Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Arts



First Advisor

Dr. Norman M. Peterson

Second Advisor

Dr. Dale Brethower

Third Advisor

Dr. Howard Farris

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


This article presents a concise system for guiding content planners in the selection and analysis of content for any curriculum. The Knowledge Mapping system is compared to other curriculum development systems and is shown to meet some current needs which these systems have not met. An analysis of the Knowledge Map is provided and a demonstration of the impact that Knowledge Mapping can have on curriculum construction is presented. The demonstration illustrates that the use of this system can provide a tool for content planners which leads to a greater consistency between objectives and evaluation materials. The multiple uses of the Knowledge Map system for industrial and formal educational settings are discussed.