Course Index

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COM 367 AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE DEAF CULTURE

This course provides education and exposure to the cultural aspects of the Deaf community along with a study of the social norms, values, and traditions intrinsic in the Deaf community. A variety of concepts, theories, research and philosophical debates are explored through the assigned readings, independent work and classroom activities/discussions.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites:

    COM 362

COM 370 HEALTHCARE SPANISH COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

This is the capstone for the Healthcare Spanish Minor. This course focuses on providing a practical venue for students to utilize their Spanish communication skills while delivering a presentation on a healthcare-related topic to the Spanish-speaking community. This course also promotes the growth of students' communication skills by providing individualized, face-to-face feedback of students' oral and written communication skills throughout the course.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites:

    COM 365

COM 372 COM 372 STRATEGIES OF COMMUNICATION AND ETHICS IN HEALTHCARE

This course consists of articles to be read and papers completed online and an internship in the deaf community relating to health care services. Strategies of Communication will examine the various forms of communication used by individuals with a hearing loss other than ASL such as Signing Exact Language, Video Relay Services, UbiDuo, C-print and CART services. This course will also focus on the specific rights deaf/hard-of-hearing patients have under the American with Disability Act (ADA), as well as, gain knowledge of other resources available for deaf/hard-of-hearing patients such as National Association for the Deaf (NAD). The students will gain one-on-one experience with an individual who is deaf or hard-of-hearing to complete a healthcare history portfolio.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites:

    COM 367

COM 398 DIRECTED STUDY

Directed study credit can be earned for professional and arts and sciences coursework. Directed study allows students the opportunity to complete a course of study when there is a deficiency in course requirements; it is determined by the Program Director of the department in which a student is majoring. Arts and sciences course work is determined by faculty responsible for each course and approved by the Dean of the Division of Arts and Sciences.

COM 399 INDEPENDENT STUDY

Independent study allows students the opportunity to complete a course of study in an area that is of special interest. A maximum of six credit hours may be earned through independent study.

COM 430 PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION

This course focuses on the particular ways in which writers apply the writing process to genres used regularly by healthcare professionals and utilize research to enhance patient outcomes. Writing assignments will develop students' skills in writing formal correspondence, completing proposals, including effective visual components in formal documents, and completing "Research Evaluation and Utilization Reports", which include recommendations for evidence-based practice in particular settings.

  • Credits: 3.0

COM 498 DIRECTED STUDY

Directed study credit can be earned for professional and arts and sciences coursework. Directed study allows students the opportunity to complete a course of study when there is a deficiency in course requirements; it is determined by the Program Director of the department in which a student is majoring. Arts and sciences course work is determined by faculty responsible for each course and approved by the Dean of the Division of Arts and Sciences.

  • Credits: 1.0 - 6.0

COM 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY

Independent study allows students the opportunity to complete a course of study in an area that is of special interest. A maximum of six credit hours may be earned through independent study.

  • Credits: 1.0 - 6.0

CVS *** PROFESSIONAL ELECTIVE COURSE

Consult Program Director for list of electives.

  • Credits: 3.0

CVS 213 PRINCIPLES OF EKG

This course will focus on EKG theory and interpretation. The student will learn how to perform an EKG on a patient, as well as learning to recognize basic rhythms and the components of an EKG. Students will also review case studies throughout this course.

  • Credits: 2.0