Undergraduate Catalog 2024-2025

College of Natural and Health Sciences

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

CSD 160 Introduction to Human Communication and Its Disorders

Survey identifying characteristics, causes, diagnosis and treatment of speech, language, and hearing disorders. Includes disorders in hearing, stuttering, voice, articulation, child language, adult aphasia, head injury and dementia.

3

Offered

Generally offered Fall and/or Spring Annually

Course Attribute

LAB3Soc&BehSci-HumBeh,Cult,Soc and GT Human Behavior & Soc Sys

CSD 220 Musical Acoustics and Health Issues

This hands-on exploratory course is designed to introduce students to the nature of sound energy as it relates to musical acoustics and its biophysical impacts on vocal and hearing health.

3

Offered

Generally offered Fall and/or Spring Annually

CSD 260 Introduction to Phonetics

Characteristics of American English speech sounds and the International Phonetic Alphabet symbols used to represent them. Typical and atypical phonological processes and the transcription of speech sound errors.

3

Offered

Generally offered Fall and/or Spring Annually

CSD 266 Normal Speech and Language Development

Normal speech and language development and their relationship to other aspects of child development. Should be taken after the English composition LAC requirement is completed.

3

Offered

Generally offered Fall and/or Spring Annually

CSD 267 Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism

Structure and function of the speech and auditory/vestibular mechanisms.

4

Prerequisites

(BIO 110 with a minimum grade of C- or (BIO 100 and BIO 105 with a minimum grade of C-)) and (BIO 245 with a minimum grade of C-)

Offered

Generally offered Fall and/or Spring Annually

CSD 343 Fundamentals of Physiological and Biological Acoustics

The physics of sound as it relates to speech and hearing. Should be taken after the mathematics LAC requirement is completed.

3

Offered

Generally offered Fall and/or Spring Annually

CSD 360 Articulation and Voice Disorders

Current information regarding identification, causation, diagnosis and treatment of disorders of articulation and voice disorders.

3

Prerequisites

CSD 260 with a minimum grade of C-

Offered

Generally offered Fall and/or Spring Annually

CSD 365 Language Disorders in Children

Analysis of aspects of language as they relate to treatment of language disorders in children.

3

Prerequisites

CSD 266 with a minimum grade of C-

Offered

Generally offered Fall and/or Spring Annually

CSD 366 Language Sampling Processes

Methods of eliciting language samples from children and manual and computerized language sampling analyses.

1

Prerequisites

CSD 266 with a minimum grade of C-

Offered

Generally offered Fall and/or Spring Annually

CSD 370 Basic Audiology

Pathologies and disorders of the auditory vestibular system, pure-tone testing, methods of speech audiometry, interpretation of audiometric data in terms of physical, social and educational effects.

3

Offered

Generally offered Fall and/or Spring Annually

CSD 422 Directed Studies

Individualized investigation under the direct supervision of a faculty member. (Minimum of 37.5 clock hours required per credit hour.)

1-4

Offered

Generally offered Fall and/or Spring - Check with department/school for next offering

Course Attribute

Variable Title Course

Repeatable Status

Course is repeatable with no limitations

CSD 431 Organically-Based Communication Disorders

Current information regarding identification, causation, diagnosis and treatment of organically-based communication disorders, including cleft palate, cerebral palsy and aphasia.

3

Prerequisites

CSD 267 with a minimum grade of C-

Offered

Generally offered Spring Annually

Class Restriction

Include Junior and Senior

CSD 469 Clinical Processes in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Philosophy and implementation of diagnosis, and treatment of communication disorders. Administration, scoring and interpretation of data from observation and tests/inventories. Development of treatment programs, evidence-based practice, ethics, and client-clinician relationships.

4

Prerequisites

(CSD 360 and CSD 365 with a minimum grade of C-)

Offered

Generally offered Fall and/or Summer Annually

CSD 473 SLPA Seminar and Field Experience

Development of basic knowledge and competencies as a speech language pathology assistant through participation in classroom activities, observations and reflections, and collaborative teaching of children with communication disorders. Field experience under professional supervision.

4

Prerequisites

CSD 469 with a minimum grade of C-

Special Notes

25 documented observation hours in the major and a 3.0 major GPA are required.

Offered

Generally offered Fall Annually

CSD 474 Clinical Practicum in Audiology

Perform basic audiometric testing: audiometric screening, routine hearing evaluation and impedance audiometry. S/U graded.

1

Prerequisites

CSD 370 with a minimum grade of C-

Special Notes

25 documented observation hours in the major and a 3.0 major GPA are required.

Offered

Generally offered Fall Annually

CSD 478 Aural Rehabilitation and Amplification

A study of basic principles of aural rehabilitation and the use of amplification systems for hearing impaired individuals including personal hearing aids and other specialized assistive listening/alerting devices.

3

Prerequisites

CSD 370 with a minimum grade of C-

Offered

Generally offered Fall and/or Spring Annually

Class Restriction

Include Senior

CSD 483 Entry/Primary Speech-Language Pathology Practicum

Learn general principles of the clinical process. Provide supervised individual therapy to clients with communication disorders. S/U graded.

2

Prerequisites

CSD 469 with a minimum grade of C-

Special Notes

25 documented observation hours in the major and a 3.0 GPA in major courses required.

Offered

Generally offered Spring Annually

CSD 487 Advanced Audiology

Theory and practice of advanced techniques of audiometric assessment.

3

Prerequisites

(CSD 267 and CSD 370 with a minimum grade of C-)

Offered

Generally offered Fall Annually