CSD 163 Introduction to Communication Disorders (2)
Provides an overview of various speech-language and hearing disorders; discusses the role of the speech-language pathologist and audiologist in various work settings and exposes students to career opportunities.
CSD 164 Phonetics (3)
Motor and acoustic characteristics of speech, classification of phoneme types, and transcription of speech using the International Phonetic Alphabet.
CSD 166 Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing (4)
Comprehensive study of the structure and function of the auditory, speech, and neurological mechanisms as they relate to the communicative process. Prerequisite: BIOL 130 Principles of Anatomy and Physiology (meets core requirement).
CSD 241 American Sign Language I (3)
Introduction to American Sign Language. Provides intensive signed vocabulary development. Reviews variety of sign language systems with emphasis on American Sign Language.
CSD 242 American Sign Language II (3)
Continuation of signed vocabulary development. Studies the form and use of American Sign Language (ASL), the native language of Deaf people. Prerequisite: CSD 241.
CSD 261 Speech Science (3)
Physics of sound, perceptual and productive processes of speech, basic instrumentation, and the interrelationships of these areas to communication. Prerequisites: CSD 164, 166.
CSD 265 Speech and Language Development (3)
Study of the phonological, syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic aspects of normal communication, speech, and language development in children, ranging in age from birth through adolescence. Various theories of language acquisition will be discussed. Emphasis on functionalist models of language development and the social-communicative bases of the language-learning process. Prerequisites: CSD 164, 166.
CSD 265 L Language Sample Analysis Lab (2)
Students will learn to obtain and analyze a language sample from a developmental perspective. The process of language sample analysis (LSA) that stresses the importance of analyzing the semantic, morphological, syntactic, and pragmatic aspects of language will be used. Normal and atypical patterns of language development will be discussed within an LSA framework. Corequisite: CSD 265.
CSD 266 Introduction to Language Disorders in Children (3)
An overview of the nature and causes of pediatric language disorders across clinical populations and age groups. Provides a basic understanding of theoretical frameworks, identification protocols, and general assessment in intervention approaches. Prerequisite: CSD 265.
CSD 270 Hearing Science (2)
Focuses on physical concepts, acoustics, measurement of sound; reviews anatomy and physiology of the ear and introduces concepts in psychoacoustics.
CSD 271 Introduction to Articulation and Phonological Disorders (3)
The nature, causes, symptoms, and treatment of articulation and phonological disorders and dysarthria. Prerequisites: CSD 164, 166, 265 , and 265L.
CSD 361 Introduction to Clinical Methods (3)
Principles, methods, and procedures necessary for the development of clinical competencies required for a positive transition into the entry-level clinical practicum experience.
CSD 363 Audiology (3)
Fundamental aspects of hearing measurement and the nature and prevention of auditory disorders. Prerequisite: CSD 270.
CSD 364 Auditory Amplification and Aural Rehabilitation
Presents theory and practice of aural habilitation/ rehabilitation. Contemporary practices regarding hearing aids, speechreading, and auditory training. Prerequisite: CSD 363.
CSD 366 Communication Disorders in Adults
The nature, causes, and treatment of communication disorders in adults.
CSD 468 Introductory Clinical Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology (2)
Students conduct clinical work under supervision. Includes weekly discussion time. Prerequisites: 25 ASHA observation hours, 3.25 primary and overall QPA, successful completion of CSD 361 with a minimum final grade of C, and permission of department chairperson.
CSD 469 Special Topics in Communication Disorders (1)
Varying topics, periodic offerings in specific areas reflecting contemporary needs and interest. Prerequisite: upper division status or approval of department chairperson.
CSD 470 Assistantship in Audiology (2)
Students observe and assist in the provision of audiology services. Goal is to learn first hand the varied activities involved in clinical audiology. Prerequisites: 25 ASHA observation hours, 3.25 primary and overall QPA, and permission of department chairperson.
CSD 499 Independent Study in Communication Sciences and Disorders (variable credit)
An option for developing an enriching experience by working with a faculty mentor. Prerequisites: College governed eligibility, consent of faculty, approval of department chairperson.
CSD 499R Independent Study in Communication Sciences and Disorders — Research (variable credit)
An option for completing research in conjunction with a faculty member to include literature review, method, subject(s), procedure, data analysis, and discussion of a topic in communication sciences and disorders. Prerequisites: College governed eligibility, consent of faculty, approval of department chairperson.