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Undergraduate Program and Course Descriptions

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Course Descriptions

CD 150 Profession of Com Disorders 2 cr. An introduction into the profession of Communication Disorders. Contents will describe the progression from the preprofessional student level to the expert-consultant level. Major topics will include development of interpersonal skills, professional skills, problem-solving skills, technical skills and knowledge/experience.

CD 310 Intro Communication Disorders 3 cr. A survey of various communication disorders: language, phonology, fluency, voice, hearing impairment, cleft palate, cerebral palsy, and aphasia. Eight hours of clinical observation are required.

CD 320 Introduction to Phonetics 3 cr. A study of the sounds of American English and the use of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) to record normal and disordered articulatory production.

CD 321 Language Development 3 cr. The study of those events and processes which combine in relatively predictable and observable ways and are evidenced in the acquisition of language.

CD 322 Speech Sound Disorders 3 cr. A study of the types, causes, and treatment of speech disorders including articulation and phonological disorders, voice, and fluency. Eight hours of clinical observation are required. Prerequisites: CD 310, 320.

CD 324 Techniques in Communication Disorders 3 cr. Therapy approaches and techniques for completing clinical practicum. This course includes a required laboratory experience and is a Prerequisite for CD 411. Prerequisites: CD 322.

CD 331 Language Disorders in Children 3 cr. The study of deviant language patterns and language patterns associated with cultural diversity. Language evaluation with emphasis on linguistic analysis and the development of language programming appropriate to language problems will be covered. Five hours of clinical observation are required. Prerequisite(s): CD 321.

CD 341 Speech and Hearing Science 2 cr. Fundamentals of acoustics, speech production, speech perception, and basic instrumentation. Prerequisite(s): CD 310.

CD 342 Introduction to Audiology 4 cr. A study of the basic tests of hearing with emphasis on test administration and interpretation. It includes anatomy and physiology of the auditory system and its relationship to various types and degrees of hearing loss. Prerequisite(s): CD 310.

CD 410 Audiology Practicum 1 cr. This practicum course will provide the undergraduate student in Communication Disorders, who has an interest in Audiology, the opportunity to participate in Audiology diagnostics in the CD clinic. The student will initially observe the audiologic diagnostic/patient management protocols in the clinic and will gradually be required to participate in greater measure. The goal is for the student to acquire greater understanding of audiologic test administration, interpretation, and patient counseling. Pre-requisite: CD 342

CD 411 Clinical Practicum 3 cr. Supervised practicum in a clinical setting. Students must enroll for a minimum of 3 credits. Prerequisite(s): CD 324. Repeatable for credit.

CD 412 Neurology for Comm. Disorders 2 cr. This course provides an overview of the role of neuroanatomy in speech and language. Attention is given to the structures of the brain and spinal cord, the ascending and descending pathways, cranial nerves, and the vascular supply to the brain. The role of these structures in the communication process is discussed. Prerequisites: CD 310, 341.

CD 413 Anatomy and Phys for Comm. Dis 3 cr. This course provides an overview of the anatomical and physiological bases of communication. Attention is given to the structures and functions of the respiratory, phonatory, resonatory and articulatory systems. Prerequisite(s): CD 310, 341, and 412.

CD 420 Advanced Communication Disorders 3 cr. This course will provide a general overview of neurologically based communication disorders, dysphagia, voice disorders, and stuttering. Course work will emphasize characteristics, procedures for assessment, and general treatment approaches for these communication disorders. Five hours of clinical observation are required.

CD 426 Speech-Language Development and Disorders for Teachers 4 cr. The study of speech language development and disorders of children. Inter-relationships among personal, social, academic, speech and language skills are covered. Academic modifications and coordination with specialized personnel are emphasized. For non-majors.

CD 427 Aural Rehabilitation 3 cr. Study of the rehabilitative philosophies and methodologies of individuals with hearing impairments.