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Please see the section on Course Description Symbols and Terms in the University Catalog for an explanation of course description terminology and symbols, the course numbering system, and course credit units. All courses are lecture and discussion and employ letter grading unless otherwise stated. Some prerequisites may be waived with faculty permission. Many syllabi are available on the Chico Web.

Communication Sciences and Disorders Course Offerings

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Using a conversational approach, this course will provide students with a foundation of expressive and receptive skills in American Sign Language. Cultural aspects of the deaf community, such as history, education, language arts, and pragmatics will be explored. Additionally, lectures will provide information on hearing loss and comparison of sign languages and systems. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. (002142)
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours supervision. (002143)
A survey of the normal processes of communication and of the disorders associated with parameters of communication (i.e., articulation, language, voice, fluency, and audition). The course will also include an overview of the professional aspects of speech-language pathology and audiology. 3 hours discussion. (002144)
The beginning course is taught using a conversational approach. Students acquire knowledge about cultural and linguistic aspects of deafness and ASL, as well as attain receptive and expressive skills that will enable them to communicate with individuals using ASL. 3 hours lecture. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. This is an approved General Education course. (002149)
The study of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), with emphasis on training students to transcribe speech accurately using the IPA. Students also develop an understanding of phonetic theory and principles. 3 hours lecture. (002155)
Prerequisite: CMSD 220, CMSD 290, CMSD 362.
This course provides students with the opportunity for introductory study of the etiology, symptomatology, evaluation, and treatment of articulation and phonology disorders. 3 hours lecture. (020627)
Prerequisites: CMSD 220, CMSD 290, CMSD 362.
This course provides students with the opportunity for introductory study of the etiology, symptomatology, evaluation, and rehabilitation of voice and fluency disorders. A thorough exploration of laryngeal and velar anatomy and biomechanics will be covered, and measurement of objective and subjective vocal parameters are discussed in detail. Lectures and readings include a comprehensive examination of methodologies for intervention across the lifespan. 3 hours lecture. (020626)
Prerequisites: CMSD 220, CMSD 290, CMSD 362.
Lecture and discussion of normal developmental processes associated with language acquisition. It includes genetic, cultural, and social aspects. Theories of acquisition are discussed. 3 hours lecture. (002151)
This course provides undergraduate students with a basic understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the speech production and perception mechanisms. Empasis is on systems involved with respiration, phonation, articulation, audition, and neurology. The information presented in this class is essential and will lay the foundation for continued learning in communication sciences and disorders. 3 hours lecture. (002152)
Prerequisites: CMSD 220, CMSD 290, CMSD 362.
The student will be provided with an understanding of the acoustic attributes of speech and the basic principles of psychoacoustics, physics, and speech perception. 3 hours lecture. (002153)
Prerequisites: Majors only senior year; CMSD 362, CMSD 431.
Supervised experience in speech, language, or hearing rehabilitation in the on-campus clinic. Weekly group meetings will be scheduled. 6 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (002154)
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours supervision. (002156)
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (002157)
Prerequisites: CMSD 321, CMSD 341, CMSD 351, CMSD 363.
This course examines the anatomy and physiology of normal speech and language production; and then proceeds into the pathology of, and remedial techniques for, the aphasias, disorders of the right hemisphere, traumatic brain injury, the dementias, dysarthrias (including cerebral palsy), dyspraxias, and swallowing disorders (including CAS and pediatric swallow). The relationships among the various disorders with attention to the multi-involved individuals, is explored. Collaboration with related allied service experts is described. 3 hours lecture. (002145)
Prerequisites: CMSD 431, CMSD 440, CMSD 451, CMSD 488.
Corequisite: CMSD 470.
This course provides students the opportunity for introductory study of basic diagnostic procedures for formal and informal evaluation of communication disorders. A thorough exploration of standardized test construction and administration is covered, as well as less formal assessment tools such as language samples. The information presented includes an examination of methodologies for children and adults. Addresses important issues regarding the assessment of multicultural and multilingual clients. 3 hours lecture. (002158)
Prerequisites: CMSD 321, CMSD 341, CMSD 351, CMSD 363.
This course provides a basic understanding of audiologic tests and procedures and of causes and effects of various hearing disorders. 3 hours lecture. (002159)
Prerequisites: CMSD 431, CMSD 440, CMSD 451, CMSD 488.
This course deals with the implications of hearing loss on communication, education, and vocation, as well as psycho-social ramifications. Evaluation and remediation, including amplification and assistive devices, are discussed. 3 hours discussion. (002160)
Prerequisites: CMSD 321, CMSD 341, CMSD 351, CMSD 363.
Lecture and discussion of types of language disabilities seen in children. The focus of this course is evaluation and remediation. 3 hours lecture. (002164)
Prerequisites: CMSD 431, CMSD 440, CMSD 451, CMSD 488.
Corequisite: CMSD 435.
This course emphasizes development of knowledge and skills prerequisite to clinical practice in speech-language pathology. Lecture and discussion on general treatment principles (learning and teaching), disorder-specific treatment techniques, report writing techniques, clinical problem-solving, cultural issues in treatment, professional requirements and ethics, etc. Direct observation of therapy is required. 3 hours lecture. (002167)
Prerequisites:Completion of GE Written Communication (A2) requirement; CMSD 321, CMSD 341, CMSD 351, CMSD 363, MATH 105.
This course enables students to write clearly and effectively, using APA style; demonstrate knowledge of the basic processes involved in research in communicative disorders; integrate research principles into evidence-based clinical practice; and demonstrate entry-level skills in reading, understanding, and evaluating research in communication sciences and disorders. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (002169)
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours supervision. (002171)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (002172)
Prerequisites: All junior level CMSD coursework. Faculty permission.
Independent study resulting in a piece of scholarly or creative work involving substantial research to be completed and publicly presented. This course is taken twice: during the fall and spring semesters of the senior year. Open only by invitation to students in the top 5% of the major. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (021117)
This course is designed to provide students with an overview of the nature and characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and the impact ASD has on communication. Included are evidence-based assessments and interventions for communication and behavioral aspects of ASD. Current issues related to cultural and linguistic diversity are discussed. 3 hours seminar. (021334)
This course provides students with knowledge of a variety of aspects of aging that impact the communication process: changes in social, economic status, cognitive, linguistic, sensory, and motor abilities. The class is conducted in seminar style, with research-based student presentations and guest lectures. 3 hours discussion. (002165)
This course examines the neuroanatomy and physiology of normal and disordered speech, cognition and language. Specifically, this course focuses on communicated disorders associated with acquired neurogenic impairments. Key disorders that are addressed are aphasia, right hemisphere disorder, traumatic brain injury/closed head injury, and dementia. We apply this information to assessment and intervention of neurogenic communication disorders. Interdisciplinary collaboration with other rehabilitation professionals is discussed and students learn how to generate functional communication programs. Family counseling strategies are also introduced. 4 hours seminar. (002174)
This course enables students to describe the characteristics, classifications, causes and manifestations of articulation/phonological disorders; describe the principles of assessment and assessment procedures; describe concepts, principles, and approaches to remediation, including both "traditional" and phonologic approaches; explain the scientific underpinnings of the study of speech sound disorders and the ability to integrate theories and research to clinical practice; and demonstrate clinical problem solving skills in assessment, analysis, and development of intervention plans for persons with speech sound disorders. 3 hours seminar. (002175)
This course provides students with the opportunity for advanced study of the etiology, symptomatology, diagnosis, and treatment of fluency disorders. Students learn to apply counseling principles and techniques to clinical practice that can be useful for expanding their clinical effectiveness. Measurement of primary and secondary stuttering behaviors and related client feelings and attitudes are discussed. Headings and case studies also include a comprehensive examination of intervention strategies for use with children and adults who stutter, along with counseling techniques also applicable to the broader community with communication disorders. 2 hours seminar. (002176)
This course provides students with the skills to become active diagnosticians and clinicians in the field of speech-language pathology. Students learn how to generate single subject experimental designs that apply baseline and treatment segments to collect data to assess the variables of interest. Students locate and critically evaluate evidence-based, peer reviewed literature. 2 hours seminar. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. (002177)
This course covers professional issues that affect speech-language pathology as a profession. Issues include professional practice, academic accreditation standards, national and state practice policies and guidelines, state and national certification, specialty recognition and other relevant professional credentials, and reimbursement issues. In addition, students demonstrate their knowledge of ASHA Code of Ethics and an ability to effectively solve clinical dilemmas. 3 hours lecture. (002178)
This course provides advanced study of the etiology, symptomatology, diagnosis, and rehabilitation of voice and resonance disorders. A thorough exploration of laryngeal and velar anatomy and biomechanics are covered, and measurement of objective and subjective vocal parameters are discussed in detail. Lectures and readings include a comprehensive examination of methodologies specific to children, adults, and the geriatric population. 3 hours seminar. (002180)
Advanced level course dealing with the assessment and management of persons with hearing impairment and auditory processing disorders. Practical experience obtained in audiologic screening and in development and implementation of community-based educational programs. 3 hours lecture. (002183)
Prerequisites: CMSD 620.
The medical continuum of care in speech language pathology extends from acute care to rehabilitation to more chronic settings and even to hospice. This growth suggests that the field has discovered that it can contribute to the health and quality of life in patients at virtually every point in their health care delivery system. This course is designed to address the breadth of medical speech-language pathology while giving in-depth attention to motor speech and swallowing disorders. 4 hours lecture. (002185)
This course provides students with the opportunity for study of the roles and responsibilities of the speech-language pathologist in the provision of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) service delivery. The information presented includes AAC intervention across the lifespan and across cultures. 3 hours seminar. (002162)
This course utilizes lecture, discussion, and activities to explore the principals and procedures in assessment and treatment of language disorders in children from infancy to adolescence. 3 hours seminar. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (002187)
Prerequisite: Admission to the CMSD Graduate Program.
This course is designed to provide students with knowledge of speech-language pathology in public school education programs. 1 hour seminar. (021569)
All students in off-campus placements must be enrolled in this class. Discussion of methods and materials used in assessment and intervention in off-campus placements are addressed. Shared learning regarding public schools, hospitals, private practices, etc., are also addressed. 1 hour seminar. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 2.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (002194)
Students gain competence in planning and implementing speech and hearing screenings, fairs, and related activities for the campus and North State community. 1 hour seminar. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (002195)
Supervised practice in the evaluation of speech, voice, and language disorders. Synthesis of clinical test data, client counseling, preparation of evaluation reports, referral procedures, etc. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (002196)
Supervised management (selection, diagnosis, and therapeutic intervention) of speech, language, and/or auditorily impaired individuals. 6 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (002197)
This course is an internship offered for 2.0 to 8.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. Designed to be taken during the second year of master's study. Supervised practicum in the diagnosis and treatment of speech, language, and hearing disorders. Internship settings may include public schools, hospitals, private practice, and rehabilitation facilities. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 20.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (002198)
This course is a graduate-level independent study offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. You may take these for credit more than once; see the department for specific information. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (002199)
Prerequisites: Department permission.
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours lecture. (020826)
This course is offered for 1.0-6.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (002202)
This course is offered for 1.0-6.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (002200)
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