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Beginning course in American Sign Language (ASL). Development of vocabulary and grammatical structures of ASL. Receptive and expressive skill development. Easy ASL video literature.
This course is a prerequisite for: SLPA 102, SLPA 201
Credit Hours: 4
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Beginning course in American Sign Language (ASL). Development of vocabulary and grammatical structures of ASL. Receptive and expressive skill development. Easy ASL video literature.
Credit Hours: 4
Course Delivery: Classroom
Introduction to the speech, language, and hearing problems of children and adults. Identification and understanding of different types of communication disorders; appropriate referrals; general orientation to the field of speech-language pathology and audiology. Normal speech and language development. Clinical observations may be required.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Permission.
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Conversational American Sign Language (ASL). Idiomatic uses of ASL. Use of ASL for creative expression. Extensive viewing, translation and discussion of videotaped ASL conversations and literature.
This course is a prerequisite for: SLPA 202
Credit Hours: 4
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Conversational American Sign Language (ASL). Idiomatic uses of ASL. Use of ASL for creative expression. Extensive viewing, translation and discussion of videotaped ASL conversations and literature.
Credit Hours: 4
Course Delivery: Classroom
Scientific background for understanding brain functions as applied to normal human communication and communication disorders. How the brain engages in visual communication, auditory communication, attention, organization, memory, and expression.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 6
Theories of acquisition and development, phoneme classification and factors affecting phonological systems. Development of proficiency in phonetic transcription.
This course is a prerequisite for: SLPA 455, SLPA 456, SLPA 464, SLPA 488
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing.
Description of the normal language acquisition process in children; theories of language development and factors influencing language acquisition.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Identification of the deaf or hard of hearing. Etiologies and pathologies of hearing impairment. Basic testing techniques of pure tone and speech audiometry.
This course is a prerequisite for: SLPA 472, SLPA 473
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Admission to the Pre-Professional Program in speech-language pathology and audiology.
This course has no description.
This course is a prerequisite for: SLPA 497
Credit Hours: 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Permission.
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Permission.
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Senior standing.
Professional issues as they relate to the speech-language professional. Legal aspects, program issues, and administrative responsibilities.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
Prereqs:
Senior standing.
Specific methods for planning, organizing and delivering clinical services in speech-language pathology.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Anatomy and physiology of hearing; components of adequate evaluation for placement and educational planning; diagnosis using audiogram, functional and communication assessment; stimulation and utilization of residual hearing; and managment of assistive and/or augemntative devices.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Campus: UNO
Course Delivery: Web
Normal syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic language development in school-age children and youth. Complex syntax, semantic development, pragmatic development, using language to learn, language-literacy relations, and abstract language development.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Speech-language pathology and audiology major.
Introduction to research principles, methods, and design. Survey and critique of research in special education and communication disorders.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Normal anatomical structures involved in speech and hearing and the consequences of their actions.
Credit Hours: 4
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
SLPA 250 and 455 or permission.
Nature, propagation, and analysis of sound; the sensation and perception of sound.
Credit Hours: 4
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Parallel SLPA 461L/861L.
Characteristics of language impaired preschool children and the nature of their disorders. Introduction to principles of assessment and treatment.
This course is a prerequisite for: SLPA 461, SLPA 461L
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Parallel with SLPA 461/861.
Practical application of language assessment and intervention in preschool children with language disorders.
This course is a prerequisite for: SLPA 461
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lab
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Assessment and remediation of phonological disorders.
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lab 1, Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
SLPA 271 or equivalent.
Introduction to materials and educational methodologies and models for rehabilitation of the deaf or hard of hearing. Review of levels of communication, information processing, auditory training, and speech reading.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Fundamental clinical audiology techniques beyond basic pure tone testing, including advanced pure tone testing techniques; bone conduction measurement theory and procedures; masking theory and techniques; speech audiometry; and impedance audiometry.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Speech pathology students must register for 3 cr only; specil education students may rights for 2-3
Introduction to the augmentative communication options for persons unable to speak or write because of physical, language, or cognitive disability.
Credit Hours: 2-3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
SLPA 250 and 251 or permission.
Theoretical and applied information about situational factors which have an impact on spoken and written language; addresses how individual differences due to gender, handicapping conditions, socio-economic status, and cultural-ethnic background contribute to diversity in communication patterns and often act as a barrier to successful interactions in learning and social settings.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 9
SLPA 490
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-12
Max credits per semester: 12
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Permission.
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
SLPA 499H
Prereqs:
Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation.
Conduct a scholarly research project and write a University Honors Program or undergraduate thesis.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
SLPA 250 and 464 or permission
Theoretical foundations; applied clinical phonology.
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Lecture 2
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Basic concepts of neurology, protection and blood supply of the Central Nervous System (CNS), anatomical structures of the CNS, neuromotor control of speech, cranial nerves for speech production and neuron motor disorders.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Advanced information about language disorders, assessment, and intervention in various populations.
A. Birth to Three: Communication Assessment and Intervention
E. Preadolescents and Adolescents
J. Severe Disabilities and Autism: Communication Assessment and Intervention
K. Special Topics in Language Disorders
Credit Hours: 2
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Advanced information about language disorders, assessment, and intervention in elementary school-aged children.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Parallel enrollment in SLPA 863.
Practical application of language assessment and intervention in elementary school-aged children with language disorders.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lab 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
SLPA 865
Prereqs:
Etiology and symptoms of voice disorders, procedures used in clinical evaluation, and methods and procedures used in therapy.
Credit Hours: 2
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Identification and weighing of levels of evidence relating to clinical and research activities. Develop an understanding of evidence-based medicine and outcomes-based education.
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
Theories of speech and language development as they apply to hearing impaired children. Evaluation and intervention of speech and language with emphasis on maintenance of communicative skills.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Research related to the nature, diagnosis and clinical management of stuttering is considered. Therapy models are presented along with data bearing on the efficacy of particular approaches. Specific rehabilitation procedures.
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Lecture 2
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
For non-SLPA majors only
Review of prominent theories relating language to cognitive development and learning; student interaction on how varying styles and abnormal skills influence normal learning; how modifications can be made in materials content and classrooms to accommodate a child that has a language and learning disorder.
Credit Hours: 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
SLPA 890
Refer to Workshop Seminars in Education under the “Education” section of this bulletin.
This course has no description.
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Course Delivery: Classroom
SLPA 891
Special Topics in Human SciencesCrosslisted as CYAF 891, HUMS 891, NUTR 891, TEAC 891, TMFD 891
Aspects of human sciences not covered elsewhere in the curriculum.
Credit Hours: 1-3
Max credits per degree: 12
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Basic skills in counseling and behavior management as applied to the field of communication disorders. Practical, direct application to students' clinical work with individuals with a variety of communication disorders.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lecture 1
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Critical Thinking skills necessary for decision-making during the assessment and treatment of individuals with communication disorders. Understanding and applying clinical processes related to the practice of speech-language pathology.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lecture 1
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Completion of the undergraduate preprofessional program
Supervised practicum experiences provided with difficult speech, language and/or hearing problems in a variety of clinical, medical, geriatric, rehabilitational and public school settings.
A. Audiology (1-3 cr per sem)
B. Speech/Language Pathology (1-3 cr per sem)
E. Externship (1-3 cr per sem)
G. Public Schools (1-3 cr per sem)
T. Externship in Audiology (1-6 cr per sem, max 12)
Credit Hours: 1-3
Max credits per degree: 6
Course Format: Field
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Permission
Special topics in speech pathology and audiology.
Credit Hours: 1-24
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
SLPA 899
Prereqs:
Admission to masters degree program and permission of major adviser
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-10
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Introduction to the basic psychlogical and physiological clinical measures for assessment of hearing in adults. The course includes instruction and practice in understanding, presentations and laboratory practice are used to fcilitate the classroom to clinic transition.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
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Course Delivery: Classroom
An introductory course for graduate and clinical students in life and health sciences which includees lecturers and exercises in electonics, elecrophysiology, instrumentation, and signal processing. The focus is on the theory and practice of using laboratory and clinical instrumentation in the collection and analysis of signals. Signals commonly used in speech and hearing sciences will serve to illustrate general principles. Topics include basic electronics, cabling, grounding and connecting instruments, signal generation and monitoring, sensors, amplifiers, filters, electronic computation and calibration, analog and digital signal processing.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab, Lecture
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Issues of professionalism and the development of best-practice models in Audiology. Relationship-centered patient care and the impact of multicultural issues on the practice of Audiology. Use of clinical decision analysis and evidence-based practice. Application to the common clinical assessment tools discussed in the Clinical Assessment course.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Lectures exploring the fundamental nature of the auditory system from the level of the outer ear to the cerebral cortex. Emphasis will be placed on studying the genetic, anatomical, neurochemical, pharmacological, and physiological bases for both normal and pathological auditory function.
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lecture 4
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Principles of signal processing relevant to tests of hearing and to theories of functioning of the auditory system. Introduction of concepts in mathematics, vibration and acoustics. Time- and frequency-domain representations of signals, digital filtering, analysis of lumped-element circuits, linear and nonlinear signal analyses, modulation theory, and the effect of noise on measurements. Applications relevant to audiology including hearing aid performance and measurements, middle-ear transmission, cochlear mechanics, and auditory-nerve firing patterns. Application of these models to understanding physiological sources of conductive and sensorineural hearing loss.
Credit Hours: 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
SLPA 912
Psychoacoustic aspects of audition, including psychoacoustic instrumentation, masking level differences, psychoacoustical scaling, difference limen for intensity and frequency, loudness, critical bands and critical ratios, absolute threshold measurement, differential threshold measurement, and temporal summation. Brief investigations of certain psychoacoustic phenomena.
Credit Hours: 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
An overview of disorders of the peripheral and central auditory systems along with an in-depth disucssion of neurophysiological model, assessment and treatment of tinnitus. Considerations in the screening, assessment and management of Auditory Processing Disorders are included. In addition, there is a review of cranial nerves and temporal bone anatomy. Students are required to complete presentations on selected disorders of the auditory system.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
SLPA 271 or equivalent
Development of the auditory system in infants and young children. Techniques used in differential diagnosis, and screening of auditory disorders in the pediatric population.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Laboratory exercises are included.
This course focuses on current auditory electrophysiological assessment procedures, and includes theory, instrumentation, techniques and procedures. Test result interpretation is discussed in relation to underlying anatomy and physiology.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
SLPA 924
Prereqs:
SLPA 271 or equivalent
Design and operation of basic digital amplification systems. Discussion of advanced signal processing strategies used in current hearing aids. Instruction and laboratory practice in the electroacoustic analysis and real-ear probe microphone measurements of hearing aid systems and making earmold impressions. Introduction to earmold/plumbing acoustics.
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lecture 4
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Course Delivery: Classroom
SLPA 926
Prereqs:
SLPA 271 or equivalent
Evaluation, candidacy and selection of hearing aids for adults and children. Discussion of current and emerging prescriptive and fitting verification methods. Instruction and laboratory experience in verification of hearing aid fittings using real-ear probe microphone measurements along with administration of validation measures. The course w ill also address special hearing aid fittings and troubleshooting hearing aid problems.
Credit Hours: 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Theories and basic resources for participation in industrial, government, or community hearing conservation programs.
Credit Hours: 2
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Study of embryology and genetics related to communication and learning. Embryology of human development is discussed with specific emphasis on development of the brain, craniofacial, and inner ear structures. The genetic basis of normal development is examined, as w ell as disorders of hearing, balance, communication, and learning.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Students will initiate and carry out directed laboratory assignments.
The first of a two-course series on the normal and pathophysiology of the human balance system and tools for its investigation and treatment. Normal anatomy and physiology of the balance and ocular motor systems, contrasted with a wide range of pathological conditions. Electronystagmography (video-nystagmography two- and three-dimensional recordings) and assessment of the otolith organs.
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lab, Lecture
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Course Delivery: Classroom
The second of a two-course series on the normal and pathophysiology of the human balance system and tools for its investigation and treatment. Advanced techniques for patient assessment using rotational chair and posturography protocols. Techniques for full assessment in an office situation without extensive equipment. Options for treatment and management of this group of patients. Vestibular and balance rehabilitation therapy program development.
Credit Hours: 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Design, operation, candidacy, assessment, surgical procedures, fitting, verification, and rehabilitation procedures related to implantable prosthetic devices for individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing. Cochlear implants, bone anchored hearing aids, implantable middle ear devices, and auditory brainstem implants.
Credit Hours: 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
An overview of principles and procedures as they relate to an audiology practice. Topics discussed include budgeting, pricing, billing, and coding, regulatory issues, and human resource management. Students are required to design an audiology practice and develop a business plan as part of this course.
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Lecture 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
This course provides students with a survey of approaches to aural rehabilitation for adults and children with hearing loss in various rehabilitative and habilitative settings. Principles of early intervention and family-centered practices are presented for infants and toddlers with hearing loss. Information and techniques for the development of auditory perception and spoken language skills for children with hearing loss. For adults information regarding psychosocial, emotional, and vocational consequences of hearing loss is presented. Speech perception training and communication effectiveness approaches for adults with hearing loss are viewed. Principles of auditory + visual communicaion are discussed.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Research and clinical procedures; findings and implications in audiology and hearing science.
Credit Hours: 2
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Theoretical and practical aspects of American Sign Language (ASL) structure. Issues relevant to the use of sign language in education, written English as a second language, classroom discourse, and educational interpreting. Sociolinguistic aspects of sign language among deaf and hearing individuals.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
SLPA 250 and 456 or permission
Human and computer perception and processing of speech. The speech code and its representation in the brain, laboratory techniques for perceptual experimentation, acoustic analysis of speech, and computer synthesis of speech.
Credit Hours: 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Swallowing disorders of children and adults. Procedures used in assessment, diagnosis, and intervention.
Credit Hours: 2
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Parallel registration with SLPA 966.
Practical application of assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of swallowing disorders in children and adults.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lab 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
SLPA 967
Prereqs:
SLPA 464 or equivalent
Communication, dental, medical, and associated problems related to cleft palate.
Credit Hours: 2
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
SLPA *853
Motor speech disorders resulting from neuropathology of the central and peripheral nervous systems as found in cerebral palsy, Parkinsonism, and other developmental and acquired neuromotor problems of children and adults.
Credit Hours: 2
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
SLPA 455 and 456 or equivalent
Research procedures, findings, and implications in speech and hearing science (experimental phonetics) in the areas of physiology, acoustics, and psychoacoustics.
Credit Hours: 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
SLPA 455 and 456 or equivalent
Research procedures, findings, and implications in speech and hearing science (experimental phonetics) in the areas of physiology, acoustics, and psychoacoustics.
Credit Hours: 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
SLPA *851, *865, 967, and/or 968
Research procedures, findings and clinical implications in the following areas:
B. Fluency Disorders (1-3 cr)
D. Voice Disorders (1-3 cr)
E. Motor Speech Disorder (1-3 cr)
Credit Hours: 1-3
Max credits per degree: 6
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
SLPA 251 or 852 or permission
Research procedures, findings and implications in language pathology and treatment in the areas of development, evaluation and habilitation.
A. Child Language Development and Disorders (1-3 cr)
B. Adolescent/Adult Language Development and Disorders (1-3 cr)
E. Augmentative/Alternative Communication (1-3 cr)
Credit Hours: 1-3
Max credits per degree: 6
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Advanced seminar on research literature in the augmentative communication field.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
SLPA *853
Assessment and treatment of child and adult cognitive and communication disorders resulting from traumatic brain injury.
Credit Hours: 2
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Communication disorders resulting from stroke or other acquired nervous insult to the non-language dominant hemisphere of the brain. Cognitive and communication assessment, intervention issues pertaining to problems with orientation, visual perception, visual motor skills, abstract language and reasoning, and pragmatic behaviors.
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
SLPA *853
Adult language disorders resulting from stroke or other acquired central nervous system insult. Includes historical/theoretical development of understanding, cerebral dominance for language, classifications, rationale for diagnostic and therapeutic management, prognostic factors, agnosias and apraxia.
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Lecture 2
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Course Delivery: Classroom
SLPA 988
Etiology, characteristics, assessment, and intervention pertaining to cognitive and communication disorders associated with various types and stages of dementia.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
SLPA 990
Refer to Workshop Seminars in Education under the “Education” section of this bulletin.
This course has no description.
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Selection of the topic for this project should take place no later then Fall of the second year by consultation with the project advisor. Enrollment in SLPA 994 is required during each semester that the project is underway. Students must receive prior permission from their advisor before registering for capstone hours. The capstone experience represents a major research project containing a significant treatment of some aspect of audiology.
Credit Hours: 1-3
Max credits per degree: 9
Course Format: Independent Study
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Course Delivery: Classroom
SLPA 995
Prereqs:
Permission
The course is intended primarily for doctoral students, although non-doctoral graduate students may be admitted with special permission of the instructor. Students are immersed in outcome-based scholarly activities with a faculty mentor. Working on either an individualized or small group basis, students develop, execute and report one or more projects addressing the interaction between research and practice.
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per degree: 18
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Permission
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-9
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Admission to doctoral degree program and permission of supervisory committee chair
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-24
Max credits per degree: 55
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom