COC 100 Basic Speech
Developing appropriate speaking
skills with emphasis on voice, diction, and correction of foreign accent.
By department referral.
COC 101-102 Fundamentals of Speech
Techniques of public speaking which
includes the delivery of several speeches during the course of the program.
Prerequisite: COC 100 or exemption.
COC 110 Practicum in Speech
To be taken in conjunction with COC 310. .5 credits.
COC 121 Logic in Communication
The adequacy of observation and
testimony, validity of inference and expert opinion; logical organization
in composition; fallacies in the context of human relations and the mass
COC 204 Oral Interpretation of
Literature (upon request)
A consideration of the artistic
standards governing the understanding and appreciation of literature as
it is communicated orally. Techniques in ascertaining the purpose, ideas
and moods of the author are developed.
Prerequisite: COC 101. 3 credits.
COC 205 Discussion (bi-annual
A comprehensive study of the methods,
principles, and types of discussion. The course includes the weighing of
evidence and argument, and practice in discussion forms.
Prerequisite: COC 101. 3 credits.
COC 208 Phonetics (annual)
The study of the sounds of the
English language and its application to speech correction. Introduces the
student to basic anatomy and physiology of the speech mechanism. Identification
of acoustic properties of speech sounds and their phonetic application.
Instruction in reading and transcribing of the International Phonetic Alphabet
of American English patterns. Prerequisite (or corequisite) COC 101. 3
COC 209 Anatomy and Physiology
of Speech (annual)
Introduction to the anatomy, physiology
and neuromusculare systems pertaining to speech, language, and hearing.
The interaction of the respiratory system with phonation and its modification
by resonation and articulation will be emphasized. Neural control of speech
production and the cerebral organization of language will be discussed.
Prerequisites: COC 101 and COC
208. 3 credits.
COC 210 Normal Language and Speech
The study of normal language acquisition
and development. Special emphasis on linguistic, cognitive, perceptual,
and psychological factors.
Prerequisite: COC 101 and corequisite:
COC 208. 3 credits.
COC 308 Introduction to Hearing
Anatomy and physiology of the ear,
psychoacoustics of the speech mechanism, and applications to speech pathology.
Prerequisites: COC 101, COC 208.
COC 309 Introduction to Audiology
An introduction to the disorders
of hearing loss, measurement and evaluation of hearing. Basic clinical
testing and interpretation of tests results will be taught. A weekly lab
utilizing state-of-the art equipment is included in this course. Pure tone
audiometry, basic speech audiometry, impedance testing and masking will
Prerequisites: COC 208, COC 209,
COC 210, COC 308. 4 credits.
COC 310 Speech Pathology I -
Communication Disorders (annual)
Introduction to Etiology and Diagnosis.
For speech disorders related to articulation, phonology, language, voice,
stuttering cleft palate, cerebral palsy, aphasia, hearing and mental retardation.
5 hours of observation to be included.
To be taken in conjunction with
COC 110. Prerequisites: COC 208, COC 209, COC 210. 3 credits.
COC 311 Introduction to Audiology
Diagnostics incorporating sight
of lesion testing, vestibular function, advanced audiometry, hearing conservation
and auditory rehabilitation. This course has a weekly lab.
Prerequisite COC 309. 4 credits.
COC 352 Internship in Communications
Field placement in one or two communications
enterprises. Student is required to observe and participate in the communications
field for 60 hours. Evaluation sessions by faculty and professional personnel
in charge of the individual intern's program. 3 credits.
COC 401 Speech Pathology Rehabilitation
The rehabilitation and therapeutic
approaches to communications disorders such as delayed language, articulation,
phonology, cleft palate, cerebral palsy, voice, stuttering, hearing, and
aphasia. This course will include early intervention at ages 0-3 and a
discussion of Alzheimer's disease. This course also features a weekly lab
with hands-on experience and utilization of speech materials, audiovisuals
and guest lecturers. A supervised clinical practicum where the student
is an observer for no less than 25 hours is also part of the course. Note:
The practicum is fully supervised by an ASHA certified member of our faculty
at all times. Students are placed at various sites such as The FTH Speech
and Hearing Center, as well as the Out-patient Clinic of Coney Island Hospital.
Prerequisite: COC310. 5 credits.
COC 402 Senior Speech Seminar
-Current Issues in Communications
Topics vary and are based on contemporary
issues and concerns. Open to Seniors only.
COC 481-482 Independent Study
Prerequisite: Permission of the
department and the Dean. Credits by arrangement.