Health Sciences: Comm Sciences And Disorders Course Descriptions

Undergraduate 2020-2021

CSD 101 Introduction to Communication Sciences and Disorders (3)
This course is about communication and an overview of the kinds of disorders that disrupt communication across the life span. The course includes an overview of normal speech, language and hearing development and explanations of causes and characteristics of a wide variety of communication disorders. The roles of audiologists and speech-language pathologists are explored.

CSD 210 Neuroscience and Communication Behavior with Lab (4)
Prerequisite(s): BIO 211/211A
Concurrent requisite(s): CSD 210A
This course provides an overview of neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and neuroscience pertinent to processes of human communication behavior and disorders of communication. Emphasis is on structural and functional relationships necessary for speech, language, hearing, and cognition although a general knowledge of the nervous system is first required. Topics include: gross anatomy of central and peripheral nervous systems; sensory systems, especially special systems (vision, auditory, gustatory), motor systems, and functional hemisphere and cortical organization. Neuropathology of stroke, progressive diseases, traumatic brain injury and other neurological disorders that result in cognitive or communication disorders are emphasized throughout the course. Lecture/lab

CSD 210A Neuroscience and Communication Behavior (Lab) (0)
Concurrent requisite(s): CSD 210A
Course Description as stated in CSD 210

CSD 220 Speech Language Development (3)
Prerequisite(s): BIO 211/211A
This course explores speech and language acquisition theory and stages from birth through adolescence. A variety of methods for analyzing syntax, semantics, pragmatics, morphology and phonology across the stages of development are discussed. Contributions of biological, social, cognitive and environmental factors on the process of language development are integrated. Information on language variation in multicultural populations is presented

CSD 221 Seminar in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology I (1)
Concurrent requisite(s): CSD 210/210A, CSD 220
This is the first professional seminar for majors in speech language pathology and audiology. Students demonstrate observational techniques in class and observe with licensed SLPs in the community.

CSD 310 Introduction to Audiology (3)
Prerequisite(s): CSD 210/210A, CSD 220
This course focuses on the topics related to the field of Audiology including the history of audiology, different employment settings for Audiology, hearing loss types and causes, diagnostic and treatment procedures for hearing impaired populations.

CSD 320 Science of Speech and Hearing (3)
Prerequisite(s): CSD 310, RDG 215
An introduction to speech physiology, acoustics, perception, models of speech production, research methodology and current topics in the area of speech science. Students will also engage in analysis of speech signals to provide application of theories discussed in class. Clinical applications will also be discussed.

CSD 321 Seminar in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology II (1)
This is the second professional seminar for majors in speech language pathology and audiology. Students demonstrate observational techniques in class and observe with licensed SLPs in the community.

CSD 410 Research in Communication Science Disorders (3)
Prerequisite(s): MTH 174
Evidence-based practice focuses on the interaction of the components of the research process with application to the theory and practice of audiology and speech pathology. This course emphasizes the critical appraisal and utilization of research including selected theories and ethical considerations. Critical and reflective thinking, as a professional who provides evidence based practice, will be emphasized.

CSD 411 Senior Seminar in Speech Pathology and Audiology (3)
Prerequisite(s): CSD 320, CSD 321
Concurrent requisite(s): This course provides the concepts of professional collaboration and counseling theory and practice as it relates to individuals with communication disorders. Consideration will be given to the psychological and psychosocial implications of communication disorders to individuals and their families. Interviewing and intervention styles will be discussed and practiced in a series of exercises and assignments. Students will be exposed to professionals that they may collaborate with in order to have an understanding of role sharing and professional cooperation.

CSD 420 Evaluation and Treatment of Speech and Language Disorders (3)
Prerequisite(s): CSD 320
This lecture course focuses on the study of speech and language disorders in children. Topics include assessment techniques with emphasis on language sample analysis, consideration of cultural and communication differences, and treatment techniques to facilitate generalization.