Gain the awareness of potential communication disorders in children and adults.
Are you planning a career in human and health services or education? Broaden your
knowledge of the field of speech-language pathology and audiology which will in turn
provide you an advantage for future employment in your respective discipline.
Certificates/Programs - Undergraduate
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Why earn a communication sciences and disorders certificate?
About 8% of our population has either some speech, language or hearing disorder. As
a healthcare professional, health support personnel and/or educational professional
you are likely to come across someone with such a disorder. With this certificate
you will be better prepared to recognize individuals with speech, language and hearing
This certificate can help you stand out from the competition by acquiring the skills
to more effectively work with those with speech, language and hearing issues.
Communication Sciences and Disorders Certificate Courses
CSD 223. Phonetics. 3 Credits.
This course provides knowledge and skills in English phonetics. Students learn to produce, recognize, and transcribe English speech sounds using the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). Topics include anatomical mechanisms for producing speech, classification of vowels and consonants, suprasegmental features, and phonetic variations. Course will also include practice of broad and narrow transcription (normal and disordered speech) and steps for clinical speech sampling. F,S.
CSD 231. Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism. 4 Credits.
Introduction to the structure (anatomy) and function (physiology) of the systems and processes involved in speech production and hearing, especially the respiratory, phonatory, articulatory, and hearing systems. F.
CSD 232. Survey of Communication Disorders. 3 Credits.
Introduction to the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology with a focus on some speech, language, and hearing disorders. F,S.
CSD 343. Language Development. 3 Credits.
The nature and development of linguistic content, form, and use from birth to adulthood are studied relative to the development of communication and speech; relative to cognitive, social, and physical development; and relative to cultural diversity. Corequisite: ENGL 209 and PSYC 250 or equivalents. F.
CSD 425. Language, Multiculturalism and Communication Disorders. 3 Credits.
Study of world cultures and their interactions with speech, language, and hearing disorders as it applies to the practice of speech-language pathology. Prerequisite: CSD 223. Corequisite: CSD 440. F.
CSD 434. Aural Rehabilitation. 3 Credits.
Theories, technologies, and procedures used to provide aural (re)habilitation to individuals with hearing disorders. Specifically, how clinicians improve speech, language, listening, and communication strategies of individuals with hearing disorders in various environments across their lifespan. Prerequisite: CSD 343 and CSD 431, or consent of instructor. S.
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