Return to 2004-2005 UGB Menu

Department of Communication Sciences
& Disorders

School of Health & Human Performance

300 Ferguson Building



Celia R. Hooper, Professor and Head of Department

Associate Professors Cimorelli, Hinton; Assistant Professors Phillips, Tucker; Academic Professional Professor McCready; Academic Professional Assistant Professors Flynn, Mankoff, Raleigh; Adjunct Associate Professor Hiss; Adjunct Assistant Professors Campbell, Delagrange, Fox-Thomas, Ramsey

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is to prepare students with a background in speech, language, and hearing sciences, and in speech, language, and hearing disorders in anticipation of their continued studies at the graduate level.

Student Learning Goals

Students majoring in Speech Pathology and Audiology will be able to:

  • Identify the foundations of normal communication (speech, language, hearing).
  • Explain the theories and processes involved in the identification and evaluation of communication disorders.
  • Identify disorders of receptive and expressive written and oral language (phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics).
  • Identify disorders of speech production (articulation, voice, and fluency).
  • Describe the cognitive and social aspects of communication.
  • Relate issues of cultural diversity to communication and its disorders.
  • Explain relationships of hearing and hearing disorders to speech and language development and disorders.
  • Analyze and measure hearing function.
  • Describe habilitation and rehabilitation of individuals with hearing impairment.