Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Because prerequisites are subject to change, students should consult the Course Schedule before registering.

Communication Sciences and Disorders: CSD

Lower-Division Courses

CSD 306K. Introduction to Communication Disorders.

Introduction to the study of processes and disorders of speech, language, and hearing; observation in the University Speech and Hearing Center. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

CSD 308K. Perspectives on Deafness.

Examination of deafness from a number of perspectives: social and psychological meanings of deafness, the deaf community, education of deaf children, sign languages, and historical trends. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Fulfills the communication and culture requirement in the College of Communication.

CSD 311K. Phonetic Description of Speech.

Speech production, physiological analysis and description of speech sounds, voice quality, and voice dynamics; notation; phonetic theory; applications of phonetics. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

CSD 312. Developmental Language Science.

Introduction to assessment procedures and treatment strategies for children with speech and language disorders. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Communication Sciences and Disorders 312 and 318K may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Communication Sciences and Disorders 306K or 308K with a grade of at least C-, and Communication Sciences and Disorders 311K with a grade of at least C-.

CSD 313L. Hearing Science.

Acoustical, physiological, and psychological bases of normal human hearing; theories of audition; laboratory techniques in hearing science research. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

CSD 113P. Hearing Science: Laboratory.

Acoustical, physiological, and psychological bases of normal human hearing; theories of audition; laboratory techniques in hearing science research. One-and-one-half laboratory hours a week for one semester.

CSD 314L. Sociocultural Bases of Communication.

An introduction to the influences of social and cultural factors, such as ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and geographic region, on communication acquisition and use, with a focus on cross-cultural communication issues in a diverse society. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

CSD 315S. Speech Science.

Same as Linguistics 315. Neurophysiological mechanisms underlying the encoding and decoding of speech. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Communication Sciences and Disorders 315S, 358S, Linguistics 315, 358S. Prerequisite: For communication sciences and disorders majors, nine hours of lower-division coursework in Communication Sciences and Disorders.

CSD 118L. Acquisition of Communicative Abilities in Children: Laboratory.

Clinical laboratory experience in child language. One-and-one-half laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Communication Sciences and Disorders 306K or 308K with a grade of at least C-, and Communication Sciences and Disorders 311K with a grade of at least C-.

Upper-Division Courses

CSD 331E. Instructional Methods for Deaf Students.

Restricted to communication sciences and disorders majors. Methods of assessment, curriculum organization, lesson planning, instruction, and classroom management in education of deaf children. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Communication Sciences and Disorders 331E and Curriculum and Instruction 331E may not both be counted. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; completion of at least seventy-two hours of University coursework; credit for American Sign Language 610D (or 312K); and a minimum University grade point average of 2.50.

CSD 140L. Professional Issues in Communication Disorders.

Restricted to communication sciences and disorders majors. Issues in ethics, licensure, certification, and professional practice in communication disorders. One lecture hour a week for one semester. May not be counted toward a degree. Offered on the pass/fail basis only. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and twelve semester hours of coursework in communication sciences and disorders.

CSD 341. Principles of Audiology.

Causes of hearing disorders; diagnostic procedures and treatment. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and Communication Sciences and Disorders 313L with a grade of at least C-.

CSD 350. Language and the Brain.

Same as Linguistics 350 (Topic 1). Delves into the neuroanatomical and functional operations of the major brain structures that underlie speech/language. Subjects include hemispheric dominance for language, neurological and language breakdowns in aphasia, and brain imaging methods and studies of language representation. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

CSD 352. Topics in Communication Sciences and Disorders.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

CSD 358. Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism.

In-depth study of the anatomy and physiology of structures involved in speech, language, hearing, and swallowing. Includes anatomical and physiological mechanisms of respiration, phonation, articulation, and hearing; and the central nervous system and blood supply to the speech and hearing mechanism. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, Communication Sciences and Disorders 311K with a grade of at least C-.

CSD 359H. Honors Tutorial Course: Reading.

Restricted to senior communication sciences and disorders majors. Intensive reading and research as planned by the departmental honors committee. Individual instruction. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; twenty-four semester hours of coursework in communication sciences and disorders, twelve of which must be upper-division; and admission to the Communication Sciences and Disorders Honors Program.

CSD 360M. Communication and Deaf People.

Forms of face-to-face communication used with deaf people, including speech/listening, systems of manual communication, and natural sign language. Emphasis is on child development issues and the use of different methods in educational practice. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, Communication Sciences and Disorders 308K with a grade of at least C-.

CSD 364. Deaf Education Internship.

Restricted to communication sciences and disorders majors. Field experience in deaf education at the Texas School for the Deaf or public school programs. Directed observation and participation with teachers and students in the instructional process. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester, with additional field hours to be arranged. Communication Sciences and Disorders 364 and Curriculum and Instruction 364, 664 may not both be counted. Offered on the pass/fail basis only. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; completion of a minimum of seventy-two hours of University coursework; credit for American Sign Language 610D (or 312K); a minimum University grade point average of 2.50.

CSD 367K. Introduction to Speech and Language Disorders Assessment and Treatment in Children.

Restricted to communication sciences and disorders majors. Introduction to assessment procedures and treatment strategies for children with speech and language disorders. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Senior standing and the following coursework with a grade of at least C- in each course: Communication Sciences and Disorders 306K or 308K; 311K and 313L; 312 (or 318K); 315S (or 358S) or Linguistics 315 (or 358S).

CSD 167M, 367M. Clinical Practicum.

Restricted to communication sciences and disorders majors specializing in audiology or speech/language pathology. Supervised clinical practicum in speech/language pathology and audiology. For 167M, one lecture hour and three practicum hours a week for one semester; for 367M, one lecture hour and nine practicum hours a week for one semester. No more than four hours of clinical practicum may be counted towards the Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders. May be repeated for credit. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: For communication sciences and disorders majors specializing in audiology or speech/language pathology: upper-division standing, eighteen semester hours of coursework in communication sciences and disorders, a University grade point average of at least 3.00, and an upper-division grade point average of at least 3.50; additional prerequisite for audiology majors: Communication Sciences and Disorders 341 with a grade of A, credit with a grade of A or registration for Communication Sciences and Disorders 378, and consent of instructor; additional prerequisite for speech/language pathology majors: credit with a grade of A for Communication Sciences and Disorders 367K or 371, and consent of instructor.

CSD 367R. Clinical Research in Speech/Language Pathology.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Communication Sciences and Disorders 367 (Topic 2: Clinical Research in Speech Language Pathology) and 367R may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and Communication Sciences and Disorders 315S (or 358S) with a grade of at least C-.

CSD 170, 270, 370. Clinical Research in Communication Sciences and Disorders.

Supervised participation in clinical research internships. For each semester hour of credit earned, the equivalent of one lecture hour a week for one semester. A maximum of 3 hours may be counted toward the degree. May be repeated for credit.

CSD 371. Introduction to Speech and Language Disorders Assessment and Treatment in Adults.

Restricted to communication sciences and disorders majors. Introduction to assessment procedures and treatment strategies for adults with speech and language disorders. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Senior standing and the following coursework with a grade of at least C- in each course: Communication Sciences and Disorders 306K or 308K; 311K, 313L, and 350; and 315S (or 358S) or Linguistics 315 (or 358S).

CSD 373. Principles of Aural Rehabilitation.

Restricted to communication sciences and disorders majors. Rationale, methods, materials, procedures, and criteria for aural rehabilitation for hearing-impaired persons. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and the following coursework with a grade of at least C- in each: Communication Sciences and Disorders 306K or 308K; 311K; 313L; 341; and 315S (or 358S) or Linguistics 315 (or 358S).

CSD 175N. Deaf Education Seminar.

Discussion of selected topics in social, political, and educational aspects of deafness. One lecture hour a week for one semester. Communication sciences and disorders majors specializing in education of the deaf/hearing-impaired may count no more than four semester hours in this course toward the degree; communication sciences and disorders majors specializing in audiology or specializing in speech/language pathology may count no more than two semester hours in this course toward the degree; other students with majors in the College of Communication may count no more than one semester hour in this course toward the degree. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

CSD 378. Clinical Audiology.

Differential diagnostic procedures for evaluation of auditory disorders--theoretical concepts and clinical applications. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and Communication Sciences and Disorders 341.

CSD 378C. Evidence-based Practice in Communication Sciences and Disorders.

Examines the principles and implementation of the theory of evidence-based practice in speech-language pathology and audiology. Three lecture hours per week for one semester. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of instructor.

CSD 378D. Leadership and Mentorship in Communication Sciences and Disorders.

Principles and practices of leadership and mentoring in research and clinical practice in the field of communication sciences and disorders. Three lecture hours per week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of instructor.

CSD 178K, 278K, 378K. Studies in Communication Sciences and Disorders.

Restricted to communication sciences and disorders majors. Supervised individual research. For each semester hour of credit earned, the equivalent of one lecture hour a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit with consent of the department chair. Only three semester hours may count toward a degree in the College of Communication. No more than three semester hours may be taken on the letter-grade basis. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; eighteen semester hours of coursework in communication sciences and disorders, including at least six hours of upper-division coursework; a University grade point average of at least 2.50; a grade point average in all College of Communication coursework of at least 3.00; and approval of a project in advance of registration.

CSD 178L. Clinical Audiology Laboratory.

Clinical laboratory experience in audiology. One lecture hour a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

CSD 379H. Honors Tutorial Course: Special Project.

Restricted to senior communication sciences and disorders majors. The writing of a thesis or the presentation of a creative project; final comprehensive examination. Individual instruction. Prerequisite: Communication Sciences and Disorders 359H.