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COMD 750 - Intro to Audiology Aural Habilitation

Class Session: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - Thursday, August 02, 2018

Credit: 3 semester hours of graduate credit

Prerequisites: COMD 507 and COMD 504 or permission of instructor

Instructor: Jason Wigand

Note: For permission to enroll and course information, please contact Teresa Boyett in the COMD dept. at 777-3080.


Course Description

Basic anatomy and psycho-physics of hearing, the pathologies of hearing loss, introduction to identification procedures including organization of hearing conservation programs and practice in pure-tone audiometry, and impact of hearing loss on preschool and school-age children and educational, psychological, and medical aspects of habilitation.


General Information

This course utilizes video streaming supplemented with Blackboard. Students can access lecture materials through Blackboard. High-speed internet access is required for video streaming.


Course Delivery Type

A Web course is taught using one or more web delivery platforms such as Blackboard, Streaming Video, Adobe Connect etc. Students must have access to a high-speed Internet connection. More information will be provided by the instructor in the course syllabus.

(100% asynchronous - if course has any online or face-to-face meetings, live attendance will not be required. For any such sessions, there will be alternative ways to view or obtain the material covered).


Course Materials

Textbooks are available from the USC University Bookstore in the Russell House Student Union, Greene Street, Columbia, SC, 803-777-4160 (toll free at 888-654-5320). Online text ordering is available through the bookstore Web site at www.shopgamecocks.com. Delivery options are in-store pickup or UPS shipping (Ground, Second Day, or Next Day). Students are required to indicate their course section to order online; there will be a "J" prefix on the course SECTION number for this course. Contact the bookstore for questions about the online ordering system.


Information is accurate as of May 24, 2018, 3:16 pm (Subject to change)

Special Fee Notification

Students may be required to be proctored during online test completion. If students are unable to attend test proctoring sessions in person at the Distributed Learning office, additional fees may apply for online test proctoring if the course requires online testing.



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