Courses

(Numbers in parentheses indicate course credit for courses other than 1 credit.)

100- and 200-Level Courses

CSD 108 Sound and Communication Health An introduction to the field of communication sciences and disorders focusing on the role sound plays in basic human communication. Examination of the hearing, speech, language, and learning mechanisms required to process and produce sound. Exploration of disorders that occur from a break down in sound processing, and how such disorders are assessed and treated. May not be taken with or after CSD 318, 320, or 373.

CSD 110-0 Introduction to Hearing and Speech Acoustics Introduction to acoustics, measurement of hearing, and the acoustical properties of speech sounds. Sound waves; standards of measuring magnitude; audiograms; source-filter theory; and spectrograms.

CSD 202 Neurobiology of Communication Human anatomy, physiology, and neurology in relation to communicative behavior. Sensory, perceptual, cognitive, and motor processes.

CSD 207 Seminar in Communication Sciences and Disorders Major topics of research interest in communicative disorders. Principles of research in communicative disorders.

300-Level Courses

CSD 301 Anatomy and Physiology of the Vocal Mechanism Anatomical and physiological mechanisms of breathing, phonation, and articulation. Laboratories include dissection and participation in physiological research. Prerequisite: sophomore standing or above.

CSD 302 Anatomy and Physiology of the Peripheral Hearing Mechanism Gross and fine structure; function of the peripheral auditory system. Prerequisites: junior standing or above, CSD 202, CSD 307, or permission of instructor.

CSD 303 Brain and Cognition Neural bases of cognitive processing with emphases on neuroimaging approaches in the areas of encoding, perception, attention, memory, language, reading, motor control, and executive functioning. Taught with Pysch 365; students may not earn credit for both courses.

CSD 304 Statistics in Communication Sciences and Disorders Introduction to research design and data analysis in communication sciences and disorders; statistical inference.

CSD 305 Phonetics Training in transcription of English speech sounds. Introduction to phonological analysis, dynamics of articulation, and dialect variations.

CSD 306 Psychoacoustics Principles underlying perception of pitch, loudness, auditory space, auditory patterns, and speech. Psychophysical procedures for studying psychoacoustics and the impact of hearing impairment are considered.

CSD 309 Culture, Language, and Learning Language and culture; transmission of culture through language; effects of cultural variety on perception, cognition, and learning; implications of cultural and linguistic diversity in communicative disorders.

CSD 310 Biological Foundations of Speech and Music Anatomy and physiology of the central auditory pathway, experience-related neural plasticity, right/left brain specialization, audiovisual integration, auditory learning and perception, and neural encoding of speech and music. Crosslisted with CSD 410. Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of instructor.

CSD 318 Introduction to Audiology Introduction to the measurement of hearing in humans. Basic anatomy of the ear, measurement of hearing, potential disorders of hearing. Lecture/laboratory.

CSD 319 Aural Rehabilitation Principles and practices in rehabilitation of children and adults, including use of sensory aids, counseling, and communication remediation, emphasizing speech reading, and auditory training techniques.

CSD 320-0 Introduction to Speech, Language, Learning, and Their Disorders Overview of normal and disordered communication. Speech, language, cognitive development and hearing disorders across the age continuum according to etiology, clinical manifestations, and intervention. Anatomy and physiology of speech, language, and hearing. Psychosocial impact of communicative disorders. Settings for service delivery; ethical and legal considerations; and professional issues.

CSD 332 Assisting in SLP The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to clinical practice, the dynamics of the client/clinician relationship and general clinical protocol, and the development and execution of therapy goals and procedures. Prerequisite: CSD 331, senior standing or above, and permission of instructor.

CSD 334 Delivery Systems in Speech and Language Pathology Organization and administration of speech-language pathology services in schools, health care agencies, and private practice. Prerequisites: senior standing.

CSD 342 Typical and Atypical Development in Infants and Toddlers Description and theory relevant to the physical, motor, cognitive, linguistic, and social development of both typical and atypical children during the first three years of life.

CSD 369 Special Topics in Speech and Language Pathology Current scientific and professional problems in speech and language pathology. Topics vary by quarter.

CSD 373 Learning Disabilities Psychological, neurological, and linguistic theories of language and learning as related to learning disabilities.

CSD 376 Diagnostic and Remedial Approaches for Children with Learning Problems This course is designed to introduce students to the field of learning disabilities, its theoretical perspectives, principles of assessment and instruction, and the process of clinical teaching.  A lifespan perspective is taken.  Emphases are placed on instruction, accommodation, service delivery, progress monitoring, and transition. Prerequisite: CSD 373.

CSD 382 Autism Spectrum Disorders An overview of autism, considering in depth the clinical presentation of autism and its potential causes. How autism is diagnosed; assessments commonly employed to characterize autistic features in research; theories of the causes of autism; evidence from studies of behavior, cognition, neuroimaging, and genetics in evaluating these theories; controversial issues such as changing prevalence, and myths about the causes of autism. Prerequisites: A course in language development or developmental or cognitive psychology, or permission of instructor.

CSD 388 Attention Deficit Disorder and Related Disorders Identification and treatment of attention deficit disorders and related childhood behavior disorders. Emphasis on objective and subjective assessment, life-span issues, and medical and psychological interventions.

CSD 392 Language Development and Usage Development of spoken and written language as it relates to child devel­opment; includes phonological, morphological, syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic components. Cultural and individual linguistic diversity.

CSD 398-0 Research Practicum in Communication Sciences and Disorders (.5 or 1) Working with a faculty member on design, execution, and presentation of a research project. Activities may include a review of literature, design of an experiment, data collection, coding, analysis, and spoken or written presentation of experimental results.

CSD 399 Independent study (.5 or 1) Prerequisite: permission of undergraduate dean after submission of petition.

CSD 444 Development and Disorders of Mathematics Theories and research on mathematical development and disorders. Identification, assessment, and remediation of disorders of mathematics and related areas.