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Communication Sciences

Rena Krakow, Ph.D.
Weiss Hall 217
Telephone: 215-204-8407
Fax: 215-204-5954
rkrakow@temple.edu
www.temple.edu/commsci

Bachelor of Arts

1. The total number of credit hours at graduation may be greater for some students based on initial placement exams, transfer evaluations, individual curricular choices, and academic progress.
2. Certain courses fulfill multiple requirements. In consultation with your advisor, you will be able to plan your curriculum more effectively.
3. Students must fulfill the necessary prerequisites for any given course or course sequence. See the Prerequisite and Co-requisite Policy in the Academic Policies section of this Bulletin.

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Sciences may be conferred upon a student by recommendation of the faculty upon the satisfactory completion of 122 semester hours of credit with no grade in the major or core areas of C- or below. In addition to taking University Core requirements, all students will complete two department core courses, 0201 and W051, as well as the requirements of one of two tracks, Speech-Language-Hearing or Linguistics. Students who complete the major may graduate with distinction in the department if they meet the requirements outlined below. In addition to the Major in Communication Sciences, the department also offers a Minor, also described below.

Summary of Requirements for Graduation with Distinction in the Major

1. GPA of 3.5 or better
2. No grade of below B in the major
3. Completion of an honors paper at the end of a 3-credit independent study (Comm Sci H390) during which the student will engage in an empirical study or library research in the field of Communication Sciences under the supervision of an honors advisor.
4. Completion of 20 hours of volunteer work, internship, or fieldwork in consultation with the honors advisor.

Communication Sciences Major Requirements

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Comm Sci 0201 Research Methods in Communication Sciences (F) 3  
Comm Sci W051 Introduction to Human Communication (F) 3 WI
Total     6  

Speech-Language-Hearing Track

Speech-Language-Hearing Track: Summary of Requirements 

1. University requirements
University Core Curriculum including completion of the Library Orientation, and all students must take Psych C060 for core requirement in Individual and Society


2. Major Requirements
Comm Sci W051 and 0201


3. Track Requirements

Lower-level (Comm Sci W103, 0207, 0208, 0217, 0218)
Upper-level (Comm Sci 0233, 0234, 0235, 0300, 0301, W336)
Courses in Related Disciplines (Physics C067, Psych 0131)

Course in Biological Science (Biology C084)

Speech-Language-Hearing Track: Required Courses in the Major

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Comm Sci W103 Communication Deviations and Disorders (F, S) 3 WI
Comm Sci 0207 Phonetics (F, S) 2  
Comm Sci 0208 Phonology (F, S) (Pre-req: Comm Sci. 0207) 2  
Comm Sci 0217 Grammatical Description (F) 2  
Comm Sci 0218 Language Processing (F) (Pre-req: Comm Sci. 0217) 2  
Comm Sci 0233 Basic Speech Science (S) (Pre-req: Comm Sci 0207, 0208, Physics C067)  4  
Comm Sci 0234 Basic Hearing Science (F, SS) (Pre-req.: Physics C067) 4  
Comm Sci 0235 Human Neuroscience (F, S) 4  
Comm Sci 0300 Principles of Audiology (F) (Pre-req: Comm Sci. 0234)  3  
Comm Sci 0301 Speech and Language Development (S) (Pre-req.: Comm Sci 0207, 0208) 3  
Comm Sci W336 Orientation to Clinical Management (S) (Pre-req: Senior Status) 3 WI*
Total     32  
*Indicates writing capstone for major    

Speech-Language-Hearing Track: Required Courses, Related Areas

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Psychology 0200 Developmental Psychology (F, S, SS) 3  
Physics C067 Acoustics (F) 3 SA
Biology C084 General Biology II (S, SSII) 4 SB
Total     10  

Linguistics Track

Linguistics Track: Summary of Requirements

1. University requirements
University Core Curriculum including completion of the Library Orientation


2. Major Requirements
Comm Sci W051 and 0201


3. Track Requirements
Lower-level (Comm Sci 0108, 0207, 0208)
Upper-level (Comm Sci 0211, 0233, 0301, W360)

At least four elective courses chosen from the Recommended Electives list below. Other courses may be substituted with advisor approval.

Linguistics Track: Required Courses in the Major

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Comm Sci 0108 Introduction to Linguistics (F, S) 3  
Comm Sci 0207 Phonetics (F, S) 2  
Comm Sci 0208 Phonology (F, S) (Pre-req: Comm Sci 0207)                                                              2  
Comm Sci W211 Syntax (S) 3 WI
Comm Sci 0233 Basic Speech Science (S) (Pre-req: Comm Sci 0207, Comm Sci 0208, Physics C067) 4  
Comm Sci 0301 Speech and Language Development (S) (Pre-req: Comm Sci 0207, 0208) 3  
Comm Sci W360 Field Research in Communication (S) (Pre-req: Comm Sci 0207, 0208, 0211) 3 WI*
Total     20  

*Indicates writing capstone for major

Linguistics track, recommended electives - must take at least four (4)

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Comm Sci W103 Communication Deviations and Disorders (F, S) 3 WI
Comm Sci 0217 Grammatical Description (F) 2  
Comm Sci 0218 Language Processing (F) (Pre-req: Comm Sci 0217)  2  
Comm Sci 0235 Human Neuroscience (F, S) 4  
Comm Sci 0331 Language and Deafness 3  
English 0214 Semantics (F) 3  
English 0213 History of the English Language (S) 3  
Anthropology 0127 Fundamentals of Linguistic Anthropology (F, S, SS) 3  
Philosophy 0211 Intermediate Logic (S) 3  
Philosophy 0216 Philosophy of Science (S) 3  
Philosophy 0251 Philosophy of Language (F) 3  
Psychology 0236 Foundations of Cognitive Psych (S) 3  
Courses in a foreign language (including American Sign Language) beyond those numbered "52" (limit: two courses).    
         

 

Communication Sciences Minor Requirements

Five required courses in the department plus an additional two or three courses from among a list of five in the department.

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Comm Sci W051 Introduction to Human Communication (F) 3 WI
Comm Sci W103 Communication Deviations and Disorders (F, S) 3 WI
Comm Sci R110 Language and Race (S) 3 RS
Comm Sci 0207 Phonetics (F, S) 2  
Comm Sci 0208 Phonology (F, S) (Pre-req: Comm Sci 0207) 2  
         
Select either 0108 or both 0217 & 0218:    
Comm Sci 0108 Introduction to Linguistics (F, S, SS) 3  
Comm Sci 0217 Grammatical Analysis (F) 2  
Comm Sci 0218 Language Processing (F) (Pre-req: Comm Sci 0217)  2  
         
Plus, select one of the following:    
Comm Sci 0301 Speech and Language Development (S) 3  
Comm Sci W211 Syntax 3 WI 


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