Department Courses

Courses

HSL 707 - Audiology and Hearing Technology for Educators and Counseling Professionals (3)

This course is designed for professionals who work or are preparing to work with individuals with hearing loss. Using an ecological perspective, this course facilitates an understanding of the biological aspects of hearing loss as well as implications for the psychosocial systems. Areas examined include the scope of practice for audiology, sound and hearing, the anatomy and physiology of the hearing mechanism, etiologies of hearing loss, hearing measurement, audiometric interpretation, aural rehabilitation, and hearing technology including hearing aids, group listening systems, cochlear implants, telecommunication devices and alerting systems which facilitate communication in educational and social contexts. Practical applications of these topics for education and the counseling professionals are explored.

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

HSL 709 - Speech Science (2)

A study of the speech mechanism, speech production, and the acoustics of speech.

HSL 711 - Cued Speech & Cued American English I (2)

This course introduces students to the fundamental principles of Cued Speech, cued language, and cued American English and develops students' receptive and expressive cueing skills. Topics addressed include, but are not limited to: appropriate terminology, history and development of Cued Speech; research and theory supporting Cued Speech and cued language; adaptations of Cued Speech to other languages and dialects; Cued Language Transliterators, uses of cued speech in total communication, oral-aural, and bilingual education models for pediatric deaf and hard-of-hearing.

Prerequisite: Open to HSLS majors only or permission of the instructor or department chair.

HSL 712 - Cued Speech and Cued American English II (3)

This course is designed to enhance students' receptive and expressive cueing skills and to familiarize students with the Cued Speech and cued language literature. Topics include, but are not limited to: native language and natural language acquisition, multimodal speech perception, Cued speech compared to manually-coded English sign systems for conveying English; Cued Speech research, applications of Cued Speech for parents whose L1 is not English and for teaching foreign languages; Cued Speech for children who are deaf and hard-of-hearing, have Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder, and hearing children with language disorders.

Prerequisites: HSL 711 or permission of the instructor and department chair

HSL 713 - Language Development and Disorders I (3)

This course involves the study of the processes and variations of speech, language, communication and pre-literacy skills in typically developing infants and children. Emphasis will be given on the assessment of and intervention with pre-school children with language and learning disorders. Units include interdisciplinary views of the child with speech, language, and communication challenges; issues in speech, language, communication, social-emotional, culturally diversity and cognitive development.

Prerequisite: Open to HSLS majors only or permission of the instructor or department chair.

HSL 714 - Speech Science (3)

This course provides basic information about how speech is produced, the nature of the speech signal, linguistic and phonetic frameworks for viewing speech, the anatomy and physiology of the speech production and auditory system, and processes of speech perception.

Prerequisite: Open to HSLS majors only or permission of the instructor or department chair.

HSL 715 - Pediatric Audiology and Auditory Habilitation of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children (3)

This course is intended for parent-infant majors and is co-taught with the Department of Education with a focus on theory and practice of auditory habilitation with children.

Prerequisite: Open to HSLS majors only or permission of the instructor or department chair.

HSL 716 - Audiology: Educational and Habilitative Implications (3)

Study of the fundamentals of hearing, diagnostic audiologic procedures, special diagnostic procedures for infants, children, and difficult-to-test clients, and interpretation of audiologic test data for communication, psychosocial, and educational purposes.

Prerequisite: Open to HSLS majors only or permission of the instructor or department chair.

HSL 723 - Language Development and Disorders II (3)

This course involves study of the processes and variations of speech, language, communication and literacy skills in typically developing children and adolescents. Emphasis will be given on the assessment of and intervention with school-age children and adolescents with language and learning disorders. Units include interdisciplinary views of and issues with the child with speech, language, and communication challenges; social-emotional, cultural diversity and cognitive development.

Prerequisite: HSL 713 or permission of the instructor and/or department chair

HSL 726 - Hearing Assistive and AAC Technologies (3)

This course will address the use of assistive communication technologies designed to meet the receptive and expressive communication needs of individuals with hearing loss, as well as technology for individuals needing augmentative/alternative means of communication.

Prerequisite: Open to HSLS majors only or permission of the instructor or department chair.

HSL 746 - Clinical Applications of Sign Communication (1)

This course focuses on the clinical application of the principles of sign communication in the field of Speech-Language Pathology/Aural Rehabilitation.

Prerequisite: Open to HSLS majors only or permission of the instructor or department chair.

HSL 750 - Voice & Resonance Disorders (3)

This course focuses on voice and resonance (anatomy and physiology, including pitch, loudness, and quality), pathologies that influence voice and resonance production, strategies for assessing and for intervention that require cross-professional collaboration, and knowledge of evidence-based outcomes; issues in laryngectomy rehabilitation, tracheostomy and ventilator-dependent communication alternatives and diverse cultural issues, and a wide range of assessment and treatment interventions applicable to children and adults.

Prerequisite: Open to HSLS majors only or permission of the instructor or department chair.

HSL 751 - Stuttering (3)

Study of the etiology, theory, nature, development, and treatment of fluency disorders.

Prerequisite: Open to HSLS majors only or permission of the instructor or department chair.

HSL 753 - Motor Speech Disorders (1)

Motor Speech Disorders is a graduate level course involving the study of speech disorders resulting from central and/or peripheral nervous system damage. The focus of the course is differential diagnosis and management of motor speech disorders in children and adults including the dysarthrias and acquired apraxia of speech. This course will integrate academic and clinical aspects of motor speech disorders.

HSL 754 - Speech Sound Disorders (3)

Study of the research and principles associated with symptomatology, etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of speech sound disorders in children and adults. Emphasis is on a broad understanding of the effect of speech sound disorders, including multicultural issues.

Prerequisite: Open to HSLS majors only or permission of the instructor or department chair.

HSL 755 - Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders (3)

Provides information concerning etiology, assessment, and treatment of speech and language disruptions associated with various neurological disorders. Areas to be addressed include: review of neural anatomy and physiology, description of right hemisphere communication disorders, cognitive language disorders secondary to head injury and dementia, and apraxia of speech.

Prerequisite: Open to HSLS majors only or permission of the instructor or department chair.

HSL 760 - Swallowing Disorders (3)

This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of swallowing disorders (dysphagia) and current approaches to prevention, assessment and treatment of patients with dysphagia. Included in the course topics are: anatomy and physiology of the normal and abnormal swallow with attention to each stage of the swallow; swallowing issues unique to pediatric and adult patients, and issues with caretakers within and across cultures; and contemporary research issues and outcomes. These topics will be integrated to provide students with basic knowledge and skills needed to assess and implement a treatment plan for patients with dysphagia.

Prerequisite: Open to HSLS majors only or permission of the instructor or department chair.

HSL 771 - Clinical Practicum in SLP 1 (1)

This first clinical practicum at the Gallaudet Hearing and Speech Center provides students with at least two clinical assignments (an individual client or small group and a team diagnostic) representing communication differences, delays, disorders, and/or swallowing disorders. Students are also involved in clinical documentation of client progress and in evaluating their clinical own skills over the course of the semester.

Prerequisite: For HSL-SLP majors only.

HSL 772 - Clinical Practicum in SLP 2 (2)

This second clinical practicum at the Gallaudet Hearing and Speech Center provides students with at least three, individuals, small group and/or diagnostics with communication disorders, differences, delays, and/or swallowing disorders. Students are also involved clinical documentation and in evaluating their clinical skills over the course of the semester.

Prerequisite: HSL 771; For HSL-SLP majors only.

HSL 773 - Clinical Practicum in SLP 3 (1-4)

This third clinical practicum at either the Gallaudet Hearing and Speech Center or an approved off-campus site provides students with individual clients, small groups and/or diagnostic opportunities representing communication differences, delays, disorders, and/or swallowing disorders. Students are also involved in clinical documentation of client progress and in evaluating their clinical own skills over the course of the semester.

Prerequisite: HSL 772; For HSL-SLP majors only.

HSL 774 - Clinical Practicum in SLP 4 (2-4)

This fourth practicum, usually an off-campus internship experience, provides students with supervised practice in either a pediatric or adult placement specializing in one or more of the nine communication and swallowing disorders common to speech-language pathology caseloads.

Prerequisites: HSL 773, for HSL-SLP majors only.

HSL 775 - Clinical Practicum in SLP 5 (2-4)

This fifth practicum, usually an off-campus internship experience, provides students with supervised practice in either a pediatric or adult placement specializing in one or more of the nine communication and swallowing disorders common to speech-language pathology caseloads.

Prerequisites: HSL 774, For HSL-SLP majors only.

HSL 784 - Research Methodology in Hearing, Speech, and Language Sciences (3)

Evaluation of research in audiology and communication disorders. The course describes how to read, understand, and evaluate research appearing in the literature, and provides an introduction to research design. Although the major focus is for the research consumer, many of the principles presented will apply to the design and implementation of research.

Prerequisite: Open to HSLS majors only or permission of the instructor or department chair.

HSL 785 - Pharmacology (3)

This course provides the student with a better understanding of pharmacology from chemical and biochemical perspectives. The areas covered in this course include: classifications of drugs, routes of ingestion, chemical and biochemical structures of medications, metabolism of drugs, effects of drugs, and the relationship between the structures of some drugs and the structures of some important chemicals in the body. The course also covers material specifically related to ototoxic medications.

Prerequisites: CHE 211 or enrollment in the graduate Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences program or Permission of Instructor.

HSL 794 - Preparing a Research Proposal in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (1)

The purpose of this course is to guide students interested in pursuing a Master's Thesis in the Department of Hearing, Speech, and Language Sciences. In particular, the course will focus on the research proposal. Among the topics to be covered are: selecting a topic, researching the topic, developing the aims and questions, characteristics of the literature review, and developing appropriate methods to address the aims of the project.

Prerequisite: Permission of the Instructor
Co-requisite: HSL 784

HSL 795 - Special Topics (1-3)

Grading System: letter grades or pass/fail at the option of the instructor.

Prerequisite: Open to HSLS majors only or permission of the instructor or department chair.

HSL 797 - Thesis (3)

This course will be taken by students involved with research associated with a thesis option in the audiology or speech-language pathology program. Research will be under the direction of a graduate faculty member and will entail developing and designing the research project, conducting the project, and writing and making oral presentations of findings. May be taken more than once.

Prerequisite: Open to HSLS majors only or permission of the instructor or department chair.

HSL 799 - Independent Study (1-3)

Independent studies enable advanced study of a topic, of interest to the student and the faculty member, not covered in the curriculum. Independent studies should not substitute for required courses, although exceptions may be considered on a case-by- case basis.Note: A Registrar’s Office Graduate Student Independent Study Form (http://www.gallaudet.edu/registrars_office/forms.html) and syllabus must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office before the add/drop period ends to register for an Independent Study

Prerequisite: Appropriate level of matriculation, permission of instructor and Special Independent Study Form.

HSL 814 - Instrumentation Lab (1)

This course will provide hands-on learning experiences through use of instrumentation in audiology. Lab exercises will familiarize students to audiologic instrumentation and provide opportunities to apply basic audiologic concepts to lab findings. Laboratory format also provides an introduction to scientific report writing using the APA format.

Prerequisite: Open to HSLS majors only or permission of the instructor or department chair.
Co-requisite: HSL 815, HSL 834

HSL 815 - Acoustics and Psychoacoustics (3)

Study of basic physical properties of sound, including decibel notation, wave propagation, resonance, filtering, and the analysis of simple and complex signals. The course also includes study of the principles, procedures, and research involved in the field of psychoacoustics, including the relationships between the physical dimensions of sound and perceptual experience, as well as the relationships between psychoacoustic testing and both auditory physiology and the audiological evaluation process.

Prerequisite: Open to HSLS majors only or permission of the instructor or department chair
Co-requisite: HSL 817

HSL 817 - Anatomy & Physiology of the Auditory & Vestibular System (3)

Anatomy and physiology of the auditory, vestibular, and central auditory nervous systems, including phylogeny, and genetics of hearing and balance; mechanical and biophysical factors in afferent and efferent signal transduction.

Prerequisite: Open to HSLS majors only or permission of the instructor or department chair.

HSL 818 - Acoustic Phonetics (3)

Acoustic characteristics of speech sounds and their relation to articulatory physiology. Use of sound spectrograph. Clinical application of speech analysis.

Prerequisite: Open to HSLS majors only or permission of the instructor or department chair.

HSL 821 - Informational Counseling and Multicultural Issues (3)

The course is designed to help audiologists and speech-language pathologists work more effectively with their clients in addressing the biopsychosocial effects of hearing loss and other communication disorders. Students will learn about the impact of hearing loss and communication disorders on infants, children, adults, older adults, and significant others. Students will develop a interviewing and specific counseling skills to help clients address their hearing loss and communication-related needs. This course will serve to provide a theoretical framework, practical strategies and personal reflection for working and providing services with cultural and linguistic awareness, knowledge, competency and proficiency.

Prerequisite: Open to HSLS majors only or permission of the instructor or department chair.

HSL 824 - Aural Rehabilitation: Adults (3)

The focus of this course is on clinical competencies in aural rehabilitation of deaf, Deaf, and hard-of-hearing adults. Special emphasis is given to the clinical procedures used in the Gallaudet Hearing and Speech Center and AR competencies needed by both SLPs and AUDs to work with adults who acquire hearing loss across the lifespan.

Prerequisite: Open to HSLS majors only or permission of the instructor or department chair.

HSL 826 - Aural Rehabilitation: Pediatric (3)

The focus of this course is on clinical competencies in aural (re)habilitation of deaf, Deaf, and hard-of-hearing children and their families. Special emphasis is given to the clinical procedures used in the Gallaudet Hearing and Speech Center and AR competencies needed by both AUDs and SLPs to work with children with congenital and acquired hearing loss. The course has a strong interdisciplinary focus, considering ethnic and cultural issues in rehabilitation.

Prerequisite: Open to HSLS majors only or permission of the instructor or department chair.

HSL 827 - Neural Bases of Hearing, Speech, and Language (3)

This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of anatomy and physiology of the nervous system as it relates to the development of hearing, vision, thought, memory and emotions as well as the perception, processing and production of speech and language.

Prerequisite: HSL 817 Anatomy and Physiology of Audition

HSL 834 - Diagnostic Audiology (4)

This course examines the principles of audiologic evaluation, including consideration of pure-tone and speech audiometry, clinical masking, acoustic immittance battery, and calibration and standards, behavioral site-of-lesion testing, OAEs, and various pathologies that affect auditory-vestibular systems.

Prerequisite: Open to HSLS majors only, or permission of the instructor or department chair.
Co-requisites: HSL 815, HSL 817, and HSL 840

Course Fee: $125.00

HSL 835 - Vestibular Assessment and Management (3)

This course covers vestibular function, assessment, and management. A basic understanding of basic auditory diagnostics and peripheral vestibular anatomy is presupposed. Procedures and interpretation of videonystagmography will be covered in detail, in addition to introduction to various other vestibular evaluation and management techniques.

Prerequisite: HSL 817, HSL 834

HSL 840 - Clinical Practicum-Introduction (1)

Introduction to a variety of audiologic activities under the guidance of clinical supervisors, including structured participation in diagnostic evaluations and hearing aid services. The experience will expose students to audiologic evaluation, treatment, prevention/identification, as well as professional and culturally sensitive communication.

Prerequisite: Open to HSLS majors only or permission of the instructor or department chair.

HSL 841 - Clinical Practicum-Advanced (2)

Continued practicum experience under the guidance of clinical supervisors, encompassing a variety of audiology services, with emphasis in audiologic evaluation and hearing aid services. Students will build on skills gained in HSL840, and will focus on synthesis, application, and flexibility of clinical knowledge.

Prerequisite: HSL 840; Open to HSLS majors only or permission of the instructor or department chair.

HSL 842 - Clinical Practicum-Specialty Areas (1)

Supervised experience in various specialty areas in audiology, such as aural rehabilitation, cochlear implants, vestibular and electrophysiology services.

Prerequisite: Open to HSLS majors only or permission of the instructor or department chair.

HSL 846 - Clinical Applications of Sign Communication I (1-2)

The focus of this course is upon applying the principles of sign communication in the field of clinical audiology. Students will develop and demonstrate proficient sign language skills while performing the following clinical procedures: client interviewing/case history, walk-in service, assessing client communication skills and abilities, audiologic test interpretation, and instructional techniques for communication therapy.

Co-requisites: ASL I or equivalent, HSL 840, permission of instructor.

HSL 847 - Clinical Applications of Sign Communication II (1)

Continued focus upon the clinical application of principles of sign communication in the field of diagnostic audiology/aural rehabilitation. Emphasis will be placed on use of sign language for informal counseling of clients and instructional techniques for communication therapy.

Prerequisite: American Sign Language proficiency and HSL 846.

HSL 850 - Amplification I (3)

Study of amplification systems and hearing aids, including hearing aid design, electroacoustic characteristics and specifications, spectral shaping, earmold acoustics, candidacy issues, and fitting techniques.

Prerequisite: Open to HSLS majors only or permission of the instructor or department chair.

HSL 852 - Amplification II (3)

This course is designed to facilitate advanced application of knowledge and skills obtained in Amplification I. Topics covered include special clinical procedures, new technology, digital signal processing, implantable devices, and counseling techniques.

Prerequisite: HSL 850

HSL 855 - Communication Technology (3)

The study of auditory, visual, and vibrotactile receptive communication technologies designed to meet the needs of deaf and hard of hearing individuals as well as other populations, at home, in the workplace, in educational settings, and for recreational purposes. Communication technologies include systems to facilitate (1) face-to-face communication, (2) the reception of media, (3) telephone reception, and (4) the awareness of environmental sounds. Emphasis will be placed on needs assessment, selection, and verivication process. Students also will examine the rights and responsibilities of their clients when using legal support (ADA and PL 6504) for the acquisition of receptive communication technologies. This course includes a hands-on experience in the Gallaudet Assistive Devices Demonstration Center.

Prerequisite: HSL 852.

HSL 858 - Cochlear Implants (3)

This course includes description of the various cochlear implants that have received FDA approval, discussion of candidacy issues, follow-up procedures including programming and habilitation, positive and negative outcomes with emphasis on research results. Controversies surrounding implantation of children will be included.

Prerequisite: Open to HSLS majors only or permission of the instructor or department chair.

HSL 861 - Pediatric and Educational Audiology (3)

The course covers various aspects of audiology as it relates to infants, children, and difficult-to-assess individuals. Topics include: case history/interviewing; parent counseling; normal and abnormal auditory development; review of normal motor, cognitive, language, and psycho-social development; identification audiometry; behavioral and electrophysiologic procedures; pure tone and speech audiometry; hearing aids and group amplification systems, audiologic counseling, and educational audiology. Ethnic and cultural differences are considered throughout the course.

Prerequisite: Open to HSLS majors only or permission of the instructor or department chair.

HSL 862 - Central Auditory Processing Disorders -- Evaluation and Remediation (3)

This course will provide knowledge of central auditory processing disorders and how they are assessed and managed in home, school, work, and therapeutic environments. Areas to be addressed include differential diagnosis, the collaborative model, counseling, and advocacy. The course will have an interdisciplinary focus.

Prerequisites: HSL 817 and HSL 834.

HSL 863 - Community and Industrial Audiology (2)

This course examines public school, community, industrial, and military hearing programs, including screening tests, noise control, and medical-legal problems associated with acoustic trauma and noise-induced hearing loss.

Prerequisite: Open to HSLS majors only or permission of the instructor or department chair.

HSL 866 - Electrophysiological Measures in Audiology (3)

Review of the anatomy and physiology of the auditory and vestibular systems and relationship to other balance mechanisms. Discussion of disorders of the auditory and vestibular systems. Differential diagnostic procedures for the balance mechanism, including the electronystagmography (ENG) battery, dynamic platform posturography, rotation testing, and computerized assessment procedures; along with rehabilitation of individuals with balance disorders. Electrophysiological measures of audition, including Auditory Evoked Potentials such as auditory brainstem response (ABR) and middle and late potentials, otoacoustic emissions (OAE), electrocochleography (ECoG), electroneuronography (ENOG), and intraoperative monitoring.

Prerequisite: Open to HSLS majors only or permission of the instructor or department chair.

HSL 870 - Seminar in Medical Audiology (2)

Oto-audiologic and neurologic considerations in the differential diagnosis of auditory and vestibular disorders.

Prerequisite: HSL 835.

HSL 873 - Private Practice Development/Clinic Management (3)

Issues relating to establishing a private practice including clinical management, small business and accounting practices, models of private practice, referrals and reimbursement, managed care.

Prerequisite: Open to HSLS majors only or permission of the instructor or department chair.

HSL 875 - Professional Issues (1)

The study of issues of professional importance that have not been addressed in other courses. The important issues will be those that are current at the time the course is taught; content will change from year to year.

Prerequisite: Open to HSLS majors only or permission of the instructor or department chair.

HSL 880 - Internship in Audiology (2-6)

Advanced diagnostic and aural rehabilitation practicum in 1) a rehabilitation or medical facility and 2) school programs for deaf and hard of hearing students (day classes and residential).

Prerequisites: HSL 826, HSL 835, HSL 841 and HSL 842.

HSL 883 - Research Project in Audiology (1)

Students will develop a research proposal based upon a topic of the student's choice. Students will describe a problem area, develop a rationale for a study through the literature review, develop and explore a research hypothesis, and collect pilot data for the study. The course will be repeated until the research project is completed.

Prerequisite: Open to HSLS majors only or permission of the instructor or department chair.

HSL 888 - Advanced Topics in Hearing, Speech, and Language Sciences I (3)

HSL 888 is designed for first semester PhD students in HSLS. The goal of the seminar is to advance study of selected topics in Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology, Speech Science, and Hearing Science via in-depth reading of the professional literature, including seminar research publications; invited presentations; and group discussions led by a PhD faculty facilitator. Seminar topics may vary from semester to semester. Sample topics in hearing science include: evidence-based outcomes in cochlear implant research, new techniques in aural rehabilitation, balance testing, and vestibular treatment advances. Sample topics in speech science include: evidence-based practices in speech sound disorders, speech acquisition in hearing children of deaf parents, the multimodal nature of speech perception, and prosodic features during oral readings of children from bilingual backgrounds. Sample topics in language science include: spoken language, cued language, and sign language acquisition in children with cochlear implants, evidence-based outcomes in treatment programs for children with autism, and diagnostic protocols for children from English-Language-Learning families. Seminal research publications and invited researchers' presentations are additional resources for this seminar.

Prerequisite: Open to HSLS majors only or permission of the instructor or department chair.

HSL 889 - Advanced Topics in Hearing, Speech, and Language Sciences II (3)

HSL 889 is designed for second semester PhD students in HSLS. The goal of the seminar is to advance study of selected topics in Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology, Speech Science, and Hearing Science via in-depth reading of the professional literature, including seminar research publications; invited presentations; and group discussions led by a PhD faculty facilitator. Seminar topics may vary from semester to semester. Sample topics in hearing science include: evidence-based outcomes in auditory neuropathy diagnosis and intervention, aging speech recognition in noise, and preventing noise-induced hearing loss in adolescents. Topics in speech might include: dysarthria reduction post-cerebral infarct, evidence-based outcomes in pediatric populations. Topics in language might include: acquisition of social communication markers across bilingual and multiple language users, and measures of fluency in the ASL of hearing children of deaf parents. Seminal research publications and invited researchers' presentations will serve as additional resources for discussion.

Prerequisite: Open to HSLS majors only or permission of the instructor or department chair.

HSL 890 - Externship (1-6)

This course provides students with full time experience, in hospital, private practice, clinical, educational, university, or other approved setting. The externship is to be completed under the supervision of audiologists holding current national certification and/or state licensure in audiology and approved by the department of Hearing, Speech, and Language Sciences.

Prerequisite: Open to HSLS majors only or permission of the instructor or department chair.

HSL 891 - Ph.D. Professional Issues Seminar I (1)

The Ph.D. Professional Issues Seminar I addresses topics of interest to doctoral students who plan to seek faculty positions in academic settings. Topics addressed include curriculum vitae, electronic portfolios, professional organizations serving college and university professors, tenure and promotion decisions, professional ethics, professional liability, mission statements and strategic objectives in academic settings, the roles of administers and faculty in curriculum development, faculty evaluation, and shared governance.

Prerequisite: Admission to the PhD Program in Hearing, Speech, and Language Sciences.

HSL 892 - Ph.D. Professional Issues Seminar II (1)

Ph.D. Professional Issues Seminar II complements Ph.D. Professional Issues Seminar I and addresses topics of interest to Ph.D. students who are interested in learning about faculty positions in academic settings. Topics include, but are not limited to: faculty service in academic settings; scholarship expectations for faculty; institutional research boards for protection of human subjects; ethical and unethical behavior; mentoring in academic settings; roles and functions of Offices of Sponsored Programs and Development Offices in Higher Education.

Prerequisite: Admission to the PhD Program in Hearing, Speech, and Language Sciences.

HSL 893 - Seminar in University Instruction and Supervision in Hearing, Speech, and Language Sciences (3)

This seminar is a pre-requisite for PhD students in the HSLS PhD Program who will be enrolled in a Practicum in University Instruction the following Spring semester. Students in this seminar become familiar with trends and issues in higher education instruction and supervision of interns in higher education Audiology and SLP programs.

Prerequisite: Admission to the PhD Program in Hearing, Speech, and Language Sciences.

HSL 894 - Seminar in Higher Education Publishing, Grant, Writing and Presentation Skills (3)

This seminar addresses professional writing, grant-writing, and presentation abilities needed by higher education faculty in personnel preparation programs in hearing, speech, and language sciences. Students analyze and evaluate manuscripts and articles that are either literature reviews or theoretically and/or empirically based position papers on timely issues in hearing, speech, and language sciences. They construct short articles that adhere to the American Psychological Association style format. In addition, students prepare media-enhanced presentations for a variety of professional audiences, including parent groups, teachers, school administrators, conferences attended by educational audiologists, organizations serving deaf and hard of hearing individuals, and researchers and scholars in hearing, speech, and language sciences, deaf education, and related fields.

Prerequisite: Admission to the PhD Program in Hearing, Speech, and Language Sciences.

HSL 895 - Special Topics (1-3)

Grading System: letter grades or pass/fail at the option of the instructor.

Prerequisite: Open to HSLS majors only or permission of the instructor or department chair.

HSL 896 - Practicum in University Instruction (2-3)

Practicum students in HSL 896 assume a major role in teaching a graduate course in the Department of Hearing, Speech, and Language Sciences. The goal of this practicum is to develop the PhD student's ability to plan, teach, and evaluate the effectiveness of a graduate level course in a content area in which the student has expertise. Students earn 2-3 credits for the practicum, depending on the level of involvement in designing and/or teaching the course.

Prerequisites: HSL 893; completion of the qualifying examination, permission of the advisor, department chair, and the instructor of the course to be taught by the practicum student.

HSL 897 - Ph.D. Internship (1-6)

The PhD Internship is an advanced, supervised, research experience in an approved laboratory, clinic, or other research setting. The major goal of the internship is to provide students with an opportunity to work with and learn from established researchers in transitioning previously acquired academic knowledge and skills to applied knowledge and skills.

Prerequisites: Matriculation as a HSLS PhD student, completion of the qualifying examination, completion of EDU 801-802, 810 and 811 (or equivalent) and permission of the advisor and department chair.

HSL 899 - Independent Study (1-3)

Independent studies enable advanced study of a topic, of interest to the student and the faculty member, not covered in the curriculum. Independent studies should not substitute for required courses, although exceptions may be considered on a case-by- case basis.Note: A Registrar’s Office Graduate Student Independent Study Form (http://www.gallaudet.edu/registrars_office/forms.html) and syllabus must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office before the add/drop period ends to register for an Independent Study

Prerequisite: Appropriate level of matriculation, permission of instructor and Special Independent Study Form.

HSL 900 - Dissertation (1-10)

The dissertation is the culminating activity of the Ph.D. Program in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Students may register for 1-10 credits; In no instance will more than 10 credits be accrued. A grade of NG is recorded for dissertation credits until the student has satisfactorily defended the dissertation.

Prerequisites: Permission of Advisor