CMD100 - Survey Speech Path
This is the introductory course to communication disorders and the field of speech/language pathology. (3 crs.) Fall.
CMD105 - Lang Speech Dev
Emphasizes the normal development of speech, language and communication. The form and function of language are considered, i.e., phonology, syntax, morphology, semantics and pragmatics. (3 crs.) Annually.
CMD108 - Nature of Language
This is a course about both the history and current use of language. A major focus of this course is to analyze the various components of language: phonetics, phonology, morphology, semantics, syntax, and the written representation. The sociocultural influence (dialects, accents) of language is also discussed. A comparison is made between human and animal languages. Lastly, language function is compared with brain structure. (3 crs.) Annually.
CMD203 - Phonetics
Introduces practical phonology and phonetics as they apply to the communicative process. The student is required to learn and use the International Phonetic Alphabet. (3 crs.) Annually.
CMD204 - Anatomy And Physio
The structure and normal function of the components of the human body participating in the production and reception of speech and language. Prerequisite: CMD 213. (3 crs.) Alternate years.
CMD216 - Articulation
This course will provide the student with traditional views toward articulation disorders and their assessment and treatment. Current management and assessment procedures will be presented. Prerequisite: CMD 203 (3 crs.) Alternate years.
CMD218 - Intro Clin Proced
This course is designed to give the senior-level communication disorders students their first in-depth view of actual clinical procedures. The major goal of the course is to consider all the issues related to basic/entry-level clinical interaction and to share information with classmates. Topics will include creating an appropriate clinical environment, professional behavior, motivating others, reinforcement principles, legalities of clinical interactions, record keeping, data collection, basic medical terminology, and administering basic speech and hearing screenings. (3 crs.) Annually.
CMD220 - Communication Across Lifespan
Through lecture, reading and direct observations, students will learn about the normal development of communication across the lifespan. They will also learn about the abnormalities that occur at specific stages of life. Subjects are arranged chronologically throughout the course so that the first unit addresses prenatal life; the second unit, birth; ending with the elderly. (4 crs.) Annually
CMD221 - Speech Science
An introductory course in speech science: the study of the physical characteristics of speech, its perception, and its production. (3 crs.) Annually.
CMD300 - Speech Path I
This web class provides students with introductory knowledge of speech and language disorders. in children. Students will become familiar with the principles and procedures used in the assessment and management of speech and language difficulties associated with autism, developmental delay, cerebral palsy, intellectual delay, and traumatic brain injury. (3 crs). Annually
CMD301 - Speech Path II
Primary emphasis is placed on the having the student become familiar with several of the major speech and language disorders in adults. Students will become familiar with the principles and procedures used in the assessment and management of speech and language disorders associated with dementia, traumatic brain injury, stuttering, learning disabilities, and stroke (aphasia, apraxia, and dysarthria). (3 crs.) Annually
CMD305 - Intro to Audiology
The course will provide the student with an understanding of the genetic and disease processes producing hearing loss in children and adults and the procedures used to assess hearing loss and rehabilitate persons with hearing impairment. (3 crs.) Annual
CMD306 - Acoustics/Psychoacoustics
This is a course which addresses the dual topic of acoustics and psychoacoustics. Sound perception (how sound is processed by the brain) is specifically addressed. This course would appeal to communication disorder majors or students in other majors who are interested in sound. (3 crs.)
CMD310 - Anatomy/Physiology
This course addresses human anatomy in general with specific emphasis from the diaphram through the brain. (3 crs.)
CMD319 - Intro to Clinic Procedures
In this course the CMD student will learn about clinical procedures (both diagnostic and therapeutic) used by certified speech language pathologists in a variety of settings, including but not limited to, schools, hospitals, rehab centers and private practice. Prerequisite: CMD 100 (3 crs.)
CMD320 - Assess Spe Lang Dev
The student learns to administer, score and interpret standardized speech and language tests; perform standard protocols related to diagnosis and treatment; and write reports about diagnostic findings or clinic intervention. (3 crs.) Annual
CMD321 - Common Organic Disorders
This course offers in depth study of several severe speech and language deficits. The populations chosen for study each term may differ. Examples of populations that have been studied in the past are cleft palate, cerebral palsy, autism, Alzheimer's Disease, etc. (3 crs.)Annually.
CMD322 - Tech Writing Health/Ed
This course teaches students of the helping professions to write professional reports for both medical and educational settings. (3 crs.) Annual
CMD350 - Sign Language and Braille
This is the only CMD course that is not required of CMD majors. Learn beginning American Sign Language in large group and small group practices. Learn about the Deaf culture. Learn to read and produce Braille using both a brailler and a hand slate. (3 crs.) Usually offered annually.
CMD352 - Sign Language/Braille II
This is the only CMD course that is not required of CMD majors. Learn intermediate American Sign Language in large group and small group practices. Learn about the Deaf culture. Learn to read and produce Braille using both a brailler and a hand slate. Prerequisite: CMD 350 or former classwork or documented experience using American Sign Language. (3 crs.) Offered annually.
CMD400 - Clinical Practicum
Provides the student clinician with a variety of therapeutic and evaluation experiences with children or adults having speech, language, or hearing disorders. Prerequisites: GPA of 3.0 is absolutely required in order to enroll. Repeatable class. Plan to take it for 1 credit in each of the first three years (either fall or spring) and for 3 credits in your senior year. The first three experiences will be in the Speech and Hearing Clinic with individual clients, and the senior-year experience will be in our CMD preschool. Prerequisite: 3.0 GPA is absolutely required. (1-3 crs.) Offered every fall and every spring.