Communication Sciences and Disorders

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[1] Courses in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD)

2300 INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS Required prior to formal program admission. Introductory study of communication, its disorders, and the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology. Overview of normal development as well as various communication disorders occurring with speech and language. Lecture, discussion, observation of clinical activities. Open to all students. Fall, spring.

2303 BASIC SIGN LANGUAGE Elective. Introductory study of the various sign language methods. Lecture, discussion, and laboratory practice using sign language. Open to all students. Fall, spring, summer.

2306 NEUROSCIENCE FOR COMMUNICATION Required prior to formal program admission. A study of neuroanatomy and neurophysiology of the central and peripheral nervous systems as they relate to speech and language. Anatomy and physiology of the hearing mechanism is included. Open to all students. Fall, spring, summer.

2322 APPLIED PHONETICS Required prior to formal program admission. Introductory study of the principles of phonetic science with practical application. Lecture and laboratory practice in phonetic transcription. Open to all students. Fall, spring, summer.

3300 PHONOLOGICAL ACQUISITION Required. A study of the development of the phonological system from birth through early elementary school years. Interactions of the sound system with other linguistic, motor, and cognitive behaviors will be identified. Lecture. Prerequisites: consent of instructor. Fall.

3301 ARTICULATION AND PHONOLOGICAL DISORDERS Required. A study of etiology, evaluation, and therapy for children and adults having articulation/phonological defects. Lecture and discussion. Prerequisites: CSD 2322. Spring, summer.

3306 ANATOMICAL AND PHYSIOLOGY FOR COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS Required. A study of anatomy, physiology, and related pathophysiology of the vocal mechanism and other body structures involved in motor and sensory aspects of speech production. Lecture and discussion. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Fall, spring.

3311 FUNDAMENTALS OF SPEECH AND HEARING SCIENCE Required. A study of basic sound, mathematical computation of sound intensity and pressure, and physiological aspects of acoustics. Lecture, discussion, and laboratory practice in the speech-science lab. Prerequisite: CSD 2322. Fall, spring.

3320 LANGUAGE DISORDERS IN CHILDREN Required. A study of theories and practices pertaining to developmental, organic, and psychological language disturbances in children, including an overview of other disciplines involved in childhood language disorders. Lecture. Prerequisites: CSD 3321, consent of instructor. Summer.

3321 LANGUAGE ACQUISITION AND LITERACY Required. A study of normal speech and language acquisition and growth from first vocalization to abstract thought. Lecture. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Fall.

3335 BIRTH TO FIVE: ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTION Required. Methods in assessment and intervention of communication skills with young children (birth-5 years) exhibiting specific language impairment or developmental disabilities. Prerequisites: Program admission, CSD 3321 or consent of instructor. Fall, spring.

4145 SPECIAL TOPICS Topics in communication sciences and disorders to be determined by the needs of students who enroll.

4220 DIAGNOSIS AND PLANNING Required. Practice in writing and interpreting a variety of reports used in the field of speech-language pathology. Planning goals for therapy from these reports will also be emphasized. Fall, spring.

4230 FLUENCY AND FLUENCY DISORDERS Required. A study of the development of fluent speech and the assessment and treatment of fluency disorders such as stuttering and cluttering. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Fall, spring.

4245 SPECIAL TOPICS Topics in communication sciences and disorders to be determined by the needs of students who enroll.

4303 INTERMEDIATE SIGN LANGUAGE Elective. An intermediate study of various sign language methods with emphasis on increasing expressive and receptive sign language skills. Lecture, discussion, and laboratory practice using sign language. Prerequisite: SPTH 2303 and consent of instructor. Fall, spring, summer.

4310 ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY Elective. A study of assistive technology in the domains of vision, hearing, cognition, mobility, communication, and environmental controls. Collaboratively taught by occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech-language pathology, and special education. Lecture, discussion, in-class laboratory practice. Open to all students. Fall, spring, summer.

4311 AUDIOLOGY Required. Introductory study of the auditory process and its role in communication. Special consideration is given to anatomy and physiology of the ear, etiology and management of auditory disorders, physics of sound, and measurement of hearing loss. Lecture, discussion, and laboratory practice in the audiological suite. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Fall.

4315 AURAL REHABILITATION Required. Clinical and educational management of deaf/hard of hearing children and adults. This includes services and procedures for lessening or compensating for a hearing loss and involves facilitating adequate receptive and expressive communication. Prerequisite: CSD 4311. Spring.

4325 CLINICAL METHODS Required. An introductory study of clinical management of speech, language, and hearing disorders, preparing students for clinical practicum experiences. Lecture and discussion. Prerequisite: CSD 2300, 3321, 3301, 3335. Spring.

4326 DIAGNOSTIC METHODS Required. A study of the methods and procedures for diagnosing and appraising disorders of speech, language, and hearing, including study of and practical experience in administration of tests applicable to these disorders. Lecture, discussion, and in-class laboratory practice. Prerequisite: CSD 2300, 3321, 3301, 3335. Spring.

4330 NEUROGENIC COMMUNICATION DISORDERS Required. Overview of neurogenic communication disorders. Etiologies, diagnoses, assessment, and treatment methods will be reviewed. The normal aging process in adults and the effects of aging on communication systems will also be provided. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Fall, spring, summer.

4340 RESEARCH PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE Required. The course will cover principles of the scientific method and measurement theory, sampling, generalization, and validity and reliability. Students will learn to become critical consumers of quantitative research in the field of communication sciences and disorders. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Fall.

4343 CAPSTONE IN COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS This course is designed to challenge senior-level CSD majors critically and globally about the basic communication processes that are applicable to the etiology, assessment and treatment of communication disorders.  A project will be completed, expanding on all aspects of the undergraduate CSD curriculum and providing advanced CSD applications.

4345 SPECIAL TOPICS Topics in communication sciences and disorders to be determine by the needs of students who enroll.

4350 HONORS IN COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS Elective. Selected students are assigned to a faculty mentor who has expertise in the student's chosen topic of research and are expected to meet with the mentor weekly. The student will write a research paper that reflects quality worthy of an honors designation and upon completion will present the paper to an audience of faculty and peers. Discussion and research. Prerequisites: consent of instructor. Fall, spring, summer.

4400 LANGUAGE DISORDERS ACROSS THE LIFESPAN Required. A variety of adult and childhood disorders will be addressed along with evidence-based assessment and treatment issues. Prerequisite: CSD 3321. Fall.