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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 291 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 and Spring Semesters.

SHS 314 Fundamentals of Speech and Hearing Science 3 cr
This course will address the anatomy and physiology of the speech and hearing mechanisms, the physical properties of sound, quantification of sound, sound generation and sound transmission. Prerequisite: SHS 291. Taught Spring Semester.
SHS 331 Normal Language Acquisition - W 3 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. Prerequisite: SHS 291. Taught Spring Semester.
SHS 341 Clinical Phonetics 3 cr
Transcription techniques for the analysis of speech. Includes a study of the dynamics of normal speech sound production. Prerequisite: SHS 291. 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. Prerequisites: SHS 314, 331 and 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. Prerequisite: SHS 331. Taught Fall Semester.
SHS 441 Introduction to Articulation 3 cr
  and Phonological Disorders  
Study of the dynamics of disordered speech production. Techniques for the analysis and treatment of articulation and phonological disorders. Prerequisites: SHS 331 and 341. Taught Spring Semester.
SHS 451 Introduction to Voice Disorders 3 cr
Study of normal voice production. Evaluation and management of voice disorders resulting from misuse of the vocal mechanism. Prerequisites: SHS 331 and 341. Taught Spring Semester.
SHS 461 Introduction to Fluency Disorders - W 3 cr
A beginning course in stuttering and related disorders, with emphasis upon symptomatology, testing, rehabilitation, and prevention. Prerequisites: SHS 331 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. Prerequisite: SHS 314. 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. Prerequisite: SHS 473. Taught Spring Semester.
SHS 480 Issues in Clinical Practicum - W 3 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. Prerequisites: SHS 331 and 341. 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. Prerequisite: Permission of department chair.
SHS 494 Directed Independent Study 1-3 cr
Independent study under the direction of a faculty member. Prerequisite: 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. Prerequisites: Permission of the department chair and completion of an approved project prospectus.

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