Communicative Sciences and Disorders Course Descriptions


CSD 220 Introduction to Communicative Disorders (3)
A study of the causes, characteristics, and treatments of speech, language, and hearing disorders. Course content also includes speech and language developmentand suggestions for living and working with those who have communicative disorders 

CSD 224 Sign Language (3)
Introduction to basic sign language. American Sign Language syntax and vocabulary are emphasized as well as sign communication, which focuses on the native language of the Deaf. Appreciation and awareness of Deaf culture is a major consideration within the course.

CSD 230 Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism (3)
A survey of the anatomy and physiology for respiration, phonation, articulation, the nervous system, and hearing. Areas of study will include skeletal structures, muscles, tendons, nerves and circulation necessary for speech and hearing. Prerequisite: CSD 220 

CSD 240 Phonetics (3)
A study of the basic principles of speech production: anatomy and physiology of the speech mechanism, phonetic principles of the International Phonetic Alphabet, application of phonetic theory and dialects as represented by phonetics. 

CSD 310 Child Language Development (3)
A study of the development of oral language communicative competence in infants, toddlers, and children. Course content focuses on the development of the linguistic domains of form (phonology, morphology, and syntax), content (semantics) and use (pragmatics). In addition, social, cognitive, and neurological aspects are addressed. Prerequisite: CSD 220 

CSD 330 Speech and Hearing Sciences (3)
An introduction to speech and hearing science, including acoustics, speech production, and instrumentation
used in the study of speech and hearing science.

CSD 334 Evaluation Procedures in Speech and Language Pathology (3)
This course provides the student with information about the process of evaluating
and diagnosing speech-language disorders. A broad range of information and laboratory experience relevant to evaluation procedures in speech and language pathology is provided. Areas of emphasis include: the diagnostic process, collection of intake information, common assessment procedures, assessment in specific disorder areas, language sample collection and analysis, report writing, and standardized test administration. Prerequisites: CSD 220 and either CSD 240, 310, or PSYC 43455 (ND). 

CSD 340 Evaluation Procedures in Audiology (3)
This course is designed to familiarize the student with the field of audiology in general and provide the foundations for understanding the auditory system, performing and interpreting basic hearing tests as they relate to auditory disorders, and gaining an appreciation for the profession of audiology. Prerequisite: CSD 220 

CSD 350 Speech Sound Disorders (3)
This course is designed to introduce you to the study of normal and disordered articulation. You will gain familiarity with traditional views of articulation disorders and their treatment as well as current treatment methods derived from the study of phonology. Provides the opportunity to develop and analyze therapy programs for speech sound disorders from a variety of etiologically defined groups. Prerequisites: CSD 240, 310, 334, and 412.

CSD 360 Adult Language Disorders (3)

CSD 412 Clinical Methods and Supervised Observation (3)
This course provides the student with information about the intervention procedures for individuals with developmental and acquired communication disorders. Areas of emphasis include: service delivery models, learning principles, multicultural issues and the impact on treatment, basic intervention approaches, techniques and material for specific communication disorders, components of the therapeutic process, and counseling persons with communicative disorders. Prerequisites: CSD 220 and either CSD 240, 310, or PSY 43455 (ND). 

CSD 485 Clinical Practicum in Communicative Sciences and Disorders (3)
Provides observational and clinical experience for students majoring in communicative sciences and disorders. May be repeated for a max of six credit hours. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior standing.

CSD 490 Special Topics (1–3)
Topics of special interest in communicative
disorders not covered in the regular department offerings. May be repeated with different topic.

CSD 497 Independent Study (1–3)
Research for the advanced student. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.