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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - LIS5566

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2010-06-22
Campus:
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: College approved 3/24/10; Grad council apprvd 4/19/10; submitted to SCNS liaison 5/13/10; SCNS approved; posted in Banner - effective 8/1/2010


  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2142 2008-04-28
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    SLIS AS ???
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Dr. Anna Perrault or Linda Alexander 9746844 perrault@cas.usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    LIS 5566 Multicultural Literature for Children and Young Adults

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Multicultural Course
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    -

    Prerequisites

    none

    Corequisites

    none

    Course Description

    Students will select and evaluate multicultural and special population materials for effective use in youth services and programs in public and school libraries.


  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    Because libraries serve all patrons in a diverse society, and since our society and schools have become more diverse, understanding and knowledge of various cultural groups and their reading interests are necessary for a librarian to effectively serve the

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    This elective course is in high demand by SLIS students and is offered every semester. Most library school students who plan to work with youth try to take this class. The classes fill up every time. There is no required sequence. Some Education students also take this course.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    This class has been offered and taught online/blended as a LIS 5937 course (experimental topics) a total of ten (10) times by this teacher since Fall 2008. It will also be taught this summer and fall.

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    The minimum qualifications to teach this course should be at least a master degree (MLS) if the teacher has at least one year of experience in a public or school library, but preferably a doctorate, with at least one year of library or teaching experience, with research in the published readings/book titles included in this topic and age group.


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    The Objectives are to teach students to:

    1. Define multiculturalism and special populations

    2. Demonstrate knowledge of characteristics of multicultural and of special populations

    3. Design lessons which integrate materials and awareness of differences and similarities between various cultures into the curriculum

    4. Select materials for a collection that will enhance the understanding of a variety of cultures,

    while celebrating their uniqueness and special qualities.

    5. Access and teach others to access information on festivals, holidays and customs of people from a variety of cultures

    6. Promote sensitivity to and awareness of the many cultures served within the community

    B. Learning Outcomes

    STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Upon completion of course, students will be able to:

    1. Define multiculturalism and special populations

    2. Demonstrate a knowledge of characteristics of multi-

    cultural and of special populations

    3. Design lessons which integrate materials and awareness

    of differences and similarities between various cultures into the curriculum

    4. Select materials for a collection that will enhance the understanding of a variety of cultures, while celebrating their uniqueness and special qualities.

    5. Access and teach others to access information on

    festivals, holidays and customs of people from a variety

    of cultures

    6. Promote sensitivity to and awareness of the many cultures served within the community

    C. Major Topics

    Don C. Locke's (1998) Model of Multicultural Understanding includes 10 elements: acculturation; poverty and economic concerns; history of oppression; language and the arts; racism and prejedice; sociopolitical factors; child-rearing practices; religious practices; family structure and dynamics, and cultural values and attitudes. We study and discuss these 10 elements when reading books on our booklists for 14 cultural groups served by libraries in the U.S. These groups include Hispanic, 4 Asian groups, Jewish, Native American, Muslim, and Gay/Lesbian, etc.

    D. Textbooks

    Locke, Don C. (1998). Increasing Multicultural Understanding: A Comprehensive Model. 2nd edition. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

    Although the 2nd ed. is still current, we will use the third edition when it comes out.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports


  5. Course Concurrence Information



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