CSD 111 Introduction to Communication Sciences and Disorders (3 C.H.)
An introduction to the scientific study of communication, nature of communication disorders, and the professions of audiology and speech-language pathology. Serves as a prerequisite for the CSD curriculum .Offered every fall term.
CSD 191 Acoustical Phonetics (3 C.H.)
A study of general phonetics and phonemics, including an introduction to acoustic phonetics and phonology. Students will learn to transcribe normal and disordered speech sounds following principles of the International Phonetic Alphabet. Offered every spring.
CSD 193 Nature and Development of Language (4 C.H.)
This course will examine the components of language (phonology, syntax, and lexicon), the theories regarding how children develop language, and the sequence of acquisition of language components. Offered fall term, odd numbered years. (P:CSD 111 or permission of instructor)
CSD 214 Speech and Hearing Science (3 C.H.)
This course studies models of the speech and hearing mechanisms. Major emphasis will be placed on the physiology of the normal speech and hearing mechanism, physics of sound, and how they interact acoustically. Offered in spring,even numbered years. (P:CSD 111)
CSD 215 Anatomy and Physiology of the Vocal Mechanism (3 C.H.)
The study of the structure and function of the mechanism which supports the basic functions of speech: respiration, phonation, articulation, and resonance. The neuroanatomy for speech and language is examined. Some attention is given to abnormalities which affect articulation and dysphagia. Offered fall term, even numbered years. (P: CSD 191)
CSD 218 Sign Language I (3 C.H.)
This course reviews different methods of sign language and their historical derivations. The students will acquire a conversational level in sign language and fingerspelling. The course is required for students majoring in CSD and for students interested in communicating with the deaf and hard of hearing. Offered
fall term, every year.
CSD 220 Auditory Disorders (3 C.H.)
This course examines the nature of sound and sound perception, the anatomy and physiology of the hearing mechanism, and the embryological development of the hearing mechanism. The nature of hearing disorders, including their medical, social, psychological, and educational parameters will be investigated. Students are introduced to basic audiometric evaluation techniques. Offered fall term, odd numbered years. (P: CSD 111, CSD 214 or permission of instructor )
SLPA 318 Sign Language II (3 C.H.)
The course will develop the student's ability to communicate more effectively through sign language. Students will gain an understanding of deaf culture and the deaf community. Offered spring term, every year. (P: CSD 218)
CSD 370/Gero 370 Communication Disorders in Adults (3 C.H.)
This course explores basic anatomical, physiological, and neurological processes in communication and how these processes change normally with age. The course will also examine specific communication disorders common to the aging process. Offered in spring term, even numbered years. (P: CSD 111 or permission of the instructor)
CSD 392 Communication Disorders in Children (3 C.H.)
Study of communication disorders in children, with emphasis on methods of evaluation and diagnosis. Offered spring term, odd numbered years. (P: CSD 111 or permission of instructor)
CSD 395 Aural Rehabilitation (3 C.H.)
This course describes approaches to aural rehabilitation, including auditory training, speech reading, and speech retraining. Students will observe and practice the clinical application of these approaches. Offered spring term, odd numbered years. (P: CSD 111 and CSD 214 or CSD 220)
CSD 450 Current Topics in Audiology (3 C.H.)
This capstone course will introduce the students to the principles of evidence-based practice adn its impact on clinical decision making in the diagnosis and treatment of hearing disorders. Offered fall term, even numbered years. (P: CSD 111 plus of 2 of the following courses, CSD 214, CSD 220, CSD 395)
CSD 420 Clinical Practicum (1-3 C.H.)
Students will observe diagnostic testing and therapy with communication-disordered children and adults to acquire credit for observation hours as required by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Students will learn to write objectives for therapy sessions and to evaluate the effectiveness of therapy. Must be a junior or senior speech and hearing science major or receive permission from the instructor to take the course. Offered every semester.
(P: CSD 111 and successful completion of 15 CH of CSD courses)
CSD 460 Intergenerational Internship in Communication Sciences and Disorders) (1-3 C.H.)
This advanced level of clinical practicum is designed to expand clinical experiences through on-site experiences at the Children's Center of Mercer County and St. Paul Homes. Offered every semester. (P:Student in good academic standing upon completion of CSD courses and with 25 hours of clinical experience through CSD 420)