2011-12 Course Descriptions
COMP 225 Voice and Phonetics (3-0-3), fall, spring. Articulatory and acoustic phonetics; includes experience in transcription skills with the International Phonetic Alphabet and appropriate experience in auditory discrimination. Prerequisite: sophomore standing.
COMP 235 Introduction to Speech-Language Pathology (3-0-3), fall, spring. Speech-language pathology and audiology as an allied health profession in human communication sciences and disorders. A survey of communication sciences and disorders. Prerequisite: sophomore standing.
COMP 319 Acoustics and Voice Science (3-0-3), spring. The physics of sound and the use of instrumentation essential to the measurement of sound. Wave motion and sound production, sound perception and measurement, voice production, speech synthesis, hearing, acoustic phonetics, electronic sound production. Prerequisites: COMP 356 and 481. Admission to the CSD program required.
COMP 320 Clinical Report Writing in Speech-Language Pathology (3-0-3), summer. Introduction to the theory and accepted practices of report writing in Speech-Language Pathology including professional correspondence, medical reports, education reports, and daily documentation. Prerequisite: COMP 480. Admission to the CSD program required.
COMP 352 Audiology (3-0-3), fall. The science of audiology, hearing assessment and auditory functioning, the nature and prevention of hearing loss, and the measurement of auditory sensitivity and acuity. Includes practicum in hearing screening and basic audiometric testing. Prerequisites: COMP 225, 235 and 330. Admission to the CSD program required.
COMP 353 Hearing Rehabilitation (3-0-3), spring. Habilitation and rehabilitation for persons with hearing impairment. Theory and practice of acoustic amplification, auditory training, speech reading, speech habilitation, and educational considerations for the hearing impaired. Educational programming, cultural influences and social adjustments for the deaf. Prerequisites: COMP 225, 235 and 330. Admission to the CSD program required.
COMP 356 Articulation and Phonologic Disorders (3-0-3), fall. An advanced study of articulation and phonological development and disorders. Includes principles of assessment and intervention. Prerequisites: COMP 225, 235 and 330. Admission to the CSD program required. A writing-intensive course.
COMP 357 Organic and Neurogenic Disorders (3-0-3), spring. An advanced study of speech and language disorders associated with cleft palate, cerebral palsy, laryngeal problems, and neurogenic speech and language disorders. Includes case studies and clinical observations. Prerequisites: COMP 356 and 481. Admission to the CSD program required.
COMP 471 Language and Learning Disabilities (3-0-3), fall. A survey of the principles and more prominent approaches to the theory and management of children with language and related learning disabilities. Prerequisite: COMP 225, 235 and 330. Admission to the CSD program required.
COMP 480 Clinical Methods in Speech-Language Pathology (3-0-3), spring. Theoretical and laboratory study of principles, instruments, and paradigms used in the assessment and treatment of speech and language disorders. Prerequisites: COMP 225, 235, 330 and 336. Admission to the CSD program required.
COMP 481 Anatomical and Physiological Processes of Communication (3-0-3), spring. Principles of normal human anatomy, neuroanatomy, neurology, and physiology with special reference to the functions related to normal speech, hearing, language, and communication disorders. Prerequisite: COMP 356. Admission to the CSD program required.
COMP 485 Communication Sciences and Disorders Capstone (3-0-3), fall. This course is designed to challenge senior-level CSD majors to think critically, globally, and missionally. A portfolio of significant complexity and quality will be completed, intentionally relating student experiences to graduate school expectations and the speech-language pathology and audiology professions. Prerequisites: COMP major and senior standing.
COMP 493 Clinical Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology (2-2-3),* fall, spring, summer. Experience in clinical procedures in speech language pathology. Designed to familiarize the student with treatment procedures through clinical experience in speech-language pathology under close supervision. May be repeated. Prerequisite: COMP 356. Admission to the CSD program required.
COMP 494 Advanced Clinical Practicum in Communication Sciences and Disorders
(2-2-3), fall, spring. Advanced clinical practice with experience in the diagnosis and management of communication disorders. May be repeated. Prerequisite: COMP 493. Admission to the CSD program required.
COMP 602 Aphasia (3-0-3), fall. Etiology, symptomatology, assessment, and therapeutic techniques for effective treatment of neurologically based language disorders including aphasia and closed head injury.
COMP 603 Motor Speech Disorders (3-0-3), spring. Oral motor disorders of speech with a neuromuscular basis found in children and adults. Discussion includes motor-based articulation disorders, fluency, voice disorders, the dysarthrias, cerebral palsy, and dysphagia.
COMP 608 Communication Disorders in Bilingual/Bicultural Populations (3-0-3), summer. Current theory and practice of bilingual/bicultural speech- language acquisition, cultural linguistic differences, and disorders.
COMP 610 Advanced Study of Language Disorders in Children (3-0-3), fall. Evaluation and treatment of disorders of language in children and infants, including developmental disorders and acquired problems.
COMP 613 Dysphagia and Related Disorders (3-0-3), spring. An in-depth study of the anatomy and physiology of normal swallowing and the nature and characteristics of swallowing disorders including methods of evaluation and management in children and adults with consideration of medical conditions and other complicating factors associated with dysphagia.
COMP 620 Communication Research Methods (3-0-3), fall. Emphasis on the scientific method, survey research, laboratory research, sampling procedures, questionnaire construction and interviewing techniques. Same as COMP 620 and JMC 620.
COMP 659 Seminar in Diagnostic and Therapeutic Theory in Speech Pathology (3-0-3), fall. Studies in a specialized area of speech pathology; evaluation of diagnostic and therapeutic literature. May be taken more than one semester for maximum of six hours.
COMP 661 Special Problems in Speech Pathology and Audiology (3-0-3), fall. In-depth study of various problems, concepts and subjects in speech pathology and audiology. May be taken more than one semester for maximum of six hours.
COMP 670 Seminar in Speech Pathology (3-0-3), fall, spring. Evaluation of the theoretical and experimental research literature in speech pathology on various topics. May be taken more than one semester for maximum of six hours.
COMP 694 Advanced Clinical Practicum (3-0-3),* fall, spring. May be repeated.
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