Loyola University Maryland

Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences

Undergraduate Learning Aims

Learning Aims

  1. Students will demonstrate competency in professional and technical writing in the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology.
  2. Students will demonstrate competency in critical thinking skills.
  3. Students will demonstrate knowledge of theories underlying the typical processes of speech, language, and hearing development by explaining key concepts and describing evidence-based practices in the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology.

    Writing Aims

    Program outcome:  The program will instruct students to become proficient in professional and technical writing.

    Student learner outcomes:

    • Students will demonstrate strong writing skills with a clear ability to express thoughts and point of view using correct grammar, syntax, spelling, punctuation, word choice (semantics), transitions, and general structure. 
    • Students will demonstrate correct APA documentation (including reference page, cover page, in-text citations, appropriate number of reputable sources used for support, paraphrasing skills etc.).
    • Students will demonstrate writing with a clear and cohesive message, including an appropriate sense of audience (sensitivity to diversity in culture, socioeconomic, and educational background).