ACADEMICS

  • Communication Sciences and Disorders Courses (Undergraduate)

    CD 100 Introduction to Human Communication and its Disorders
    LASC—Human Behavior and Social Processes; Individual and Community Well-Being
    Nature and causes of organic and functional speech, language and hearing problems, general awareness of diagnostic and therapeutic techniques.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.

    CD 103 Language Science
    LASC—Thought, Language, and Culture
    Introduction to basic linguistic knowledge including theoretical areas of pragmatics, semantics, syntax, morphology and phonology in a multicultural perspective.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.

    CD 110 Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing
    LASC—Natural Systems and Processes
    Normal anatomy and physiology of the speech and hearing mechanism with emphasis on respiration, phonation,articulation, audition, and neurology.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.

    CD 115 Normal Development of Speech and Language
    An in-depth coverage of the normal acquisition and development of speech and language, including phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.

    CD 120 Introduction to Sign Language
    Sign language systems and fingerspelling with emphasis on American Sign Language vocabulary and word order.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.

    CD 193 Special Topics in Communication Sciences and Disorders for First-Year Students
    All "193" courses are approved for LASC but may vary by section. See current course listing for specific LASC area approval.
    Introductory level course covering topics of special interest to first-year students.
    Offered only as a First-Year Seminar.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.

    CD 201 Hearing Science
    LASC—Quantitative Reasoning Across the Curriculum
    Prerequisite: CD 110, Accuplacer Code>3

    Basic concepts/information needed to study audiology and aural rehabilitation: physical acoustics, physiological acoustics, and psycho-acoustics.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.

    CD 202 Speech Science
    Prerequisites: CD 110, CD 205, Accuplacer Code>3
    An exploration of the psycho-acoustic aspects of speech with an emphasis on laboratory analysis, including spectrography.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.

    CD 205 Phonetics
    The study of English speech sounds, their articulation and acoustic characteristics, and speech transcription using the International Phonetic Alphabet.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.

    CD 230 Neuroscience for Communication Sciences and Disorders
    LASC—Natural Systems and Processes
    Structure and function of the nervous system and its relation to normal and disordered speech, language, and hearing.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.

    CD 301 Directed Observations
    LASC—Writing Across the Curriculum
    (on successful completion of CD 401)
    Prerequisite: EN 101, EN 102, and permission of instructor

    Beginning aspects of clinical issues including objectives, rapport, and timing. Therapy/diagnostic sessions will be viewed and highlighted by instructor.
    Offered every year. 2 credits.

    CD 305 Introduction to Audiology
    Prerequisite: CD 201
    Introduction to audiometric testing techniques and interpretation as related to ear pathologies.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.

    CD 307 Intermediate Sign Language
    Prerequisite: CD 120
    Students gain more facility in sign usage. Receptive and expressive vocabularies are expanded and fluency increased.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.

    CD 310 Language Disorders
    Prerequisites: CD 100, CD 103, CD 110, CD 115, CD 205, CD 230
    Examination of the processes interfering with normal language acquisition and the disorders which disturb established language skills in children and adults.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.

    CD 320 Speech Disorders
    Prerequisites: CD 100, CD 110, CD 115, CD 201, CD 202, CD 205, CD 230
    Study of the theoretical bases of articulation, voice and fluency disorders. Etiology, characteristics, evaluation and rehabilitation of these disorders.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.

    CD 400 Introduction to Aural Rehabilitation
    LASC—Diversity Across the Curriculum
    Prerequisites: CD 201, CD 202, CD 305, CD 310, CD 320
    Study of the theoretical basis of the characteristics, evaluation and treatment of individuals with hearing impairment across the life span.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.

    CD 401 Advanced Directed Observations
    LASC—Writing Across the Curriculum
    (on successful completion of CD 301)
    Prerequisites: CD 301

    Advanced aspects of clinical issues including procedures and material selection. Therapy/diagnostic sessions will be viewed and highlighted by the instructor.
    Offered every year. 2 credits.

    CD 410 Professional Guidelines and Skills
    LASC—Capstone
    Prerequisites: CD 305, CD 310, CD 320

    Presentation of professional issues; observation and practice in evaluation and treatment of speech-language disorders.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.

    CD 475 Selected Topics in Communication Sciences and Disorders
    Prerequisites: CD 310, CD 320
    Selection of topics of mutual interest to the student and faculty. Timely topics and issues will be covered.
    Offered every year. 1-3 credits.

    CD 490 Independent Study in Communication Sciences and Disorders
    Prerequisite: Junior and senior majors only
    In-depth study, research, or field experience in an area of interest in speech-language pathology or audiology under faculty supervision.
    Offered every year. 1-3 credits.