Communication Sciences and Disorders Course Offerings

Please see the section on "Course Description Symbols and Terms" in the University Catalog for an explanation of course description terminology and symbols, the course numbering system, and course credit units. All courses are lecture and discussion and employ letter grading unless otherwise stated. Some prerequisites may be waived with faculty permission. Many syllabi are available on the Chico Web.

Introduction to Communication Sciences and Disorders
1.0 Inquire

Students will gain an overall view of the field, competencies to be acquired, work sites, need for professionals, professional organizations, requirements for professional certificates, etc. The course gives the students the opportunity to meet and question the University faculty, visiting faculty, area professionals, and students in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. The presentations include lectures, interviews, general discussions, and films. (002141)

Language and Culture of Deaf Americans
4.0 Fa/Spr

Using a conversational approach, this course will provide students with a foundation of expressive and receptive skills in American Sign Language. Cultural aspects of the deaf community, such as history, education, language arts, and pragmatics will be explored. Additionally, lectures will provide information on hearing loss and comparison of sign language systems. 3.0 hours discussion, 2.0 hours activity. Formerly CMSD 128. (002142)

Special Topics
1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr

This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. (002143)

Survey of Communication Disorders
3.0 Fall

A survey of the normal processes of communication and of the disorders associated with parameters of communication (i.e., articulation, language, voice, fluency, and audition). The course will also include an overview of the professional aspects of speech-language pathology and audiology. (002144)

Beginning Signed English and Fingerspelling
3.0 Fa/Spr

An introduction to a system of manual communication using the word order and meaning of spoken English. The course offers a comparison of other sign systems. (002147)

Intermediate Signed English and Fingerspelling
3.0 Spring

Translation and improved manual communication skills. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (002148)

American Sign Language I
3.0 Fall

The beginning course is taught using a conversational approach. Students acquire knowledge about cultural and linguistic aspects of deafness and ASL, as well as attain receptive and expressive skills that will enable them to communicate with individuals using ASL. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (002149)

American Sign Language II
3.0 Spring

Prerequisites: CMSD 156 or CMSD 256 or faculty permission.

Continuation of ASL I (CMSD 256). Much of the course is conducted in sign, with the exception of some lectures presented with voice on cultural and linguistic aspects of the Deaf. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (002150)

Phonetics
3.0 Fall

The study of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), with emphasis on training students to transcribe speech accurately using the IPA. Students also develop an understanding of phonetic theory and principles. ABC/no credit grading only. (002155)

Articulation and Phonology Disorders
3.0 Spring

Prerequisites: CMSD 220, CMSD 290, CMSD 362.

This course provides students with the opportunity for introductory study of the etiology, symptomatology, evaluation, and treatment of articulation and phonology disorders. (020627)

Voice and Fluency Disorders
3.0 Spring

Prerequisites: CMSD 220, CMSD 290, CMSD 362.

This course provides students with the opportunity for introductory study of the etiology, symptomatology, evaluation, and rehabilitation of voice and fluency disorders. A thorough exploration of laryngeal and velar anatomy and biomechanics will be covered, and measurement of objective and subjective vocal parameters are discussed in detail. Lectures and readings include a comprehensive examination of methodologies for intervention across the lifespan. (020626)

Language Development
3.0 Spring

Prerequisites: CMSD 220, CMSD 290, CMSD 362.

Lecture and discussion of normal developmental processes associated with language acquisition. It includes genetic, cultural, and social aspects. Theories of acquisition are discussed. (002151)

Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing Mechanisms
3.0 Fall

This course provides undergraduate students with a basic understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the speech production and perception mechanisms. Emphasis is on systems involved with respiration, phonation, articulation, audition, and neurology. The information presented in this class is essential and will lay the foundation for continued learning in communication sciences and disorders. (002152)

Acoustics and Psychoacoustics of Speech
3.0 Spring

Prerequisites: CMSD 220, CMSD 290, CMSD 362.

The student will be provided with an understanding of the acoustic attributes of speech and the basic principles of psychoacoustics, physics, and speech perception. (002153)

Clinical Practicum
2.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: Majors only senior year; CMSD 362, CMSD 431.

Supervised experience in speech, language, or hearing rehabilitation in the on-campus clinic. Weekly group meetings will be scheduled. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. Credit/no credit grading only. (002154)

Special Topics
1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr

This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. (002156)

Special Problems
1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr

This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading only. (002157)

Organic and Neurogenic Disorders of Communication
3.0 Fall

Prerequisites: CMSD 321, CMSD 341, CMSD 351, CMSD 363.

Description and remedial techniques for the following organic disorders: cleft palate, laryngeal, articulation (apraxia, dysarthria), cerebral palsy, and aphasia. The relationships among the various disorders, with attention to multi-handicapped individuals will be studied. In addition, the available services from related fields will be examined. (002145)

Diagnostic Methods in Speech-Language Pathology
3.0 Spring

Prerequisites: CMSD 431, CMSD 440, CMSD 451, CMSD 488.

This course provides students the opportunity for introductory study of basic diagnostic procedures for formal and informal evaluation of communication disorders. A thorough exploration of standardized test construction and administration is covered, as well as less formal assessment tools such as language samples. The information presented includes a comprehensive examination of methodologies children and adults. Important issues regarding the assessment of non-native speakers of English and speakers of other languages are also discussed. (002158)

Audiology
3.0 Fall

Prerequisites: CMSD 321, CMSD 341, CMSD 351, CMSD 363.

This course provides a basic understanding of audiologic tests and procedures and of causes and effects of various hearing disorders. (002159)

Aural Rehabilitation
3.0 Spring

Prerequisites: CMSD 431, CMSD 440, CMSD 451, CMSD 488.

This course deals with the implications of hearing loss on communication, education, and vocation, as well as psycho-social ramifications. Evaluation and remediation, including amplification and assistive devices, are discussed. (002160)

Language Disorders
3.0 Fall

Prerequisites: CMSD 321, CMSD 341, CMSD 351, CMSD 363.

Lecture and discussion of types of language disabilities seen in children. The focus of this course is remediation. (002164)

Orientation to Clinical Practicum
3.0 Spring

Prerequisites: CMSD 431, CMSD 440, CMSD 451, CMSD 488.

This course emphasizes development of knowledge and skills prerequisite to clinical practice in speech-language pathology. Lecture and discussion on general treatment principles (learning and teaching), disorder-specific treatment techniques, report writing techniques, clinical problem-solving, cultural issues in treatment, professional requirements and ethics, etc. Direct observation of therapy is required. (002167)

Research Methods
3.0 Fall

Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; CMSD 321, CMSD 341, CMSD 351, CMSD 363.

This course enables students to write clearly and effectively, using APA style; demonstrate knowledge of the basic processes involved in research in communicative disorders; integrate research principles into evidence-based clinical practice; and demonstrate entry-level skills in reading, understanding, and evaluating research in communication sciences and disorders. This is a writing proficiency, WP, course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. Formerly CMSD 610. (002169)

Special Studies in Communication Sciences and Disorders
1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr

This course is a special topic offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 3.0 units. (002170)

Special Topics
1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr

This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. (002171)

Communication and Aging
3.0 Spring

Prerequisites: Senior or graduate standing.

This course provides students with knowledge of a variety of aspects of aging that impact the communication process: changes in social, economic status, cognitive, linguistic, sensory, and motor abilities. The class is conducted in seminar style, with research-based student presentations and guest lectures. (002165)

Neuroanatomy of Speech, Swallowing, and Language
3.0 Fall

This course provides a basic and clinical knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of neurological systems involved in speech, swallowing, and language. (002174)

Disorders of Articulation and Phonology
3.0 Fall

This course enables students to describe the characteristics, classifications, causes and manifestations of articulation/phonological disorders; describe the principles of assessment and assessment procedures; describe concepts, principles, and approaches to remediation, including both "traditional" and phonologic approaches; explain the scientific underpinnings of the study of speech sound disorders and the ability to integrate theories and research to clinical practice; and demonstrate clinical problem solving skills in assessment, analysis, and development of intervention plans for persons with speech sound disorders. (002175)

Disorders of Fluency
3.0 Fall

This course provides students with the opportunity for advanced study of the etiology, symptomatology, diagnosis, and treatment of fluency disorders. A thorough exploration of theories of causation are covered, and measurement of primary and secondary stuttering behaviors are discussed in detail. Lectures and reading also include a comprehensive examination of intervention strategies for use with children and adults who stutter. (002176)

Seminar in Communication Sciences and Disorders
2.0 Fa/Spr

Studies of current issues, trends, and problems in speech-language pathology. Seminar content varies. Required fall and spring semesters for first-year students. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. Credit/no credit grading only. (002177)

Professional Aspects of Communication Sciences and Disorders
3.0 Spring

This course covers professional issues that affect speech-language pathology as a profession. Issues include professional practice, academic accreditation standards, national and state practice policies and guidelines, state and national certification, specialty recognition and other relevant professional credentials, and reimbursement issues. In addition, students demonstrate their knowledge of ASHA Code of Ethics and an ability to effectively solve clinical dilemmas. (002178)

Curriculum and Methods for the Severely Language Delayed
4.0 Inquire

This course reviews teaching strategies and materials that work especially well with severely language delayed students. Subject matter content for the language arts (reading, writing, handwriting, spelling, listening, and oral language), mathematics, social studies, science, music, art, physical education, and daily living skills will be discussed. In addition, teaching strategies for the instruction of the content will be presented, practiced, and evaluated. 2.0 hours activity, 3.0 hours seminar. (002179)

Voice and Resonance Disorders
3.0 Spring

This course provides advanced study of the etiology, symptomatology, diagnosis, and rehabilitation of voice and resonance disorders. A thorough exploration of laryngeal and velar anatomy and biomechanics are covered, and measurement of objective and subjective vocal parameters are discussed in detail. Lectures and readings include a comprehensive examination of methodologies specific to children, adults, and the geriatric population. (002180)

Neuropathologies of Language and Cognition
3.0 Spring

Prerequisites: CMSD 620.

This course will provide an understanding of the neurological disorders of language and cognition. (002181)

Assessment and Management of Auditory Disorders
3.0 Fall

Advanced level course dealing with the assessment and management of persons with hearing impairment and auditory processing disorders. Practical experience obtained in audiologic screening and in development and implementation of community-based educational programs. (002183)

Neuropathologies of Swallowing and Speech
3.0 Spring

Prerequisites: CMSD 620.

This course will provide an understanding of dysphagia, apraxia, and dysarthria. (002185)

Augmentative and Alternative Communication
3.0 Spring

This course provides students with the opportunity for study of the roles and responsibilities of the speech-language pathologist in the provision of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) service delivery. The information presented includes AAC intervention across the lifespan and across cultures. (002162)

Seminar in Language Disorders
3.0 Fall

This course utilizes lecture, discussion, and activities to explore the principals and procedures in assessment and treatment of language disorders in children from infancy to adolescence. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (002187)

Supervision in Speech-Language Pathology: Introductory Seminar
3.0 Inquire

The purpose of this course is to provide an in-depth study of clinical supervision for implementation in speech-language pathology supervision. (002191)

Practicum in Clinical Supervision
3.0 Inquire

The purpose of this practicum is to enable students to develop competencies in clinical supervision. A minimum of 50 clock hours of experience will be accrued. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (002192)

Advanced Seminar in Clinical Supervision
3.0 Inquire

The purpose of this course is to provide further study of the research in supervision in speech-language pathology and to develop implementation strategies for practice based on the literature. (002193)

Methods in Speech-Language Pathology
1.0 Fa/Spr

All students in off-campus placements must be enrolled in this class. Discussion of methods and materials used in assessment and intervention in off-campus placements are addressed. Shared learning regarding public schools, hospitals, private practices, etc., are also addressed. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 2.0 units. (002194)

Practicum in Audiology
1.0 Fa/Spr

Students gain competence in audiologic screening, rehabilitation, and referral in a variety of settings. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading only. (002195)

Diagnostic Seminar
2.0 Fa/Spr

Corequisites: CMSD 682

This course provides students with in depth analysis of observed diagnostic evaluation sessions, including test selection, scoring procedures, and interpretation. Problem-solving and critical thinking skills are developed for accurate differential diagnosis and treatment recommendations. Credit/no credit grading only. (020686)

Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology Diagnosis
1.0 Fa/Spr

Supervised practice in the evaluation of speech, voice, and language disorders. Synthesis of clinical test data, client counseling, preparation of evaluation reports, referral procedures, etc. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading only. (002196)

Clinical Practicum
2.0 Fa/Spr

Supervised management (selection, diagnosis, and therapeutic intervention) of speech, language, and/or auditorily impaired individuals. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading only. (002197)

Clinical Internship in Communication Sciences and Disorders
2.0-8.0 Fa/Spr

This course is an internship offered for 2.0 to 8.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. Designed to be taken during the second year of master's study. Supervised practicum in the diagnosis and treatment of speech, language, and hearing disorders. Internship settings may include public schools, hospitals, private practice, and rehabilitation facilities. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 20.0 units. (002198)

Comprehensive Examinations
1.0 Fa/Spr

The written comprehensive examination is designed to be taken during the last semester of master's study. An oral comprehensive examination will follow if the written examination is not satisfactory. (015893)

Independent Study
1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr

This course is a graduate-level independent study offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. You may take these for credit more than once; see the department for specific information. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (002199)

Master's Project
1.0-6.0 Fa/Spr

This course is offered for 1.0-6.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (002202)

Master's Thesis
1.0-6.0 Fa/Spr

This course is offered for 1.0-6.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (002200)