors.