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Communication Sciences and Disorders


Prerequisite/Corequisite Key

P = Course must be taken previously C = Course must be taken concurrently E = Course can be taken previously or concurrently
(RQ) = Required (RM) = Recommended  

CSDI 204

Introduction to Communication Disorders

3 credit hours

This course introduces the student to human communication and its disorders. It provides a survey of speech, language, and hearing behavior as a field of scientific study and a description of the major types of speech, language, and hearing disorders. It also covers the origins and development of the speech-language-hearing profession, current requirements for professional practice, and requisites for success in this field. 10 clinical observation hours. Offered fall.

CSDI 205

Phonetics

3 credit hours

This course examines the articulatory and perceptual characteristics of speech sounds used in English and provides instruction in using the International Phonetic Alphabet for phonetic transcription. Offered fall.

CSDI 206

Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanisms

3 credit hours

Study of the respiratory, phonatory, and articulatory mechanisms for speech, the peripheral and central auditory mechanisms for hearing, and the mechanism for swallowing. Offered fall.

CSDI 207

Speech Science

3 credit hours

Pre-requisite: P (RQ) CSDI-205, CSDI-206 and C: CSDIL-207 (RQ)

Study of speech production, speech acoustics, and speech perception. Offered spring.

CSDI 301

Speech Sound Development and Disorders

3 credit hours

Pre-requisite: P (RQ) CSDI-204, CSDI-205

This course provides a detailed study of phonological and articulatory development in children. It also provides an introduction to disorders, with emphasis on etiology, assessment, and remediation. 5 clinical observation hours. Offered spring.

CSDI 305

Development of Language in the Young Child

3 credit hours

Pre-requisite: P (RQ) PSYCH-200 (Early Childhood majors may substitute EDU-205)

This course is designed to be an investigation into the nature of language and the total process of normal language acquisition in children, verbal and non-verbal, incorporating the most recent theories and practices in child language research. 5 clinical hours.

CSDI 306

Language Disorders in Children

3 credit hours

Pre-requisite: P (RQ) CSDI-204, CSDI-305

This course investigates the nature, causes, and features of language disorders in children. It also provides an introduction to assessment and remediation. 5 clinical observation hours. Offered spring.

CSDI 307

Introduction to Audiology

3 credit hours

Pre-requisite: P (RQ) CSDI-206, CSDI-207

This course provides an analysis of the nature and causes of hearing impairment. A study of audiologic procedures and audiometric interpretation. Lecture, Laboratory. Offered fall.

CSDI 309

Neuroscience of Communication

3 credit hours

Pre-requisite: P (RQ) CSDI-204, CSDI-206

This course examines the neurological foundations of speech, language, and swallowing, and provides an introduction to the neurogenic communication disorders of aphasia, apraxia of speech, and dysarthria. Offered spring.

CSDI 310

Clinical Methods in Speech/ Language Pathology

3 credit hours

Pre-requisite: P (RQ) CSDI-301 with a minimum grade of B CSDI 306 with a minimum grade of B and permission of department

This course is a study of therapeutic approaches and methods for the assessment and treatment of persons with speech-language disorders. It includes experience with goal setting, writing of objectives, lesson planning, data keeping, report writing and developing clinical materials. Offered fall.

CSDI 315

Fluency, Voice, and Resonance

3 credit hours

This course investigates the nature, characteristics and etiologies of Fluency, Voice, and Resonance Disorders and provides an introduction to assessment and remediation. Offered Spring

CSDI 355

Clinical Practicum

2 credit hours

Pre-requisite: P (RQ) CSDI-310 with a minimum grade of B minimum GPA of 3.2 in the major and permission of the department

This practicum provides a maximum of 50 clock hours of supervised clinical practice in the Ludden Speech and Language Clinic. Offered spring.

CSDI 370

Senior Seminar

1 credit hour

Pre-requisite: P (RQ) CSDI-301 CSDI 306

This course provides an opportunity to synthesize coursework in the major with the development of a portfolio. It also requires development and presentation of a project specific to a student's interests. Senior standing. Offered spring.

CSDI 395

Special Topics: Fluency, Voice and Resonance

3 credit hours

Pre-requisite: P (RQ) CSDI-204, CSDI-206

This course investigates the nature, characteristics, and etiologies of fluency, voice, and resonance disorders.

CSDI 395

Special Topics

1 to 3 credit hours

Course offerings developed to provide study of topics of significance in communication sciences and disorders. Offered as needed.

CSDI 396

Independent Study

1 to 3 credit hours

This course provides an independent program of study or research experience. Permission of instructor, department chair, and dean.