Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences (SLHS)

Head of Department: Professor Bernard Grella

Department Office: Room 232, Communication Sciences Building

Major requirements

1150. Introduction to Communication Disorders

(Formerly offered as CDIS 1150.) Three credits.

Introduction to normal communicative processes and to disorders of communication. CA 2. CA 4.

2156Q. Speech and Hearing Science

Three credits. Prerequisite: Open to sophomores or higher. Recommended preparation: MATH 1060 or the equivalent. Not open to students who have passed CDIS 1155Q.

Fundamentals of acoustics specifically oriented to voice, speech production, and hearing. Human response to sound and its measurement. Introduction to acoustic instrumentation and software used in communication sciences. Examples of concepts to be covered include frequency, intensity, decibels, filters, pitch, loudness, formants, critical bands, and masking.

2203. Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing

Three credits. Prerequisite: Open to sophomores or higher.

Anatomical, neurological and physiological principles fundamental to the understanding of speech and hearing.

2204. Speech and Language Acquisition

Three credits. Prerequisite: Open to sophomores or higher. Not open for credit to students who have passed CDIS 3202.

How children learn their first language, the effects of language on their thinking and behavior.

3247. Introduction to Phonetic Principles

(Formerly offered as CDIS 3247.) Three credits. Prerequisite: SLHS 2156Q and 2203; open to juniors or higher.

The analysis of speech through the application of phonetic theory.

3248. Introduction to Audiology

(Formerly offered as CDIS 3248.) Three credits. Prerequisite: SLHS 2156Q and 2203; open to juniors or higher.

An introduction to the nature, causation, assessment and management of hearing impairment and the principles and techniques of public school conservation programs.

3293. Foreign Study

(Formerly offered as CDIS 3293.) Credits and hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher; consent of Department Head required, normally granted prior to the student’s departure. May be repeated for credit. May count toward the major with consent of the advisor.

Special topics taken in foreign study program.

3295. Special Topics

(Formerly offered as CDIS 3295.) Credits and hours by arrangement. Prerequisites and recommended preparation vary; open to juniors or higher. With a change in content, may be repeated for credit.

3298. Variable Topics

(Formerly offered as CDIS 3298.) Three credits. Prerequisites and recommended preparation vary; open to juniors or higher. With a change in topic, may be repeated for credit.

3299. Independent Study

(Formerly offered as CDIS 3299.) Credits and hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher; open only with consent of instructor. With a change of content, may be repeated for credit.

The course, for superior students, includes independent reading, periodic conferences, and such other work as desired by the instructor.

4245. Neuroscience of Cognitive and Communication Disorders

Three credits. Prerequisite: SLHS 2203 and 2204; open to juniors or higher. Not open for credit to students who have passed CDIS 4244/W.

Anatomy and physiology of the central nervous system. Brain mechanisms that underlie speech, language, hearing, and cognition. Neurogenic communication disorders.

4245W. Neuroscience of Cognitive and Communication Disorders

Four credits. Prerequisite: SLHS 2203 and 2204; ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011 ; open to juniors or higher. Not open for credit to students who have passed CDIS 4244/W.

4249. Introduction to Aural Rehabilitation

(Formerly offered as CDIS 4249.) Three credits. Prerequisite: SLHS 3248; open to juniors or higher.

An introduction to the effects of hearing impairment on communication. Communication strategies for adults and children with impaired hearing are discussed.

4249W. Introduction to Aural Rehabilitation

(Formerly offered as CDIS 4249W.) Four credits. Prerequisite: SLHS 3248; ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011 ; open to juniors or higher.

4251. Introduction to Articulation, Voice, and Fluency Disorders

(Formerly offered as CDIS 4251.) Three credits. Prerequisites: SLHS 2156, 2203, 2204, and 3247; open to juniors or higher.

Communication problems resulting from disorders of speech, voice, and fluency. Assessment and management strategies in settings including public schools, hospitals, and rehabilitation centers.

4254. Introduction to Language Disorders in Children

Three credits. Prerequisite: SLHS 2204; open to juniors or higher.

Development, measurement, and function of language in children. Emphasis on child language disorders and their causes. Assessment and management strategies in settings including public schools and private clinics.

4254W. Introduction to Language Disorders in Children

Four credits. Prerequisite: SLHS 2204; ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011 ; open to juniors or higher.

4296W. Senior Thesis

(Formerly offered as CDIS 4296W.) Credits and hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011 ; open to juniors or higher; open only with consent of instructor.

Preparation of a thesis and its presentation to the department.

4335. Introduction to Clinical Methods in Speech-Language Pathology

Three credits. Prerequisites: SLHS 4245 and 4251; open to juniors or higher.

Clinical methods of treatment in speech-language pathology. Professional interaction, development of client-focused treatment goals, construction of lesson plans, collection and analysis of client data, and daily SOAP note documentation.

 

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