CSD 6480 Hearing Science and Disorders
Credit Hours 3.0
Requirements A minimum grade of "B" is required for this course
Description

This course focuses on the application of the principles of hearing science and audiology. Students study acoustics, anatomy and physiology, and disorders of the auditory system. Attention is given to the administration and interpretation of pure tone and speech audiometry.

CSD 6490 Audiologic Rehabilitation
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CSD 4480 or CSD 6480 with a minimum grade of "C" or consent of instructor
Requirements A minimum grade of "B" is required for this course
Description

This course focuses on the application of the principles of rehabilitation of children and adults with hearing impairment. Emphasis is placed on design and implementation of individualized intervention programs with consideration of the impact of hearing loss, and the selection of appropriate amplification.

CSD 7450 Language Disorders in Young Children
Credit Hours 3.0
Requirements A minimum grade of "B" is required for this course
Description

Students discuss current perspectives on the assessment and intervention of language disorders in young children from infancy through the preschool years. Emphasis is placed on factors influencing language development, formal and informal procedures for evaluating language skills, and intervention techniques that are functionally based.

CSD 7455 Language Disorders in School Age Children
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites SPCH 4400 or COMM 6400 or consent of instructor
Description

This course focuses on language disorders in school age children from kindergarten through adolescence. Emphasis is placed on language assessment and intervention principles in school settings, including the relationship between language impairments and reading disorders with specific attention to the impact of these disorders on academic achievement.

CSD 7510 Neuroscience for Communication
Credit Hours 3.0
Requirements A minimum grade of "B" is required for this course
Description

This course provides in-depth study of the anatomy and physiology of the nervous system. Particular emphasis is paid to the neural bases of speech, hearing, and language and to the behavioral effects of nervous system damage.

CSD 7520 Speech Sound Disorders
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Phonetics (Spch 3000) with a minimum grade of "C"
Requirements A minimum grade of "B" is required for this course
Description

Students examine normal and disordered speech sound production. Emphasis is placed on speech sound development, evaluation of speech sound disorders, and design of intervention programs. Articulation and phonological treatment approaches are covered, and current techniques are emphasized.

CSD 7530 Voice Science and Disorders
Credit Hours 3.0
Requirements A minimum grade of "B" is required for this course
Description

This course provides concentrated study of normal vocal anatomy and physiology, the parameters of resonation and phonation, and the nature of voice disorders. Emphasis is placed on the assessment, rehabilitation, and management of organic and nonorganic voice disorders including the application of advanced technologies in the measurement of resonation and phonation. Laboratory participation required.

CSD 7540 Fluency Disorders
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Restricted to students majoring in communication sciences and disorders
Requirements A minimum grade of "B" is required for this course
Description

This course provides current perspectives on the nature and treatment of fluency disorders including stuttering and cluttering. Primary emphasis is given to identifying the procedures for differential diagnosis and appropriate clinical management.

CSD 7550 Acquired Aphasia
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CSD 7510 with a minimum grade of "C" or consent of instructor
Description

Students examine the neuropathology, assessment, and treatment of aphasia in adults. Topics include neuroanatomy of language, neuropathology of aphasia, description of the aphasias, and contemporary methods for the evaluation and rehabilitation of aphasia.

CSD 7560 Diagnostic Methods of Speech and Language Disorders
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CSD 7630 with minimum grade of "B" or consent of instructor; and restricted to students majoring in communication disorders
Requirements A minimum grade of "B" is required for this course
Description

Students examine standardized and nonstandardized procedures for evaluating individuals with speech and language disorders. Principles of differential diagnosis, interviewing techniques, and report writing are emphasized.

CSD 7570 Advanced Audiological Assessment
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CSD 4480 or CSD 6480 with a minimum grade of "C" and CSD 4490 or CSD 6490 with a minimum grade of "C" or consent of instructor
Requirements A minimum grade of "B" is required for this course
Description

Students examine advanced audiological assessment principles and procedures for use with children and adults including otoscopic inspection, acoustic immittance, and electrophysiological testing. Emphasis is placed on the selection of appropriate evaluation tools and interpretation of test results. Laboratory participation required.

CSD 7590 Contemporary Issues in Communication Disorders
Credit Hours 2.0
Prerequisites Restricted to students majoring in communication disorders
Requirements A minimum grade of "B" is required for this course
Description

This course provides an overview of the profession of communication disorders including state and national certification requirements, professional ethics, state and federal regulations, writing for the profession, state and national professional associations, and current issues affecting the profession.

CSD 7600 Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CSD 7510 and CSD 7530
Requirements A minimum grade of "B" is required for this course
Description

Study focuses on the mechanism of normal and disordered swallowing in adults and children. Strategies for the assessment, treatment, and management of swallowing disorders in a variety of clinical settings are emphasized. Observations in various clinical environments are required.

CSD 7610 Motor Speech Disorders
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CSD 7510 with a minimum grade of "C" or consent of instructor
Requirements A minimum grade of "B" is required for this course
Description

Study focuses on the assessment, management, and treatment of motor speech disorders in adults and children. Emphasis is placed on methods of evaluation and differential diagnosis of the dysarthrias and apraxia of speech as well as approaches to rehabilitation and management of these disorders.

CSD 7630 Fundamentals of Clinical Practice
Credit Hours 2.0
Prerequisites Restricted to students majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders
Requirements A minimum grade of "B" is required for this course
Description

This course introduces students to policies and procedures used in clinical practice in communication disorders. Through observation, lecture, and discussion, students examine the implementation of speech-language pathology service in a variety of settings. Emphasis is placed on developing case reviews, writing goals, collecting data, and writing progress notes and reports. Supervision issues, treatment issues, behavior management, and reimbursement policies are discussed. Laboratory participation required.

CSD 7700 Observational Experiences in Communication Disorders
Credit Hours 1.0 - 2.0
Prerequisites Consent of instructor
Description

This course is designed to provide students with opportunities to observe speech-language pathologists in a variety of clinical, medical, and educational settings as they evaluate and treat clients with communication disorders. Emphasis will be on developing observational and reporting skills. This experience will prepare students for their clinical practicum experiences. (Repeatable).

CSD 7840 Research Methods in Communication Disorders
Credit Hours 3.0
Requirements A minimum Grade of "B" is required for this course
Description

This course focuses on historical, current, and future research directions in Speech and Language Pathology, as well as research methodology. Emphasis will be placed on translation of research into clinical practice.

CSD 7910 Clinical Practicum in Communication Disorders
Credit Hours 1.0 - 3.0
Prerequisites CSD 7630 with a minimum grade of "B" or consent of instructor
Requirements A minimum grade of "B" is required for this course
Description

During this practicum, students provide speech and language services to a variety of clients in the university’s Speech- Language-Hearing Clinic. Emphasis is placed on the application of course work to the evaluation and treatment of individuals with communication disorders. (Repeatable).

CSD 7950 Communication Disorders Medical Internship
Credit Hours 3.0 - 9.0
Prerequisites CSD 7910 with a minimum grade of "B" and consent of instructor
Requirements A minimum grade of "B" is required for this course
Description

In this intensive, full-time practicum experience, the student evaluates and treats individuals with communication disorders in a medical setting such as a hospital, rehabilitation center, or health care facility. (Repeatable).

CSD 7951 Communication Disorders School Internship
Credit Hours 3.0 - 9.0
Prerequisites CSD 7910 with a minimum grade of "B" and consent of the instructor
Requirements A minimum grade of "B" is required for this course
Description

In this intensive, full-time practicum experience, the student evaluates and treats individuals with communication disorders in a school setting. (Repeatable).

CSD 7990 Master’s Thesis
Credit Hours 1.0 - 6.0
Prerequisites Communication Sciences and Disorders major
Description

Students earn credit for supervised development and preparation of the project or thesis for the M.Ed. degree with a major in communication sciences and disorders.

CSD 8310 Advanced Studies in Language Development
Credit Hours 3.0
Requirements A minimum grade of "B" is required for this course
Description

This course provides an in-depth study of language development for school age children. Emphasis is placed on current research and application of information to classroom and therapeutic settings.

CSD 8330 Acquired Neurocognitive-Communication Disorders
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Either COMM 6400 or consent of instructor
Description

Students obtain knowledge about cognitive and communication disorders related to traumatic brain injury, dementia, and right brain damage. Topics include attention, memory, executive function, underlying neuropathologies, and contemporary methods for the evaluation and treatment of these disorders.

CSD 8800 Global Perspectives in Communication Disorders
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites consent of instructor
Description

This course prepares graduate students to provide services to individuals with communication disorders in a global context. Students gain multicultural experiences as a result of travel to another country. Students develop skills to support the learning of individuals from diverse racial, cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Students will develop global perspectives and comparative knowledge of educational, clinical and medical systems in other counties. (Repeatable).

CSD 8810 Directed Readings in Communication Sciences and Disorders
Credit Hours 1.0 - 3.0
Prerequisites Consent of Instructor
Description

This course is designed for individual projects or readings. Students intensively study and/or apply knowledge in selected areas of communication sciences and disorders through focused readings or special projects. The goal of the course is to give students opportunities to acquire knowledge and understanding of specific topics complementing required and elective courses in their planned programs of study. (Repeatable).

CSD 8850 Independent Study in Communication Sciences and Disorders
Credit Hours 1.0 - 3.0
Prerequisites Consent of Instructor
Description

This course is highly personalized to meet the needs and career interests of the student. Students intensively study and/or apply knowledge in selected areas of communication sciences and disorders through focused readings, special projects, or research. The goal of the course is to give students opportunities to acquire knowledge and understanding of specific topics complementing required and elective courses in their planned programs of study. (Repeatable).

CSD 8970 Research Seminar in Communication Sciences and Disorders
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites Consent of Instructor
Description

Students discuss selected topics in Communication Sciences and Disorders. (Repeatable).

CSD 9930 Grant Writing in the Social and Behavioral Sciences
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Consent of Instructor
Description

Students will become familiar with federal agencies and basics of writing a fundable proposal. Students will prepare a grant proposal of quality for submission to federal agencies supporting research in the behavioral and health sciences.

CSD 9990 Dissertation
Credit Hours 1.0 - 18.0
Prerequisites Consent of Instructor
Description

This course involves the research and writing of a doctoral dissertation. The dissertation and defense are the culminating activities in the students doctoral program, demonstrating high levels of scholarly and intellectual activity. The dissertation is an original contribution to knowledge in the field of study through disciplined inquiry. (Repeatable).