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Course Inventory

The following is a comprehensive list of all CSD courses. Check the course schedule for upcoming offerings. Check with your advisor to learn more about other options.

 

Lower-Division Courses

CSD 306K — Introduction to Communication Disorders

Introduction to the study of processes and disorders of speech, language, and hearing; observation in the University Speech and Hearing Center. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

CSD 308K — Perspectives on Deafness

Examination of deafness from a number of perspectives: social and psychological meanings of deafness, the deaf community, education of deaf children, sign languages, and historical trends. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Fulfills the communication and culture requirement in the College of Communication.

CSD 311K — Phonetic Description of Speech

Speech production, physiological analysis and description of speech sounds, voice quality, and voice dynamics; notation; phonetic theory; applications of phonetics. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

CSD 313L — Hearing Science

Acoustical, physiological, and psychological bases of normal human hearing; theories of audition; laboratory techniques in hearing science research. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

CSD 314L — Sociocultural Bases of Communication

An introduction to the influences of social and cultural factors, such as ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and geographic region, on communication acquisition and use, with a focus on cross-cultural communication issues in a diverse society. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

CSD 318K — Acquisition of Communicative Abilities in Children

Introduction to assessment procedures and treatment strategies for children with speech and language disorders. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. CSD 318K and 368K may not both be counted. Prerequisite: CSD 306K or 308K with a grade of at least C, and Communication Sciences and Disorders 311K with a grade of at least C.

CSD 118L — Acquisition of Communicative Abilities in Children: Laboratory

Clinical laboratory experience in child language. One lecture hour a week for one semester. CSD 118L and 168L may not both be counted. Prerequisite: CSD 306K or 308K with a grade of at least C, and CSD 311K with a grade of at least C.

Upper-Division Courses

CSD 140L — Professional Issues in Communication Disorders

Restricted to communication sciences and disorders majors. Issues in ethics, licensure, certification, and professional practice in communication disorders. One lecture hour a week for one semester. Offered on a pass/fail basis only. May not be counted toward a degree. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and twelve semester hours of coursework in communication sciences and disorders.

CSD 341 — Principles of Audiology

Causes of hearing disorders; diagnostic procedures and treatment. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, a University grade point average of at least 2.25, and CSD 313L with a grade of at least C.

CSD 350 — Language and the Brain

Same as Linguistics 350 (Topic 1: Language and the Brain). Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

CSD 358 — Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism

In-depth study of the anatomy and physiology of structures involved in speech, language, hearing, and swallowing. Includes anatomical and physiological mechanisms of respiration, phonation, articulation, and hearing; and the central nervous system and blood supply to the speech and hearing mechanism. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: CSD 315S, 358, 393E (Topic 8: Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism), Linguistics 315. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, CSD 311K with a grade of at least C, and a University grade point average of at least 2.25.

CSD 358S — Fundamentals of Speech Science

Same as Linguistics 358S. Neurophysiological mechanisms underlying the encoding and decoding of speech. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: CSD 315S, 358S, 396N, Linguistics 315, 358S. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and a University grade point average of at least 2.25; for CSD majors, CSD 313L and 358 with a grade of at least C in each.

CSD 359H — Honors Tutorial Course: Reading

Restricted to senior CSD majors. Intensive reading and research as planned by the departmental honors committee. Individual instruction. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; twenty-four semester hours of coursework in CSD, twelve of which must be upper-division; and admission to the CSD Honors Program.

CSD 360M — Communication and Deaf People

Forms of face-to-face communication used with deaf people, including speech/listening, systems of manual communication, and natural sign language. Emphasis is on child development issues and the use of different methods in educational practice. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Fulfills the communication and culture requirement in the College of Communication. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, CSD 308K with a grade of at least C, and a University grade point average of at least 2.25.

CSD 367 — Topics in CSD

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

CSD 367C — Communication, Culture, and Disability

Through examination of historical trends, current law and practices, and family and ethical issues, explores how societies have interacted with people who are disabled. Emphasis placed on alternative methods of communication. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. CSD 367 (Topic: Communication, Culture, and the Disabled) and 367C may not both be counted. Fulfills the communication and culture requirement. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and a University grade point average of at least 2.25.

CSD 367K — Introduction to Speech and Language Disorders Assessment and Treatment in Children

Restricted to senior CSD majors. Introduction to assessment procedures and treatment strategies for children with speech and language disorders. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, a University grade point average of at least 2.25, and the following coursework with a grade of at least C in each course: CSD 306K or 308K; 311K and 313L; 318K and 118L (or 368K and 168L); 358 and 358S (or 315S).

CSD 167M, 367M — Clinical Practicum

Supervised clinical practicum in speech/language pathology, audiology, and education of the deaf. One lecture hour and two hours of clinical teaching a week for one semester. May not be counted toward a degree. Offered on the pass/fail basis only. Prerequisite: CSD 367K, 371, or 378; and consent of instructor.

CSD 367R — Clinical Research in Speech/Language Pathology

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. CSD 367 (Topic 2: Clinical Research in Speech Language Pathology) and 367R may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, CSD 358S with a grade of at least C, and a University grade point average of at least 2.25.

CSD 371 — Introduction to Speech and Language Disorders Assessment and Treatment in Adults

Restricted to senior CSD majors. Introduction to assessment procedures and treatment strategies for adults with speech and language disorders. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, a University grade point average of at least 2.25, and the following coursework with a grade of at least C in each course: CSD 306K or 308K; 311K, 313L, and 350; and 358 and 358S (or 315S).

CSD 373 — Principles of Aural Rehabilitation

Rationale, methods, materials, procedures, and criteria for aural rehabilitation for hearing-impaired persons. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; the following coursework with a grade of at least C in each course: CSD 306K or 308K; 311K and 313L; and 358 and 358S (or 315S); and a University grade point average of at least 2.25.

CSD 175N — Deaf Education Seminar

Discussion of selected topics in social, political, and educational aspects of deafness. One lecture hour a week for one semester. CSD majors specializing in education of the deaf/hearing-impaired may count no more than four semester hours in this course toward the degree; CSD majors specializing in audiology or specializing in speech/language pathology may count no more than two semester hours in this course toward the degree; other students with majors in the College of Communication may count no more than one semester hour in this course toward the degree. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

CSD 378 — Clinical Audiology

Differential diagnostic procedures for evaluation of auditory disorders--theoretical concepts and clinical applications. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and CSD 341.

CSD 178K, 278K, 378K — Studies in CSD

Restricted to CSD majors. Supervised individual research. Individual instruction. With consent of the department chair, may be repeated, but only three hours may count toward a degree in the College of Communication. No more than three semester hours may be taken on the letter-grade basis. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; eighteen semester hours of coursework in CSD, including at least six hours of upper-division coursework; a University grade point average of at least 2.50; a grade point average in all College of Communication coursework of at least 3.00; and approval of a project in advance of registration.

CSD 178L — Clinical Audiology Laboratory

Clinical laboratory experience in audiology. One lecture hour a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

CSD 379H — Honors Tutorial Course: Special Project

Restricted to senior CSD majors. The writing of a thesis or the presentation of a creative project; final comprehensive examination. Individual instruction. Prerequisite: CSD 359H.

Degree Requirements are available on the College's web site.