2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Jun 30, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Course Descriptions


At the end of each course description, information is provided to indicate when the course will be scheduled.

Please note: Schedules are subject to change; check the PeopleSoft online schedule prior to each term’s registration.

Courses designated NLA (non-liberal arts) cannot be applied toward the minimum liberal arts credit requirements. Course prerequisites are included in this listing. Unless otherwise specified, a course does not have a prerequisite.

 

Speech Communication Studies

  
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    SCS 401 - Internship in Speech Communication


    Students will have the opportunity for professionally supervised field experience in an agency related to their major concentration. The objective of the practicum is to provide first-hand learning and work experience in a non-academic institution. Seminars and reports will supplement agency supervision.
    Field Studies
    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: SCS 101  
    Offered in the Spring Semester
    Department Consent Required
  
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    SCS 415 - Special Topics in Speech Communication Studies


    This course is designed to offer an intensive study of an area of speech communication that is not currently covered extensively by existing courses. Some of the topics which may be covered include “Family Communication,” “Narrative Communication,” “Political Rhetoric,” and “Communication Skills and Theories for the Healthcare Professional.”
    Lecture
    Credits: 3
    Offered in the Spring Semester
  
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    SCS 418 - Principles of Clinical Management in Speech-Language Pathology I


    Supervised clinical practice in the treatment of speech and language disorders will be provided to qualified students, as detailed in departmental policy documents.
    Lecture
    Credits: 3
    Permission of Department Chair or Instructor
    Offered in the Fall Semester
    Department Consent Required
  
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    SCS 419 - Principles of Clinical Management in Speech-Language Pathology II


    Continuation of supervised clinical practice in the treatment of speech and language disorders will be provided to qualified students, as detailed in departmental policy documents.
    Lecture
    Credits: 3
    Permission of the Department Chair or Instructor.
    Offered in the Spring Semester
    Department Consent Required
  
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    SCS 420 - Principles of Clinical Management in Speech-Language Pathology III


    In this course, students will study how research and theory about phonological, syntactical, semantic and pragmatic development are put into clinical practice. Topics include the techniques for treating disorders of articulation, voice, fluency and language, as well as the current tests and measurements used in the diagnosis of speech and language disorders. Opportunities for supervised clinical experience will be provided to qualified students.
    Lecture
    Credits: 3
    Permission of the Department Chair or Instructor.
    Offered Fall, Spring & Summer
    Department Consent Required
  
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    SCS 430 - Swallowing Disorders in Adults and Children


    This course is designed for students to demonstrate an understanding of the anatomy related to swallowing disorders. Students will demonstrate knowledge related to dysphagia including but not limited to stages of swallowing, characteristics of swallowing disorders, evaluation, treatment, tracheotomy and ventilation.
    Lecture
    Credits: 3
    Prerequisites: SCS 206  and SCS 207  
    Offered Spring Semester Alternate Years
  
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    SCS 431 - Evaluation Procedures for Diagnostic Purposes in Speech-Language Pathology


    This course is designed for students to study formal and informal diagnostic assessments used across the lifespan and procedures used for multicultural populations.
    Lecture
    Credits: 3
    Prerequisites: SCS 206  and SCS 207  
    Offered in the Fall Semester Alternate Years
  
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    SCS 432 - Medical Speech Pathology


    This course is an introduction to the practice of speech-language pathology within medical settings. It covers core knowledge considered essential to prepare students to work as speech-language pathologists in an acute care or rehabilitation setting, nursing home, or otherwise conduct assessment and therapy of medically-involved patients. Topics include chart notes and communicating with the medical team, common medications, the neurological examination, imaging studies, head and neck oncology, swallowing, and managing tracheostomized patients. The role and responsibilities of the speech-language pathologist in the Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, and Throat) and Rehabilitation Departments is examined.
    Lecture
    Credits: 3
    Prerequisites: SCS 206  and SCS 207  
    Offered Spring Semester Alternate Years
 

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