Course descriptions

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SPEECH AND HEARING SCIENCES (SHS)

201. Introduction to Phonetics. 3 hrs. Students are introduced to various bases of speech and orthographic symbol systems

202. Fundamentals of Speech and Hearing Sciences. 3 hrs. The basic principles concerning sound production and reception are presented. The relationship of these principles to the practice of speech pathology and audiology is established

202L. Fundamentals of Speech and Hearing Sciences Laboratory. 1 hr. The basic principles concerning sound production and reception are supplemented in laboratory exercises

211. Introduction to Communication Disorders. 3 hrs. Students will learn basic foundational material regarding each aspect of Speech and Hearing Sciences

221. Introduction to Audiology. 3 hrs. This course samples the entire field of audiology.

301. Language and Speech Development. 3 hrs. Reviews in-depth the latest developments in the contemporary language acquisition literature. Issues of acquisition will be addressed across the core of language

302. Anatomy and Physiology of the Hearing Mechanism. 3 hrs. Form and function of the outer, middle, and inner ear and central auditory pathways

303. Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Mechanism. 3 hrs. Form and function of the respiratory system, the larynx, and the articulators

306. Basic Neuroanatomy in Speech-Language Pathology. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: SHS 302, 303 or permission of instructor. This course examines the basic anatomy and physiology of the central nervous system

308. Instrumentation in Speech and Hearing Science. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: SHS 202, 202L or permission of instructor. Students use basic clinical and research instruments in a controlled setting

+311. Clinical Assisting—Speech. 1-3 hrs. Clinical experience assisting speech-language pathology clinicians. Prerequisite: SHS 450 and GPA greater than 3.0 or permission of instructor

+312. Clinical Assisting—Education of the Deaf. 1-3 hrs. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education. Clinical experience assisting in education of the deaf. Working with master teachers and students who are deaf and hard-of-hearing

+313. Clinical Assisting—Audiology.1-3 hrs. Prerequisite: SHS 450. Clinical experience assisting in audiology clinic

323. Basic American Sign Language. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: ENG 101 and 102. Introduction to conversational American Sign Language, its grammar and structure, including skills building in fingerspelling and numbers

329. Intermediate American Sign Language. 3 hrs. Continued learning of American Sign Language vocabulary and utilization of three-dimensional space in conversation

340. Advanced American Sign Language. 3 hrs. Introduction to the sign language continuum and the use of signed English; lesson plans and/or presentations in American Sign Language and signed English, including fingerspelling, numbers and use of three-dimensional features

350. Academic Signing: Science and Social Studies. 3 hrs. Students will learn science and social studies sign vocabulary, as well as methods of communicating these content area concepts.

400. Current Issues in Communication Disorders. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Senior standing and a minimum overall 2.25 GPA. Provides opportunities for students to research current topics in communication disorders and present their findings in written and oral formats.

410. Intervention Language Disorders. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: SHS 301 and minimum overall 2.25 GPA. Provides background information concerning current treatment procedures for the language problems of children with additional diagnoses

411. Articulation Disorders. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: SHS 201, 301 or permission of instructor; minimum overall 2.25 GPA. The basic concepts and theoretical knowledge that form the core for clinical decisions in remediation and assessment

412. Assessment Procedures in Speech Pathology. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: SHS 301 or permission of instructor; minimum overall 2.25 GPA. Philosophical views and theoretical issues of assessment. Evaluation procedures and the diagnostic session

421. Aural Rehabilitation. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: SHS 221; minimum overall 2.25 GPA. This course is an overview of the field of aural rehabilitation

422. Teaching Students Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education. This course focuses on teaching academics to students who are deaf and hard-of-hearing, and non-academic components of instruction

425. Psycho-Social Factors Associated with Hearing Impairment. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor; minimum overall 2.25 GPA. Writing Intensive (WI). Examination of hearing loss effects on person's educational, psychological, and vocational adjustment

428. Clinical Audiology I. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: SHS 221, minimum overall 2.25 GPA. Basic concepts in acoustics, calibration, audiological equipment, pure tone air and bone conduction testing, masking, and speech audiometry

430. Speech Pathology and the Hearing Impaired Child. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Minimum overall 2.25 GPA. Students will acquire knowledge necessary to identify varying types of hearing loss and to make decisions regarding their implications

431. Language Disorders I: Assessment of Children with Language Disorders. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: SHS 301; minimum overall 2.25 GPA. Language disorders are considered within the perspectives of establishing appropriate clinical rationales.

432. Language Disorders II: Habilitation of Oral and Written Language Disorders. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: SHS 301; minimum overall 2.25 GPA. The types and characteristics of a variety of disorders that result in impaired language and the instruments used to assess these disorders.

433. Language Development with Students Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing. 3 hrs. This course presents information on language development differences in children who are deaf and hard-of-hearing

435. Oral/Aural Communication with Students Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing. 3 hrs. Students will construct objectives, activities, and materials to use with children who are deaf and hard-of-hearing.

436. Development of Literacy with Students Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: SHS 433 or permission of instructor. Approaches for developing reading and writing skills with deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH) students through a constructionist approach

450. Student Teaching: Clinical Observation. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: SHS 201, 211, 221, 301, and 431 or 432, or permission of instructor. Prerequisite: Minimum overall 2.25 GPA. Students observe speech-language pathology, audiology, and deaf education testing, and habilitation techniques with a variety of clients. Report writing, analysis of client behaviors, and session planning are stressed. (Section 01 is audiology, Section 02 is speech-language pathology.)

451. Classroom Management in the Deaf Education Setting. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education. Techniques for structuring the classroom for promoting communication and learning for deaf and hard of hearing students: rights, responsibilities, and relationships in the classroom

492. Special Problems. 1-3 hrs. (Student's Senior Honors project.) Students, under the direction of an SHS faculty member, will develop and implement a research project in adherence with guidelines provided by the Honors College.

+495. Student Teaching: Deaf. 6 hrs. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education. Intensive practicum in school setting covering full range of teaching responsibilities with a certified teacher of the deaf

+496. Student Teaching: Deaf. 6 hrs. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education. A continuation of SHS 495. Intensive practicum in school setting convering full range of teaching responsibilities with a certified teacher of the deaf

497. Professional Collaboration for Developmental Disability Services. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Upper-level undergraduate students only. Study of the interdependent contributions of relevant disciplines in training, service, and research

499. British Studies: Comparative Problems in Speech and Hearing Sciences. 3-6 hrs. Studies offered in London, England, under the auspices of the Institute of Anglo-American Studies.


COLLEGE OF HEALTH (COH)

100. Concepts of Wellness. 3 hrs. Wellness within an integrated framework encompassing topics associated with fitness, nutrition and health

101. Diversity and Social Justice. 3 hrs. The universality of diversity with a focus on social justice issues


EXPLANATION

The semester credit hours are listed after the title of each course.
Example:

100. Introduction to the Arts. 3 hrs. A team-taught investigation of the music, visual and theatrical arts designed for students who are not otherwise academically involved with these arts (CC 1233)

Southern Miss courses for which there are acceptable junior/community college courses are marked as (CC ____). It should be noted that there is a variance in course sequence between the junior/community colleges and Southern Miss. In addition, courses with the same junior/community college numbers vary from college to college. An adviser should be consulted before course scheduling.

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