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Spring, 2009
S319: Section 10595; S519 Section 13413 Credit Hours: 3
MW: 2:30-3:20, C141   Fri: 12:20-1:10 LI 503

Instructor: D. Kewley-Port

Associate Instructor: Kristin Baar email  

Communication: Please use ONCOURSE for annoucements and for class email. Only use IU email for emergencies:

Office Hours: Diane Kewley-Port: Mon. 3.30-4:30 C191, Thurs. 1:00-2:00 C191, Fri. After lab

Website: or ONCOURSE

Required Materials:

1.  Courseware: Eddins, D., Kewley-Port, D. and Kehle, P. (2002) Mathematics and Physics for Speech and Hearing: A Problem Based Approach, Thomson/Delmar Learning. (Bookstores)

2. CPS Response Pad (clicker) and Activation Code for S319: Available from the IU Bookstore. The ISBNs are:

978 188 148371 (response pad; used response pads are fine)
978 188 148304 (activation code)

Instructions to use the activatation code will be handed out in class. Activation must be completed by Jan. 19th class.

3. A good quality scientific calculator is REQUIRED (graphing calculators are good).

Prerequisites: One mathematics course at IU.

Assignments: All information about assignments are on the S319, or ONCOURSE websites. There are three types of assignments, readings, problem sets and projects. Readings assigned for the next class period are on the Assignment Details page. While some written assignments are done with paper and pencil, or calculators, most assignments use Excel®. There are 10 problem sets and four major projects. This is an interactive class that will use CPS (clickers) for assisting in class participation and in class quizzes. Students are encouraged to seek the help from any instructor when needed, either during scheduled office hours, or via e-mail.

Students will be expected to turn in all written assignments on the due dates listed in the Weekly Schedule. A score of "0" will be given for late work unless exceptional circumstances have been discussed with the instructor in advance. The format for assignments is described in Resources on the CD.

Note on assigments. Each student will be allowed to redo one project or problem set during the semester to obtain a better grade. The redone assignment must be turned in 1 week after the assignment is returned. The redone assignment will be graded, but then reduced by one letter grade. Thus, redoing assignments is only worthwhile if the orginal grade is quite poor (but sometimes things do go awry...).

Students are encouraged to discuss with one another concerns and interpretations of the problem sets, however, the materials to be turned in MUST be the student's own work. Students are especially encouraged to discuss with one another the use of Excel® spreadsheets and basic mathematical concepts in general terms. For the four projects, students are expected to work more independently and to demonstrate clear mastery of the concepts addressed in the project. High marks will be given for evidence of creative extensions of those concepts.

Attendance: ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY. Lectures will be given at 2:30-3:20 pm, MW in C141, and Lab Friday is from 12:20-1:10 in LI503. In class quizzes, administered throughout the class with the clickers. Typically there are two quiz questions worth 2 points each. Quizzes will cover the material assigned in the readings and problem sets for that day. One point will be given using the clicker once during class. No points for missing class and quizzes (except for extenuating circumstances discussed with Dr. Kewley-Port). Clicker use will begin the second week of class.

Grading: The majority of the course grade will be based on the four projects, which are designed as an avenue for student to demonstrate mastery of a variety of mathematical skills. These projects will be assigned letter grades, A, B, C, D, F, with plus and minuses, and will contribute 64% of the course grade (16% each). Problem sets will be graded on a point basis and will contribute 26% of the course grade. The daily quizzes will contribute 10% of the total grade. Letter-Percentage correspondance is shown below. Border-line grades may be adjusted upward in assigning final grades based on classroom participation, staying current with daily reading and problem set assignments as shown in the quizzes, as well as mastery demonstrated on projects.

Letter Grade

Indvidual grades will be posted on ONCOURSE. Summary speadsheets will be posted on paper about three times during the semester. If at any time a student has questions about his or her performance, grades or the grading policy, the student should talk with the instructor as soon as possible.

Academic Misconduct:

Students are expected turn in materials that are the result of their independent work. Since the projects are turned in using a word processor, students are cautioned that each report is to be independently written and entered into the computer, even though concepts may be discussed with others. Usually Excel spreadsheets are also turned in as part of the work. Copying of other student's files, or partial files, will be considered cheating. Most reports and spreadsheets must be uploaded to an Oncourse Drop Box. If required files are not uploaded to Oncourse by the project due date, a grade of F will be given. We have software to compare student papers and spread sheets and cheating will be caught. In the past there has been some cheating in S319/S519. Thus special effort will be exercised to identify cheating. The problem sets and projects will be modified from the ones available on the CD. These modified versions will be available on our website on Assignment Details. Turning in the answers to other versions of the assignments will be considered cheating. More specific information on academic misconduct related to this course can be found on Academic Misconduct Guidelines for S319/519, Anyone who cheats on any problem set or project will receive a grade of F in the course and a letter will be placed in the student's file. Academic Misconduct policies in this class are in agreement with those of the university found at:

The ASHA Certification Standards achieved in this course are listed below. Standards are met in part or in full through fulfillment of these knowledge and/or skills outcomes as evidenced by completion of the requirements outlined on the syllabus and earning a course grade of C (for graduate student) or D (for undergraduate student) or better. Students will meet these standards through assigned readings, homework problem sets, computer laboratories and project reports.

SLP Standards

AUD Standards

Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate the use of mathematical knowledge of functions, logarithms, trigonometry, frequency analysis, vectors, probability theory and signal averaging by working problems on 10 problem sets throughout the course.
  2. Demonstrate skills in the use of Excel ® including functions, graphing and array manipulation learned in the weekly labs and by completing Excel templates provided for some problem sets and projects.
  3. Demonstrate problem solving skills in signal processing, spectral analysis, auditory system transfer functions and clinical decision making by analyzing and completing the four major class projects.
  4. Write reports describing the nature of the speech and hearing content of the four major projects, and describing the associated mathematical concepts in plain English.

Incompletes NONE.

S319/519, Dec. 29, 2008