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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - SPA5281

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2005-01-10
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2003 2003-11-11
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    CSD BC 1219-000-00
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Arthur M. Guilford 49790 Guilford@chuma1.cas.usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    SPA 5281 Quantitative Problem Solving in Speech Pathology and Audiology

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? Y
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    2 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Quant Prob Solving SLP/Aud
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    -

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    None

    Course Description

    Fundamental mathematical and statistical concepts; meaningful, practical, and interesting presentation. Students get a solid foundation in the mathematical and statistical concepts in CSD and apply those concepts to solve practical or clinical problems


  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    This course is necessary for the new Doctor of Audiology program

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    This is part of a required sequence, services no other programs.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    Yes, 2 times

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    Au.D. or Ph.D.


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    1. Develop a thorough understanding of the mathematics of variables, equations, graphs, sinusoidal functions, logarithms and exponents as applies to hearing science and acoustics. 2. Develop a thorough understanding of the nature of complex sounds, specifically how complex sounds can be represented as sums of pure tones and a basic, definitional understanding of Fourier analysis and synthesis. 3. Develop a thorough understanding of digital signal processing and the concepts important for digital to analog and analog to digital conversion of complex sounds. 4. Develop an understanding of resonance, impedance, and filtering as relates to the auditory system and acoustics. 5. Develop skills for critical evaluation of statistical methods common to CSD as described in scientific articles.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    1. Develop a thorough understanding of the mathematics of variables, equations, graphs, sinusoidal functions, logarithms and exponents as applies to hearing science and acoustics. 2. Develop a thorough understanding of the nature of complex sounds, specifically how complex sounds can be represented as sums of pure tones and a basic, definitional understanding of Fourier analysis and synthesis. 3. Develop a thorough understanding of digital signal processing and the concepts important for digital to analog and analog to digital conversion of complex sounds. 4. Develop an understanding of resonance, impedance, and filtering as relates to the auditory system and acoustics. 5. Develop skills for critical evaluation of statistical methods common to CSD as described in scientific articles.

    C. Major Topics

    1. Equations, Functions, Variables, etc.; 2. Data Measurement and Analysis; 3. Using Microsoft Excel; 4. Physics of Sound Review; 5. Sine Functions; 6. Properties of Circles; 7. Measurement Scales & Decibels; 8. Digital Representation of Sound; 9. Analog-Digital & Digital-Analog Tech.; 10. Introduction to Fourier Transforms; 11. Frequency Scales and Harmonics; 12. Introduction to Statistics; and 13. Critical evaluation of scientific writing.

    D. Textbooks

    CD: Eddins, D., Kewley-Port, D., and Kehle, P. (2003) Mathematics and Physics for Speech and Hearing: A Problem-Based Approach, 1st Edition, Thompson Learning.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports


  5. Course Concurrence Information



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