Communication Sciences & Disorders Course Descriptions

CSD-200 Intro Communication Sciences & Disorders

This course is designed to provide students with an overview of the development, etiology, and treatment of speech, language, hearing, and swallowing processes and disorders. Not for post-baccalaureate students. 2 credits.
Credits: 2.00

CSD-203 Speech Science

Introduces learners to the science of speech, including the three areas of acoustics, production, and perception. Emphasis within each area will include fundamental concepts and basic physiological and physical mechanisms, common analysis and examination procedures, and practical applications, primarily to the field of speech-language pathology. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

CSD-204 Anat/Phys of Speech & Swallowing

Introduction to the structures and functions of systems important for speech production and swallowing across the lifespan, including the respiratory, phonatory, articulation, resonance, and swallowing systems. Also includes basic introduction to the nervous system and motor units for sensory and motor signals. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

CSD-206 Intro to Speech & Language Development

This course describes the acquisition of speech and language skills in typically developing children and adolescents. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

CSD-209 Clinical Phonetics

This course introduces learners to the science of human speech sound production and speech sound systems. A major emphasis will be on the application into clinical settings of how American English speech sounds are produced including the process and practice of clinical transcription. Discussion will include common errors and error patterns as well as accounting for common dialect variations. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

CSD-300 Audiology & Aural Rehabilitation

This course introduces students to the study of hearing disorders and basic principles of clinical pure tone and speech audiometry, tympanometry and an overview of cochlear implants. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

CSD-301 Prof Orientation to Comm Sci & Disorders

This course is designed to provide professional program candidates with a focused overview of the development, etiology, and treatment of speech, language, hearing, and swallowing processes and disorders. For post-baccalaureate students only. 2 credits.
Credits: 2.00

CSD-306 Clinical Observation

This course provides the opportunity for guided observation of assessment and intervention of individuals who have communication disorders. In this course, students will increase their understanding of what may be observed in the practice of speech-language pathology and audiology with individuals across the lifespan. This course also provides the opportunity for observation hours as required by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Pass/No Pass. 1 credit.
Credits: 1.00

CSD-310 Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology

Introduces learners to the anatomy and physiology of the central and peripheral nervous systems, with an emphasis on development and typical functioning of structures and systems that support communication, behavior, and swallowing. Special emphasis on exploring clinical implications of structural or functional impairments to the nervous system in the language, cognitive, motor, sensory, swallowing, visual, vestibular, and auditory pathways. Prerequisite: CSD 204. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

CSD-500 Language Disorders in Children

This course provides an overview of the language skills of children with primary or secondary language disorders. It will primarily focus on children aged birth to five and older individuals whose langauge developemnt is at that level. Course content includes information pertaining to language assessment, intervention, and theoretical views of language acquisition and their relation to clinical practice. 3 credits.
Credits: 3.00

CSD-503 Speech-Sound Disorders

This course provides advanced theoretical and practical information regarding the development, assessment and treatment of speech-sound disorders. 3 credits.
Credits: 3.00

CSD-504 School-Age Lang & Lit Disorders

This course is designed to provide graduate students a foundation regarding language and learning disorders experienced by school-age children. We will review how these disorders impact language and literacy skill acquisition. Additionally, assessment and intervention strategies pertaining to school-age students with primary and secondary language disorders will be reviewed. 3 credits.
Credits: 3.00

CSD-506 Fluency Disorders

Advanced study of fluency disorders, with an emphasis on stuttering, across the lifespan. Offers in-depth study of the nature of stuttering and other fluency disorders and theories of stuttering. Provides special emphasis on assessment methodology and principles of treatment, including management of behavioral aspects and communicative implications of the disorder. Instructor's consent required. 3 credits.
Credits: 3.00

CSD-507 Voice Disorders

Advanced study of functional, organic, and neurological disorders of voice production across the lifespan. Includes in-depth study of laryngeal anatomy and physiology, differential diagnosis of various voice disorders including perceptual, acoustic, and physiological characteristics, and principles of assessment and treatment. Prerequisite: Admission to the Speech Language Pathology program. 2 credits.
Credits: 2.00

CSD-510 Acquired Brain Injury

Advanced study of acquired brain injury across the lifespan, focused on non-progressive cognitive-communication disorders. Includes knowledge of the neurological bases and principles and skills for assessment and management across levels of impairments, activity/participation, and personal or environmental factors. 3 credits.
Credits: 3.00

CSD-511 Communication and Aging

This course includes information on the normal biological, psychological and sociological changes associated with aging as well as cultural and healthcare issues related to aging. Prerequisite: Admission to the Speech Language Pathology program. 2 credits.
Credits: 2.00

CSD-512 Dysphagia

Advanced study of feeding and swallowing disorders across the lifespan. Includes knowledge of the anatomical, physiological, neurological, and developmental bases, and principles and skills for assessment and management across levels of impairments, activity/participation, and personal or environmental factors. 3 credits.
Credits: 3.00

CSD-514 Research & Evidence Based Practice

This course introduces students to the research process including group and single subject design, writing research objectives, the critical analysis of research articles, and the translation of research findings to practice. 3 credits.
Credits: 3.00

CSD-515 Aphasia

Advanced study of aphasia and acquired apraxia of speech in adults. Includes knowledge of the neurological bases and principles and skills for assessment and management across levels of impairments, activity/participation, and personal or environmental factors. 3 credits.
Credits: 3.00

CSD-516 Progressive Neurological Comm Disorders

Advanced study of progressive neurological cognitive-communication disorders, including the dementias and the dysarthrias. Includes knowledge of the neurological bases and principles and skills for assessment and management across levels of impairments, activity/participation, and personal or environmental factors. 3 credits.
Credits: 3.00

CSD-517 Adv Issues in Speech Sound Disorders

This required graduate course provides learners with advanced study of assessment and treatment issues for speech sound disorders in children. Prerequisite: CSD 503. 2 credits.
Credits: 2.00

CSD-518 AAC and Severe Disabilities

This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). The course will illustrate the role that AAC systems have to play in overcoming barriers to successful communication, education, and participation across the lifespan. Key components of the course will include instruction in selecting, representing, and organizing vocabulary and strategies to encourage the development of communicative competence in individuals who use AAC. Additionally, several significant acquired and developmental disabilities often resulting in severe complex communication needs will be reviewed. 3 credits.
Credits: 3.00

CSD-520 Topics in CSD

This course will include various topics in communication sciences and disorders. May be repeated for up to 9 credits. 1-3 credits.
Credits: 1.00

CSD-521 Clinical Methods & Observation

This course will orient students to clinical practicum, including the scope of assessment and intervention across the life span. It will include an overview of goal writing, lesson planning, writing SOAP notes, report writing, progress monitoring, and ethical conduct. As part of this course, students will complete a series of intensive observations in various educational and medical settings. Pass/No Pass. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

CSD-522 Practicum Seminar I

This practicum seminar will address the assessment process including standardized norm-referenced testing, criterion referenced tests, dynamic assessment and language sampling using a computerized program, advanced behavior management and counseling techniques. Pass/No Pass. 1 credit.
Credits: 1.00

CSD-523 Practicum Seminar II

This practicum seminar will emphasize assessment and treatment issues with multicultural populations and people with disabilities. Pass/No Pass. 1 credit.
Credits: 1.00

CSD-524 Practicum Seminar III

This practicum seminar is designed as a review of academic and practical content to prepare students for state and national certification and licensure. Pass/No Pass. 1 credit.
Credits: 1.00

CSD-525 Practicum Seminar IV

This practicum seminar will focus on evidence-based practices as related to students' specific externship sites. The seminar will include case presentations and discussion of research supporting assessment and intervention procedures. Pass/No Pass. 1 credit.
Credits: 1.00

CSD-530 Clinical Practicum

Candidates complete a part-time supervised clinical experience working in an educational, medical or clinical setting. May be repeated for up to 18 credits. Pass/No Pass. 1-3 credits.
Credits: 1.00

CSD-534 Clinical Externship

Candidates complete two full-time supervised clinical experiences in educational, medical and/or clinical settings. May be repeated for up to 15 credits. Pass/No Pass. 1-12 credits.
Credits: 1.00

CSD-599 Thesis

An independent research project under the direction of a member of the graduate faculty. Pass/No Pass. 3 credits.
Credits: 3.00