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Communication Sciences and Disorders
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Course Descriptions

1308 Survey of Speech Pathology and Audiology
An introduction to the nature and causes of speech, language, and hearing disorders and speech-language pathology as an educational and clinical field.

1360 Introduction to Deaf Education
Practical and legal aspects regarding education of the deaf/hard of hearing.

1405 American Sign Language I
Introduction to American Sign Language and Deaf culture: grammar, lexicalized signs, numbers and basic conversational language.

1406 American Sign Language II
Prerequisite(s): CSD 1405.
Continuation of CSD 1405.

2301 American Sign Language III
Prerequisite(s): Minimum grade of C in CSD 1406.
Development of intermediate skills: grammar, numbers, non-manual markers, emphasis on expressive language.

2302 American Sign Language IV
Prerequisite(s): CSD 2301.
Continuation of CSD 2301. Introduction to the literature and poetry of American Sign
Language.

2318 Language Development
Linguistic theory and language development in normal children.

2351 Introduction to Phonological Science
Introduction to the phonological rules and processes of American English and an examination of descriptive, physiological, and acoustic phonetics.

2360 Oral Deaf Education Principles and Practices
Techniques for developing spoken language in children with hearing loss using therapy, linguistic knowledge, technology and practice.

3308 Articulation
Prerequisite(s): Must have completed and earned a “B” or better in each of the following courses: CSD 1308, 2318, 2351, and 3357.
Disorders of articulation and phonologic processes, including etiology, methods of assessment, and techniques for remediation.

3310 Principles of Interpreting
Prerequisite(s): CSD 1406.
The profession of interpreting, including Code of Ethics, certification criteria, roles and responsibilities of an interpreter, and compensation.

3312 Deaf Studies
Historical perspective of the deaf community including structure, values, social interaction, and education.

3357 Anatomy and Physiology
A study of the anatomy and physiology of speech.

4249 Clinical Application of Speech-Language Pathology
Prerequisite(s): CSD 4477 or concurrent enrollment.
Clinical application of approaches for identifying, assessing, and treatment of individuals with communication disorders.

4301 Introduction to Clinical Audiology
Prerequisite(s): Must have completed and earned a “B” or better in each of the following courses: CSD 1308, 2318, 2351, and 3357.
Hearing sciences and approaches for evaluating hearing: anatomy and physiology of the ear, the decibel, ear pathology, pure-tone audiometry, speech audiometry, and acoustic-immittance audiometry.

4302 Language Disorders in Children
Prerequisite(s): Must have completed and earned a “B” or better in each of the following courses: CSD 1308, 2318, 2351, and 3357.
Basic principles of intervention and assessment for children with language impairments.

4308 Disorders of Speech and Swallowing
Prerequisite(s): Must have completed and earned a “B” or better in each of the following courses: CSD 1308, 2318, 2351, and 3357.
Etiologies, characteristics, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders of speech and swallowing.

4309 Medical Speech Pathology
Prerequisite(s): Must have completed and earned a “B” or better in each of the following courses: CSD 1308, 2318, 2351, and 3357.
Etiologies, characteristics, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders associated with medical speech pathology.

4312 Advanced Clinical Audiology
Prerequisite(s): CSD 4301.
Routine and advanced audiologic measures, including masking and evoked-potential tests. Practical clinical experiences.

4322 ASL/English Interpreting I
Prerequisite(s): CSD 2302.
Communication theory and its application to interpreting situations, development of intralingual skills in ASL, translation to and from written English texts, and consecutive interpreting.

4323 ASL/English Interpreting II
Prerequisite(s): CSD 2302 and 4322.
A continuation of ASL/English Interpreting I. Continued development of interpreting skills, including appropriate modality, language levels, and accuracy of message.

4352 Diagnostic Methods
Prerequisite(s): Must have completed and earned a “B” or better in each of the following courses: CSD 1308, 2318, 2351, and 3357.
A study of diagnostic methods used in speech and language pathology, including interviewing, taking case histories, testing, and counseling. Evaluation of the standardization, reliability, and validity of existing tests. Practical application is required.

4358 Speech Science
Prerequisite(s): Must have completed and earned a ‘B’ or better in each of the following courses: CSD 1308, 2318, 2351, and 3357.
Basic sciences underlying speech and hearing: physics of sound, the decibel, instrumentation, speech production, speech perception, and audition.

4360 Language and Reading Instruction - Deaf I
Prerequisite(s): CSD 1360 and EDP2360.
Methodologies in teaching literacy for deaf and hard of hearing using bilingual assessment and intervention.

4361 Language and Reading Instruction - Deaf II
Prerequisite(s): CSD 4360.
A continuation of methodologies in teaching literacy for deaf and hard of hearing using bilingual approaches.

4368 Introduction to Aural Rehabilitation
Prerequisite(s): CSD 4301 or consent of instructor; and must have completed and earned a “B” or better in each of the following courses: CSD 1308, 2318, 2351, and 3357.
Methods for rehabilitating persons with hearing impairment: evaluating communicative needs, amplification devices, auditory-visual training, and modes of communication for the deaf and hearing impaired.

4477 Clinical Methods
Prerequisite(s): CSD 3308; and must have completed and earned a “B” or better in each of the following courses: CSD 1308, 2318, 2351, and 3357.
Methods for treating individuals who have communication disorders. Observation of therapy conducted in the Baylor Speech, Hearing, and Language Clinic is required.

4660 Internship I Deaf and Hard of Hearing EC-12 Part 1
Co-requisite(s): CSD 4661.
Prerequisite(s): Minimum grade of B in both CSD 4360 and 4361, and satisfactory performance on the CSD departmental ASL proficiency exam.
Full-time teaching experience in a Deaf/Hard of Hearing program. A mentor teacher and Baylor faculty will support teacher candidates as they gradually assume complete responsibilities for teaching. Course includes fifty-minute seminars to be attended each week.

4661 Internship I Deaf and Hard of Hearing EC-12 Part 2
Co-requisite(s): CSD 4660.
Prerequisite(s): Minimum grade of B in both CSD 4360 and 4361 and satisfactory performance on the CSD departmental ASL proficiency exam.
Planning and preparing lessons and materials for full-time teaching. Includes completion of content modules, conferencing with mentor teacher and university supervisor, written lesson reflections, observation of lessons taught by mentor teachers, and preparation of electronic portfolio.

4662 Internship II Deaf and Hard of Hearing EC-12 Part 1
Co-requisite(s): CSD 4663.
Prerequisite(s): Minimum grade of B in both CSD 4660 and 4661.
Continuation of CSD 4660.

4663 Internship II Deaf and Hard of Hearing EC-12 Part 2
Co-requisite(s): CSD 4662.
Prerequisite(s): Minimum grade of B in both CSD 4660 and 4661.
Continuation of CSD 4661.

4V30 Fingerspelling
1 to 3 sem. hrs.
Prerequisite(s): CSD 2302.
Expressive and receptive fingerspelling, emphasizing whole-word phrase recognition, as well as on reading fingerspelling embedded in signed sentences. May be repeated for up to a total of three credit hours.

4V85 Special Problems in Communication Sciences and Disorders
1 to 3 sem. hrs.Prerequisite(s): Fifteen semester hours in Communication Sciences and Disorders.
A conference course providing additional study in communication sciences and disorders. May be repeated once for credit.