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Speech-Language Pathology Courses:

CSCD 9301 Statistical Applications in Speech-Language Pathology

Parametric and nonparametric statistics including frequency distributions, sampling, inference, and regression in speech pathology.  Review of procedures for data organization and analysis to include graphical presentation. Offered during the summer. 

CSCD 9305 Advanced Neuroscience in CSD

Advanced study of neuroanatomical and neurophysiological mechanisms related to speech, language, voice and swallowing.  Structure and function of human nervous systems and neurodiagnostic procedures involved in clinical speech pathology will be reviewed. Offered during the fall. 

CSCD 9310 Supervision Procedures and Techniques in Speech-Language Pathology

Scholarly research on best practices in speech-language pathology clinical supervision, models of clinical supervision, the instructor’s role in the supervisory process and the skills required to supervise effectively. Offered during the fall. 

CSCD 9320 Clinical Supervision Experience

Supervisory experience of first-year/second-year master’s level graduate students, or clinical fellows including graduate student/clinical fellow training, observation, debriefing and review/revision of record keeping activities. Ongoing meetings with faculty mentor. Offered on a pass/fail basis. Offered during the summer. 

CSCD 9326 Counseling in Speech-Language Pathology

Advanced study of counseling theories and approaches related to the speech-language pathologists’ roles and responsibilities to provide service delivery for speech, language, voice, and swallowing disorders. Offered during the spring. 

CSCD 9332 Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Scholarly research on the history and overall structure of the higher education model, pedagogy, and best practices in teaching and learning followed by teaching experience in mentor’s undergraduate or graduate course. Offered during the fall. 

CSCD 9341 Technology and Instrumentation in Speech-Language Pathology 

In-depth study and training in state-of-the-art, computer-based equipment and software as integral components for evaluation, treatment and assessment.  Hands-on workshops illustrate the incorporation of instrumentation in clinical research and speech pathology practice. Offered during the spring. 

CSCD 9346 Seminar in Bilingual Studies 

Exposure to the diversity of research topics and methods pursued by researchers and advanced clinicians in bilingual language &/or literacy development, assessment, and intervention.  Conference course. Offered during the spring. 

CSCD 9350 Seminar in Early Intervention Developmental Delay/Disorder 

Exposures to the diversity of research topics and methods pursued by researchers and advanced clinicians in the area of early intervention developmental delay/disorders.  Conference course. Offered during the spring. 

CSCD 9355 Seminar in Language and Literacy 

Exposure to the diversity of research topics and methods pursued by researchers and advanced clinicians in emergent literacy development and assessment and intervention related to literacy disorders.  Conference course. Offered during the spring. 

CSCD 9360 Seminar in Neurological Disorders in Adults 

Exposure to the diversity of research topics and methods pursued by researchers and advanced clinicians in adult neurological disorders.  Conference course. Offered during the spring. 

CSCD 9366 Seminar in Voice and Swallowing Disorders 

Exposure to the diversity of research topics and methods pursued by researchers and advanced clinicians in voice and swallowing disorders. Conference course. Offered in the spring. 

CSCD 9373 Capstone Project I Concepts and Literature Review 

Scholarly development of capstone project introduction and literature review including systematically searching for, selecting, and presenting the most relevant research. Includes clinical research aims, purpose and research questions. Draft of capstone project chapter 1 introduction and literature review completed. Offered on a pass/fail basis. Offered during the summer. 

CSCD 9380 Capstone Project II Proposal and IRB 

Scholarly refinement of capstone project proposal chapter 1.  Draft of capstone project chapter 2 methodology completed.  Completion and submission of the IRB proposal and presentation of the research proposal.  Offered on a pass/fail basis. Offered during the fall. 

CSCD 9384 Capstone Project III Data Collection and Analysis 

Scholarly continuation of capstone project focusing on collection of clinical research data and analysis of qualitative and/or quantitative data, and presentation of the research findings.  Draft of capstone project chapter 3 results completed.  Offered on a pass/fail basis. Offered during the spring. 

CSCD 9387 Capstone Project IV Project Completion and Dissemination 

Scholarly completion of capstone project focusing on chapter 4 discussion, summary, limitations, future directions and conclusions.  Oral defense of project and submission of project to a minimum of one conference/convention. Offered on a pass/fail basis. Offered during the summer. 

SOWK 9319 Qualitative Research I 

Introduction to qualitative research paradigms, their epistemologies, theories, and methods.The major focus is to survey qualitative methods of inquiry including research designs, specific data collection methods, and analytic and interpretive procedures.  A major portion of the class time is distributed toward a qualitative field experience where students work on a qualitative research project with a faculty member. Offered during the spring. 

SOWK 9330 Quantitative Research I 

Designed to introduce the students to fundamental concepts and statistical procedures used in social work research. It also introduces students to computer applications of data analysis and helps to develop basic skills in data file construction, management, and statistical analysis.  The primary focus of the course is on developing a conceptual and mathematical understanding of statistics needed for advanced work in research design, model development, model fitting and estimation, hypothesis testing, multivariate techniques, and interpretation of data. Offered during the fall. 

BADM 8318 Strategic Human Resources: Management Policies and Practice 

Development of human resources policies in organizations; case studies on legal ethical concerns and competition in the diverse, multicultural global workplace. Offered during the fall. 

BLAW 8301 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business and Global Decision-Making  

Legal and ethical study of business, its origins and developing impact on society; the judicial system, cost of litigation vs. alternative dispute resolution techniques, and current issues at the federal and state level in areas such as contract, torts, product liability, deceptive trade, property, business enterprises, electronic commerce, employment and international law.  Focus on ethical dilemmas faced in today’s business environment. Offered during the spring. 

HCMG 7304 Management of Healthcare Institutions 

Covers the organization of health care delivery systems in the U.S. including the following hospitals, ambulatory care, intermediate and long-term care, cyber care and other contemporary trends.  Includes analysis of demographic trends related to the aging U.S. population, early intervention programs for preventive and wellness care, and basic epidemiological techniques for analyzing local health care needs.  Considers delivery systems in other countries and the implications for change in the emerging U.S. market.  Discussion focuses on intervening in the design of structures and processes of health care systems and the management of organizational performance to include human resources, physical plant and materials. Offered during the spring. 

PSYCH 9310 Introduction to Health Psychology 

Introduction to the psychologist role in primary health care settings.  Strategies for assisting clients with medical problems.  Physiological and psychological factors influencing disease and disorders; health psychological assessment and intervention strategies applicable to individuals and groups, environmental factors, marketplace, factors and interpersonal factors.  Selected medical diseases and syndromes; psychological segues and intervention, and prevention. Offered during the spring. 

LEAD 6314 Leadership Decision Making 

Study of the principles of logic, critical thinking, problem definition and decision theory that are used in identifying problems, assumptions and alternatives for problems that leaders encounter.  Methods of decision-making and scenario planning are explored in detail. Offered during the fall. 

LEAD 6360 Multicultural Issues in Leadership 

This course will examine cultural styles of leadership and various leadership styles that can be employed in different cultural settings.  Students will examine the role of culture in attitudes toward society, family and work. Offered during the fall. 

LEAD 6322 Critical Thinking and Problem Analysis for Leaders 

Study of the principles of logic, critical thinking, problem definition and decision theory that are used in identifying problems, assumptions and alternatives for problems that leaders encounter.  Methods of decision-making and scenario planning are explored in detail. Offered during the spring.

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