College of Education & Professional Studies

College Course for High School Students

As a part of the UW-Whitewater Partners in Education (PIE) program, the Communication Sciences and Disorders (COMDIS) department offers an online asynchronous 3 credit introductory course for high school students. The course is offered during the fall semester (Sept-Dec). High school students can earn college credit while still in high school, complete a required course in the COMDIS major, or satisfy an elective requirement for minors such as allied health, educational studies, human and social services, or family health & disabilities studies.

For current tuition rates, see UWW Partners in Education (PIE) webpage.

The course runs from September through December during the Fall semester.  See UWW Academic Calendar for exact dates.

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COMDIS 270: Introduction to Human Communication & Disorders

The course provides an overview of communicative disorders across the lifespan. Topics include typical communication behavior, the causes and impact of speech, language and hearing disorders, legislation and regulations, resources, cultural and diversity issues, and the role of professionals in the identification and treatment of individuals with communicative disorders.

Students will survey a variety of topics for careers in speech-language pathology and audiology, or careers in allied health, human services, or education. Speech-language pathologists are specialists in typical and atypical human communication and swallowing. Audiologists are specialists in typical and atypical hearing and balance. Speech-language pathologists and audiologists provide service to individuals across the lifespan in educational, medical, and related settings. Professionals in this field serve as advocates for diversity, language access, and quality of life.

For a complete list of course offerings, see the Regisrar's Course Catalogs page.

  • Course grades appear on a UW-Whitewater college transcript and are accepted as college credit on our campus or can be transferred to other accredited colleges or universities as applicable
  • Students earn college credit at a reduced tuition rate
  • Course can satisfy major and minor requirements
  • Students can explore career options with high employment rates, competitive salaries, and rewarding opportunities

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