Communication Sciences and Disorders Minor

The minor in Communication Sciences and Disorders is designed to acquaint students with the nature of human communication and disorders. There is considerable flexibility in the “specialization” portion of the program. Therefore, students are required to meet with a CSD advisor to identify classes that are appropriate for their plan of study. 

Program Requirements

Core

Classification and management of speech, language, and hearing disorders and how their effects can marginalize a population.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-07

Diverse Cultures: Purple

Restricted Electives

Choose 13 Credit(s).

Procedures for observing, describing, analyzing behaviors associated with human communication. Open to non-majors.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-1B

The first in a sequence of courses which aim at the development of skills in the use of American Sign Language as a form of communication with persons who are hearing impaired or deaf.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-11

Functional anatomy of the ear, common pathologies, and measurement of hearing and sound.

Prerequisites: none

The second in a sequence of courses which aim at the development of skills in the use of American Sign Language as a form of communication with persons who are hearing impaired or deaf.

Prerequisites: none

The third in a sequence of courses which aim at the development of skills in the use of American Sign Language as a form of communication with persons who are hearing impaired or deaf.

Prerequisites: none

Acquisition and sequences of phonological, syntactical, morphological and semantic features of language across the lifespan. Theory and research.

Prerequisites: none

This course is designed to provide the students with a comprehensive knowledge base of the auditory and speech sciences as they relate to communication disorders. The major emphasis is on the characteristics of sound and sound transmission and the relationship to speech perception.

Prerequisites: none

Using IPA to analyze and transcribe the sounds of English, emphasizing understanding the process involved to produce phonemes in normal, culturally different and disordered speech.

Prerequisites: none

This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge base of various auditory and vestibular disorders. It will explore the effects of auditory dysfunction as it relates to communication, education and remediation.

Prerequisites: none

Types and characteristics of language disorders in children.

Prerequisites: none

Lab associated with CDIS 402. Practice in applying course content to the language of children.

Prerequisites: none

This course is designed to provide students with a knowledge base of Deaf culture. The many facets of the deaf/hard of hearing person's life will be explored. The debate over cochlear implantation is discussed in great detail.

Prerequisites: none

Students will learn the definition of central auditory processing disorders (CAPD), as well as the controversies surrounding the diagnosis of the disorder. The neuroanatomy and physiology related to auditory processing will also be covered in order to understand the diversity involved in the diagnostic and management methods of CAPD. Students will learn the appropriate test batteries, the diagnostic team involved, the inclusion of a multidisciplinary team approach and treatment/management options for CAPD. This course would be beneficial to education majors, CDIS majors, Educational Psychology.

Prerequisites: none

This course is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills in the areas of literacy foundations, development, assessment, intervention and disorders. Students will engage in both clinical and academic writing in the context of literacy assessment and intervention.

Prerequisites: none

An overview of neuroanatomy and neuroscience and relationships between neuroscience and speech, language, and hearing.

Prerequisites: none

Habilitative audiology and the instruction of the hearing- impaired, including hearing aids, speech reading and auditory training.

Prerequisites: none