Communication arts and sciences
101 Oral Rhetoric (3). F and S. Students examine the principles of oral and visual rhetoric in this course, with an emphasis on guided practice in the development of effective speeches. The course leads students to understand the role of rhetoric in society, to think critically about rhetorical situations and practices, and to gain proficiency in the art of rhetoric.
140 Communication and Culture (3). F and S. This course examines the ways in which communication is used to create, maintain, and change culture. Students have the opportunity to apply a basic understanding of the concepts of communication and culture to a range of contemporary social issues, cultural texts, and communication practices. Emphasis is given to rhetorical and discussion methods to help students learn about analyzing and constructing oral and written arguments and to work cooperatively doing a research project for class presentation.
141 Visual Rhetoric (3). F and S. This course is a study of the rhetoric of images, how images create meaning, and how images are used to persuade. It leads students to understand the relationship between the rhetoric of images, the various audiences for those images, and their social contexts. Students learn to critique the construction of images, the ethical use of images, and the various meanings of images.
145 Introduction to Film & Media (3). F and S. A study of film and other moving image media as art forms and cultural phenomena, including dramatic, visual, and sonic elements, theme and focus, acting, and directorial style. Topics covered include the materials and methods of media production, the major styles and genres of moving image media, and the relationship of film and television to American and world culture. Course work includes a mandatory weekly screening (lab) and readings in the history, theory, and criticism of film and television.
190 Introduction to Video Production (4). F and S. An introductory course in film-style production in the medium of digital video, with instruction in all of the elements of production, including scriptwriting, videography, sound, lighting and editing. Students will produce a series of exercises and a short finished video. All equipment is provided.
200 Advanced Oral Rhetoric (4). Composition and presentation of types of speeches, participation in various types of speeches, participation in various types of discussion, readings in rhetorical theory, and criticism of selected contemporary speeches. Prerequisite: CAS 101, 141, or equivalent. Not offered 2011-2012.
201 New Media (3). S. New Media offers students an advanced understanding of new media technologies, especially the ways in which new media have influenced human communication practices. Students will investigate cultural and rhetorical elements of online communities, virtual environments, new media technologies, digital communication strategies, and a variety of contemporary issues in the computerization of communication in work, home, church, and public discourse.
203 Introduction to Performance Studies (3). F and S. An introduction to performance as a means of analyzing, appreciating, and celebrating literature. By providing training in the principles and techniques of performing literature before an audience, this course expands students’ understanding of the relationships between text and performance, literature and human action, and written and oral forms of discourse. Genres of literature examined include poetry, prose, and oral history. This course is designed for students considering careers in theatre, rhetoric, radio, television, or education.
204 Directing Co-Curricular Programs (1). This course explores how co-curricular programs, such as forensics and debate, are organized, administered, and implemented in schools. Students will explore the principles and rationale behind such programs and develop the instructional and assessment skills required to facilitate them. Students will participate in school settings. Not offered 2011-2012.
205 American Voices (3). Alternate years. This course examines American oratory as an art form, an influence on the American experience, and a reflection of American culture. Students will develop an understanding of oratory as an aesthetic and practical art, deepen their knowledge of the American rhetorical tradition in its historical and intellectual contexts, and learn how the art of public speaking shapes our understanding of ourselves and our world. Emphasis is given to methods of critical listening and analysis and to how oratory has been transformed by the electronic age and its focus on the image. Not offered 2011-2012.
211 Argumentation and Advocacy (3). S. A study and application of basic principles of argumentation and advocacy. This course focuses on the dynamics of oral argument—ethical dimensions, use of language, informal logic, use of evidence and appeals, structure, and interactions with other arguments. Through analysis and practice, students will learn not only how to argue within academic contexts, but how to apply argumentative reasoning to everyday communication. Prerequisites: CAS 101 or permission of the instructor.
214 Creating Communication Arts in the Classroom (3). F and S. This course addresses how the communication arts, such as creative drama, reader’s theater, and puppetry facilitate learning in educational settings. Students learn to analyze verbal and non-verbal communication; they engage in the strategies of rhetoric (such as organization, invention, and style) appropriate to the learning process; and they apply these skills and knowledge in school settings.
217 Principles of Theatre (3). F. This course studies the theatre through analysis of its artistic principles, genres, and forms. This foundational course concentrates on script analysis, major classical and modern theory, and critical methodology.
218 Principles of Acting (3). S. An introduction to the art of acting. Through readings, discussions, and numerous in-class exercises the students will become acquainted with major acting theories. The course is for students interested in theatre-related professions, as well as for students wishing to deepen their understanding of theatre and dramatic literature. Prerequisite: CAS 217 or permission of the instructor.
219 Principles of Production Design (3). F. An introductory study of the basic principles, theories, and applications of technical production and design for theatre, television, and film. Includes lectures, lab demonstrations, and contextual readings, and seeks to introduce students to all aspects of the craft, including scenic, property, costume, make-up, sound and lighting production, while comparing the distinct visual media of theatre, television, and film. Prerequisite: CAS 217.
220 Calvin Theatre Company (1). F and S. Membership in the class is limited and is determined annually by audition/interview. The members will be given training in the various practical aspects of the production of drama. Students may participate more than one year, but not more than six semester hours may be applied to the minimum requirements for graduation, and no more than three to the major. Prerequisite: A GPA of 2.0 or higher.
222 Calvin Media Company (1). F and S. Students will participate in film, radio and television productions. Students may participate more than one semester, but no more than four semester hours may be applied toward major or graduation requirements. Permission of instructor required.
230 History of North American Media (3). F. This course emphasizes changes in the means of communication, the control of media systems, the audiences for media products, and the changes introduced into North American life (Canadian, Mexican, U.S.) by the press, telegraph, telephone, phonograph, photograph, cinema, wireless, radio, television, cable and satellite, and computers. It concentrates on the history of technological development, programming, audience development, representation of constituent groups in society – especially minorities – and changes in law and regulation that have affected media institutions.
231 Global Media (3). S. A comparative study of world media in their various dynamic contexts. The relationship of diverse world media to global, regional, and local cultures are investigated from various standpoints, including globalization, cultural conventions, ethnic, national, and religious identities, and varied political and economic systems.
238 Theory and Communication (3). F. An examination of the significance and role of theory in understanding the nature of human communication. The course focuses on the fundamental elements of communication processes, the assumptions that underlie communication theory, the similarities and differences between theoretical approaches, and the means of evaluating theoretical perspectives, including a Christian critique of communication theories. Prerequisite: CAS 140 or 141 or consent of instructor.
240 Group Communication (3). F. Small group communication theory and practice. Students participate in group projects leading to class presentations. Topics include leadership, discussion, roles, consensus, organization, decision-making, leadership, and persuasion. Standards for ethical conduct are considered throughout the course.
248 Writing for the Media (3). F. An introduction to the content, styles, and formats of media scripts. The course emphasizes the differences in media writing compared with more familiar forms of writing, the role of the script as text in producing media programs, the styles of writing used (journalistic, dramatic, polemical, and emotive), and the technical requirements for scripts used to focus the work of directors, actors, camera, and sound technicians, editors and mixers in creating a media product. Prerequisites English 101, CAS 145 and 190; or permission of the instructor. Also listed as English 248. Topics: Playwriting and Scriptwriting.
249 Audio Design and Aesthetics (3). F and S. An introduction to the aesthetic principles that govern the production of media programs, focusing on sound. Students produce a variety of short audio programs in lab situations. The course also introduces students to the process by which media programs are produced, the aesthetic and ethical challenges that this process demands, and how Christians working in the media should respond to such demands. Prerequisites: CAS 145 and 190.
250 Multi-Camera Production (3). F. An introduction to the theory and practice of studio-based video production. Various program formats are discussed and evaluated in light of particular communication principles and needs. Students gain experience with stationary video cameras, recorders, switchers and related technologies. Performance for the camera, studio lighting, audio recording and mixing principles are analyzed and demonstrated. Prerequisites: CAS 145 and 190 or permission of the instructor.
253 Intercultural Communication (3). F. An examination of the anthropological principles relating to cross-cultural communication. This examination requires an extensive comparison of the components of cultural systems and the nature of cultural dynamics. The areas of application include government, business, Peace Corps, development, and mission work, with special emphasis on the last two. Special topics include developing an appropriate attitude regarding indigenous cultures and the management of culture shock. Also listed as Sociology 253.
254 Media Criticism (3). F. The theory and practice of film and media criticism. This course develops a Reformed lens for consumers and producers of media to evaluate film and mass media on behalf of church and society. Students write audience-focused reviews and evaluate others’ criticism of media such as television, film, radio, popular music, and new media technologies (including the internet, digital music, video games, and blogs).
255 Documentary Film and Television (4). S. An examination of the history, aesthetics, ethics and cultural and institutional functions of documentary film and television. Course includes a mandatory weekly screening (lab).
260 Interpersonal Communication (3). S. The interpersonal communication opportunities and problems faced by Christians as they seek to live the life of faith in contemporary society. The course focuses on the theories and the practice of interpersonal communication. Topics include the elements of dyadic communication, shyness, gender, conflict management, and relational enrichment.
262 Business Communication (3). This course will instruct students in the theories, principles and practices of business communication. Subject matter will include organizational culture, communication ethics, conflict negotiation, public presentations, appropriate uses of visual aids, listening, interviewing, and business writing. Prerequisite: CAS 101 and English 101. Cross listed with English 262. Not offered 2011-2012.
270 Communication and Gender (3). A study and Christian evaluation of the relations between communication and gender, especially in interpersonal relationships, family, business, religious organizations, and educational institutions and religious settings. Not offered 2011-2012.
281 American Film (4). F. The study of American film as an art form, including technology, industry, and the system of representation and communication from the silent era to the present. This course investigates how Hollywood films work technically, artistically, and culturally to affirm and challenge images of America. Films considered represent major expressions of the classical Hollywood style and diversions from that style. Topics include film technique and style, narrative conventions and genres, the Hollywood studio and star systems, directors, and ideologies.
282 World Cinema (4). An introduction to significant film movements outside the United States. Topics include the early history and development of basic cinematic principles, the differences between the “Hollywood style” and the narrative forms developed in Europe, Asia, and elsewhere, and the response of various film industries to the dominance of the American cinema. Not offered 2011-2012.
284 Film and Media Theory (4) S. An introduction to the key aesthetic and cultural paradigms employed in the study of film and media. Students are introduced to the diverse ways in which media is examined and critiqued, central theoretical, ethical, and critical issues surrounding the study of the moving image media, and major theories based on cognitive, ideological, semiotic, structuralist, feminist, and cultural perspectives. Various schools of film and media criticism (e.g., formalist, auteur, genre, humanist, and religious) are considered.
285 Advertising and Public Relations (3). F and S. How and why organizations use advertising and public relations to influence various publics. The course emphasizes the historical development of advertising and public relations, as well as current issues in these industries.
290 Video Production II (3). S. An intermediate- level course in video production. Course includes further development of technical and creative skills, with special emphasis on the writing, design and production of documentaries and narrative videos. Prerequisite: CAS 145, 190 or permission of instructor.
296 Film as a Narrative Art (3). In-depth examination of the art of narrative film, focusing each semester on one or more directors, genres, or styles of filmmaking. The course pays particular attention to narration and narrative structure, characterization, conflict, setting, and point of view and also acquaints students with literary adaptation and with the contribution of film image and sound to narrative development. The course emphasizes the development of student skills in writing about film. Cross listed with English 296. Not offered 2011-2012.
303 Community-based Drama (3). This course combines readings and field work in ethnography and community-based drama with performance as a method of cultural analysis, as a means of interpreting and conveying cultural texts, and as a tool for creating of empathy. Topics include cross-cultural performance, storytelling, conversational analysis, community-based drama facilitation, and the creation and performance of oral histories and personal narratives as theatrical texts. Not offered 2011-2012.
305 Persuasion and Propaganda (3). F and S. The theory and practice of persuasive communication. Topics include theory and research of persuasion, improving personal persuasive abilities, recognizing and resisting persuasive strategies, and the role of propaganda in modern society. Examples for analysis are taken from advertising, religion, sales, political campaigns, and democratic and totalitarian propaganda.
316 Principles of Directing (4). An introduction to the theory of directing. Through readings, play attendance, discussions, and exercises, the students will develop a basic understanding of the directing process and an appreciation for the art of directing. This course is for students interested in theatre-related professions as well as for students wishing to deepen their understanding of theatre and dramatic structure. Prerequisites: CAS 217 and 218, or permission of the instructor. Not offered 2011-2012.
318 American Politics and Mass Media (3). F. A survey of the relationship between American politics and the mass communications media. The course covers the way the federal government, through its regulations and its dissemination of information, affects the operations of the media, and how the media influence the social and political values of Americans and the functioning of the political system. Also listed as Political Science 318.
319 Design for Theatre (3). S. An advanced study of the principles of theatrical scenic, costume and lighting design and production for the theatre, and the principles of art direction, wardrobe and lighting for television and film. The course builds on the introductory design concepts taught in CAS 219, Principles of Production Design, and includes lectures, workshops, discussions, lab demonstrations, student design projects and development of competence in theatrical scenic, costume and lighting design and/or film art direction, wardrobe and lighting. Special attention is paid to the communication of design ideas in the form of written concept descriptions, sketching and drawing, drafting, rendering, painting and modeling. Prerequisite: CAS 219, or permission of the instructor.
323 Scene Studies for Actors and Directors (3). An advanced study of the principles of acting and directing for the theatre and television. Through lectures, demonstrations, readings, rehearsals, and exercises, students will develop competence in the aesthetic processes of acting and directing. Students are required to produce performance quality work for both stage and camera. Prerequisites: CAS 218 and 316. Not offered 2011-2012.
327 Rhetorical Criticism (3). A study and application of principles for the analysis and evaluation of public discourse. Working within the humanistic tradition, students will investigate how humans use symbols to assign meaning to the world and attempt to induce others to share those meanings. The course will help students explain and interpret the dynamic relationship between author, text, context, and audience involved in any rhetorical act. Students read a variety of types of criticism and develop their own strategies for analysis. Not offered 2011-2012.
346 Internship in Communication (4). F, S, SU. Students work in profit or non-profit communication under the supervision of a professional. Typical placements include public relations or advertising agencies, broadcast or cable stations, video production companies and the like. A journal and seminar participation are required. Grading is based on the professional’s evaluation, the student’s daily journal, and seminar participation. Prerequisites: Junior or senior status, 2.5 GPA, and permission of the department.
351 Advanced Media Production (3). F and S. The intensive study and production of video in a particular style or genre. The course focus, designated by a subtitle, will alternate among documentary, narrative and other styles and genres of video and television, and may include field and/or studio production and multimedia. The style or genre will be thoroughly investigated, with emphasis on its creative, ethical, and technical requirements and skills. Students will produce their own work in a digital video format. May be repeated for credit when course focus varies. Prerequisite: CAS 248 and 249; 250 or 290.
352 Communication Ethics (3). F and S. This course examines the moral dimensions of human communication, exploring dilemmas in interpersonal, group, and mediated communication, with special reference to problems encountered in communications professions. While wrestling with cases and controversies, students also review and apply historic criteria for coming to reasoned moral judgment, including the contemporary voices of feminist, determinist, post-modern, and naturalist ethicists. Major Christian positions are reviewed and applied. Case studies are the focus, with a variety of learning opportunities and encouragement for students to pursue personal learning objectives. Prerequisites: biblical foundations I, developing a Christian mind, and philosophical foundations.
361 American Sign Language I (3). F. An introductory course in the use and comprehension of American Sign Language. Students will learn finger spelling and basic signs. Additionally, students will be introduced to history of deaf communication, types and degree of deafness, general education issues, and insights into deaf culture.
362 American Sign Language II (3). S. A continuation of American Sign Language I. Students will improve their comprehension and use of American Sign Language, including increasing their use of sign vocabulary and grammar. Students learn to use creative expression, classifiers, body postures, and signing space. Students will investigate the social, educational, and legal issues of the deaf community. Prerequisite: CAS 361 or permission of the instructor.
395 Special Topics in Communication (3). F. Theatre by and for Children: This laboratory theatre class will study and produce several short plays for children and youth. Students will study the history of theatre for young audiences and its representative literature. This will include plays such as: Peter Pan, A Thousand Cranes, The Book of Ruth, The Snow Queen, Medea’s Children, and The Great Gilly Hopkins. For the final project, students will elect to focus on one aspect of production including directing, acting, design, or stage management. Students will be evaluated on written play responses and critiques, an oral presentation, class participation and the final production. This course will benefit students studying theatre, elementary and secondary education and child development. Students who plan to serve as youth directors or pastors in future will also find this useful. Students may be required to be available for elementary school matinees
395 Special Topics in Communication (4). S. Morailty and Virtue in Hollywood Movies: An intensive study of the most popular and acclaimed Hollywood movies of the 21st century to understand their portraits of virtue and morality. The class offers an anthropological study of recent Hollywood treatments // conceptions of virtue and morality, with the goal of cultivating a better understanding of how popular narratives affirm (or fail to affirm) virtue and morality, and of the particular moral landscape of contemporary Hollywood movies. The course includes a lab screening.
399 Senior Seminar (3). F and S. This capstone course examines the application of a Reformed worldview to understanding communication and culture, especially communication- related vocations. It concentrates on the relationships between the Christian faith and professional communication and focuses on the ways in which communication-related professions define professional activity and on the responsibilities that Christians have to work in and through professions. It also examines a Christian view of success, the importance of understanding one’s gifts, finding and using mentors, committing to a location, mastering persuasive, honest interviewing and resume-writing, networking with reciprocity, overcoming Christian tribalism in a world economy, and being patiently flexible in the face of economic and cultural changes. Prerequisites: Biblical foundations I or theological foundations I, developing a Christian mind, and philosophical foundations.
Speech pathology & audiology
210 Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech, Hearing, and Language Mechanisms (4). S. A study of the anatomic and physiologic bases for the development and use of speech, language, and hearing. The course focuses on the central and peripheral auditory mechanisms of the human body, and on the respiratory, phonatory, and articulatory mechanisms required for speech production.
212 Speech and Hearing Science (4). F. Application of the scientific method to the studies of hearing, speech perception, and production. Topics include the introduction to basic acoustics, acoustic theory of speech perception and production, psychophysical methods of measuring hearing thresholds, acoustic phonetics, and synthesized speech.
215 Introduction to Speech Pathology and Audiology (3). F and S. A general introduction to speech-language pathology and audiology. These rapidly growing interdisciplinary professions are devoted to helping individuals manage or overcome communication challenges. Communication is a God-given gift that allows us to be social beings. When people have difficulty communicating, it affects almost all aspects of their lives. Students will gain a general understanding of prevention, evaluation, and rehabilitation issues for persons with speech, language, and hearing disorders in clinical and educational settings.
216 Phonetics (4). F and S. A study of phonetic theories and the use of International Phonetic Alphabet symbols in analyzing, categorizing, and transcribing the sounds of the world’s languages, focusing on American English. The course emphasizes understanding the processes involved in the production of specific phonemes. The laboratory section of the course focuses on developing students’ skills in broad and narrow transcription.
311 Child Language Development (3). F and S. An examination of early language development research in phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics. Theories of language acquisition and implications for practice are examined. Particular attention is given to the role of adults in language development and to the relationship between language development and cognitive development. Also listed as Education 311. Prerequisites: An introductory course in psychology or education or permission of the instructor.
343 Principles of Communication Neuroscience (3). I. This course provides a thorough understanding of nervous system anatomy and physiology as it relates to speech, language, and hearing. Principles of molecular biology, systems theory, neuromuscular control, somatosensory processing and complex cognitive function are included. Select communication disorders are discussed to highlight the effects of breakdowns in nervous system function during speech, language, and hearing processes.
344 Evaluation Procedures in Audiology (4). S. The study of the classification of hearing disorders and the behavioral and electrophysiological measurement of hearing, including subjective and objective testing procedures. This is a distance education course transmitted to Calvin from Michigan State University. Students attend a laboratory session at MSU one day a week. Prerequisites: CAS 210 and 212.
345 Aural Rehabilitation (4). F. The study of the fundamental aspects of auditory rehabilitation, including individual and group amplification systems, auditory training, speech reading, and counseling with children and adults. Prerequisites: CAS 210, 212 and 344.
370 Introduction to Clinical Practicum: Observation (3). This course provides a supervised clinical experience in which the student clinician observes individuals who have various speech, language, or hearing impairments under the supervision of a speech-language pathologist or audiologist. This course is required as the initial field experience for speech pathology and audiology majors and is designed to introduce students to general therapy and assessment procedures across the disciplines. Not offered 2011-2012.
501 Diagnostic Procedures in Speech-Language Pathology (3). F. A study of the concepts and processes of the assessment and diagnosis of speech, language and swallowing disorders. Students learn best practice guidelines and ethical considerations for assessing the disorders commonly evaluated by speech-language pathologists.
503 Language Disorders I: Infants, Toddlers and Preschool Children (3). F. A study of the nature, assessment and treatment of language disorders in infants, toddlers, and preschool children. Students learn language assessment practices and treatment strategies that are developmentally appropriate for young children that concentrate on improving communication between young children and their communication partners. Strategies for working with families with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are addressed throughout the course.
504 Language Disorders II: School-Age (3). A study of the nature, assessment and treatment of language disorders in elementary, middle, and high school students. Students learn language assessment practices and treatment strategies for the school-aged population. Strength-based assessments and evidence-based practice models will be highlighted in the course along with models for collaborating with teachers and other school-based professionals. Not offered 2011-2012.
505 Research Methods in Speech-Language Pathology (3). S. A study of the speech-language pathologist’s role as clinical researcher. Students read and critically analyze existing research related to speech-language pathology, and learn common research designs and data analysis techniques. Students are required to design and complete a collaborative research project.
506 Aphasia (3). F. Students learn about the nature, prevention, assessment, and treatment of aphasia. Cognitive and social aspects of aphasia, such as the impact of aphasia on the family, as well as the psychological, neurological, linguistic, and cultural correlates of aphasia will be included.
508 Phonological Disorders (3). S. Students learn about the nature, assessment and treatment of speech disorders in children. Students review normal aspects of articulation and phonological development, learn the causes for speech sound disorders, and discuss phonological assessment practices and treatment strategies, as related to evidence-based practice guidelines.
510 Fluency Disorders (3). SU. Study of the etiology, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of fluency disorders in children and adults. Fluency disorders and their impact on individuals across the lifespan will be examined. Students learn methods of formal and informal assessment techniques, different theories and practices for treatment, counseling issues, and preventative strategies for fluency disorders in adults and children.
512 Augmentative and Alternative Communication (3). SU. Study of the augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) assessment and treatment needs of individuals with developmental and acquired disabilities across the age continuum. Students are required to participate in technology labs to gain experience with various methods of AAC strategies and devices.
520 Motor Speech Disorders (3). Study of motor speech disorders resulting from progressive and non-progressive neurological lesions of the central and peripheral nervous systems. Emphasis is placed on etiology and neuropathology of different dysarthric syndromes, as well as on corresponding diagnostic and management options. Not offered 2011-2012.
521 Voice and Voice Disorders (3). A theoretical and applied study of human voice anatomy and physiology and diagnosis and treatment of vocal disorders. This course covers the anatomy and physiology underlying normal voice production, the functional and organic disorders of voice, diagnostic procedures including clinical evaluation and standardized assessments, psychological interviewing principles and counseling of clients with voice disorders and the principles and techniques of voice therapy for children and adults. Not offered 2011-2012.
522 Neurocognitive Communication Disorders (3). S. Study of the characteristics, underlying pathology, evaluation, and treatment of communication disorders associated with acquired cognitive impairment including dementia and traumatic brain injury. Students learn the psychological, neurologic, linguistic, and cultural correlates of adult communication disorders, as well as the cognitive and social aspects associated with dementia, agnosia, non-dominant hemisphere injury, and traumatic brain injury.
523 Dysphagia (3). Study of the nature, assessment, and treatment of swallowing disorders in adults and children. Topics include the anatomy and physiology of the normal and abnormal swallow, followed by descriptions of specific disorders that may affect each stage of the swallow. Information on normal and abnormal swallows will be integrated to provide the student with the basic entry level knowledge and skills needed to assess and implement a treatment plan for adult/pediatric patients with dysphagia. Not offered 2011-2012.
524 Cleft and Craniofacial Disorders (3). SU. Study of the development, characteristics, evaluation, and treatment of children with cleft lip and/or palate as well as other craniofacial syndromes that affect speech, language, hearing, and swallowing. Ethical issues, including a discussion of medical and social models of disability as related to persons with craniofacial differences, will be addressed.
525 Clinical Practicum (3). F, S and SU. This course provides supervised clinical experiences in which students work directly with individuals with various communicative disorders in the Calvin Speech and Hearing Clinic. It also includes a clinical seminar session to present cases and discuss Christian perspectives of practice. Students take this course in the fall, spring and summer semesters of their fourth year.
526 Clinical Practicum: Externship (6). F, S. and SU. This course provides students with continued clinical learning through supervised experiences in selected off-campus sites. The course includes an advanced clinical seminar session to present cases and discuss Christian perspectives of practice. Current research and technological advances are considered for clinical application. Students take this course in the fall, spring and summer semesters of their fifth year.
595 Thesis (1). F, S. and SU.For this course, students must successfully complete a mentored research project that results in an oral presentation and a written research thesis on a selected topic in speech-language pathology.
599 Critical Reflections in Speech Pathology (3). This capstone course examines the application of a Reformed worldview to understanding communication and the consequences of communicative disorders. It focuses on the ways in which speech pathologists define professional activity and on the responsibilities that Christians have to work in and through this profession. Students expand their knowledge of professional ethics through a case study approach and address issues such as evidence-based practice, reimbursement issues, and conflicts of professional interest. Not offered 2011-2012.