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SUBJECT AREA: Speech, Communication Studies and Theater

Last Update: December 2006 by Jennifer Jhun, Maureen Weicher

Subject Specialists: Andrea McElrath

Purpose: The St. Johnís University Libraries support the teaching, study and research of undergraduate students, graduate students and faculty affiliated with the Department of Speech, Communication Sciences and Theater at St. Johnís University. Focus areas of study include public speaking, anatomy and physiology of speech, phonetics, language acquisition, audiology, theater and speech-language pathology.

Undergraduate Program: St. Johnís University offers an undergraduate major and minor in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, Public Address and Speech Communication Arts. Additional minors are offered in Business Communication, Religious Communication, Theater and Musical Theater. Check for the complete listing of undergraduate courses in the Department of Speech, Communication Studies and Theater in the Undergraduate Bulletin of St. Johnís College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Graduate Program: St. Johnís University offers a Masters of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. The University also offers the Doctor of Audiology Program (Au.D) in collaboration with Hofstra University and Adelphi University. Check for the complete listing of graduate courses in the Department of Speech, Communication Studies and Theater in the Graduate Bulletin of St. Johnís College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Centers/Institutes: The Speech and Hearing Center located near the Queens Campus serves an important training site for students under professional supervision to gain hands-on clinical experience in providing diagnostic and treatments service to the speech and/or hearing impaired.

Enrollment Trends: Please consult the Institutional Research Factbook 2005 for details.

Department and Subject Area Trends: The following topics in audiology are increasingly prominent:

  • electrophysiology testing
  • amplification/hearing aid technology
  • stem cell research
  • effect of personal stereos on hearing
  • cochlear implants
  • newborn hearing screening and
  • educational audiology.

Beginning in 2007, an entry-level audiologist will need a doctorate in Audiology (Au.D) in order to be certified.

The following topics in speech pathology are becoming increasingly prominent: multicultural issues in communication disorders, effects of distance learning technology and speech activities/intervention in the classroom and aphasia therapy.

Established Specialization: The Main Library Collection is strong in stuttering, childrenís speech disorders, speech therapy, public speaking and hearing.

Online Resources: Speech

Subject Depth: The Main Library Collection is at the study or instructional support level, advanced (3b). The goal is to maintain this level. The Staten Island Library Collection is at the basic information level, introductory (2a). The goal is to build a collection on the study or instructional support level, introductory (3a).

Selection Considerations: Please see Selection of Materials. In addition, the following resources may be consulted for book reviews:

  • Materials positively reviewed in leading Speech, Communication Studies and Theater periodicals, including the Quarterly Journal of Speech.

Materials to be Excluded: Please see Materials Not To Be Acquired. Also exclude:

  • Textbooks and study guides
  • Materials covering non-human communication

Withdrawal Considerations: Please see Collection Maintenance: Withdrawals. Additional criteria include:

  • Outdated monographs including reference materials with no historical or research value.
  • Duplicate copies.
  • Materials irrelevant to the current and future needs of the Department of Speech, Communication Studies and Theater.
  • Works that have been superseded or cumulated in other comprehensive publication

Related Collections: n/a

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