SLPA101
Beginning American Sign Language I

Description: Beginning course in American Sign Language (ASL). Development of vocabulary and grammatical structures of ASL. Receptive and expressive skill development. Easy ASL video literature.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

SLPA102
Beginning American Sign Language II

Prerequisites: SLPA 101.

Description: Beginning course in American Sign Language (ASL). Development of vocabulary and grammatical structures of ASL. Receptive and expressive skill development. Easy ASL video literature.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

SLPA150
Communication Processes and Disorders

Description: Introduction to the speech, language, and hearing problems of children and adults. Identification and understanding of different types of communication disorders; appropriate referrals; general orientation to the field of speech-language pathology and audiology. Normal speech and language development. Clinical observations may be required.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

SLPA201
Second Year American Sign Language I

Prerequisites: SLPA 101 and 102.

Description: Conversational American Sign Language (ASL). Idiomatic uses of ASL. Use of ASL for creative expression. Extensive viewing, translation and discussion of videotaped ASL conversations and literature.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

SLPA202
Second Year American Sign Language II

Prerequisites: SLPA 201.

Description: Conversational American Sign Language (ASL). Idiomatic uses of ASL. Use of ASL for creative expression. Extensive viewing, translation and discussion of videotaped ASL conversations and literature.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

SLPA230
The Brain and Human Communication

Description: Scientific background for understanding brain functions as applied to normal human communication and communication disorders. How the brain engages in visual communication, auditory communication, attention, organization, memory, and expression.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 6 Social Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 6 Social Science

SLPA250
Descriptive Phonetics and Normal Speech Development

Description: Theories of acquisition and development, phoneme classification and factors affecting phonological systems. Development of proficiency in phonetic transcription.

This course is a prerequisite for: SLPA 455; SLPA 456; SLPA 464

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SLPA251
Normal Language Development

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing.

Description: Description of the normal language acquisition process in children; theories of language development and factors influencing language acquisition.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

SLPA271
Hearing and Balance I

Description: Identification of the deaf or hard of hearing. Etiologies and pathologies of hearing impairment. Basic testing techniques of pure tone and speech audiometry.

This course is a prerequisite for: SLPA 472; SLPA 473

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

SLPA397A
Introduction and Observation

Prerequisites: Admission to the Pre-Professional Program in speech-language pathology and audiology.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

SLPA398
Special Topics in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Prerequisites: Permission.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SLPA399
Independent Study

Prerequisites: Permission.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

SLPA421
Professional Issues for the Communication Disorders Specialist

Prerequisites: Senior standing

Description: Professional issues as they relate to the speech-language professional. Legal aspects, program issues, and administrative responsibilities.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:4

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

SLPA441
Methods for the Communication Disorders Specialist

Prerequisites: Senior standing

Description: Specific methods for planning, organizing and delivering clinical services in speech-language pathology.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SLPA450
Audiology for Educators of the Deaf or Hard of HearingCrosslisted with SLPA 850

Description: Anatomy and physiology of hearing; components of adequate evaluation for placement and educational planning; diagnosis using audiogram, functional and communication assessment; stimulation and utilization of residual hearing; and managment of assistive and/or augemntative devices.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SLPA452
Normal Language Development During School YearsCrosslisted with SLPA 852

Description: Normal syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic language development in school-age children and youth. Complex syntax, semantic development, pragmatic development, using language to learn, language-literacy relations, and abstract language development.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SLPA453
Neurological Foundations of Speech and Language

Description: To gain a working knowledge of the organization (neuroanatomy) and function (neurophysiology) of the central and peripheral nervous system in relation to motor control, somatosensory physiology, vocalization, central pattern generation, speech, and language production. Special consideration is directed towards the neurology of human communication processes, speech and language; classification of impairments (sensory, motor, integrative functions) according to the site of lesion(s).

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SLPA454
Research Methodology in Speech-Language Pathology and AudiologyCrosslisted with SLPA 854

Prerequisites: Speech-language pathology and audiology major

Description: Introduction to research principles, methods, and design. Survey and critique of research in special education and communication disorders.

This course is a prerequisite for: SLPA 487

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SLPA455
Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanisms

Prerequisites: SLPA 250

Description: Normal anatomical structures involved in speech and hearing and the consequences of their actions.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

SLPA456
Speech and Hearing Science

Prerequisites: SLPA 250 or permission

Description: Nature, propagation, and analysis of sound; the sensation and perception of sound.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

SLPA461
Language Disorders: Preschool LevelCrosslisted with SLPA 861

Prerequisites: Parallel SLPA 461L/861L.

Description: Characteristics of language impaired preschool children and the nature of their disorders. Introduction to principles of assessment and treatment.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SLPA461L
Language Disorders: Preschool Level LabCrosslisted with SLPA 861L

Prerequisites: Parallel with SLPA 461/861.

Description: Practical application of language assessment and intervention in preschool children with language disorders.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

SLPA464
Phonological Disorders

Prerequisites: SLPA 250

Description: Assessment and remediation of phonological disorders.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

SLPA472
Introduction to Aural Rehabilitation

Prerequisites: SLPA 271 or equivalent

Description: Introduction to materials and educational methodologies and models for rehabilitation of the deaf or hard of hearing. Review of levels of communication, information processing, auditory training, and speech reading.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SLPA473
Hearing and Balance II

Prerequisites: SLPA 271

Description: Fundamental clinical audiology techniques beyond basic pure tone testing, including advanced pure tone testing techniques; bone conduction measurement theory and procedures; masking theory and techniques; speech audiometry; and impedance audiometry.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SLPA484
Research Issues

Description: Ethics and responsibilities associated with the conduct of research, including scientific conduct, data custody and management, establishing and promoting good laboratory practices, defining a project/study team (authorship, roles, responsibilities), due process and investigator protections in alleged cases of scientific fraud, human and animal protection, research dissemination modes and grant funding.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC
Offered:FALL/SPR

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

SLPA486
Augmentative CommunicationCrosslisted with SLPA 886

Description: Introduction to the augmentative communication options for persons unable to speak or write because of physical, language, or cognitive disability.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SLPA487
Research Rotation and Reflection

Prerequisites: SLPA 454 or SLPA 854

Description: Gain research experience in laboratories affiliated with the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders under the supervision of research faculty.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Offered:FALL/SPR

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SLPA488
Linguistic Needs of Bilingual and Culturally Different StudentsCrosslisted with SLPA 888

Prerequisites: SLPA 250 and 251 or permission

Description: Theoretical and applied information about situational factors which have an impact on spoken and written language; addresses how individual differences due to gender, handicapping conditions, socio-economic status, and cultural-ethnic background contribute to diversity in communication patterns and often act as a barrier to successful interactions in learning and social settings.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity

SLPA490
Workshop Seminar
Course details
Credit Hours:1-12
Max credits per semester:12
Max credits per degree:12
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-12

ACE:

SLPA496
Readings and Research in Speech-Language Pathology and AudiologyCrosslisted with SLPA 896

Prerequisites: Permission.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

SLPA497
Practicum in Speech, Language, and Hearing Disorders

Prerequisites: SLPA 397A.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

SLPA499H
Honors Thesis

Prerequisites: Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation.

Description: Conduct a scholarly research project and write a University Honors Program or undergraduate thesis.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:3

ACE: