Courses required for undergraduate majors in CDS:
The first three-digit number is the course number, which is followed by a dash then a single digit, which is the number of semester credit hours.
105-3 Introduction to Communication Disorders. A general survey course devoted to the various problems considered to be speech and hearing disorders, with special emphasis on basic causes of disorders and their incidence in the current population.
300-3 Phonetics. Instruction in the use of phonetic symbols to record the speech sounds of American English, with emphasis on ear training, and a description of place and manner of production of these sounds.
301-3 Introduction to Speech-Language and Hearing Science. An introduction to the science of hearing and general speech, including the history of research in the field and significant experimental trends.
302-3 Voice and Articulation. A general introduction to speech development in children. Normal aspects of voice in verbal communication are also studied.
303-3 Language Development. Theory and terminology related to normal language development.
314-3 Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism. Structure and function of the speech and hearing mechanisms.
328-3 CDS and the Classroom Teacher. Basic information on communication disorders through exploring etiology, diagnostic, and treatment of school age children with common speech, language and hearing disorders. This course also provides information on collaboration, and integration of speech-language programs into the school curriculum.
410-3 Multicultural Aspects of Communication Disorders. Students explore cultures and communication within these cultures, especially the relationship between cultural differences and communication disorders. Review of speech and language disorders in multicultural populations, as well as assessment and intervention strategies for use with diverse groups is also provided.
420-3 Introduction to Audiological Disorders and Evaluation. Bases of professional field of audiology (orientation, anatomy, and physiology of the auditory system), major disease processes influencing hearing and their manifestations, measurement of hearing loss.
422-3 Communication Problems of the Hearing Impaired. Objectives and techniques for the teaching of lip reading, speech conservation, and auditory training.
460-3 Augmentative and Alternative Communication. An introduction to augmentative and alternative communication systems for clients with complex communication needs (that is, persons with severe expressive communication impairments). This includes persons with cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury and degenerative disease processes that can affect speech. Discussions include use of aided and unaided augmentative communication systems, assessment procedures, and training.
492-3 Diagnostic Procedures in Communication Disorders. A course devoted to discussion of the role of the speech and hearing clinician as a differential diagnostician. Special emphasis is placed on correlating information obtained from the oral examination, articulation and language evaluation, audiometric and case history information in constructing the initial evaluation report.
493-3 Basic Clinical Practice. Current information regarding diagnostic, treatment and documentation procedures in speech-language pathology is presented through active observation in the clinical environment and classroom instruction.