Minor in Communication Sciences and Disorders

A minor in Communication Sciences and Disorders prepares students interested in pursuing careers in audiology and speech-language pathology. Students gain exposure to various aspects of speech, hearing and language processes and disorders. Courses in this track are prerequisites for admission to graduate programs in these fields.

 

REQUIRED CORE COURSES:

 

CSD 222         Introduction to Communication Disorders (3 credits)

Introduces human communication disorders with a focus on the neuroanatomic, acoustic, biological, psychological, developmental, and linguistic principles underlying human communication disorders. Provides an overview of the field of speech-language pathology and audiology with an emphasis on the scientific aspects of clinical assessment and rehabilitation of clients.

Prerequisite(s): None

Three elective courses from the following are required:

CSD 255         Clinical Observation in Pediatric SLP Therapies (1-3 credits)

Offers an opportunity for students to explore the field of speech language pathology by observing speech language therapists working with children. Allows students to integrate theory and practice and engage in a team-based work environment. Involves student assisting the therapist with maintaining the therapy room and preparing materials for therapy while gaining exposure to intended field of interest. Course allows for variable credit hours dependent upon clinical assignment and observation schedule. Requires a special application.

Prerequisite or Corequisite: CSD 222 (Introduction to Communication Disorders)

CSD 301         Speech and Hearing Science (3 credits)

Discusses acoustics, psychoacoustics and instrumentation used in hearing and speech science and elements of speech production and perception. Covers anatomy and physiology relevant to understanding the speech and hearing mechanisms.

Prerequisite or Corequisite: CSD 222 (Introduction to Communication Disorders)

 

CSD 303         Audiology (3 credits)

Explores clinical audiology, along with the pathologies, etiologies, evaluation and remediation of hearing impairment and loss. Discusses assessment and diagnosis of disorders as well as current assistive and rehabilitative technology.

Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): CSD 222 (Introduction to Communication Disorders) and CSD 301 (Speech and Hearing Science)

 

CSD 315         Normal Speech and Language Development (3 credits)

Examines theories of language development. Discusses language milestones, cognitive and sociological bases for development of language, and bilingualism. Covers language development from birth through adulthood and school-age literacy development.        

Prerequisite or Corequisite: CSD 222 (Introduction to Communication Disorders)

CSD 320         Language Disorders (3 credits)

Explores language disorders and how to understand them based on their characteristics. Examines assessment strategies and procedures used with language disordered populations. Covers intervention techniques used with a variety of language-disordered populations.

Prerequisite(s): CSD 222 (Introduction to Communication Disorders) and CSD 315 (Normal Speech and Language Development)

 

CSD 333         Anatomical and Physiological Bases of Speech (3 credits)

Introduces the anatomical and physiological bases of communication. Focuses on the respiratory,

Introduces the anatomical and physiological bases of communication. Focuses on the respiratory, phonatory, articulatory, resonatory, and nervous systems, and the contributions of each system to spoken communication. Discusses anatomical structures involved in linguistic communication within the context of all the body systems involved in speech production.

Prerequisite or Corequisite: CSD 222 (Introduction to Communication Disorders)

 

CSD 399         Aural Rehabilitation (3 credits)

Studies the options available for managing adults and children who are hard of hearing, with emphasis on psychosocial issues, counseling, amplification options and technology, interventions, and communication strategies.

Prerequisite: CSD 303 (Audiology)

 

CSD 400         Phonetics (3 credits)

Examines how to perceive, describe, categorize, and transcribe the speech sounds in American English. Prepares students to transcribe consonants and vowels, connected speech, and individuals with speech sound disorders. Discusses speech disorders versus speech differences and how they are treated clinically.

Prerequisite or Corequisite: CSD 222 (Introduction to Communication Disorders)

 

CSD 402         Disorders of Articulation and Phonology (3 credits)

Covers disorders of speech sound production. Discusses biological, cognitive, linguistic, and ethnocultural systems influencing speech production, as well as contributing/causal factors, theories of acquisition, assessment and treatment issues.

Prerequisite(s): CSD 222 (Introduction to Communication Disorders) and CSD 400 (Phonetics)

 

CSD 406         Independent Study in Communication Sciences and Disorders (3 credits)

Provides an opportunity to develop advanced knowledge in the field of communication sciences and disorders and examine an area of interest related to communication sciences and disorders and/or professional and client services in the field of communication sciences and disorders. May involve the completion of independent research or an in-depth project related to the field of communication sciences and disorders. Enrollment requires development of a written independent study proposal and pre-approval of the Academic Dean. Limited to a maximum of 6 credits over the course of the degree.

Prerequisite(s): Junior standing in the communication sciences and disorders minor; Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 in the minor

 

CSD 430         Neurological Basis of Communication (3 credits)

Covers basic neurological aspects of the anatomy and physiology of speech and hearing development. Explores neuroanatomy, cellular physiology and critical organization of the nervous system responsible for the development and use of verbal and non-verbal language in humans.

Prerequisite or Corequisite: CSD 222 (Introduction to Communication Disorders)

 

CSD 490         Clinical Methods in Speech Language Pathology/Audiology (3 credits)

Covers various clinical methods, evaluations and practices. Provides an in-depth understanding of treatment, maintenance, and selection of target behaviors. Discusses multicultural issues, knowledge of professional issues and ASHA code of ethics.

Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): CSD 222 (Introduction to Communication Disorders) and two CSD courses

 

Corollary requirement:

 

STA 201         Introduction to Statistics (3 credits)

Develops an understanding of statistical methodology and use of critical judgment in analyzing data sets. Includes descriptive statistics, measures of central tendency, introduction to probability, both normal and binomial distributions, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, linear regression, and correlation. Emphasizes developing the practical skills of interpreting and reporting descriptive and inferential univariate and bivariate statistical information.

Prerequisite(s): None

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