Learning Outcomes | Communication Sciences & Disorders

Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing this minor will have developed:

  1. Knowledge and critical thinking about basic human communication and swallowing processes including knowledge of:
    • Anatomy and physiology of speech, language, and swallowing, and
    • Neuroanatomy and neurophysiology related to speech, language, cognition, balance, and swallowing, and
    • Typical speech sound production (phonetics) and the transcription of both typical and disordered speech, and
    • Acoustic and physiological analysis of typical and disordered speech production, and
    • Typical speech and language development, and
    • Typical hearing and the interaction and interdependence of speech, language, and hearing, and
  2. Understanding of the scope of speech-language pathology and audiology practice, and speech and hearing science, as well as
  3. Introductory knowledge of principles of prevention, assessment,and intervention of speech, language, swallowing, and hearing disorders across the life span .