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SHS 290 Speech Improvement for the Classroom 3 cr
Survey of minor speech problems in children and adults through application of speech improvement techniques. Taught Fall and Spring Semesters.
SHS 301 Introduction to Communication Disorders 3 cr

Overview of major disorders of human communication and the role of the audiologist and speech-language pathologist in assessing and treating them. Taught Fall Semester.

SHS 302 Audiology and Hearing Sciences 3 cr
This course will include an introduction to the profession of audiology and the scope of practice as well as address the anatomy and physiology of the hearing mechanisms, the physical properties of sound, quantification of sound, sound generation and sound transmission. Taught Spring Semester.
SHS 315 Fundamentals of Speech Science 3 cr
An introduction to the anatomy and physiology of speech production and the acoustic properties of speech. Pre-requisite: Cumulative GPA of 3.0. Taught Fall Semester.
SHS 331 Normal Language Acquisition (W) 4 cr
Acquisition of communicative behavior in normal children during the first decade of life: development of syntax, semantics, pragmatics, cognition; clinical laboratory experience with young children. Pre-requisite: SHS 341. Taught Spring Semester.
SHS 341 Clinical Phonetics 4 cr
Transcription techniques for the analysis of speech. Includes a study of the dynamics of normal speech sound production. May be taken concurrently with SHS 301. Pre-requisite: Cumulative GPA of 3.0. Taught Fall Semester.
SHS 414 Neurobiological Bases of Human Communication 3 cr
Introduction to neuroscience and clinical neurology as they apply to the processes of normal and disordered communication. Topics include neurophysiology, neuroanatomy, neuropathologies and neuro-rehabilitation. Pre-requisites: SHS 315, SHS 331 and SHS 341. Taught Spring Semester.
SHS 431 Introduction to Language Disorders 3 cr
A survey of language disorders in preschool and school-age children; assessment and intervention. Pre-requisite: SHS 331. Taught Spring Semester.
SHS 453 Introduction to Speech Disorders 3 cr
An introduction to disorders of articulation, voice, and fluency. Theoretical and etiological foundations will be surveyed as well as philosophical orientations to therapy. Pre-requisites: SHS 315 and 341. Taught Fall Semester.
SHS 473 Audiology I 3 cr
This course is an introduction to the following topics: disorders of hearing; etiologies of auditory and vestibular disorders found in populations of all ages and; evaluation techniques used by audiologists. Pre-requisite: SHS 302. Taught Fall Semester.
SHS 474 Audiology II 3 cr
This course is a study of the principles of the management of hearing loss in children and adults; relevant legislation; and treatment and education options. Pre-requisite: SHS 473. Taught Spring Semester.
SHS 480 Issues in Clinical Practicum (W) 4 cr
Introduction to the clinical setting; organizations and statutes that govern professional service; instrumentation, procedures and approaches to remediation. Observation of therapy and indirect participation as a clinical aide. Pre-requisites:
HS 431 may be taken concurrently with SHS 480. Taught Spring and Summer Semesters. Special fee.
SHS 490 Special Topics 1-3 cr
Topics to be determined by student need and interest. Content will vary. A subtitle identifying the topic will be entered on the student’s record. May be repeated for a total
of six credits. Pre-requisite: Permission of department chair.
SHS 494 Directed Independent Study 1-3 cr
Independent study under the direction of a faculty member. Pre-requisite: Permission of department chair.
SHS 499 Senior Honors Project (H, W) 3-6 cr
Under the advice and guidance of a faculty mentor, honors students will identify and carry out a research project relevant to the field of Speech Pathology and Audiology study that will lead to a formal presentation at the annual Honors Student Colloquium. The senior project will be judged and graded by three faculty members chaired by the honors mentor. This course is required for Honors recognition and may be repeated for up to six credit hours. Pre-requisites: Permission of the department chair and completion of an approved project prospectus.

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