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Do you want to learn more about disorders that affect our ability to communicate? Do you want to learn about how we can facilitate improved communication and quality of life across the lifespan in individuals with speech, swallow, language, and hearing disorders? Through this Learning Community you will learn about the science driving the practice of speech, language, and hearing. You will be exposed to state of the art research in this area. You will learn about the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology, and our work with children and adults. You will see why speech-language pathology and audiology are among the fastest growing professions in healthcare.

Eligibility

  • First-time beginning students in SLHS
  • First-time beginning students in Exploratory Studies
  • First-time beginning students in the College of Health and Human Sciences
  • First-time beginning students in the College of Science majoring in Biology
  • First-time beginning students in the College of Agriculture majoring in Biochemistry
  • Any student considering science-based graduate school or professional degrees in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary school, or allied health fields.

Residential Component

  • Optional within Owen Hall 
  • You will indicate your learning community housing preference within the learning community application. A signed housing contract is required to apply to this learning community.
  • Circumstances preventing a student from living in this hall, such as participating in the Honors College or Athletics, will be taken into consideration when conducting the placement process
  • Your roommate in many cases will be a member of the learning community
  • Completing a housing contract is a separate process from applying for a learning community

Duration

Fall Semester Only

Associated Classes

  • SLHS 11000 - Exploring The Science and Practice of Speech, Language, and Hearing Science(one credit)

Events and Activities Included:

  • Careers in speech, language, and hearing
  • Meetings with professors in speech, language, and hearing sciences
  • Guest speakers from speech, language, and hearing sciences
  • Lab tours
  • Clinic tours

Information above is subject to change. If you are placed in the LC, the associated courses will be on your schedule prior to you registering for the rest of your courses.

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