Professional Practices

Professional Practices
Overview of issues related to clinical practice in public schools and other settings.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesCOMD 350
 RecommendedComD 351.
 TaughtFall, Winter
 ProgramsContaining COMD 450
Course Outcomes

Representing BYU and the Church

Students will learn the importance of being positive representatives of BYU and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and will demonstrate their understanding by behaving in an ethical and professional manner when interacting with other professionals, clients, caregivers, faculty, staff, fellow students, and guest speakers. Students will write a one page reaction paper to document their understanding of professional integrity, religious integrity and what it means to represent BYU.

Applying Professional Behavior and Leadership

Students will apply professional behavior and leadership skills in their daily lives to improve their relationships with family, friends, fellow students, faculty, staff, ward members, and others. Students will write a one-page reaction paper to demonstrate their understanding of the importance of professional behavior as it relates to leadership.

Worthiness and Gospel Principles

Students will discover for themselves how their personal worthiness and commitment to the principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ will prepare them to be competent and confident professionals. Students will write a one-page reaction paper to demonstrate their understanding of the Honor Code and how it relates to potential cheating in this class.

Applying Contemporary Professional Issues

Students will demonstrate knowledge of contemporary professional issues through class discussion, class writings, role-plays, out-of-class writing assignments, quizzes and other application activities.

Editing and Improving Written Communication

Students will write two Diagnostic reports and will learn to value the editing process as a means to improve written communication by a) participating in a peer review b) working closely with a writing TA c) students will be required to revise reports based on TA feedback