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Abilene Christian University    
2017-2018 Catalog 
  
 
  Dec 12, 2017
 
2017-2018 Catalog

Course Descriptions


The numbers in parentheses following course titles indicate (1) hours per week of lecture, (2) hours per week of laboratory and (3) semester credit hours. An asterisk (*) following these three figures indicates variable or alternative credit, and the last figure represents the maximum variation in semester credit hours. In general, credit hours for these variable courses may range from one to the number indicated.

The frequency of offering follows the meeting and credit hour information. Courses offered every year are designated by semester(s) only. Courses offered every other year are designated by semester and odd/even year.

Note: Since most courses are not offered every semester, students should be aware that failure to take a required course when it is offered may delay graduation.

Any course may be offered on demand should sufficient interest be demonstrated and should a qualified instructor be available. “Demand” courses with a defined content will be offered as regularly as practical for the host department.

At the end of the course description, the following information will be given when applicable: laboratory information, corequisites (“concurrent enrollment”) and prerequisites, cross listed courses (“same as”), special fees, and pertinent information about the use of the course.

Courses and Numbering

All courses are listed alphabetically by course prefix and numerically within each prefix. The department and college assignments are also noted. ACU uses a three-digit course numbering system. Courses numbered 100 to 299 are lower-level courses (primarily for freshmen and sophomores). Courses numbered from 300 to 499 are upper-level, or advanced, courses (primarily for juniors and seniors). Courses numbered 500 to 799 are graduate courses. All courses numbered 000 to 099 do not count toward graduation or GPA.

Prerequisites and Corequisites

Some courses have prerequisites, which must be met before a student may register for that course. In some cases, a student may have special knowledge, skills or background that will enable him or her to perform well in a given class without meeting its prerequisites. Such a student should seek special permission from the department and/or instructor offering the course. Courses listed as corequisite must be taken together. Students should refer to the most recent catalog for course corequisites, prerequisites, and restrictions.

Course Sequencing

Some courses have recommendations of a previous course(s) for appropriate sequencing. Such recommendations are not prerequisites; the system will allow any student meeting a course’s prerequisites to enroll for a course regardless of whether the student meets the sequencing recommendations. Students are cautioned, however, to follow sequencing recommendations when all of the courses in the sequence are on their degree plans.

Guided Study, Special Topics, and Tutorial Courses

Each department may offer Guided Study (also called Independent Study) courses (100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, 700); Special Topics courses (140, 240, 340, 440, 540, 640, 740); or Tutorial courses (generally offered to students at Study Abroad locations) as special needs dictate and/or available faculty allow. The first number will indicate the level of the course. Special Topics courses are offered on a one-time basis, to take advantage of particular faculty expertise, or to allow a department to develop a course for permanent inclusion in the inventory of courses. Generally, Special Topics and Tutorial courses may be included in the Semester Schedule when they are offered; Guided Studies will not be included in the Semester Schedule.

The Texas Common Course Numbering System

The Texas Common Course Numbering System (TCCNS) has been designed for the purpose of aiding students in the transfer of general academic courses between colleges and universities throughout Texas. Common courses are freshman and sophomore academic credit courses that have been identified as common by institutions that are members of the common course numbering system. The system ensures that if the student takes the courses the receiving institution designates as common, then the courses will be accepted in transfer.

For further information contact the transfer course coordinator in the Registrar’s Office.

 

Communication

   •  COMM 331 - Small Group Communication
   •  COMM 341 - Interpersonal Communication
   •  COMM 343 - Business and Professional Communication
   •  COMM 345 - Intercultural Communication
   •  COMM 375 - Persuasion
   •  COMM 376 - Family Communication
   •  COMM 383 - Communication in Multi-National Organizations
   •  COMM 384 - Interview Communication
   •  COMM 392 - Rhetoric of Pop Culture
   •  COMM 408 - Crisis Management in Organizations
   •  COMM 415 - Political Communication
   •  COMM 421 - Leadership and Communication
   •  COMM 430 - Conflict Management
   •  COMM 436 - Nonverbal Communication
   •  COMM 450 - Gender Communication
   •  COMM 483 - Advanced Public Speaking
   •  COMM 485 - Organizational Communication
   •  COMM 486 - Training and Development
   •  COMM 491 - Rhetorical Theory
   •  COMM 499 - Communication Internship
   •  COMM 508 - Crisis Management in Organizations
   •  COMM 515 - Political Communication
   •  COMM 521 - Leadership and Communication
   •  COMM 536 - Nonverbal Communication
   •  COMM 543 - Business and Professional Communication
   •  COMM 545 - Intercultural Communication
   •  COMM 550 - Gender Communication
   •  COMM 575 - Persuasion
   •  COMM 583 - Communication in Multi-National Organizations
   •  COMM 585 - Organizational Communication
   •  COMM 586 - Training and Development
   •  COMM 601 - Residency I: Ethics & Theory in Corporate Communication
   •  COMM 620 - Quantitative Methods
   •  COMM 621 - Qualitative Research Methods
   •  COMM 631 - Leading Organizational Change
   •  COMM 636 - Seminar in Communication Theory
   •  COMM 641 - Seminar in Interpersonal Communication
   •  COMM 642 - Seminar in Communication
   •  COMM 675 - Seminar in Persuasion and Social Change
   •  COMM 683 - Cultural Case Studies
   •  COMM 685 - Seminar in Organizational Communication
   •  COMM 686 - Communication Consulting and Assessment
   •  COMM 687 - Principles of Rhetorical Criticism
   •  COMM 697 - OD Capstone
   •  COMM 698 - Research Project Thesis Equivalent
   •  COMM 699 - Master's Thesis

Communication Sciences and Disorders

   •  COMP 225 - Phonetics
   •  COMP 235 - Introduction to Speech-Language Pathology
   •  COMP 308 - Global Healthcare
   •  COMP 320 - Clinical Report Writing in Speech-Language Pathology
   •  COMP 330 - Normal Language Development
   •  COMP 352 - Audiology
   •  COMP 353 - Hearing Rehabilitation
   •  COMP 356 - Articulation and Phonologic Disorders
   •  COMP 357 - Organic and Neurogenic Disorders
   •  COMP 380 - Clinical Methods in Speech Language Pathology
   •  COMP 381 - Anatomical and Physiological Processes of Communication
   •  COMP 419 - Speech Science
   •  COMP 471 - Speech-Language Pathology in the Schools
   •  COMP 479 - Programs and Services for Elderly
   •  COMP 485 - Communication Sciences and Disorders Capstone
   •  COMP 493 - Clinical Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology
   •  COMP 494 - Advanced Clinical Practicum in Communication Sciences and Disorders
   •  COMP 601 - Phonological Disorders
   •  COMP 602 - Aphasia
   •  COMP 603 - Motor Speech Disorders
   •  COMP 604 - Voice Disorders
   •  COMP 606 - Fluency Disorders
   •  COMP 607 - Augmentative and Alternative Communication
   •  COMP 608 - Multicultural/Multilingual Considerations in CSD
   •  COMP 609 - Advanced Audiology
   •  COMP 610 - Language and Language-Learning Disorders in Preschool and School-Aged Children
   •  COMP 611 - Language Disorders in Young Children and Special Populations
   •  COMP 613 - Dysphagia and Related Disorders
   •  COMP 614 - Cognitive-Communication Disorders
   •  COMP 620 - Communication Research Methods
   •  COMP 659 - Seminar in Diagnostic and Therapeutic Theory in Speech Pathology
   •  COMP 661 - Special Problems in Speech Pathology and Audiology
   •  COMP 670 - Seminar in Speech Pathology
   •  COMP 693 - Clinical Practicum
   •  COMP 694 - Advanced Clinical Practicum

Conflict Management

   •  CONR 601 - Conflict Theory and Communication
   •  CONR 605 - Negotiation and Mediation
   •  CONR 606 - Theory I
   •  CONR 610 - Managing Conflict in the Workplace
   •  CONR 612 - Conflict Management Systems Design
   •  CONR 615 - Managing Conflict in the Schools
   •  CONR 617 - Conflict Resolution in the Church
   •  CONR 628 - Foundations of Family Conflict Dynamics
   •  CONR 630 - Advanced Mediation: Marital Disputes
   •  CONR 635 - Identity, Culture and Conflict
   •  CONR 637 - Dispute Resolution and the Legal System
   •  CONR 638 - Ethics and Conflict Resolution
   •  CONR 643 - Practicum in Conflict Resolution
   •  CONR 645 - Transcending Conflict: Advanced Theory & Practice
   •  CONR 651 - Critical Thinking and Analysis
   •  CONR 653 - Communication and Facilitation
   •  CONR 655 - Strategic Vision and Planning
   •  CONR 657 - Practicum in Heritage Development
   •  CONR 690 - Conflict Resolution Residency
 

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