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CSD Undergraduate Course Descriptions

 

CSD 202 Survey of Communication Disorders - 3 hrs.   A broad survey of the field of speech-language pathology and audiology.  Prerequisite: GPA of 2.5 or higher and CSD advisor consent. (Offered Fall)

 

CSD 203 Phonetics - 3 hrs. A study of speech sounds in the English language and development of skills using the International Phonetic Alphabet. Prerequisite: GPA of 2.5 or higher and CSD advisor consent. (Offered Fall)

 

CSD 204 Anatomy and Physiology of Speech Mechanism - 3 hrs. A study of the structure and functioning of organs, muscles, and nerves of speech and the mechanisms involved in normal speech and language production. Prerequisite: GPA of 2.5 or higher and CSD advisor consent. (Offered Fall)

 

CSD 205 Language Development - 3 hrs. A course emphasizing the study of normal language development with emphasis on the development of the phonological, syntactic, and semantic systems in children. Prerequisites: CSD advisor consent. (Offered Spring)

 

CSD 207 Speech and Hearing Science - 2 hrs. An overview of the physiology, acoustics, and perception of speech. Prerequisites: CSD advisor consent. (Offered Spring)

 

CSD 215 Articulation Disorders and Phonological Disorders - 3 hrs. Professional terminology, classifying problems, etiologies, appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, and associated problems. Prerequisites: CSD advisor consent. (Offered Spring)

 

CSD 307 Principles of Diagnostic Assessment in Communication Disorders - 3 hrs. Methods of classifying communication disorders for assessment purposes. Utilization of diagnostic tests, test interpretation, and report writing of test results on speech and language disorders. Prerequisites: CSD advisor consent. (Offered Fall)

 

CSD 308 Basic Audiology - 3 hrs. A study of the anatomy and physiology of the ear, description of types of hearing losses, and basic tests in pure tone and speech audiometry. Prerequisites: CSD advisor consent. (Offered Fall)

 

CSD 310 Clinical Procedures in Speech Pathology - 3 hrs. A course in the construction of therapy plans, clinical methods, materials, and applications of remedial techniques for communication disorders.  Students will begin to accrue observation hours as required by ASHA.   Prerequisites: CSD advisor consent. (Offered Fall and Spring)

 

CSD 312 Language Intervention and Communication Skills for the Moderately and Severely Disabled Individual - 2 hrs. A course involving the study of language remediation and intervention for developing communication skills in severely and profoundly disabled individuals. Prerequisites: CSD advisor consent. (Offered Spring)

 

CSD 321 Supervised Clinical Practicum I - 3 hrs. Clinical experiences with children and adults who have communication disorders. Prerequisites: CSD advisor consent. (Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer)

 

CSD 323 Communication for the Hearing Impaired - 3 hrs. A study of the theories and methods of working with the hearing impaired. Emphasis will be placed on communication disabilities related to hearing losses. Prerequisites:  CSD advisor consent. (Offered Spring)

 

CSD 324 Language, Literacy and Learning – 3 hrs. This course focuses on developing literacy (speaking, listening, reading, writing, and viewing) in young children. Emphasis is on the integration of all dimensions of literacy. Learning and teaching theories will be integrated with practical applications. Theories, materials, and methods that develop literacy in developmentally appropriate environments from preschool through grade two will be discussed. Family involvement; cultural and linguistic differences; English language learners; integrating play, language, and literacy; performance assessments; and adaptations for special needs children are explored.  Prerequisites: CSD advisor consent. (Offered Fall)

 

CSD 325 Voice and Articulation - 3 hrs. A course emphasizing the physiology and scientific aspects of the speech production process with emphasis on cultural differences in speaking and voice problems. Prerequisites: CSD advisor consent. (Offered Spring)

 

CSD 332 Augmentative and Alternative Communication - 3 hrs. This course is designed to increase the student’s awareness and functional knowledge of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices. AAC is the supplementation and/or replacement of natural speech and/or writing using aided and/or unaided symbols (e.g., Blissymbols, finger spelling, gestures, ideographs, logographs, manual signs, pictographs) and the related means of selection and transmission of such symbols. This course offers a survey of the issues that address the individual needs and requirements of those that utilize AAC devices. The student will be exposed to those issues that must be addressed in order to provide appropriate and efficacious services. Prerequisites: CSD advisor consent. (Offered Spring)

 

CSD 406 Supervised Clinical Practicum II - 3 hrs. Clinical experience with children and adults who have communication disorders. Enrollment limited. Prerequisites: CSD advisor consent. (Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer)

 

CSD 414 Advanced Speech Pathology - 3 hrs. A study of professional terminology, classification, etiologies, symptomologies, and appropriate therapy procedures used with individuals having specific communication disorders. Prerequisites: CSD advisor consent. (Offered Spring)

 

CSD 415 Foundations of Counseling in CSD – 3 hrs. This course involves the discussion and application of positive communication and interaction with patients and caregivers to promote and enhance the therapeutic process. Prerequisites: CSD advisor consent. (Offered Fall)

 

CSD 417 Methods and Materials in Communicative Disorders - 3 hrs. A study of methods and materials for speech-language pathologists including coordination, planning, professional relationships and program structure. Current materials for communication disorders are discussed and utilized. Prerequisites: CSD advisor consent. (Offered Fall

 

CSD 421 Multicultural Issues in Communicative Disorders - 3 hrs. This course is designed to increase the student’s awareness of the cultural differences and practices of various ethnic and racial groups. This course offers a survey of the issues that address the individual and collective differences that must be considered in order to provide appropriate and efficacious services. Prerequisites: CSD advisor consent. (Offered Spring)

 

CSD 423 Speech and Language Problems in the Aged - 3 hrs. This course is intended to serve as a source for understanding normal communication changes, communication disorders, and service delivery options from a gerontological perspective. This course will explore the concept of understanding and developing strategies for management of age-related communication deficits. Information is presented within the context of a unified model of communicative functioning in the elderly. Emphasis will be placed on key issues, vocabulary associated with the management of the impaired elderly, and topics of particular interest in considering communicative behavior. Prerequisites: CSD advisor consent. (Offered Spring)

 

CSD 425 Senior Seminar - 3 hrs. This course involves the discussion of current trends and topics in the field of communicative sciences and disorders. Topics will include, but are not limited to, genomics and ethical practices. Prerequisites: CSD advisor consent. (Offered Spring)