Course Index

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COM 320 HEALTHCARE COLLABORATION & LEADERSHIP

This course applies leadership and management theories to the changing environment of healthcare. Students synthesize their knowledge of such topics as emotional intelligence, assertiveness, conflict management, gender dynamics, feedback delivery and systems theory in advanced writing and speaking projects. The NMC portfolio is integrated throughout this course. A complete portfolio (Levels I-III) is due by the end of the course.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites: Determined by major

COM 352 PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT & INTEGRATION

This one-credit course is designed for students who transfer two credits for COM 320 Healthcare Collaboration and Leadership. The purpose of this course is to build upon students' existing knowledge of leadership and management theories through focused portfolio reflections. A complete portfolio (Levels I-III) is due by the end of the course.

  • Credits: 1.0

COM 360 ADVANCED HEALTHCARE SPANISH I

This course promotes the development of more advanced oral and written communication skills in Spanish through active listening of the language via different modes of communication and by partnering with a Spanish-speaking person. Grammar is reviewed, reinforced, and used in more complex structures. Healthcare communication is also presented in more advanced structures and the use of a question formulation offering different alternatives for effective communication.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites:

    COM 270

COM 362 AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE LINGUISTICS

American Sign Language (ASL) Linguistics is designed to give students exposure to ASL linguistics, particularly in the areas of phonology (rules for hand-shapes) and morphology (rules for the creation of words and syntax, the sentence structure and grammar of ASL). This course will also focus on the history and evolution of ASL. This course is intended to build upon students' knowledge of the rules of American Sign Language.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites:

    COM 272

COM 365 ADVANCED HEALTHCARE SPANISH II

This course builds on COM 360 knowledge and promotes the development of more advanced oral and written communications skills in Spanish through active listening of the language through different modes of communication and by partnering with a Spanish speaking person. Grammar is reviewed, reinforced and used in more complex structures. Health care communication is also presented in more advanced structures and the use of a question formulation offering different alternatives for effective communication.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites:

    COM 360

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.