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Communication Sciences and Disorders Courses (CSD)

Courses for Undergraduates

150 Communication Disabilities in Film (3:2:3)

Popular films and their portrayal of individuals with various speech, language, or hearing problems; how that information promotes images that are positive and negative; and how those images influence public opinion.

219 Communication Disorders Laboratory (1:0:2)

Pr. permission of instructor

May be repeated for credit.

Grade: Pass/Not Pass (P/NP)

Supervised therapy for students with speech, voice, language, or hearing problems.

250 Concepts in Communication Sciences (3:3)

For freshmen and sophomores.

Concepts essential in understanding human communication; factors affecting life-long development and competency of speech, language and hearing.

295 Fundamentals of Speech and Language Analysis (3:3)

Structural foundation and analytic tools for studying language disorders.

306 Introduction to Phonetics (3:3)

Pr. majors only, or by permission of instructor

Coreq. must be taken concurrently with CSD 307, 308, and 309.

Not open to freshmen or sophomores.

Recording of speech using the International Phonetic Alphabet in broad transcription. General American dialects and variations.

307 Speech and Hearing Science (3:3)

Pr. majors only, or by permission of instructor

Coreq. must be taken concurrently with CSD 306, 308, and 309.

Not open to freshmen or sophomores.

Acoustic principles of speech and hearing; analysis of the acoustic characteristics of speech and physiological correlates; speech perception.

308 Language and Speech Development (3:3)

Pr. majors only, or by permission of instructor

Coreq. must be taken concurrently with CSD 306, 307, and 309.

Students cannot receive credit for both this course and SES 240.

Not open to freshmen or sophomores.

Theory and evidence of the chronological development of phonology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics in the child.

309 Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism (3:3)

Pr. majors only, or by permission of instructor

Coreq. must be taken concurrently with CSD 306, 307, and 308.

Not open to freshmen or sophomores.

Anatomical and physiological bases of human communication.

334 Introduction to Audiology (3:3)

Pr./Coreq. CSD 308, and either SES 240 or CSD 307; or permission of instructor

Speech Pathology/Audiology and Professions in Deafness majors only

Basic anatomy and physiology of the auditory system, fundamental hearing science, and methods and techniques of hearing measurement and interpretation for the assessment, diagnosis, evaluation, and rehabilitation of hearing disorders.

336 Articulation and Phonological Disorders Across the Life Span (3:3)

Pr. CSD 306, 307, 308, and 309, or permission of instructor

Assessment and treatment procedures for a variety of articulation and phonological disorders across the life span.

337 Language Disorders (3:3)

Pr. CSD 306, 307, 308, 309

Nature, theory, measurement, and management of language problems across the life span.

338 Voice and Fluency Disorders (3:3)

Pr. CSD 306, 307, 308, 309

Basic theories and principles in the onset, development, and maintenance of stuttering and voice disorders in children and adults. Primary factors in prevention, measurement, assessment, and management. (Spring)

464 Genetics and Communication Disorders (3:3)

Pr. CSD 306, 307, 308, 309, 334

Fundamentals of embryology of the organs of communication, Mendelian and non-Mendelian genetics including pedigrees, risk calculation, meiosis/mitosis, chromosomal abnormalities, genetic screening and counseling, environmental genomics, and disorders of communication. (Spring)

476 Structured Clinic Observations (1:0:2)

Pr. CSD 334, 336, and 337, or permission of instructor

Grade: Pass/Not Pass (P/NP)

Guided clinical observations and experiences as a therapy assistant in the UNCG Speech and Hearing Center. (Fall and Spring)

490 Senior Honors Project (3:3)

Pr. senior status, admission to the Lloyd International Honors College and the CSD Honors Program, or permission of the instructor

May be repeated once for credit.

Grade: Pass/Not Pass (P/NP)

Independent original scholarship, completed under the supervision of a faculty member. Culminates in an original oral presentation, written document, or other creative work. (All)

493 Honors Independent Study (3:3)

Pr. senior status, admission to the Lloyd International Honors College and the CSD Honors Program, or permission of the instructor

May be repeated once for credit.

Grade: Pass/Not Pass (P/NP)

Directed study and/or research under faculty supervision. (All)

495 Special Topics Seminar (1:1)

Pr. CSD 334, 336, and 337, or permission of instructor

May be repeated for credit twice during the senior year of UNCG undergraduates. Second degree students may enroll twice during the year they are taking undergraduate courses.

Critical analysis of contemporary topics in Communication Sciences and Disorders.

Courses for Advanced Undergraduates & Graduate Students

550 Diagnostic Procedures: Inquiry, Observation and Measurement (3:2:3)

Pr. completion of all CSD 300-level courses required for the major or permission of the instructor

Processes and techniques of data acquisition and analysis for the diagnosis, assessment, and evaluation of communication disorders.

551 Speech and Language Disorders: Diagnostic Procedures (3:2:2)

Pr. permission of instructor

Differential diagnosis of speech, language, voice, and rhythm problems.

552 Communication and Aging (3:3)

Pr. CSD 308 or permission of instructor

Development of communication in old age; factors affecting development and competency; communication evidence and theories of aging; facilitation of life-long functional communication.

554 Advanced Speech Science (3:3)

Pr. CSD 306, 307, 308, 309

Acoustic theory and methods of analysis; acoustic structure of speech and its physiological correlates; application of acoustic information to clinical management of disorders of communication.

556 Aural Rehabilitation (3:3)

Pr. CSD 334

Principles of aural rehabilitation with hearing impaired adults and their significant others. (Spring)

557 Pediatric Aural Rehabilitation (3:3)

Pr. CSD 334 for undergraduates; permission of instructor for graduate students

Study of new technologies available for children with hearing impairment and the impact of these technologies on therapy and teaching. (Spring)

571 Beginning Clinical Practice in Speech-Language Pathology (3:2:4)

Pr. admission to the appropriate degree program or permission of instructor

Grade: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory, S/U

Beginning clinical practice in diagnosis of and therapy for communication disorders.

575 Instrumentation for Communication Disorders (3:3)

Pr. permission of instructor

Instrumentation commonly used in communication disorders; operation and measurement techniques for clinical and research applications.

588 Neurology of Speech, Language and Hearing (3:3)

Pr. CSD 309 or permission of instructor

An overview of neuroanatomy and neurophysiology with a concentration on neurological mechanisms related to speech, language and hearing.

Please refer to The Graduate School Bulletin
for additional graduate-level courses.