Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Dr. Nicholas W. Bankson, Head

Professors

Bankson, Bennett, Filter, O'Hare, C. Runyan, Ryals

Associate Professors

Hinkle, S. Runyan, Seal

Assistant Professor

Halling

Course Descriptions: Communication Sciences and Disorders

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders provides an undergraduate program that is both preprofessional and discipline oriented. This degree program complements a professionally oriented master's degree program that is designed to prepare speech-language pathologists and audiologists. The educational objectives of the department include:

The department offers a preprofessional baccalaureate degree (B.A. or B.S.) in communication sciences and disorders.

The department also offers the Master of Science degree in speech-language pathology and the Master of Education degree in hearing disorders (audiology). Inquiries concerning these graduate programs should be directed to the dean of the Graduate School or the department head.

A master's degree is the minimum requirement for competency/certification endorsed by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and for Virginia licensure in speech pathology or audiology. The university also requires a master's degree for its recommendation for Virginia teacher licensure.

The department emphasizes the importance of understanding the basic aspects of normal development of speech, language and auditory functions in order to deal competently with disorders of human communication. A learning by observation and participation philosophy is reflected in clinical practicum experiences in the JMU Speech and Hearing Center and off-campus placements.

Speech and Hearing Center

The Speech and Hearing Center provides the following services for communicatively impaired individuals of the university community and its service area.

Appointments for services may be made by any member of the university community and are free of charge to the university community.

Major in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Credit
Hours
CSD 200. Introduction to Speech and 3
Language Disorders
CSD 207. Speech Science I: Phonetics 3
CSD 208. Speech Science II: Anatomy and 3
Physiology of the Ear and Voice Mechanism
CSD 209. Speech Science III: Acoustics of 3
Speech and Hearing
CSD 300. Children's Language 3
CSD 301. Audiology 3
CSD 316. Organic Speech Disorders 3
CSD 318. Aural Rehabilitation 3
CSD 414. Phonological and Language Disorders 3
CSD 415. Introduction to Stuttering and 3
Neuromotor Speech Disorders
CSD 470. Methods and Observation 3
PSYC 101. General Psychology 3
PSYC 160. Life Span Human Development 3
PSYC 210. Psychological Statistics 4
SPED 200. Nature and Issues of Disabilities 3
Liberal studies courses 41
Electives 30
120

Minor in Communication Sciences and Disorders

The minor program in communication sciences and disorders requires a minimum of 18 credit hours including CSD 200, Introduction to Speech and Language Disorders, and CSD 300, Children's Language.

Pre-professional Major in Communication Sciences and Disorders (B.S. or B.A. Degree)

Credit
Freshman Year Hours
ENG 101-102. Reading and Composition 1 6
PSYC 101. General Psychology 1 3
Fine arts/aesthetics course 1 3
Mathematics course 1 6
Natural science courses 1 6
Physical education/dance course 1 2
Elective 3
29
Credit
Sophomore Year Hours
CSD 200. Introduction to Speech and Language 3
Disorders 3
CSD 207. Speech Science I: Phonetics 3 3
CSD 208. Speech Science II: Anatomy and 3
Physiology of the Ear and Voice Mechanism 3
CSD 209. Speech Science III: Acoustics of 3
Speech and Hearing 3
PSYC 160. Life Span Human Development 3 3
PSYC 210. Psychological Statistics 4
SPED 200. Nature and Issues of Disabilities 3
History/civilization course 1 3
Philosophy/religion course 1 3
Social science elective (nonpsychology) 3
31
Credit
Junior Year Hours
CSD 300. Children's Language 3
CSD 301. Audiology 3 3
CSD 316. Organic Speech Disorders 2 3 3
CSD 318. Aural Rehabilitation 3 3
History/civilization course 1 3
Literature course (non-United States) 1 3
Oral communication course 1 3
Electives 9
30
Credit
Senior Year Hours
CSD 414. Phonological and Language Disorders 3 3
CSD 415. Introduction to Stuttering and 3
Neuromotor Speech Disorders 2 3
CSD 470. Methods and Observation 3 3
Electives 21
30

1 Liberal studies course.

2 For students planning to receive a graduate degree in audiology, these courses are not required and are replaced by appropriate elective hours.

3 For a B.A. degree, three credits in philosophy in lieu of mathematics course and six credits in foreign language courses in lieu of three-four credits in social or natural science courses are required.

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1996-97 Undergraduate Catalog
Last reviewed: 30 November 1996
Information Publisher: Division of Academic Affairs
James Madison University