Communicative Disorders Courses

CD
225
Hours
3
Intro Comm Disorders

Study of the types of speech, language, and hearing disorders; an introduction to the principles of rehabilitation of communicative disorders; and consideration of employment settings.

CD
226
Hours
3
Lang & Speech Develop

Theory and practice of normal speech and language processes and sequences.

CD
244
Hours
3
Phonetics

Study of the principles of phonetics and their application to speech. The International Phonetic Alphabet is used for study and transcription.

CD
275
Hours
3
Anat Physio Sech Hear Mechansm

Detailed study of the bases of speech and hearing, including anatomy, physiology, and neurology.

CD
277
Hours
1
Preprofess Lab Experienc

Structured observational activities for students prior to their enrollment in a practicum course in speech-language pathology. Open to CD majors only.

CD
308
Hours
3
Speech Disorders I

An introduction to articulation, phonology, & language disorders in children & adults as well as literacy & aural rehabilitation.

Prerequisite(s): CD 225 CD 226 CD 244 CD 275
CD
309
Hours
3
Speech Disorders II

An introduction to aphasia, traumatic brain injury, dementia, dysarthria, and apraxia.

Prerequisite(s): CD 225 CD 226 CD 244 CD 275
CD
350
Hours
1-3
Independent Study

Directed readings in an area of communicative disorders. Open to CD majors only.

Prerequisite(s): Minimum of 18 hours in CD courses and permission of the instructor.
CD
351
Hours
3
Hearing Science

This course will provide the student with an understanding of the physical aspects of sound and how it is processed physiologically through the human auditory system. In addition, the student will become familiar with the anatomy of the hearing mechanism.

Prerequisite(s): CD 225 CD 226 CD 244 CD 275
CD
377
W
Hours
3
Clin Practicum I Speech

Supervised clinical practice in speech therapy with children. Open to CD majors only. Writing proficiency within this discipline is required for a passing grade in this course.

Prerequisite(s): CD 225 CD 226 CD 244 CD 275 CD 277 CD 308 By application only.
Writing
CD
378
Hours
1-3
Clinic Pract II Speech

Supervised clinical practice in speech therapy with children.

Prerequisite(s): CD 225 CD 226 CD 244 CD 275 CD 277 CD 308 CD 377 By application only.
CD
402
Hours
3
Psychology of Language

Language is a system of symbols that we use to communicate. The power of this system enables us to share the contents of our minds with other people who share that language. The evolution of language has profoundly shaped the lives of human beings, enabling our species to transmit knowledge from one generation to the next. This accumulated knowledge over time and space has allowed humans to proliferate as a species. New words are added to a language as new ideas emerge. The psychology of language is the study of the processes by which we as human beings generate grammatical sequences of linguistic symbols for comprehension by the listener.

Prerequisite(s): CD 225 CD 226 CD 244 CD 275
Prerequisite(s) with concurrency: CD 277
CD
411
Hours
3
Speech Science

A study of speech physiology, basic electronics, basic acoustics, speech acoustics, auditory perception, and neuroanatomy. Class work and laboratory sessions cover speech spectrographic analysis, basic sound measurement, and selected other instrumentation used in the speech and hearing science laboratory.

Prerequisite(s): CD 225 CD 226 CD 244 CD 275
CD
416
Hours
3
Multicultural Issues

A framework for systematically analyzing cultural similarities and differences will be provided and will serve as a model to examine cultural differences in the clinical setting.

Prerequisite(s): CD 225 and CD 226 and CD 244
CD
443
Hours
3
Basic Audiology

Introduction to hearing evaluation, conservation, and impairment. Also considers the auditory system: anatomy, physiology, and pathology. Includes three laboratory sessions.

Prerequisite(s): CD 225 CD 226 CD 244 CD 275
CD
444
Hours
3
Aural Rehabilitation

The rehabilitation of hearing-impaired people primarily through auditory and visual training is addressed. Other sensory training, language development, speech production, and guidance are also considered. Open to CD majors only.

Prerequisite(s): Minimum overall GPA of 2.5 CD 225 CD 226 CD 244 CD 275
CD
445
Hours
1-3
Audiology Lab Experience

Supervised laboratory or clinical experience in hearing evaluation and rehabilitation.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of the 200-and 300-level undergraduate CD classes as well as CD 443. By application only.
CD
454
Hours
3
Fluency Disorders

The study of the nature, assessment, and treatment of stuttering. Emphasis on understanding the different onset and developmental theories and different approaches to treatment.

CD
455
Hours
3
Voice Disorders

This course is designed to provide basic knowledge and skills needed for the evaluation and treatment of voiced language disorders.

CD
462
Hours
3
Neuroscience for the Study of Communicative Disorders

An introductory course in neuroscience as it relates to the field of speech-language pathology. Students will be able to explain the anatomy and physiology of the brain, explain functions associated with structures in both the central and peripheral nervous systems, appreciate the nature and scope of neurogenic impairments, and understand brain abnormalities and neurological illnesses.

Prerequisite(s): CD 225, CD 226, CD 244, and CD 275