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Courses

Academic Courses:

110 Sign Language
Comprehension and expression of a basic vocabulary in sign language. English word order. Learn manual finger spelling. Develop a basic understanding of deaf culture.

202 Communication: Components, Variations, and Disorders
Human and animal communication systems, communication variations including multicultural issues, communicative disorders and the impact of communication breakdown in individuals and society.

265 Phonetics
Speech sound production, perception, and use in a variety of the world's languages, with an emphasis on American English. Students learn phonetic transcription of normal, disordered, and dialectal speech using the International Phonetic Alphabet.

280 Speech and Language Development
Development of phonology, semantics, syntax, morphology, pragmatics and metalinguistics in children and adults. Speech and language universals and multicultural variations related to age, gender, race and ethnicity. Language-base for reading development.

367 Language Disorders
Identification and treatment of language disorders in children birth through adolescence. Multicultural variations.

368 Speech Sound Disorders
Various speech disorders that can affect individuals throughout the lifespan. Review of competing theories of speech acquisition. Special populations and multicultural issues related to diagnosis and treatment of speech disorders and differences.

369 Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing
Structure, function and neurology of the mechanisms of respiration, phonation, articulation, resonation and audition.

370 Audiology
Introduces the rationale, structure and function of various auditory test batteries. Instruction in administering hearing tests and interpreting results.

371 Speech and Hearing Science
Examines the multidisciplinary nature of speech communication by applying principals from physics, biology and psychology to speech and hearing. Students study topics such as speech acoustics, physiology of speech and hearing systems, evolution of speech and related theories.

CSD 375 Anatomy, Physiology, & Science of Speech
Anatomy, Physiology, and Science of Speech Study the structure, function, and neurology of the mechanisms of respiration, phonation, articulation, and resonation. Examine the multidisciplinary nature of speech communication by applying principles from physics, biology, and psychology to speech. Students study topics such as physiology of speech and evolution of speech.

CSD 375L Lab for 375 (0 Credits)

376 Aural Rehabilitation
Principles and methods of teaching language and speech to hearing impaired individuals. Emphasis on total communication.

CSD 380 Anatomy, Physiology & Science of Hearing 
Anatomy, Physiology, and Science of Hearing Study the structure, function, and neurology of the mechanisms of audition. Examine the multidisciplinary nature of audition by applying principles from physics, biology, and psychology to hearing.

440 Special Topics in Communicative Disorders
Investigates advanced topics related to communication disorders. May be repeated for credit one time if the topic is different. Consult department for current topic. Prerequisite: junior or senior standing or consent of instructor.

Research Courses:

470 Senior Inquiry - Research Essay
Advanced study of the research process and scientific writing in communication sciences and disorders. Students required to develop a research question and complete an extensive literature search, culminating in a scientific essay on a topic of narrow focus and an in-class presentation of research. Limited enrollment.

480 Senior Inquiry - Applied Research
Advanced study of the research process and scientific writing in communication sciences and disorders. Students required to develop data-based clinical research questions; students to be placed in a community-based clinical setting in which answers to those questions can be investigated. This course will culminate in a research paper and an in-class presentation of research. Limited enrollment.

490 Senior Inquiry - Thesis
Advanced study of the research process and scientific writing in communication sciences and disorders. Students required to develop and complete a research project, culminating in a senior thesis. Limited enrollment.

Internship Courses:

Note: A minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 3.00 is required of all students prior to enrolling in an internship course.

CSD-INTR-A1xx- Beginning
Speech-language pathology diagnostic and intervention procedures. Ethical and multicultural issues. Clinical practice included.

CSD-INTR-A2xx- Intermediate
Intermediate speech-language pathology diagnostic and intervention procedures. Ethical and multicultural issues. Clinical practice included.

CSD-INTR-A3xx- Advanced
Study of advanced speech-language pathology diagnostics and therapeutic intervention. Ethical and multicultural issues. Clinical practice included.

Additional Coursework Suggestions

Audiology

Students interested in pursuing a career in audiology should consider taking the following courses.

  • PHYS 105 Acoustics
  • PSYC 248 Brain and Behavior
  • BIOL 255 Human Anatomy
  • BIOL 358 Neuroanatomy
  • PSYC 220 Psychological Interventions
  • SOC 305 Social Gerontology

Speech-Language Pathology: Medical Setting

Students interested in pursuing a career as a medical speech-language pathologist should consider taking the following courses.

  • BIOL 255 Human Anatomy
  • BIOL 358 Neuroanatomy
  • PSYC 220 Psychological Interventions
  • PSYC 248 Brain and Behavior
  • SOC 305 Social Gerontology