Communication Sciences & Disorders Courses


CSDS110. Foundations for CSD

The goal of CSDS 110 is to help CSD undergraduate students to become citizen leaders for the common good by promoting critical thinking and analysis in all aspects of the students’ lives and by developing the knowledge and skills that lead to college success and success in the Communication Sciences and Disorders major.   Restricted to CSD majors. 1 credit.

CSDS201. Comm Disorders Society/Media

This course uses an inquiry-based approach to explore the socio-emotional and functional impact of impaired speech, language, hearing, and cognition, and the ways in which society views people with communication disorders as presented in media with an emphasis on critical thought, civil discourse, and applied ethical reasoning. Students will build and refine their skills for academic success and will identify strengths and weaknesses in their written communication. WI, FHBS. 3 credits.

CSDS201. Comm Disorders Society/Media

This course uses an inquiry-based approach to explore the socio-emotional and functional impact of impaired speech, language, hearing, and cognition, and the ways in which society views people with communication disorders as presented in media with an emphasis on critical thought, civil discourse, and applied ethical reasoning. Students will build and refine their skills for academic success and will identify strengths and weaknesses in their written communication. WI, FHBS. 3 credits.

CSDS285. Lang Dev Across Life Span

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 to senescence. Cultural influences on language development will also be explored. 3 credits.

CSDS292. Internship

CSDS295. Special Topics

Selected topics in Communication Disorders. The topics will vary from semester to semester. Descriptions will be available from academic advisors. May be repeated for credit when topics change 1-3 credits.

CSDS307. Phonetics

The phonetic structure of the English Language, its dialects and derivations; clinical application of the International Phonetic Alphabet. Pre-requisites: Sophomore standing or higher. 3 credits.

CSDS313. Anat Phys Spch Hear Impaired

Anatomical structures of the human communication system and the physiology of inter-related movements. Prerequisite: BIOL 101 or BIOL 114. 3 credits.

CSDS314. Phonology and Lang Disorders

The identification and evaluation of phonological and language disorders in children and adolescents, etiological factors, and basic assessment and management procedures for a culturally and linguistically diverse populations Prerequisites: CSDS 285 & 307 or permission of instructor. 3 credits

CSDS315. Speech Sound Disorders

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. Pre-requisites: CSDS 307. Co-requisites: CSDS 316. 3 credits.

CSDS316. Lang Disrdrs Acrss the Lifespa

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. Pre-requisites: CSDS 285 Co-requisites: CSDS 315 3 credits

CSDS361. Intro Audiology Hear Science

Physics of sound; physiology of hearing; types and amounts of hearing loss; hearing evaluation: audiometry. Prerequisite: CSDS 313. 3 credits

CSDS370. Into Aural (Re)Habilitation

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. Prerequisites: CSDS 307, CSDS 313, and CSDS 361. 3 credits.

CSDS390. Directed Study

CSDS430. Language and Literacy

Overview of the relationship between language and literacy. Learning outcomes target the specific skills for professionals in communication disorders including: phonological and phonemic awareness, development of expressive language, and a focus on collaborative practice with classroom teachers. Therapeutic strategies, which integrate listening, thinking, speaking, reading and writing, are targeted for all children. Prerequisites: CSDS 285 and CSDS 307. 3 credits.

CSDS450. Speech Science

An introduction to speech science theory, instrumentation, and measurement Emphasis on normal speech perception and production. Pre-requisites: CSDS 307, 313 and 361. 3 credits.

CSDS455. Neurology Human Communicatn

An overview of neurology as it relates to communication and communication disorders. Prerequisite: CSDS 313. 3 credits

CSDS460. Organic Disorders in Communica

Introduction to the nature, evaluation, and treatment of communication disorders that exist in special populations of children and adults. Particular attention will be given to acquired brain injury, neurodegenerative diseases, the dementias, cleft lip and palate, voice, fluency, and swallowing disorders. Prerequisite: CSDS 455. 3 credits.

CSDS460. Organic Disorders in Communica

Introduction to the nature, evaluation, and treatment of communication disorders that exist in special populations of children and adults. Particular attention will be given to acquired brain injury, neurodegenerative diseases, the dementias, cleft lip and palate, voice, fluency, and swallowing disorders. Prerequisite: CSDS 455. 3 credits.

CSDS460. Organic Disorders in Communica

Introduction to the nature, evaluation, and treatment of communication disorders that exist in special populations of children and adults. Particular attention will be given to acquired brain injury, neurodegenerative diseases, the dementias, cleft lip and palate, voice, fluency, and swallowing disorders. Prerequisite: CSDS 455. 3 credits.

CSDS489. Intro Clinical Practice

Class instruction related to clinical methods and practicum experience plus 20 hours field experience with a Speech-Language Pathologist or Audiologist. Co-requisite: CSDS 314 or consent of instructor. 2 credits.

CSDS490. Directed Study

CSDS492. Internship

CSDS495. Special Topics

Selected topics in Communication Disorders. The topics will vary from semester to semester. Descriptions will be available from academic advisors. May be repeated for credit when topics change. 1-3 credits.

CSDS497. Roles,Respblties,&Comptcy 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 2 credits.

CSDS498. Honors Research

CSDS499. Honors Research