Catalog of Courses

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Browse below to find courses being taught at EMCC during current and upcoming semesters. Courses are listed in alphanumeric order based on course subject prefix and number. You may click on the subject listings in the left filter menu to narrow results by subject. You may search for current class offerings available for enrollment by clicking on the link under each course. Click here to view the official current and archived book versions of the EMCC Academic Catalog.

Introduction of principles, methods, and techniques for communicating with deaf people who sign. Development of expressive and receptive sign skills, manual alphabet, numbers, and sign vocabulary. Overview of syntax, grammar, and culture related to American Sign Language (A.S.L.). Prerequisites: None. ASL103 suggested as a corequisite but not required.

Continued development of knowledge and language skills for communicating with deaf people who sign. Includes numbers, fingerspelling, and culture. Emphasis on enhancement of receptive sign skills and continued development of expressive sign skills. Application of rudimentary, syntactical, and grammatical structure stressed with continued development of sign vocabulary.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ASL101 or permission of Department or Division. Completion of prerequisites within the last three years is required.

Provides an overview of the normal development of human communication. Emphasis on normative processes involved in speech, language, and hearing development. Examines the impact of multicultural, multi-linguistic environments on speech and language development. Prerequisites: None.

Explore a variety of communication disorders in children and adults that speech-language pathologists diagnose and treat. Provides an introduction to typical versus disordered communication, the causes, characteristics of a variety of speech, language, hearing, and swallowing disorders, and the effects that they can have on those afflicted with them. Prerequisites: None.

Provides a review of the anatomical systems of respiration, phonation, articulation and resonance and hearing and their relationship to pathologies of speech, language and hearing. Includes basic physiology of systems and the neuroanatomy and neurophysiology related to speech and hearing production mechanisms. Examines the physical characteristics of sound and the structure and function of the human auditory system. Prerequisites: None.

Examines the nature, causes and treatment of language disorders across the lifespan. Focuses on developmental and acquired language disorders in childhood through adulthood. Includes multicultural/multilingual issues and therapy observations. Prerequisites: None.

Provides an overview of English phonetics and phonetic transcription including practice with transcription of normal and disordered speech at the entry-level using the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). Examines the nature, causes, characteristics and treatment of a variety of speech sound disorders across the lifespan including phonological processes/disorders, articulation, dysarthria, apraxia, and other organic disorders. Includes multicultural/multilingual issues and therapy observations. Prerequisites: None.

Examines the nature, causes, and treatment of a variety of speech, language, hearing disorders. Focuses on fluency, voice, hearing, and swallowing/feeding disorders. Expands on language disorders in adolescents and young adults including metacognition and cognitive strategies. Includes therapy observations. Prerequisites: None.

Examines issues associated with professional and ethical behaviors, including the Speech Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) scope of practice as specified by state and national governing bodies for the profession. Focuses on indirect activities related to client treatment including creation of lessons, implementation of treatment, and documentation. Includes an overview of universal safety precautions, confidentiality, compliance with laws/regulations, and service delivery options in both the educational and health care systems. Prerequisites: None.

Examines a variety of behavior principles, strategies and techniques used with individuals with communication disorders. Focuses on setting up a positive learning environment, increasing motivation and attention, and using Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) with clients. Prerequisites: None.

Practical experience in completing clinical fieldwork as a Speech Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA). Provides opportunity to create lesson plans, implement therapy, record client performance and maintain appropriate documentation for a variety of speech-language disorders in a therapeutic environment. A minimum of 100 hours for the clinical interaction experience in this course is required. Prerequisites: None.

Examines the use of Assistive Technology (AT) and Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC) systems within various environments to support functional interaction with individuals with disabilities. Focuses on a variety of guiding principles, strategies, accommodations, modifications, computer hardware and software as well as low-tech and high-tech AT and AAC systems. Provides guidelines for need identification and implementation of AT and AAC systems within therapeutic and natural environments. Prerequisites: None.

Examines disabilities with a focus on treatment techniques for low incidence disabilities. Focuses on blindness, deafness, moderate to severe intellectual disability, complex health issues, serious motor and physical impairment, multiple disabilities, genetic syndromes, moderate to severe autism, and social emotional disabilities. Includes therapy observations. Prerequisites: None.

The systematic study of social behavior and human groups, particularly the influence of culture, socialization, social structure, stratification, social institutions, differentiation by region, race, ethnicity, sex/gender, age, class, and socio/cultural change upon people's attitudes and behaviors. Prerequisites: None.

General Education Designations: SB GE Codes
SOC1101

Sociological study of human sexuality. Course examines the social forces that shape a culture's sexual practices, attitudes, and inequalities. Topics include the social construction of sexuality, social change, sexual identities, sexual inequalities, institutional influence and regulation of sexuality, as well as current trends and issues surrounding human sexuality. Prerequisites: None.

SOC130 contains mature adult content and some of the topics discussed may be considered "controversial" or "taboo" in some societies and cultures. Students are expected to be able to engage with the content in a respectful and open-minded way.
General Education Designations: SB GE Codes

A sociological exploration of the way culture shapes and defines gender in contemporary U.S. society. Major emphasis on gender roles, gender stereotypes, power and the relationship between gender and other intersecting social identities such as race, ethnicity, class, and sexual identity. Prerequisites: None.

General Education Designations: C, SB GE Codes

Note: This course has differences between current terms. Please see advisement for specific information.

Examines how the social construction of race shapes social interaction and social institutions. Explores the consequences of power, privilege and oppression among major ethnic and racial groups in the United States. Prerequisites: None.

General Education Designations: C, SB GE Codes
SOC2215

An overview of the sociological study of social problems and inequalities confronting the United States. Emphasis is placed on what is known about social problems, recent trends, causes and consequences, individual and societal responses, and how social policies might solve social problems. Issues to be examined may include: health care, education, family, economy, environment, drug and alcohol abuse, crime and violence, among others. Prerequisites: None.

General Education Designations: SB GE Codes
SOC2250