Communication Sciences and Disorder Prerequisites Course Descriptions

CSD 240 Introduction to Communication Disorders (3 credit hours)

An introduction to the most advanced of neurological functions, human communication. An emphasis will be placed on the knowledge of the profession and the disordered populations served by speech-language pathologists and audiologists. The course will include an introductory look at the American Speech Language and Hearing Association’s code of ethics and scope of practice. A total of 25 clinical observation hours (field experience) will be required for this course.

CSD 250 Language Development (3 credit hours)

An introduction to language acquisition across the lifespan, with an emphasis on basic concepts, theories of development, and consideration of language differences in multicultural diverse populations.

CSD 262 Phonetics (3 credit hours)

A study of speech sounds and associated International Phonetic Alphabet symbols as they relate to applications to normal and disordered populations, with practical experience in transcription provided.

CSD 266 Anatomy and Physiology (3 credit hours)

A comprehensive study of the anatomical and physiological processes and their related functions for the normal development of speech, language, hearing, and swallowing.

CSD 363 Audiology (3 credit hours)

Introduction to anatomy and physiology of hearing; hearing science; pure tone audiometric test interpretation; audiogram interpretation; and the nature, degree, and prevention of hearing loss.

CSD 370 Language Disorders (3 credit hours)

A study of language-disordered populations across the lifespan, including issues in prevention, with practical application for diagnosis and treatment.

CSD 415 Speech and Hearing Science (3 credit hours)

Introduction to a basic understanding of acoustics, and of the acoustics involved in speech production and speech perception processes as they relate to the anatomy and physiology of the human speech production mechanism.

CSD 470 Neuroanatomy (3 credit hours)

The study of the structure, organization and development of the central nervous system with a detailed study of the neurology of speech, language, swallowing and cognition. Case studies will be reviewed with discussion on various diseases, illnesses and injury to the central nervous system.

Additional prerequisites available in statistics, biology, chemistry or physics, and social sciences and behavioral sciences.