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Speech-Language Pathology Program

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SLPI 0505

Capstone I

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This course is required for any student not electing the thesis track. It will include a one-hour class meeting in which students will brainstorm research ideas, develop research questions or other creative projects, and work together to plan projects. It will also include a one-hour meeting with a faculty research mentor to design an appropriate research-based capstone project. By the end of this quarter, students should have part of their capstone project complete, as agreed upon by their faculty research mentor. Students should have designed an appropriate study and some will begin data collection this term.

Credits: 2

Prerequisites

SLPI 0502 Research Methods in Communication Sciences and Disorders; SLPI 0503 Evidence-Based Practice in Communication Sciences and Disorders

SLPI 0506

Capstone II

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This course is required for all capstone-track students. Students will complete data collection and analysis this term. They will begin preparation of a research document or creative project to demonstrate their results.

Credits: 1

Prerequisites

SLPI 0505 Capstone I

SLPI 0511

Thesis I

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This course is required by all students electing the thesis track. It involves one hour of class attendance in which thesis students will work together to develop their research questions and methods, and one hour of independent study. Students will work with the Program Director to secure a Thesis Chair and two other faculty members to comprise their thesis committee. Students will meet with their Thesis Chair to devise an original research project, timeline, and budget. Completion of a literature review, rationale for research, and research plan is expected this term.

Credits: 2

Prerequisites

SLPI 0502 Research Methods in Communication Sciences and Disorders; SLPI 0503 Evidence-Based Practice in Communication Sciences and Disorders

SLPI 0512

Thesis II

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This course is required of all students completing a master’s thesis. It again involves one hour per week of class attendance in which students will review the technicalities of writing and formatting a professional manuscript. One hour of independent study with the Thesis Chair is also incorporated into this thesis experience. Completion of the first three chapters of a five chapter manuscript is expected, along with a timeline for collection of data.

Credits: 1

Prerequisites

SLPI 0511 Thesis I

SLPI 0607

Capstone III

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This course is required for all capstone-track students. Working with their faculty research mentor, students will complete their capstone project this term. This will involve data analysis and preparation of a research document or creative project. Students will present their findings in poster form at a program-sponsored research seminar at the end of the term.

Credits: 1

Prerequisites

SLPI 0506 Capstone II

SLPI 0613

Thesis III

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This course is for all students on the thesis track. It involves one hour per week of independent study with the Thesis Chair. Completion of data collection and analysis is expected this term. Students should complete a draft of the final two chapters.

Credits: 1

Prerequisites

SLPI 0512 Thesis II

SLPI 0614

Thesis IV

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This course is required of all students completing a master’s thesis. It involves one hour per week of independent study with the Thesis Chair. Students should complete revision of their document and defend their thesis this term.

Credits: 1

Prerequisites

SLPI 0613 Thesis III

SLPI 0670, 0671, 0672, 0673

Thesis Continuation I-IV

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These courses are reserved for SLP students needing additional time to complete and successfully defend their thesis project. Enrollment is necessary only when students have completed other program requirements, and will not be enrolled in other courses. This is considered an extension of the thesis and must be approved by the Program Director. A fee is assessed with enrollment in these courses.

Credits: 0.5 credit each course

Prerequisites

SLPI 0614 Thesis IV

SLPI 0800

Independent Study

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This course is designed to facilitate scholarly inquiry into a topic related to a specific component of speech-language pathology theory and practice. Course content, assignments and learning outcomes are developed in collaboration with the faculty mentor and the student, and the Program Director must approve the plan. Course credit is variable depending on the scope of work to be accomplished.

Credits: 1-3

Prerequisites

Permission of the Instructor