Communication Sciences and Disorders

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

CSD 200. Introduction to Communication Disorders. 3 credits.

An introduction to the profession of speech-language pathology and audiology. Consideration is given to the cause and treatment of communication disorders in children and adults.

CSD 207. Speech Science I: Phonetics. 3 credits.

Instruction in various transcription techniques for phonetic and phonemic analysis of speech production.

CSD 208. Speech Science II: Anatomy and Physiology of the Ear and Voice Mechanism. 3 credits.

A detailed study of the anatomy and physiology of the speech mechanism. Majors only or by permission of instructor.

CSD 209. Speech Science III: Acoustics of Speech and Hearing. 3 credits.

Introduction to acoustics of speech and hearing. Introduction to physical acoustics, sound generation and transmission, resonance, speech acoustics and speech perception.

CSD 300. Language Development. 3 credits.

The study of language acquisition, development, structure and function in normal children. The development of language in all cultures and the universal nature of the developmental process is the foundation for continued study in speech-language hearing.

CSD 301. Audiology. 3 credits.

An introduction to the symptoms, causes and treatment of hearing disorders. Hearing test instrumentation and interpretation in clinical situations are emphasized.

CSD 310. Biostatistical Methods for Communication Sciences and Disorders. 3 credits.

An introduction to research conducted in and applied to the disciplines of speech-language pathology and audiology. Traditional statistical methods in behavioral and social sciences will be included as well as qualitative and quantitative research approaches relevant to individuals and populations with communication disorders.

CSD 314. Phonological and Language Disorders. 3 credits.

An introduction to phonological and language disorders in children and adults. Etiological and maintaining factors are discussed and an overview of assessment and (re)habilitation procedures is presented. Prerequisite: CSD 200, CSD 207, CSD 300 or permission of instructor.

CSD 318. Aural Rehabilitation. 3 credits.

Concentrated attention is given to communication problems of the hearing handicapped. Aural rehabilitation is emphasized including lip reading and auditory training. Prerequisite: CSD 301 or permission of instructor.

CSD 415. Neuroanatomy and Neurogenic Communication Disorders. 3 credits.

Introduces neurogenic communication disorders from a neuroanatomical approach.

CSD 416. Organic Speech Disorders. 3 credits.

Clinical procedures in the areas of fluency, oral-facial and voice disorders are studied. Evaluative and remedial aspects are emphasized.

CSD 420. Introduction to Sign Language. 3 credits.

Provides an introduction to American Sign Language, the deaf community and English-based signed systems.

CSD 421. Sign Language II. 3 credits.

Focuses on developing conversational skills of students whose core vocabulary and knowledge of the grammar and pragmatics of sign language are basic; distinguishes ASL from English sign systems. Prerequisite: CSD 420 or permission of the instructor.

CSD 470. Methods and Observation. 3 credits.

Directed observation and participation in practical experiences. Introduction to the clinical process in speech-language pathology. Practical clinical methodology will be emphasized. Majors only. Must have a 3.0 average in CSD courses to enroll.

CSD 471. Methods and Observation in Audiology. 3 credits.

An introduction to the clinical process in audiology via directed observation and participation in laboratory and patient interactions. Practical clinical methodology is emphasized. Majors only with interest in graduate study in audiology. Repeatable for credit up to 6 credits. A 3.0 average is required to enroll. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

CSD 490. Special Studies in Communication Sciences and Disorders. 1-3 credits.

Provides students opportunity for independent study and/or small class instruction in elective topics.

CSD 499. Honors. 6 credits.

See catalog descriptions titled “Graduation with Distinction” and “Graduation with Honors.”


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