Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) Undergraduate Course Descriptions
CSD 130. Intro. to Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
Communication disorders in children and adults; their incidence and effect on the individual and community. 3 Cr. F, S.
CSD 171. American Sign Language
Deaf culture and the development/role of American Sign Language. Acquisition of receptive skills and expressive use of American Sign Language. 3 Cr. F, S.
CSD 220. Phonetics
The international phonetic alphabet. The phonemes of the English language from physiological and phonological perspectives. Utilization of the IPA to improve pronunciation skills and understanding American dialects. 3 Cr. F.
CSD 230. Global Perspectives on Communication Disorders [Goal 8] (Diversity/MGM)
Comparative perspectives and understanding of communication disorders around the globe; the intersection of educational and health issues with communication disorders. 3 Cr. F, S.
CSD 271. American Sign Language II
Deaf community as a linguistic and cultural group. Acquisition of intermediate receptive and expressive skills in ASL. Prereq.: 171. 3 Cr. S.
CSD 322. Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Mechanism
Gross anatomy and physiology of the structures and processes related to respiration, phonation, articulation and central nervous system functioning. 3 Cr. S.
CSD 324. Speech Science
Integration of the physiological processes of respiration, phonation, articulation, and resonance for normal speech. Speech perception and techniques used in the study of normal speech; procedures and instrumentation used in the clinical measurement of speech and voice. 3 Cr. F.
CSD 325. Hearing Science
Sound and its measurement, anatomy and physiology of the auditory system, and an introduction to psychoacoustics. 3 Cr. S.
CSD 450. Clinical Methods and Procedures
Clinical methods and procedures applicable to assessment and intervention strategies in speech-language pathology and audiology. 3 Cr. F.
CSD 452. Practicum I
Supervised training in speech-language and hearing therapy techniques. Prereq.: 450, 434, and staff approval. 3 Cr. F, S.
CSD 453. Practicum II
Supervised training in speech-language and hearing therapy techniques. Prereq.: 452 and staff approval. 3 Cr. F, S.
CSD 465. Clinical Practice in the School
Supervised experience in assisting and managing the speech, language, and hearing problems of school-aged children. Must be taken following the completion of all other courses in the major. S/U Grading. 6 Cr. F, S.
Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) Courses for Advanced Undergraduate and Graduate Students
CSD 415/515. Special Topics
Specialized topics related to speech, language, and hearing. Areas of current interest to faculty and/or students. A maximum of 6 credits can be applied to a master's degree program. Repeatable for students who have completed their Master's degree. 1-2 Cr. SUM, DEMAND.
CSD 426/526. Neurological Bases of Speech and Language
Neuroanatomy and neurophysiology of speech and language. Speech, language, cognitive, and swallowing disorders associated with different types of brain damage. Prereq.: 322. 3 Cr. F.
CSD 427/527. Language and Language Disorders in Adults
Typical language and cognition in adults, aging effects and the nature of language and cognitive disorders encountered in the aged population. 3 Cr. S.
CSD 431/531. Voice Disorders
Types and causes of voice disorders, principles and procedures underlying the diagnosis and treatment of voice disorders. Prereq.: 322. 3 Cr. F.
CSD 432/532. Fluency Disorders
The nature and causes of disorders of fluency; approaches for assessing and treating fluency disorders. 3 Cr. S.
CSD 434/534. Articulation Disorders
Development of articulation in children; factors that enhance or impede development; diagnostic procedures used in articulation assessment; treatment strategies for disorders of articulation. Prereq.: 220. 3 Cr. S.
CSD 440/540. Communication Disorders of the Aged
Management of older persons with speech, language, and hearing problems. 2 Cr. F.
CSD 441/541. Hearing Measurement
Causes and effects of hearing disorders, classification of hearing loss, and medical management procedures. Basic audiometric procedures. Laboratory participation and clinical competency demonstration required. Prereq.: 325. 3 Cr. F.
CSD 442/542. Audiologic Rehabilitation
Effects of hearing loss on language and communication for children and adults. Interpretation of audiological results. Rehabilitation strategies. Audiogram interpretation and intervention planning. 3 Cr. S.
CSD 457/557. Clinical Practice Settings
Operating procedures of the communication disorders professional in a variety of work settings; federal and state legislation; organizing and evaluating programs. Prereq.: 130. 3 Cr. S.
CSD 460/560. Language Development
Language concepts, theory, and terminology. Basic principles and parameters of normal language development. Covers prelinguistic, phonological, morphological, syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic areas. CSD majors. Prereq.: ENGL 361 or consent of instructor. Coreq.: ENGL 361 or consent of instructor. 3 Cr. F.
CSD 461/561. Language Disorders: Assessment & Intervention
Description of common language disorders. Strategies for assessing linguistic knowledge and usage. Intervention procedures for the remediation of language disorders. Prereq.: 460/560. 3 Cr. S.
CSD 466/566. Augmentative Communication Systems
Non-vocal communication techniques for non-speaking persons. Determining the most appropriate augmentative communication system for a particular client and teaching him/her how to use it. 2 Cr. F.
CSD 468/568. Child Language Development and Disorders
Language development from birth through adolescence emphasizing content and processes. Recognition of language differences and deficits and suggestions for teaching language skills to the preschool and elementary child. Not open to CSD majors. 3 Cr. F, S.
CSD 469/569. Introduction to Language/Social Communication & Emotional Regulation Issues for Students with Autism
Characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) that affect individuals' ability to communicate, and the implementation of strategies to improve social-communication and language behaviors for children with ASD. Prereq.: 460/560 or 468/568. 2 Cr. F, S.