PCSD 201 Introduction to Communication Disorders
An overview of various speech, language, swallowing, and hearing disorders; factors related to the causes and severity of communication and swallowing disorders; and the professionals associated with communication and swallowing disorders, specifically speech-language pathologists and audiologists. 3 credits
PCSD 285 Language Development
An introduction to the normal acquisition of language, including the components of language, the physical, social, and cognitive bases for language, theories of language development, and how language evolves from infancy through adulthood. Cultural influences on language development will also be explored. 3 credits
PCSD 307 Phonetics
The phonetic structure of the English language, its dialects and derivations; clinical application of the International Phonetic Alphabet. 3 credits
PCSD 313 Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing Mechanisms
Prerequisite: Biology 101 or equivalent
Anatomical structures of the human communications system and the physiology of inter-related movement. 3 credits
PCSD 315 Speech Sound Disorders
Pre-requisites: PCSD 307. Co-requisites: PCSD 316. 3 credits
Etiology, evaluation, and treatment of individuals with speech sound disorders including articulation and phonological disorders and an introduction of transcription for disordered speech with the use of diacritics.
PCSD 316 Language Disorders Across the Lifespan
Pre-requisites: PCSD 285 Co-requisites: PCSD 315 3 credits
This course will examine the identification, evaluation, and treatment of language disorders across the lifespan in children, adolescents, and adults. The course will also explore etiological factors, and basic assessment and management procedures for culturally and linguistically diverse populations.
PCSD 361 Introduction of Audiology and Hearing Science
Prerequisite: PCSD 313 Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing Mechanisms (may be taken concurrently)
Physics of sound; physiology of hearing; types and amounts of hearing loss; hearing evaluation: audiometry. 3 credits
PCSD 370 Aural Rehabilitation
Prerequisite: PCSD 307 Phonetics, PCSD 313 Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing Mechanisms, and PCSD 361 Introduction to Audiology and Hearing Science.
This course introduces students to the theories and procedures used to provide aural re (habilitation) to individuals with hearing loss across the lifespan. Interventions aimed at minimizing the communication difficulties associated with hearing, cultural issues, early identification, early intervention, amplification options, and educational/vocational placements are discussed. Students will learn how treatment approaches are tailored to the needs of individuals and their families. 3 credit
PCSD 450 Speech Science
Prerequisite: PCSD 307 Phonetics, PCSD 313 Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing Mechanisms, and PCSD 361 Introduction to Audiology and Hearing Science
An introduction to speech science theory, instrumentation, and measurement. Emphasis on normal speech perception and production. 3 credits
PCSD 455 Neurology in Human Communication
Prerequisite: PCSD 313 Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing Mechanisms
An overview of neurology as it relates to communication and Communication Sciences and Disorders. 3 credits
PCSD 489 Introduction to Clinical Practice
Prerequisite: PCSD 315 Speech Sound Disorders & PCSD 316 Language Disorders Across the Lifespan OR PCSD 314 Phonology and Language Disorders or consent of instructor.
Class instruction related to clinical methods and practicum experience plus 25 hours field experience with a Speech-Language Pathologist or Audiologist. 2 credits
PCSD 497 Roles, Responsibilities, and Competencies of the SLPA
A course including instruction on the roles, responsibilities, and scope of practice for a Speech Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) and how to effectively collaborate with an SLP. Pre-requisite: CSDS 489 or PCSD 489, 2 credits.
PBIO 101 Biological Concepts
This course introduces students to the nature, methods, and applications of biology. Conceptual topics include methods of biological investigation, molecular and cellular features of living things, mechanisms for the evolution and continuity of life, and ecological interactions among individuals, populations and their environment. Issues of contemporary and historical importance will be used to illustrate conceptual topics and demonstrate biology's relevance to the quality of human life and history and future of human civilizations.
This course does not meet the requirements for Biology or Liberal Studies majors.
- Biology majors must take BIOL 120 as the entry-level introductory course
- Liberal Studies majors must take BIOL 114 for the scientific reasoning pillar.
3 lecture and one 2-hour lab periods. 4 credits
PPHY 103 Conceptual Physics
This course is being piloted during the summer 2020 term.
A survey of basic physics principles taught from a conceptual basis. A broad survey of physics will be demonstrated in this course with such topics as mechanics, fluids, heat, electricity, magnetism, and light. The course will apply basic physics principles to our daily lives.
3 lectures and one 2 hour lab period. 4 credits