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Introduction to Communication Disorders (SP 103)

This course is a survey of the disorders of speech, language, and hearing in pediatric, adolescent, and adult populations. The role of the speech-language pathologist and audiologist in the identification and treatment of individuals with these disorders is addressed. Students learn the professional vocabulary and concepts that are the foundation for advanced courses in the department.

Faculty biography

Dr. Marie Kerins is a professor and Chair in the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences. She has taught in the both the undergraduate and graduate departments in the department. Prior to coming to Loyola she was a practicing speech-language pathologist working with pediatric and adolescent populations.

Discovering the Truth via Data and Statistics (ST 110)

An introductory statistics course requiring no calculus. Statistical methods are motivated through real data sets. Topics include graphical summaries of data, measures of central tendency and dispersion, chi-squared tests, regression model fitting, normal distributions, and sampling. Technology will be used.

Faculty biography

Dr. Richard Auer Now the most senior member of the full-time faculty, I start year 41 in Fall of 2021. Statistics is the methodology of doing ANY sort of research. I have especially enjoyed applying it to sports and social sciences. But my passion has always been knowing and teaching students.

Mentor biography

Luke Haus joined Loyola in 2020 as an Assistant Director in the Office of Student Engagement for leadership development programs, which includes programs such as Student Leadership Corps, Leadership Summit, Leadership Cafes, and GOLD Workshops. Luke also works directly with transfer students, first-year commuter students and oversees Loyola's leadership honor society, Omicron Delta Kappa. Luke is passionate about helping students better understand themselves and those around them so they can grow to their fullest potential while here at Loyola. Luke is a 2017 graduate of Loyola and has since received his Master's in Higher Education Administration from Kent State University.


Virtual Advisor

This course pairing is strongly recommended for students interested in exploring a Speech Language Hearing Science major. The statistics course satisfies a core requirement for Speech Language Hearing Science majors and social science majors.

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