COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS (CSD) - Undergraduate Program - Course Descriptions
100 Introduction to Communication Sciences and Disorders. (3) Overview of the major areas of the field including speech-language development and pathologies and audiology. Orientation to career opportunities and professional affairs. Opportunity to observe clinical procedures.
121 Sign Language I. (3) Introduction to sign language with special focus on topics dealing with the Deaf community’s culture, heritage, and language.
122 Sign Language II. (3) An intermediate course that builds on introductory signs, focuses on supplemental areas of sign language including profession-specific signs, and American Sign Language (ASL). Prerequisite: CSD 121 or permission of instructor.
210 Basic Anatomy of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism. (3) Study of the anatomy, physiology, and neurology of the human speech and auditory mechanisms. Consideration of the processes of respiration, phonation, resonation, and audition.
211 Speech Science. (3) Introduction to the acoustical nature of speech and orientation to the basic instrumentation used in measurement and analysis.
212 Phonetics. (3) Study of the articulatory and acoustical nature of speech sounds used in English and other phonetic-phonemic phenomena. Instruction in using the International Phonetic Alphabet for transcription. Some attention to dialectal differences.
312 Normal Development of Speech and Language. (3) Study of the development of speech and language from birth through six years of age.
383 Neuroscience for Speech, Language, and Hearing. (3) Overview of the neuro-anatomy and neuro-physiology related to speech, language, and hearing. Emphasis will be placed on both the central and peripheral nervous systems. Prerequisite: CSD 210.
385 Developmental Communication Disorders. (3) Study of the characteristics, etiology, assessment, and treatment of developmental communication disorders. Topics will include speech sound disorders, cranio-facial disorders, autism, fluency, developmental syndromes, and child language disorders. Prerequisites: CSD 212 and 312.
386 Acquired Communication Disorders. (3) Study of the characteristics, etiology, assessment, and treatment of acquired communication disorders. Topics will include aphasia, apraxia, dysarthria, voice disorders, and dementia. Prerequisite: CSD 383.
390 Audiometry and Hearing Disorders. (3) The study of the problem of hearing loss, diagnosis, and audiological testing. Prerequisite: CSD 210, 211, or consent of instructor.
400 Senior Honors Thesis Research. (3) Bibliographic and other preliminary work in preparation for a senior honors thesis (see CSD 401). Students will produce a final, graded project for this course. This course may not be taken concurrently with CSD 401. Prerequisites: ENG 180 and 280; students must be in good standing in the Centennial Honors College and must be second-semester juniors or firstsemester seniors majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders.
401 Honors Thesis. (3) Students will write a senior honors thesis. This course may not be taken concurrently with CSD 400. Prerequisites: CSD 400; ENG 180 and 280; students must be in good standing in the Centennial Honors College and must be seniors majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders.
418 Independent Research in Communication. (1–6, repeatable to 6) Individual reading or research under supervision of the faculty. Open to juniors and seniors who have demonstrated competence in speechlanguage- hearing sciences. Prerequisites: ENG 180 and 280; consent of instructor and department chairperson.
472 Scientific Thinking in Communication Sciences and Disorders. (3) Overview of the scientific method and interpretation of research literature in the field of communication sciences and disorders. Emphasis will also be placed on the use of evidence based practice in the fields of audiology and speechlanguage pathology. Prerequisites: ENG 280 and STAT 171 and either junior or senior standing in CSD or permission of instructor.
481 Evaluation Procedures in Speech-Language Pathology. (3) Consideration of the general role of evaluation in speech and language therapy with intensive study of diagnostic tests and procedures used to assess communication disorders. Writing Instruction in the Disciplines (WID) course. Prerequisites: ENG 180 and 280; CSD 390.
482 Clinical Methods in Speech-Language Pathology. (3) Study of the clinical management of communication disorders with particular emphasis on intervention methods such as developing treatment plans and monitoring treatment progress. Interviewing and counseling skills will also be addressed. Prerequisites: CSD 385 and 386.
488 Clinical Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology. (1, repeatable to 3) Supervised clinical practice with children and adults having speech or language disorders. Students must meet academic and observation hour requirement. Prerequisites: CSD 385 and 386; 30 clinical observation hours; minimum GPA of 3.0 in CSD coursework.
494 Aural Rehabilitation. (3) History and development of methods of speech reading and auditory training. Multisensory approach to rehabilitation emphasized including specific procedures for handling impaired students in the classroom. Prerequisites: CSD 390; ENG 180 and 280.
499 Clinical Practicum in Audiology. (1, repeatable to 3) Supervised clinical practice in the Speech- Language-Hearing Clinic with children and adults having hearing disorders. Students must meet academic and clinic observation hour requirements. Prerequisites: CSD 390; 30 clinical observation hours; minimum GPA of 3.0 in CSD coursework.