Speech and Hearing Sciences Courses

Speech and Hearing Sciences, SPHS = 0121

1020. Speech for International Students. 3 hours. (3;2) Designed for international students learning English as a second language. Emphasis on improving oral English communication skills through lectures and labs on speech sound production, vocabulary, grammar, word order, intonation and idioms. Individual and small-group work.

1040. American Sign Language I. 3 hours. Introduction to American Sign Language. Development of a beginning vocabulary of approximately 600-plus signs. Principles of linguistics and grammatical structures. History and current trends of ASL. Development of basic expressive skills using the manual alphabet, numbers and signs.

1050. American Sign Language II. 3 hours. Expansion of basic vocabulary to approximately 1200-plus signs. Practical application of the linguistics and grammar of ASL. Introduction to deaf culture. Development of expressive fluency in finger-spelling and signing. Primary focus upon receptive recognition and comprehension of simple situational conversations in ASL. Prerequisite(s): SPHS 1040 or equivalent.

1060. Voice and Articulation. 3 hours. Mechanisms of speech; breathing, enunciation and pronunciation; phonetics.

2000. Life Cycle of Speech and Hearing. 3 hours. The development of speech, language and hearing skills from early infancy to advanced age. Comparison of normal and disordered communication and how aging, environment, culture and socioeconomic factors influence speech, language and hearing skills. Emphasis on the impact of communication handicaps on family, society and quality of life.

2040. American Sign Language III. 3 hours. Expansion of vocabulary to approximately 1800-plus signs. Provide and receive natural conversational information in ASL in a variety of contextual settings. Exposure to deaf community events and interaction with deaf adults. Prerequisite(s): SPHS 1050 or equivalent.

2050. American Sign Language IV. 3 hours. Development of receptive and expressive vocabulary to approximately 2400-plus signs. Spontaneous utilization of ASL at conversational rates with fluent signers. Translation of ASL idiomatic expressions into English. Signing of English idioms into conceptually based ASL. The deaf perspective of bilingual and bi-cultural issues. Prerequisite(s): SPHS 2040 or equivalent.

2900. Special Problems. 1-3 hours.

3020. Phonetics. 3 hours. The international phonetic alphabet, basic articulatory acoustic phonetic principles, pronunciation rules, segemental and suprasegemental features, and in-class practice of phonetic transcription.

3050. Introduction to Disorders of Articulation and Phonology. 3 hours. Introduction to the nature, causes and characteristics of articulation and phonological disorders; principles of evaluation and remediation. Prerequisite(s): SPHS 3020 or equivalent.

3070. Introduction to Audiology. 3 hours. Overview of the field with emphasis on disorders of the auditory system and assessment of hearing sensitivity.

3080. Nature of Communication Disorders. 3 hours. Nature and characteristics of speech-language and hearing impairments, including disorders prevalent in multicultural populations. Emphasis on recognition of symptoms. Referral sources and suggested treatment programs.

4010. Normal Speech and Language Development. 3 hours. Normal language development from birth through adolescence, with consideration of current theories of acquisition, pertinent research and issues related to cultural diversity. Prerequisite(s): SPHS 3020 and 3080.

4060. Clinical Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. 1-3 hours. Experience in Speech and Hearing Center. Requirements: All undergraduate majors must enroll for no fewer than two separate semesters for a total minimum of 6 credit hours. Prerequisite(s): 9 hours of major courses to include SPHS 3020. Students must have and maintain a GPA of no less than 3.0 for all departmental courses 3000-level and above, a degree plan on file in SPHS and/or departmental approval. Pass/no pass only.

4090. Basic Rehabilitative Audiology. 3 hours. Methods of improving communication skills of the hearing impaired through speech and language training, amplification, speech reading, auditory training and counseling. Prerequisite(s): SPHS 3070 or equivalent.

4120. Neurological Bases of Speech and Hearing. 3 hours. Structure and function of the human nervous system as related to speech and language learning and usage. Emphasis on the reception and integration of sensation and the production of verbal and non-verbal responses. Prerequisite(s): SPHS 4130 or consent of instructor.

4130. Anatomical Bases of Speech and Hearing. 3 hours. Anatomy and physiology of the articulatory, phonatory, respiratory and auditory systems involved in speech production and perception.

4140. Introduction to Language Disorders. 3 hours. Nature, causes and characteristics of language disorders in children and adults. Principles of evaluation and remediation of language problems. Prerequisite(s): SPHS 4010 or equivalent.

4150. Speech and Hearing Sciences. 3 hours. Theories of utterance formulation, physiological production, acoustic transmission, and auditory reception, recognition of the human speech signal. Prerequisite(s): SPHS 3020, 4130, or consent of instructor.

4210. Clinical Methods in Speech-Language Pathology. 3 hours. Introduction to the processes involved in assessment, diagnosis and remediation of speech and language disorders. Application of these processes to various work settings.

4900. Special Problems. 1-3 hours. Problem must be approved by department director.

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