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Introduction | B.A. in Communicative Disorders
B.A. in Speech Communication
Minor in Speech Communication
M.A. in Communicative Disorders & Speech Comm
Clinical Rehab Serv Cred in Language, Speech & Hearing
Certification, Licensure & Credentials in Comm Disorders
Speech Communication Courses
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DEPARTMENT CHAIR
Kurt Kitselman

DEPARTMENT OFFICE
College Park 420-1

SPEECH AND HEARING CLINIC

College Park 150

DEPARTMENT WEBSITE
http://communications.fullerton.edu/

PROGRAMS OFFERED
Bachelor of Arts in Communicative Disorders
Master of Arts in Communicative Disorders
   Credential in: Clinical Rehabilitative Services-Language, Speech and Hearing
Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication
   Emphases in:
   Argumentation and Persuasion
   Intercultural Communication
   Interpersonal Communication
   Organizational Communication
   Communication Studies
Minor in Speech Communication
Master of Arts in Speech Communication

FACULTY
Jon Bruschke, K. Jeanine Congalton, Michael Davis, Christopher Deal, Robert Gass, Nise Bloomfield Frye, Javette Hayes, Kurt Kitselman, Edith Li, Patty Malone, Irene Matz, Elizabeth Mechling, Toni Nielson, Norman Page, John Reinard, Gary Ruud, Terry Saenz, Hye-Kyeung Seung, Jason Teven, Stella Ting-Toomey, Kenneth Tom, Ying-Chiao Tsao, Toya Wyatt.

ADVISERS
Communicative Disorders:
Undergraduate: Toya Wyatt
Graduate: Edith Li
Speech Communication:
Undergraduate: Norman Page
Graduate: K. Jeanine Congalton

INTRODUCTION
The mission of the department is to provide students with an understanding of communication processes in a culturally diverse society. An in-depth understanding of communication processes brings a number of benefits, including the ability to analyze communication barriers and the competency to facilitate effective communication between individuals, within organizations, between organizations and their customers or constituencies, and across cultures. Understanding communication processes in depth can, with specialized education and training, be used also to diagnose and treat disorders of communication.

The department offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Communication with emphases in Argumentation and Persuasion, Intercultural Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Organizational Communication, and Communication Studies. It also offers a Master of Arts degree in Speech Communication. Students who complete the bachelor’s or master’s degree are qualified to enter a variety of rewarding careers in business, nonprofit organizations, government, and education, and they are qualified to pursue advanced degrees in communication studies as well as in other academic and professional fields that are described under the sections on concentrations. The department offers a Minor in Speech Communication, which is structured to meet individual students’ educational needs and career aspirations.

The department also offers a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts degree in Communicative Disorders. These degrees lead to eligibility for a state license in speech-language pathology, national certification in speech-language pathology, and a specialized credential for work within the public school system. The Communicative Disorders Program has been accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association for over thirty years. The Communicative Disorders Program has a number of special features, including an emphasis on clinical services for persons from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, alternative and augmentative forms of communication, and diagnosis and management of disorders of swallowing.

The department provides a strong foundation of theory in its degree programs, and each program gives its students the experience they need in applying theory in a variety of contexts. Knowledge and skills are developed in the classroom through the use of case study methodology and other learning strategies and through internship experiences, which allow students to apply their knowledge and skills in their eventual work settings. Some students are encouraged to pursue careers in college and university teaching and research by continuing their education at the doctoral level in the field of communication studies or communicative disorders. Finally, the department provides guidance for students interested in pursuing graduate and professional studies in fields related to communication.

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Speech and hearing clinic


BACHELOR OF ARTS IN COMMUNICATIVE DISORDERS
The Bachelor of Arts in Communicative Disorders requires 42 units within the major; 39 of the units are required and 3 are elective. All students also complete 51 units of general education, leaving 27 units of free electives to complete the university’s requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree. Most students who pursue the Bachelor of Arts in Communicative Disorders intend to complete a Master of Arts degree in Communicative Disorders, since this is the entrance-level degree for practice as a speech-language pathologist in both the public school and the health care systems. The Bachelor of Arts degree provides excellent preparation for pursuit of teaching credentials, too, and students are encouraged to consider this degree to prepare for careers as teachers, especially if they are interested in early childhood or elementary education. Students can complete requirements for entrance into most teaching credential programs within the 120-unit minimum required for a Bachelor of Arts degree through careful planning.

Sophomore Level (6 units)
Human Comm 241 Introduction to Phonetics (3)
Human Comm 242 Introduction to Communicative Disorders (3)

Junior Level (15 units)
Human Comm 300 Introduction to Research in Speech Communication (3)
Human Comm 307 Speech & Language Development (3)
Human Comm 344 Anatomy & Physiology of Speech & Hearing (3)
Human Comm 350 Speech & Hearing Science (3)
Human Comm 352 Child Language and Phonological Disorders (3)

Senior Level (18 units)
Human Comm 461 Audiology & Audiometry (3)
Human Comm 465 Aural Rehabilitation (3)
Human Comm 472 Voice & Craniofacial Disorders (3)
Human Comm 474 Neurology & Neurogenic Communicative Disorders (3)
Human Comm 475 Fluency Disorders (3)
Human Comm 476 Clinical Methods and Procedures (3)

Electives (3 units)
Human Comm 302 Introduction to Manual Communication (3)
Human Comm 308 Quantitative Research Methods (3)
Human Comm 312 Intermediate Sign Language (3)
Human Comm 345 Communication & Aging (3)
Human Comm 404 Communicative Disorders of the Bilingual/ Multicultural Child (3)

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BACHELOR OF ARTS IN SPEECH COMMUNICATION

The Bachelor or Arts in Speech Communication is awarded with one of five emphases: Argumentation and Persuasion, Intercultural Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Organizational Communication, or Communication Studies. The major requires 42 units consisting of (1) 15 units of core requirements, (2) 9 units of theoretical core, and (3) 15 units within the student’s particular emphasis. In addition to 42 units within the major, students complete 51 units of general education, leaving 27 units of free electives to complete the university’s requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree. Some students are encouraged to pursue specific minors, such as a Minor in Advertising, Business Administration, Computer Science, Journalism, Psychology, or Public Administration, depending on their career or professional goals. Students can complete these minors as well as one of the department’s majors within the 120-unit minimum required for a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Core Requirements (18 units)
Human Comm 102 Public Speaking (3)
Human Comm 200 Human Communication (3)
Human Comm 236 Essentials of Debate (3)
Human Comm 300 Introduction to Research (3)
Human Comm 308 Quantitative Research Methods (3)
Human Comm 320 Intercultural Communication (3)

Theoretical Core (9 units)
Human Comm 313 Interpersonal Communication Theory (3)
OR Human Comm 332 Processes of Social Influence (3)
Human Comm 324 Communicating in Groups and Teams (3)
OR Human Comm 326 Organizational Communication Dynamics (3)
Human Comm 330 Rhetoric of Popular Culture (3)
OR Human Comm 335 Advanced Argumentation (3)

Emphasis in Argumentation and Persuasion (15 units)
An emphasis in Argumentation and Persuasion constitutes one of the strongest liberal arts educations available. Students learn how to think in a clear and logical manner, analyze information critically, formulate persuasive arguments, and deliver those arguments effectively, both in oral and in written forms. These skills are of great value in almost any career. Students who complete their degree with a emphasis in Argumentation and Persuasion are prepared for a variety of specific careers as well, including a career as a speech/debate coach. They are also prepared for careers in government and politics, such as that of a campaign aide or director, elected official, information officer, legislative assistant, legislative research specialist, lobbyist, negotiator, press secretary, or speechwriter. Others have used the emphasis as preparation for a career in the ministry. The emphasis offers particularly strong preparation for law school.

Human Comm 330 Rhetoric of Popular Culture (3)
Human Comm 331 Rhetorical Dimensions in Sex and Gender (3)
Human Comm 332 Processes of Social Influence (3)
Human Comm 334 Persuasive Speaking (3)
Human Comm 335 Advanced Argumentation (3)
Human Comm 337 Communication in the Legal Arena (3)
Human Comm 338 Intercollegiate Forensics (3)
Human Comm 342 America Speaks (3)
Human Comm 420 Communication Theory (3)
Human Comm 426 Directing Forensics (3)
Human Comm 430 Classical Rhetoric (3)
Human Comm 432 Contemporary Rhetoric (3)
Human Comm 437 Internship: Speech Communication (3)
Human Comm 438 Principles of Rhetorical Criticism (3)
Human Comm 492A Proseminar in Speech Communication (3)

Emphasis in Intercultural Communication (15 units)
An emphasis in Intercultural Communication provides students with specialized knowledge and skills in identifying, analyzing, and meeting the challenges of effective communication in a multicultural society, both in the context of organizations and among individuals. These challenges are transformed into career opportunities for those who have mastered the knowledge and skills of effective intercultural communication and are able to translate their knowledge to diverse intercultural applications. Students who complete the Intercultural Communication emphasis successfully are prepared for careers such as that of customer service and sales representative, diplomat, foreign correspondent, foreign relations or foreign service officer, host for foreign dignitaries, intercultural and diversity trainer, international corporate representative, international and study-abroad student adviser, and travel industry representative. The emphasis also provides an excellent background for those interested in careers in primary and secondary education, a variety of human and social service careers, and other careers for which a liberal arts education is required.
Human Comm 220 Interpersonal Conflict Management (3)
Human Comm 313 Interpersonal Communication Theory (3)
Human Comm 342 America Speaks (3)
Human Comm 360 Nonverbal Communication (3)
Human Comm 420 Communication Theory (3)
Human Comm 422 Applications of Intercultural Communication (3)
Human Comm 437 Internship: Speech Communication (3)
Human Comm 492C Proseminar in Speech Communication (3)

Emphasis in Interpersonal Communication (15 units)
An emphasis in Interpersonal Communication provides students with the education needed for entrance into a variety of careers in social and human services. Success in these fields requires competencies in identifying, analyzing, and meeting the challenges of effective communication among individuals. Acquiring these competencies is the goal of the emphasis in Interpersonal Communication. The emphasis provides a basis for the pursuit of teaching credentials, and it provides an exceptional background of preparation for graduate studies in fields such as social work, counseling, and clinical psychology. An emphasis in Inter-personal Communication, combined with selected courses within the psychology minor, meets entrance requirements for most graduate programs in these fields. The selection of an emphasis in Interpersonal Communication suggests a special aptitude for and interest in human service careers, and the emphasis provides students with a unique and exceptionally strong background of theoretical as well as applied studies for graduate studies in the mental health professions.

Human Comm 220 Interpersonal Conflict Management (3)
Human Comm 313 Interpersonal Communication Theory (3)
Human Comm 318 Family Communication (3)
Human Comm 324 Communicating in Teams and Groups (3)
Human Comm 332 Processes of Social Influence (3)
Human Comm 360 Nonverbal Communication (3)
Human Comm 413 Communication in Interpersonal Relationships (3)
Human Comm 420 Communication Theory (3)
Human Comm 437 Internship: Speech Communication (3)
Human Comm 492B Proseminar in Speech Communication (3)

Emphasis in Organizational Communication (15 units)
An emphasis in Organizational Communication prepares students for careers in business, nonprofit organizations, and government. These organizations depend on effective communication among individuals and units within the organization as well as with customers or other constituencies on the outside in order to achieve their goals. One of the primary causes of organizational malfunction is a failure to meet communication challenges, and these challenges are especially great in our multicultural society and in a world made small by travel and communication technology. Experts in organizational communication have the competencies needed to identify the barriers to effective communication within organizations, and between organizations and their customers or other constituencies, and to remove those barriers through organizational structural changes, policy changes, use of communication technologies and media, and training/development of employees. Students who complete their degree with this emphasis are prepared for careers such as that of communication trainer, community relations director or representative, conflict manager, customer service representative, director of corporate communications, executive manager, human resource manager, industrial and labor relations representative, mediator, negotiator, public information officer, or sales representative. The organizational communication emphasis, combined with a business administration minor, provides an exceptional background for those with an interest in careers that focus on communication in the business environment.

Human Comm 220 Interpersonal Conflict Management (3)
Human Comm 324 Communicating in Teams and Groups (3)
Human Comm 325 Interviewing: Principles and Practices (3)
Human Comm 326 Organizational Communication Dynamics (3)
Human Comm 333 Communication in Business and the Professions (3)
Human Comm 334 Persuasive Speaking (3)
Human Comm 420 Communication Theory (3)
Human Comm 433 Training and Development (3)
Human Comm 437 Internship: Speech Communication (3)
Human Comm 492D Proseminar in Speech Communication (3)

Emphasis in Communication Studies (15 units)
An emphasis in Communication Studies provides students with the opportunity to focus on two of the emphases. Many students, for example, combine courses from the Intercultural Communication emphasis with either the Organizational Communication or the Interpersonal Communication emphasis. The selection of courses must be adviser-approved and from at least two of the emphases.

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MINOR IN SPEECH COMMUNICATION
An understanding of the challenges of effective communication and how communication can be facilitated is of great value in almost any career. Some careers, such as those in human services, require an understanding of communication between individuals. Other careers, such as those in business, nonprofit organizations, or government, require an understanding of communication within and between organizations and between organizations and their customers or other constituencies. For example, business majors may benefit from knowledge and skills in organizational and multicultural communication, particularly in our multicultural society. The Minor in Speech Communication is structured to meet the individual student’s aptitudes, interests, and career goals. The minor is earned by the successful completion of 21 adviser-approved units.

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MASTER OF ARTS IN COMMUNICATIVE DISORDERS AND IN SPEECH COMMUNICATION
The Master of Arts in Communicative Disorders (speech-language pathology and audiology), accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association since 1969, is designed: (1) to provide students with graduate, professional level studies covering the broad field of communicative disorders; (2) to provide students with opportunities to observe, learn and serve communicatively impaired clients within a wide range of clinical facilities, both on-campus and off-campus; and (3) to train students to assess, diagnose and formulate therapy plans, and to function as therapists for selected types and populations of the communicatively impaired.

The Master of Arts in Speech Communication is designed to give students broad exposure to theory and research and, at the same time, allow them to specialize in one area (i.e., argumentation and persuasion, interpersonal communication, intercultural communication, organization communication, or rhetorical studies). The objectives of the degree include improving the student's academic and professional competence; preparing the student for advanced graduate work toward the doctoral degree; developing the student's research capabilities; increasing student's knowledge in the area of specialization; and for the student planning a teaching career, providing the opportunity to develop teaching skills. The student is expected to demonstrate a high degree of intellectual competence and scholarly discipline, to evaluate critically, and to demonstrate mastery of the field of specialization.

Admission to Graduate Standing: Conditionally Classified
Applicants must meet the university requirements for admission to conditionally classified graduate standing: a baccalaureate from an accredited institution and a grade-point average of at least 3.0 in the last 60 semester units attempted is preferred. Applicants for the Communicative Disorders Program must have a baccalaureate in communicative disorders or the equivalent. The equivalent consists of a prescribed list of courses which total 36 semester units and which form an appropriate background for graduate studies. Applicants for Speech Communication are required to have a baccalaureate in speech communication or an allied field or complete nine units of approved background studies in speech communication.

In addition, the following factors will be taken into consideration by the Graduate Committee in determining who shall be admitted to the program:

  1. Grade-point average.
  2. Letters of recommendation (preferably on department forms).
  3. Professional objectives as presented in a student letter of intent.

Application Deadlines
The deadlines for completing online applications are March 1st for the fall semester and October 1st for the spring semester (see http://www.csumentor.edu). Mailed applications need to be postmarked by the same deadlines. However, deadlines may be changed based upon enrollment projections. Check the university graduate studies website for current information at http://www.fullerton.edu/graduate.

Graduate Standing: Classified

A student who meets the requirements for conditionally classified graduate standing, as well as the following requirements, may be granted classified graduate standing upon the development of an approved study plan:

  1. Enrollment in Human Comm 501, Seminar in Speech-Language Pathology, is a pre-classification requirement for the M.A. Degree in Communicative Disorders.
  2. Enrollment in Human Comm 500, Research in Speech Communication is required within the first nine units of graduate work included on the study plan.
  3. Completion of the study plan with 30 units of studies approved by an adviser and the Department Graduate Committee.
Graduate Study Plan (GSP)
Requirements for the M.A. Degree in Communicative Disorders consist of:

  • A minimum of 30 units of study approved by the Department Graduate Committee. These include:
  • Courses totaling 15 units including: Human Comm 500, Research in Speech Communication, taken in the first nine units of GSP course work; Human Comm 542, Neurologic Basis of Speech and Language; Human Comm 543, Seminar in Dysphagia; Human Comm 576, Seminar in Augmentative and Alternative Communication; and Human Comm 577, Seminar in Child Language Disorders.
  • Five 500-level academic courses in communicative disorders totaling 15 units, which may include either Human Comm 597, Directed Graduate Research, or Human Comm 599, Independent Study.
  • Comprehensive exams are taken in ten areas throughout the course of graduate study when prerequisite course work has been completed.

Requirements for the M.A. Degree in Speech Communication consist of:

  • A minimum of 30 units of 400-level and 500-level courses approved by the Department Graduate Committee. These include:
  • Courses totaling 15 units including: Human Comm 500, Research in Speech Communication, taken in the first nine units of GSP course work; Human Comm 536, Seminar in Communication and Rhetorical Theory; and three additional 500-level seminars.
  • Completion of 30 units of course work and passing a comprehensive examination, or completion of 27 units of course work and writing a project (Human Comm 597, Directed Graduate Research) for three units, or completion of 24 units of course work and writing a thesis (Human Comm 598) for six units.

For further information, consult the Department of Human Communication Studies.

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CLINICAL REHABILITATIVE SERVICES CREDENTIAL IN LANGUAGE, SPEECH, AND HEARING
Speech pathologists who wish to practice in the public school setting are required to obtain an M.A. Degree in Communicative Disorders and the Clinical Rehabilitative Services Credential in Language, Speech, and Hearing (CRSC), which they may declare as an objective when they apply for admission to the graduate program. The credential may also be declared as an objective at a later time as long as the student has maintained continuous enrollment in the graduate program. After the student leaves the graduate program, re-admission is required in order to fulfill requirements for the credential. It is, therefore, strongly recommended that students complete the credential while working on the M.A. Degree unless they are absolutely certain that they will not later wish to work in the public schools.

In order to obtain the CRSC, students must earn the M.A. Degree in Communicative Disorders. In addition, they must meet requirements that are somewhat more specific than those for the M.A. Degree alone. These requirements are listed below.

The required courses and clinical practice for the CRSC must be completed with a grade-point average of 2.50, and at least a “C” (2.0) must be earned for each course and practicum. In the case of credit/no credit grades for certain clinical practicum courses, the student must earn a credit. Students are required to complete clinical clock hours according to the requirements of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Some of the clinical clock hours must be in audiology and aural rehabilitation. In addition, 100 of the 350 supervised clock hours must be completed at a school site or its equivalent. The hours must be supervised in all cases by persons holding the ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology and the appropriate state license. The supervisor of the public school practicum must also hold the Clinical Rehabilitative Services Credential. If equivalences have been granted for a clinical practicum that was completed at another university, appropriate documentation of clinical clock hours completed at the other institution must be provided to the Communicative Disorders Program so that it can be placed in the student’s clinical practicum file.

Finally, the student must demonstrate proficiency in reading and writing through passing the University Examination in Writing Proficiency (EWP) and through obtaining a “C” (2.0) or better in Human Comm 300 Introduction to Research in Speech Communication.

Alternatively, the student may demonstrate reading and writing proficiency by obtaining a “C” (2.0) or better in Human Comm 500 Research in Speech Communication. Students must also pass the CBEST Exam prior to entering the credential program. The Credential Coordinator should be contacted by the students early in their program to review requirements and give further information on the
requirements for the credential.

Academic and Clinical Practicum Requirements
Undergraduate courses from related areas
Psychology 361 Developmental Psychology (3)
Special Ed 371 Exceptional Individual (3)

M.A. Degree in Communicative Disorders
Academic courses in the major. The following courses are required for the CRSC, but some of them may also be used for the partial fulfillment of requirements for the M.A. Degree.
Human Comm 404 Communicative Disorders of the Bilingual/ Multicultural Child (3)
Human Comm 490 Seminar: Speech and Hearing Services in the Schools (2)
Human Comm 571 Seminar in Fluency Disorders (3)
Human Comm 573 Seminar in Voice Disorders (3)
Human Comm 574 Seminar in Phonological Disorders (3)
Human Comm 576 Seminar in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (3)

Clinical Practicum Requirements
Human Comm 458 Clinical Practicum: Speech and Language Disorders in Children (3)
Human Comm 468 Audiology Practicum (1)
Human Comm 485 Aural Rehabilitation Practicum (1)
Human Comm 489A Public School Practicum in Communicative Disorders (4)
Human Comm 558A Clinical Practicum:
    Speech and Language Disorders in Adults (3)
Human Comm 558C Clinical Practicum:
    Communicative Disorders and Differences in Individuals from Diverse Backgrounds (3)
Human Comm 558D Clinical Practicum:
    Augmentative Communication and Instrumental Management of Communicative Disorders (2)
Human Comm 559A Advanced Clinical Practicum: Communicative Disorders (3)

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CERTIFICATION, LICENSURE, AND CREDENTIALS IN COMMUNICATIVE DISORDERS
Certification
The Communicative Disorders program is fully accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Graduate study in this program leads to certification in speech-language pathology with ASHA (CCC-SLP).

The CCC-SLP is awarded by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association to persons who (a) complete the M.A. Degree in speech-language pathology, (b) complete the required clinical practicum by taking prescribed combinations of clinical practicum courses, (c) achieve all required knowledge-based and skill-based competencies, (d) pass the National Examination in Speech-Language Pathology, (e) successfully complete a Clinical Fellowship Year, and (f) submit the appropriate application materials to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. All students should be familiar with the requirements for the CCC-SLP. All students should obtain a copy of the latest ASHA Membership and Certification Handbook during the last year of their graduate studies, and they should read all materials carefully. Their advisers are not responsible for informing students of ASHA requirements that are to be met after graduation. Copies of the Handbook are available from the Graduate Assistant in the CSUF Speech and Hearing Clinic or directly from ASHA at the following address and telephone number:

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Membership and Certification Section
10801 Rockville Pike
Rockville, Maryland 20852
Telephone (301) 897-5700

Licensure
The speech-language pathology license is required to work as a speech-language pathologist in all settings in California except for the public school and in certain exempt federal employment settings. The license is awarded by the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Examining Committee (SPAEC) of the Medical Board of California to those who (a) complete the M.A. Degree in speech-language pathology, (b) complete the required clinical practicum by taking prescribed practicum courses, (c) pass the National Examination in Speech-Language Pathology, (d) successfully complete a Required Professional Experience (RPE), and (e) submit the appropriate application materials to SPAEC.

Although students will have met or exceeded the academic and clinical practicum requirements for licensure in California by the time they complete their M.A. degree and the last of the clinical practicum courses that are required for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (ASHA), they should still become familiar with the specific requirements for licensure during their last year of graduate studies. Their advisers are not responsible for informing students of requirements for licensure that are met after graduation. A copy of the “Student Manual for Licensure in Speech Pathology and Audiology” may be obtained from the Graduate Assistant in the CSUF Speech and Hearing Clinics or directly from SPAEC at the following address and telephone number:

Speech Pathology & Audiology Examining Committee
1434 Howe Avenue, Suite 86
Sacramento, CA 95825-3240
Telephone (916) 263-2666

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AWARDS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF SPEECH COMMUNICATION
The following awards were established by family, friends and colleagues of the designees in memory of their commitment and contributions to students engaged in the study of human communication.

These awards provide recognition and/or financial assistance to outstanding students majoring in Speech Communication or Communicative Disorders.

The Seth A. Fessenden Award
The Herbert W. Booth Award
The Herbert W. Booth Outstanding Senior Award
The Philip J. Schreiner Award
The Lee E. Granell Award
The Wayne Brockriede Award
The John Scott McKay Textbook Award

GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS

The following appointments are awarded to outstanding graduate students in the form of competitively selected assistantships and lectureships:

Clinical Graduate Assistants
Graduate Assistants in Forensics
Graduate Assistants in Research
Teaching Associates in Human Communication Studies

INTERNATIONAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES IN SPEECH COMMUNICATION
The Department of Human Communication Studies integrates issues of ethnicity and culture in all of its courses. This ensures that students understand their own culture in relationship to other cultures and therefore develop a global perspective. Six faculty members are nationally and/or internationally recognized for their expertise in intercultural communication, multiculturalism and bilingual issues.
Courses in intercultural communication are included in the communication theory and process curriculum. These courses emphasize the nature and effects of such communication on multicultural, multinational and domestic relationships. Clinical experiences that are part of the communicative disorders curriculum also provide expertise on multicultural and bilingual issues.

Speech Communication students provide international learning opportunities for other students on campus as well by providing training for CSUF students who will be studying in international
universities.

SPEECH COMMUNICATION COURSES
Courses are designated as HCOM in the class schedule.

HCOM 100    Introduction to Human Communication

Description: An introduction to theory and practice of interpersonal communication. Practice in the development of skills for improving the quality of communication is required.
Units: (3)

HCOM 102    Public Speaking

Description: Theory and presentation of public speeches, including an analysis of determinants of comprehension and attitude formation; selection and organization of speech materials, development of delivery skills and evaluation of message effectiveness. Student presentations required. Participation in research projects. (CAN SPCH 4)
Units: (3)

HCOM 138    Forensics

Description: Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Investigation and practice in the background, format procedures and evaluation criteria of the various forensic events. Students must participate in at least two intercollegiate speech tournaments. May be repeated for credit. (More than 6 hours of classwork for each unit of credit)
Units: (2)

HCOM 200    Human Communication

Description: Theories and competencies in interpersonal, small group, public, organizational and intercultural communication. Variations in communication processes across contexts are investigated.
Units: (3)

HCOM 220    Interpersonal Conflict Management

Description: Examination of the nature, causes and structure of interpersonal conflict; communication strategies exhibited in conflict; and intervention principles for conflict management. Conflict management theory will be applied to conflicts within marriages, small groups, organizations and intercultural relationships.
Units: (3)

HCOM 235    Essentials of Argumentation

Description: Introduction to methods of critical inquiry and advocacy. Identifying fallacies in reasoning, testing evidence and evidence sources, advancing a reasoned position, and defending and refuting arguments. Analysis and evaluation of oral and written arguments. (CAN SPCH 6)
Units: (3)

HCOM 236    Essentials of Debate

Description: Theory and practice in the activity of debate, emphasizing skill in analysis and reasoning, researching and organizing evidence, evaluating stock issues relating to policy and value propositions, and engaging in regulation.
Units: (3)

HCOM 241    Introduction to Phonetics

Description: The analysis and description of speech at the segmental and suprasegmental levels. Includes practice using the International Phonetic Alphabet for broad and narrow transcription. Overview of speech production.
Units: (3)

HCOM 242    Introduction to Communicative Disorders

Description: A broad overview of disorders of communication including classification and prevalence. Educational and training requirements for speech-language pathology and audiology, professional settings and opportunities, ethical considerations, clinical observations.
Units: (3)

HCOM 300    Introduction to Research in Speech Communication

Description: Prerequisite: Human Comm 100 or 200, open only to speech communication majors. Understanding and using professional literature in speech communication and using that literature to generate a formal research paper. A passing grade fulfills the course requirement of the university upper division baccalaureate writing requirement for speech communication majors and communicative disorders majors.
Units: (3)

HCOM 301    Liberal Studies in Communication Processes

Description: Introduction to interdisciplinary study and its relationships to communication theory. How communication occurs in various disciplines. Theories about the nature of language and how this influences the pursuit of learning. No credit for speech communication majors.
Units: (3)

HCOM 302    Introduction to Sign Language

Description: Prerequisites: Human Comm 100 or 102; English 101. Provides an overview of the deaf experience and the options for communication in the deaf community. Focus is on the use of American Sign Language and finger spelling at the introductory level.
Units: (3)

HCOM 303    Biology of Human Communication

Description: Prerequisite: Biology 101 or Psychology 101. The exploration of the biology and evolution of speech and language. Includes speech production, evolution and development; speech perception; language, hemispheric specialization, clinical studies; current methods in neurolinguistics; and plasticity and aging.
Units: (3)

HCOM 307    Speech and Language Development

Description: Prerequisite: completion of General Education Category I.A. or Linguistics 106 or equivalent. Normal acquisition of phonology, morphology, semantics, syntax and pragmatics in children. Includes the biological, cognitive, and social bases of language acquisition. Meets the requirements for specialized preparation to serve as a teacher of exceptional children. (Same as Linguistics 307).
Units: (3)

HCOM 308    Quantitative Research Methods

Description: Prerequisite: Human Comm 100 or 200. Current perspectives in empirical research methodology in the discipline of Speech Communication. Experimental designs, common statistical tests and the use of the computer as a research tool.
Units: (3)

HCOM 312    Intermediate Sign Language

Description: Prerequisite: Human Comm 302. Focus is on the theory, practice, and grammatical features of American Sign Language at the intermediate level. Students gain an understanding of the deaf cultural perspective.
Units: (3)

HCOM 313    Interpersonal Communication Theory

Description: Prerequisite: Human Comm 100, 200. The behavioral and humanistic approaches to theories of interpersonal communication. Functions of communication which influence interpersonal relationships, including communicator characteristics, information exchange, situational demands and interpersonal evaluations.
Units: (3)

HCOM 318    Family Communication

Description: Prerequisite: Human Comm 200. Explores research and theory in family communication. Examines the role of communication in courtship, family satisfaction, family conflict, and family dysfunction, with emphasis on marital, parent-child sibling, and intergenerational family relationships.
Units: (3)

HCOM 320    Intercultural Communication

Description: Prerequisite: Human Comm 100. Communication problems that result when members of different cultures communicate. How interpersonal communication can overcome differences in cultures’ perceptions of communication’s functionality, value orientations, nonverbal behavior, language, epistemologies and rhetorics.
Units: (3)

HCOM 322    Study Abroad Seminar

Description: Corequisite: Enrollment in the CSU International Programs or California State University, Fullerton Exchange Programs. An orientation to living in another culture for students studying abroad. The emphasis is on the intercultural adaptation process (e.g., culture shock) and understanding host nationals’ behavior.
Units: (1)

HCOM 324    Communicating in Teams and Groups

Description: Prerequisite: Human Comm 100, 200. Application of communication theories and behavioral research findings as they relate to small groups and teams. Communication facilitation among individuals in task realization, including interpersonal needs, leadership, norms, roles, verbal and nonverbal messages, and group systems and procedures.
Units: (3)

HCOM 325    Interviewing: Principles and Practices

Description: Prerequisite: Human Comm 100.  Principles and practices of interviewing processes. Consideration of appraisal, counseling, employment, exit, journalistic, persuasive and survey types of interviews. Case analyses, simulations and community fieldwork required.
Units: (3)

HCOM 326    Organizational Communication Dynamics

Description: Prerequisite: Human Comm 100, 200. The inter-relationships between management and communication theories. The microsystems and macro-systems within an organization are emphasized in terms of intra-personal, interpersonal, small group and organizational communication theories.
Units: (3)

HCOM 330    Rhetoric of Popular Culture

Description: Corequisite: Human Comm 200.
Units: (3)

HCOM 331    Rhetorical Dimensions of Sex and Gender

Description: Prerequisites: Human Comm 100 or 200. Analysis of rhetorical dimensions of sex and gender American communication contexts. Explanation and evaluation of the creation and maintenance of masculinity and femininity in American culture from a rhetorical perspective.
Units: (3)

HCOM 332    Processes of Social Influence

Description: Prerequisite: Human Comm 100 or 200. Major theories of communication concerned with influence and persuasion in society. Communication effectiveness through strategic application of theory
Units: (3)

HCOM 333    Communication in Business and the Professions

Description: Prerequisite: Human Comm 100 or 200.  Human behavior, structural demands and communication within organizations. Application of theory and behavioral research as a framework for generating managerial communication competencies such as inter-viewing, briefings, conference leadership and intergroup coordination.
Units: (3)

HCOM 334    Persuasive Speaking

Description: Prerequisite: Human Comm 102 or equivalent. Strategies and tactics appropriate to leading social policy persuasive campaigns. Emphasis on analysis of receiver variables, progressive use of persuasive materials, question and answer techniques, and the development of personal influence. Student presentations required.
Units: (3)

HCOM 335    Advanced Argumentation

Description: Prerequisite: Human Comm 236 or equivalent. Argument as applied to advocacy; logic and evidence as related to analysis of significant issues.
Units: (3)

HCOM 337    Communication in the Legal Arena

Description: Prerequisite: an upper-division writing requirement course. The influence of communication behaviors on civil and criminal judicial processes. A review and evaluation of research into communication variables and legal practices, from interviewing to closing arguments. Courtroom observation required.
Units: (3)

HCOM 338    Intercollegiate Forensics

Description: Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Directed activity in debate and other forensic events. Participation in intercollegiate speech competition is required for credit. May be repeated for credit. (More than 6 hours of classwork for each unit of credit.)
Units: (2)

HCOM 340    Asian American Communication

Description: (Same as Asian American 340)
Units: (3)

HCOM 342    America Speaks

Description: Prerequisites: Human Comm 100, 102 or Political Sci 100; History 110A or 110B. America’s story told through the speeches that moved her. In addition to critical evaluation of significant messages, emphasis is placed on what it would have been like to be part of the American audience exposed to famous speeches and speakers.
Units: (3)

HCOM 344    The Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing

Description: Anatomy and physiology of the speech and hearing mechanism. The processes of respiration, phonation, articulation-resonance, and hearing are included.
Units: (3)

HCOM 345    Communication and Aging

Description: Prerequisite: Human Comm 100. Communicative changes found in older adults including normal and pathologic changes in the physiological and behavioral aspects. Topics include diagnosis, rehabilitative strategies, social implications, and health care systems.
Units: (3)

HCOM 350    Speech and Hearing Science

Description: Prerequisites: Human Comm 241 and 344. Introduction to physiology and acoustics of speech production including voice, resonance, and individual speech segments. Students are introduced to instrumentation for the acoustic and perceptual analysis of speech.
Units: (3)

HCOM 352    Child Language and Phonological Disorders

Description: Prerequisites: Human Comm 241 or Linguistics 351; Human Comm 242 and 307. Introduction to language and phonological disorders in children. Emphasis on the speech/language profiles of special populations and contemporary approaches to assessment and intervention. Includes practice in the analysis of child speech/language samples.
Units: (3)

HCOM 360    Nonverbal Communication

Description: (Same as Linguistics 360)
Units: (3)

HCOM 404    Communicative Disorders of the Bilingual/Multicultural Child

Description: Prerequisites: Human Comm 241, 242, 307, and 352. Comparative analysis of different versus delayed or deviant speech/language development of children from various cultural, ethnic and linguistic backgrounds. Introduction to principles of clinical management of children from culturally diverse populations.
Units: (3)

HCOM 407    Speech-Language Development and Disorders for Educators

Description: Prerequisite: Special Ed 371 or 400. Monolingual and bilingual speech-language development and disorders, including characteristics of children with potential speech-language problems and techniques for assisting them in classroom settings.
Units: (3)

HCOM 413    Communication in Interpersonal Relationships

Description: Prerequisite: Human Comm 313. Studies of communication in the interpersonal relationship development setting with particular emphasis on current theoretical and methodological issues.
Units: (3)

HCOM 420    Communication Theory

Description: Prerequisite: Human Comm 200, 300, 308, or graduate standing. Analysis of various theories and perspectives on human communication. Attention is paid to understanding basic forms of theories and to developing students’ theoretical perspectives on human communication.
Units: (3)

HCOM 422    Applications of Intercultural Communication

Description: Prerequisite: Human Comm 320. Nature and effects of intercultural communication within multicultural/multinational organizations. Examination of intercultural leadership, negotiation, decision-making, and communication competence. Analysis of and practice in a number of intercultural training approaches.
Units: (3)

HCOM 426    Directing Forensics

Description: Prerequisite: Human Comm 138, 338. This course focuses on philosophies of forensics education, including coaching, judging, and tournament administration. Course content includes discussion of strategies of implementation of these philosophies. Course may be repeated for credit.
Units: (3)

HCOM 430    Classical Rhetoric

Description: Prerequisites: six units of upper-division coursework in Human Communication Studies including Human Comm 300. Significance of rhetoric and oratory in Greek and Roman intellectual life from the 4th Century B.C. to 300 A.D. Contributors include Protagoras, Isocrates, Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, Quintilian, and Augustine.
Units: (3)

HCOM 432    Contemporary Rhetoric

Description: Prerequisites: six units of upper-division major courses. This course examines theories of how cultures and individuals manage meaning in public communication, including speeches, campaigns, print, and electronic media.
Units: (3)

HCOM 433    Training and Development

Description: Prerequisites: Human Comm 324 or Human Comm 326, and Human Comm 308. Studies of communication in a training and development environment with particular emphasis on learning principles, instructional design, implementation and evaluation of training, and needs assessment.
Units: (3)

HCOM 435    Communication in Community Building and Civic Engagement

Description: Prerequisites: Human Comm 100 and junior standing. Course focuses on human dialogue and “talk” in the development of a democratic society. Barriers to community dialogue/building and civic engagement will be examined. Relevant communication procedures, methods and theories will be examined and applied.
Units: (3)

HCOM 437    Internship: Speech Communication

Description: Prerequisites: any two of the following courses: Human Comm 301, 324, 326, 333, 420 or consent of instructor. On-site involvement with communication frameworks as they function in ongoing organizational settings. Working in an organization and seminar activities. Application for internship must be submitted prior to enrollment.
Units: (3)

HCOM 438    Principles of Rhetorical Criticism

Description: Prerequisites: six units of upper-division communication theory and process courses to include Human Comm 300. Explanation and evaluation of rhetorical experience. Historical modes of criticism, issues in rhetorical criticism, criticism in various contexts and experiences in criticism.
Units: (3)

HCOM 458    Clinical Practicum: Speech and Language Disorders in Children

Description: Prerequisites: Human Comm 352 and 476; concurrent enrollment in 574 or 577; admission to the graduate program in communicative disorders; approved Clinical Practicum Plan. Supervised experience in the assessment and treatment of children with speech and language disorders. Weekly individual and group conferences. Approximately 25-40 clinical clock hours. May be repeated for credit.
Units: (3)

HCOM 461    Audiology and Audiometry

Description: Prerequisites: Human Comm 242 and 344. Characteristics of hearing disorders including etiologies and risk factors. Methods and procedures used in assessing the auditory system including current topics of interest. Partially fulfills the requirements for state audiometrist certificate.
Units: (3)

HCOM 465    Aural Rehabilitation

Description: Prerequisite: Human Comm 461. Effects of hearing loss on speech and language. Treatment of hearing disorders, including amplification and aural rehabilitation. Presents information on the role of the audiologist and speech-language pathologist in the management of hearing disorders.
Units: (3)

HCOM 468    Audiology Practicum

Description: Prerequisites: Human Comm 461 and approved Clinical Practicum Plan. Audio-metric evaluations including pure tone testing, hearing aid evaluations, impedance audiometry and report writing. Provides 10-15 clinical clock hours in audiology.
Units: (1)

HCOM 472    Voice and Craniofacial Disorders

Description: Prerequisites: Human Comm 241, 242, and 344. Disorders of voice; disorders of articulation and resonance caused by orofacial pathology. Includes anatomical and physiological bases, assessment, diagnosis, management, and interdisciplinary aspects.
Units: (3)

HCOM 474    Neurology and Neurogenic Communicative Disorders

Description: Prerequisites: Human Comm 241, 242, 307, and 344. Anatomy and physiology of the nervous system as they relate to speech, language, hearing, and swallowing. Clinical characteristics of neurogenic language disorders, apraxia of speech, and dysarthria. Contemporary approaches to assessment and treatment. Lecture, demonstration, and clinical observations.
Units: (3)

HCOM 475    Fluency Disorders

Description: Prerequisites: Human Comm 241, 242, 307, and 344. Theories of development and remission of stuttering, constitutional and environmental risk factors. Clinical characteristics of stuttering. Contemporary approaches to assessment and treatment. Lecture, demonstration, clinical observations, and exercises.
Units: (3)

HCOM 476    Clinical Methods and Procedures

Description: Prerequisites: Human Comm 241, 242, 307, 344, 352, and 472, 474 or 475. Introduction to general principles and procedures for assessment and treatment of individuals with communicative disorders. Lecture, demonstration, clinical observations, and supervised clinical experience.
Units: (3)

HCOM 479    Mediation: Principles and Practice

Description: Prerequisite:Human Comm 200. Students are exposed to principles and practices of mediation as dispute intervention. In addition to lectures and class exercises, students become participants in mediated dispute role-play scenarios. Knowledge gained should serve students throughout their personal and professional lives.
Units: (3)

HCOM 485    Aural Rehabilitation Practicum

Description: Prerequisites: Human Comm 461, 465, and 458 or 558A; and approved Clinical Practicum Plan.  Supervised rehabilitation of hearing impaired children and adults in on- and off-campus facilities. Provides 10-15 clinical clock hours in aural rehabilitation. Sign language background recommended. Credit/no credit only.
Units: (1)

HCOM 489A    Public School Practicum in Communicative Disorders

Description: Prerequisites: Human Comm 458, 543, 558A, 571, 573, 574, 577; concurrent enrollment in Human Comm 490; admission to the graduate program in communicative disorders; approved Clinical Practicum Plan; and passing score on CBEST; application approved prior to semester of practicum. Meets the directed teaching requirements for the Clinical Rehabilitative Services Credential. Approximately 100-150 clinical clock hours.
Units: (4)

HCOM 489B    Public School Practicum in the Special Class

Description: Prerequisites: Human Comm 410, 489A and 490 or concurrent enrollment; Reading 480; concurrent enrollment in Special Ed 482A; admission to the graduate program in communicative disorders; approved Clinical Practicum Plan; approved application prior to semester of practicum. Meets the directed teaching requirements of Clinical Rehabilitative Services Credential Special Class Authorization. Minimum of 100 hours of student teaching in the special class.
Units: (4)

HCOM 490    Seminar: Speech & Hearing Service in Schools

Description: Prerequisites: concurrent enrollment in Human Comm 489A and admission to the graduate program in communicative disorders. Problems and challenges unique to the student clinician in the organization and management of the speech and hearing program in the school. The clinician’s role; planning, scheduling, case finding, treatment program reporting and other responsibilities.
Units: (2)

HCOM 492T    Proseminar in Speech Communication

Description: Prerequisite: appropriate theoretical coursework and consent of instructor. Current research topics in the concentration areas of persuasion and argumentation, interpersonal communication, intercultural communication, and organizational communication will be presented.
Units: (3)

HCOM 496    Student-to-Student Tutorials

Description: Consult “Student-to-Student Tutorials” in this Catalog for more complete course description.
Units: (1-3)

HCOM 499    Independent Study

Description: Open to upper-division students in speech communication only with signed consent form from department chair.
Units: (1-3)

HCOM 500    Research in Speech Communication

Description: Prerequisites: Human Comm 300, 308, or equivalent; admission to M.A. program.  Research design and methods used in historical, descriptive and experimental research in speech communication.
Units: (3)

HCOM 501    Seminar in Speech-Language Pathology

Description: Prerequisite: admission to the M.A. program in communicative disorders. Introduces students to requirements for the M.A. degree in communicative disorders, including requirement for demonstrating knowledge-based and skill-based competencies. Students start a portfolio for documentation of competencies and demonstrate a number of competencies within this course. Credit/no credit only. Course may be repeated three times for credit.
Units: (1)

HCOM 509    Qualitative Research Methods

Description: Prerequisites: Human Comm 300. Perspectives in qualitative research methodology in Speech Communication (ethnography, naturalistic inquiry, case study, phenomenological research, textual/content analysis, archival analysis). Interpretive design; application of standards; data analysis; reporting conclusions.
Units: (3)

HCOM 510    Seminar in Interpersonal and Relational Communication

Description: Prerequisites: Human Comm 324, 313 and 420.  Theoretical and empirical examination of interpersonal and relational communication. Generation of theoretical frameworks and/or heuristic models of concepts and process under investigation.
Units: (3)

HCOM 520    Seminar in Group Communication

Description: Prerequisite: Human Comm 324. Small group communication theory. Small group variables, methods and outcomes, and group process as a learning tool.
Units: (3)

HCOM 522    Seminar in Intercultural Communication

Description: Prerequisite: Human Comm 320. Review of theory and methodology in intercultural communication research. Specific variables examined include attribution, values, communication competence, and acculturation/adaptation. Practice in completing original research in intercultural communication.
Units: (3)

HCOM 525    Seminar in Organizational Communication

Description: Prerequisites: Human Comm 324, 326, and 420. Theoretical postulates concerning managerial and organizational communication. Research findings and case studies relating to communication determinants and organizational effectiveness. Communicative relationships among individuals, the work unit and the organization.
Units: (3)

HCOM 535    Seminar in Argumentation and Persuasion

Description: Prerequisites: Human Comm 332, 334, or 335. Study of leading theories and empirical research on argumentation and persuasion. Strategies of effective advocacy and compliance-gaining are examined. Course content deals with both laboratory research and applied settings. Ethical issues related to argumentation and persuasion are examined.
Units: (3)

HCOM 536    Seminar in Communication and Rhetorical Theory

Description: Prerequisite: admission to the graduate program in speech communication. An analysis of rhetorical and communication theories. Comparisons and contrasts of the epistemological bases of empirical and humanistic inquiry.
Units: (3)

HCOM 542    Neurologic and Clinical Aspects of Speech, Language and Cognition

Description: Prerequisite: admission to the graduate program in communicative disorders. Neuroanatomy as it relates to speech, language, and cognition; the neuropsychological bases of consciousness, attention, sensation, perception, higher mental functions, language, and motor speech; with emphasis on assessment, diagnosis, prognosis, and management of neurogenic communicative disorders.
Units: (3)

HCOM 543    Seminar in Dysphagia

Description: Prerequisites: Human Comm 542; admission to the graduate program in communicative disorders. Theory and clinical aspects of dysphagia. Includes physiology of normal swallow, etiologies of dysphagia, clinical and instrumental assessment, diagnosis, and management.
Units: (3)

HCOM 544    Seminar in Neurogenic Speech, Language and Cognitive Disorders

Description: Prerequisites: Human Comm 542; admission to the graduate program in communicative disorders. Theory and clinical aspects of neurogenic speech, language, and cognitive disorders; includes standardized and informal assessment, differential diagnosis, prognosis, and management, including evaluation of the validity of clinical practice guidelines through the analysis of published research.
Units: (3)

HCOM 554    Seminar in Multicultural Issues in Communicative Disorders

Description: Prerequisites: Human Comm 404 and admission to the graduate program in communicative disorders. Critical review of current theory and research on the clinical management of clients from culturally/linguistically diverse populations. Includes opportunities for practical applications of research through case study review and laboratory activities.
Units: (3)

HCOM 558A    Clinical Practicum: Speech and Language Disorders in Adults

Description: Prerequisites: Human Comm 472, 474, 475, 476, 542 and admission to the graduate program in communicative disorders and approved Clinical Practicum Plan. Supervised experience in assessment and treatment of adults with speech and language disorders. Weekly individual and group conferences. Approximately 25-40 clinical clock hours. May be repeated for credit.
Units: (3)

HCOM 558B    Clinical Practicum: Diagnosis in Communicative Disorders

Description: Prerequisites: Human Comm 476, admission to the graduate program in communicative disorders, and approved Clinical Practicum Plan. Supervised experience in assessment and diagnosis of speech and language disorders. Development of an understanding of procedures and process of clinical supervision. Approximately 10-20 clinical clock hours. May be repeated for credit.
Units: (2)

HCOM 558C    Clinical Practicum: Communicative Disorders and Differences in Individuals from Diverse Backgrounds

Description: Prerequisites: Human Comm 404; 458, 558A and admission to the graduate program in communicative disorders, and approved Clinical Practicum Plan. Supervised experience in assessment and treatment of clients from culturally/linguistically diverse populations. Between 10 and 20 clinical clock hours, depending on units. May be repeated for credit.
Units: (3)

HCOM 558D    Clinical Practicum: Augmentative Communication and Instrumental Management in Communicative Disorders

Description: Prerequisites: Human Comm 458 or 558A, 576, or concurrent enrollment, admission to the graduate program in communicative disorders, and approved Clinical Practicum Plan. Practice using software programs and equipment for instrumental assessment and for augmentative and alternative communication. Approximately 5-20 clinical clock hours. May be repeated for credit.
Units: (2)

HCOM 559A    Advanced Clinical Practicum: Communicative Disorders

Description: Prerequisites: Human Comm 458, 543, 558A, 571, 573, 574, 576, 577; admission to the graduate program in communicative disorders; and approved Clinical Practicum Plan. Advanced clinical practice under supervision with children and/or adults. Off-campus program in hospitals, clinics, and other rehabilitation facilities. Approximately 150 clinical clock hours.
Units: (3)

HCOM 559B    Advanced Clinical Practicum: Communicative Disorders

Description: Prerequisite: Human Comm 458, 543, 558A, 571, 573, 574, 576, 577; admission to the graduate program in communicative disorders; and approved Clinical Practicum Plan. Advanced clinical practice, under supervision with children and/or adults. Off-campus program in hospitals, clinics, and other rehabilitation facilities. Approximately 50 clinical clock hours per unit. May be repeated for credit.
Units: (1-3)

HCOM 571    Seminar in Fluency Disorders

Description: Prerequisites: Human Comm 308, 475, or equivalent. Employs reading assignments, seminars, lectures, and case reviews to enable students to develop a framework for understanding the etiology and maintenance of stuttering and to develop their own approaches to assessment and treatment.
Units: (3)

HCOM 573    Seminar in Voice Disorders

Description: Prerequisites: Human Comm 472 and admission to the graduate program in communicative disorders. The course reviews the classification of voice disorders (perceptually); examines instrumental assessment of such disorders (acoustically); and emphasizes a comprehensive physiological, perceptual, and acoustic work-up of individual cases.
Units: (3)

HCOM 574    Seminar in Phonological Disorders

Description: Prerequisites: Human Comm 352 and admission to the graduate program in communicative disorders. Emphasis on developing critical thinking and analytical skills related to current issues in linguistic theories on the assessment and treatment of phonological disorders in children.
Units: (3)

HCOM 576    Seminar in Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Description: Prerequisites: admission to the graduate program in communicative disorders. Historical service delivery approaches; symbol sets and systems; assessment and management strategies for persons with severe physical and speech impairments; advocacy approaches for the disabled.
Units: (3)

HCOM 577    Seminar in Child Language Disorders

Description: Prerequisites: Human Comm 352 and admission to the graduate program in communicative disorders. Principles of language assessment and intervention based upon psycho-linguistic theory and current research on language disordered children. Emphasis placed on the development of critical thinking and analytical skills related to the assessment and treatment of language disorders in children.
Units: (3)

HCOM 595    Pedagogy in Communication Studies

Description: Prerequisites: admission into master’s program in Speech Communication or instructor consent. Pedagogical research, theory and practice in communication studies. Practice in use and evaluation of instructional strategies. Topics covered are relevant to teach associations for Human Comm 100 and Human Comm 102.
Units: (3)

HCOM 597    Directed Graduate Research

Description: Prerequisite: Human Comm 500. Individual research study, under the supervision of the chair of the student’s advisory committee.
Units: (3)

HCOM 598A    Thesis

Description: Prerequisite: Human Comm 500. The selection, investigation and written presentation of a selected problem in the field of speech.
Units: (2)

HCOM 598B    Thesis

Description: Prerequisite: Human Comm 500. The selection, investigation and written presentation of a selected problem in the field of speech.
Units: (2)

HCOM 598C    Thesis

Description: Prerequisite: Human Comm 500. The selection, investigation and written presentation of a selected problem in the field of speech.
Units: (2)

HCOM 599    Independent Graduate Research

Description: Open to graduate students only with signed consent form from department chair. May be repeated for credit.
Units: (1-3)

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