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 315S. Speech Science.

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 358S. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and nine hours of coursework in Communication Sciences and Disorders.

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

Clinical laboratory experience in child language. One lecture hour 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 equivalent; 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, a University grade point average of at least 2.25, 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: Language and the Brain). Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

CSD 358S. Fundamentals of Speech Science.

Same as Linguistics 358S. 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 358S. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and a University grade point average of at least 2.25; for Communication Sciences and Disorders majors, Communication Sciences and Disorders 313L and 358 with a grade of at least C in each.

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. Fulfills the communication and culture requirement in the College of Communication. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, Communication Sciences and Disorders 308K with a grade of at least C, and a University grade point average of at least 2.25.

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 equivalent; a minimum University grade point average of 2.50.

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

Restricted to senior 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: Upper-division standing, a University grade point average of at least 2.25, and the following coursework with a grade of at least C in each course: Communication Sciences and Disorders 306K or 308K; 311K and 313L; 318K; 358S or Linguistics 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, Communication Sciences and Disorders 358S with a grade of at least C, and a University grade point average of at least 2.25.

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

Restricted to senior 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: Upper-division standing, a University grade point average of at least 2.25, 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 358S or Linguistics 358S.

CSD 373. Principles of Aural Rehabilitation.

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; the following coursework with a grade of at least C in each: Communication Sciences and Disorders 306K or 308K, 311K, 313L, 341, and 358S or Linguistics 358S; and a University grade point average of at least 2.25.

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 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.