Fort Hays State University's Virtual College will offer courses at Dodge City Community College, Seward County Community College and Garden City Community College in the spring of 2004 titled "Normal and Pathological Communication."
This introductory course gives a theoretical background for speech-language development and emphasizes humankind's unique communication systems and their susceptibility to failure. The course will introduce students to the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology and the settings in which services for children and adults are provided.
The interactive television course (ITV) will originate from Seward County Community College in Liberal. The targeted audience will be students interested in majoring in speech-language pathology, those interested in a science-based career that focuses on people, and individuals with a college degree in another field who wish to explore a new career. It may also be helpful to regular and special education teachers, counselors and psychologists who work with individuals who have communicative disabilities.
Students will earn three hours of undergraduate or graduate credit. The instructor is Tera Robinson, a practicing speech-language pathologist who lives in Liberal. The class will meet on Thursdays from 4 to 6:50 p.m. Class will begin Jan. 15, 2004, and end May 13.
For information or to register contact the Virtual College at 1-800-628-FHSU or www.fhsu.edu/virtualcollege.