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Course Descriptions

Master’s Courses

COSD 531, 532. Clinical Practicum I and II (3 credits). Supervised development of basic and intermediate clinical skills in diagnostics and treatment with internal placement. (Fall/Spring)

COSD 533. Advanced Clinical Practicum III (2-4 credits). Supervised development of intermediate and advanced clinical skills in diagnostics and treatment within internal and external placements. (Summer)

COSD 534, 535. Advanced Clinical Practicum IV and V (3 credits). Supervised development of advanced clinical skills in diagnostics and treatment within external placements. (Fall/Spring)

COSD 559. School Age Language Disorders (3 credits). Traces the theory, assessment and management of language disorders in school aged children. (Fall) 

COSD 560. Early Intervention (2 credits). Examines the nature, assessment, and management of language disorders from infancy through pre-school. (Spring) 

COSD 561. Neurogenic Language Disorders (3 credits). Presentation of communication abnormalities resulting from neurological damage, with emphasis on examination and management. (Fall) 

COSD 563. Phonological Disturbances (3 credits). Includes the theory, assessment, and management of articulation and phonological disorders. (Fall) 

COSD 564. Introduction to Augmentative and Alternative Communication (2 credits). Basic theory and use of technology of alternative communication systems for non-speaking populations. (Fall)

COSD 566. Language and Literacy (2 credits). Theoretical issues and research in language and literacy acquisition and impact on reading disabilities. (Spring) 

COSD 567. Neurogenic Speech Disorders (3 credits). Analysis of speech and motor problems resulting from neuropathology, with emphasis on examination and management. (Spring)

COSD 569. Medical Speech-Language Pathology (2 credits). Rehabilitation roles of speech-language pathologists in medical settings including neuroimaging techniques and health care reform. (Spring)

COSD 570. Dysphagia (2 credits). General overview of the assessment and treatment of swallowing disorders with procedures for diagnosis and treatment in adults and children. (Fall) 

COSD 571. Voice Disorders (2 credits). Analysis of the theoretical framework undergirding normal and pathological vocal behavior, with emphasis on examination and management. (Fall) 

COSD 573. Stuttering (3 credits). Includes the theories, assessment, and management of stuttering and related disorders. (Spring) 

COSD 577. Differential Diagnosis (3 credits). Theoretical and practical application of diagnostic procedures for assessment of communication disorders. (Fall)

COSD 579. Aural Rehabilitation (3 credits). Analyzes the impact of hearing loss on communication and its effect on speech perception training. (Spring) 

COSD 586. Private Practice and Administration (3 credits). Principles and practices necessary to organize a private practice, and professional and ethical issues. (Spring)

COSD 589. Augmentative and Alternative Communication Evaluation and Treatment (3 credits). Includes evaluation and treatment models, principles and techniques. (Spring). 

COSD 591. Research I (3 credits). Introduction to research methodologies regarding communication problems. (Fall) 

COSD 592. Thesis I (3 credits). Supervised execution of thesis research. Prerequisite: COSD 591. (Fall/Spring)

COSD 593. Thesis II (1 credit). Continuation of Thesis I. (Fall/Spring) 

COSD 594. Research II (3 credits). Introduction to data collection and analysis tools and interpretation. (Spring)

COSD 601. Independent Study (3 credits). Opportunity for students to engage in an independent program of reading under the supervision of a faculty member. (Fall/Spring) 

COSD 602. Independent Study (1 credit). Opportunity for students to engage in an independent program of reading under the supervision of a faculty member. (Fall/Spring) 

COSD 607. Communication Disorders and Aging (2 credits). Research on normal and pathological conditions associated with aging. (Fall, Even year)

COSD 608. Applied Sociolinguistics (3 credits). Application of sociolinguistic data and theory to the resolution of practical problems and issues. (Spring) 

COSD 611. Praxis Review (1 credit) Provides the necessary skills and attitudes needed for successful performance on the Praxis certification examination. (Online Fall/Spring) 

COSD 612. Traumatic Brain Injury (2 credits). Nature, course, diagnosis and rehabilitation of communication disorders associated with closed head injury. (Fall, Odd year)

COSD 615. Bilingual Speech-Language Pathology (2 credits). Topics related to language acquisition, diagnosis and treatment of communication disorders in bilingual populations. (Fall/Even Year)

3-Year Prerequisite Courses

COSD 541. Introduction to Language Acquisition (3 credits).  Non-technical survey of the nature of language and language varieties in a multicultural environment. (Fall) 

COSD 542. Introduction to Fluency & Voice Disorders (3 credits). Introduction of disorders of voice and stuttering, with an overview of diagnosis and therapeutic management. (Fall)
            
COSD 543. Anatomy & Physiology (3 credits). Examines the skeletal, muscular and neurological systems involved in the processes of respiration, phonation, articulation, resonance and audition. (Fall)
      
COSD 544. Speech & Hearing Science (3 credits).  Treats acoustic phonetics and the relation of acoustics to articulatory description of sounds; also introduction to psychophysics. (Fall)
        
COSD 545. Introduction to Audiology (3 credits).  Involves the descriptive anatomy and physiology of hearing along with testing habilitative and rehabilitative methodologies of hearing pathologies. (Fall) 

COSD 546. Anatomy & Physiology Lab (1 credit). (Fall)
        
COSD 551. Introduction to Articulation & Language Disorders (3 credits). Discussion of disorders and language, diagnosis and treatment overview. (Spring)

COSD 556. Teaching Methods (3 credits).  Presents clinical methodologies of speech and language problems with emphasis on public schools. (Spring)

COSD 557. Tests & Measurement (3 credits).  Examines screening and diagnosis tools used in assessing communication disorders, with emphasis on nonmainstream populations. (Spring)

COSD 562. Phonetics (3 credits).  Teaches use of the International Phonetic Alphabet for transcription of normal and disordered speech, with emphasis on English sounds. (Spring)

COSD 579. Aural Rehabilitation (3 credits). Analyzes the impact of hearing loss on communication and its effect on speech perception training. (Spring) 

5-Year Pre-Professional Courses

COSD 241. Language Development (3 credits).  Non-technical survey of the nature of language and language varieties in a multicultural environment. (Fall) 

COSD 261. Phonetics (3 credits).  Teaches use of the International Phonetic Alphabet for transcription of normal and disordered speech, with emphasis on English sounds. (Spring)
  
COSD 262. Speech & Hearing Science (3 credits).  Treats acoustic phonetics and the relation of acoustics to articulatory description of sounds; also introduction to psychophysics. (Fall)

COSD 263. Anatomy & Physiology of the Speech & Hearing Mechanisms/Lab (4 credits). Examines the skeletal, muscular and neurological systems involved in the processes of respiration, phonation, articulation, resonance and audition. (Fall)

COSD 361. Introduction to Articulation & Language Disorders (3 credits).  Discussion of disorders of language, diagnosis and treatment overview. (Spring)

COSD 362. Introduction to Fluency & Voice Disorders (3 credits). Introduction of disorders of voice and stuttering with an overview of diagnosis and therapeutic management. (Fall)
        
COSD 367. Bases of Audiology (3 credits).  Involves the descriptive anatomy and physiology of hearing along with testing habilitative and rehabilitative methodologies of hearing pathologies. (Fall) 
        
COSD 464. Clinical Practicum I (3 credits). (Fall)

COSD 465. Clinical Practicum II (3 credits). (Spring)

COSD 467. Tests & Measurement (3 credits).  Examines screening and diagnosis tools used in assessing communication disorders, with emphasis on nonmainstream populations. (Spring)

COSD 468. Aural Rehabilitation (3 credits). Analyzes the impact of hearing loss on communication and its effect on speech perception training (Spring)

COSD 469. Teaching Methods (3 credits).  Presents clinical methodologies of speech and language problems with emphasis on public schools. (Spring)

Ph.D. Courses 

COSD 701. Experimental Research in Communication (3 credits). Involves empirical research methods and procedures and critical analysis of selected research documents. (Fall, Even year) 

COSD 702. Research Design, Data Collection, and Analysis (3 credits). Presents behavioral research designs in communications, including statistical and computer procedures for analyzing data. (Fall, Odd year)

COSD 703. Advanced Seminar in Research (3 credits). Examines advanced experimental research paradigms including single subject research, ethnography and discourse analysis. Prerequisite: COSD 701 or 702. (Spring, Odd year)

COSD 708. Topical Seminar in Child Language (3 credits). Review and analysis of issues and research on language acquisition in children. Topic sections include Language Development, Bilingualism, and Language & Literacy. (Fall, Even year)

COSD 709. Contemporary Issues & Policies in Education and Health (3 credits).  Examines new legislation and policies, the expanding scope of the field, as well as changing practices and new innovations in service delivery. (Fall, Odd Year)

COSD 710. Topical Seminar in Language Disabilities (3 credits). Current research on the nature, course, diagnosis and management of language based communication disorders in children. Topic sections include AAC, Autism and Auditory Processing. (Fall, Odd year) 

COSD 711.  Topical Seminar in Neurological Disorders (3 credits). Review of research on the nature, course, diagnosis and rehabilitation of communication disorders associated with neurological conditions. Topic sections include Aging, Swallowing and Traumatic Brain Injury. (Fall, Odd year)

COSD 712. Semester Abroad (1-9 credits). This course allows students to remain enrolled while conducting off campus study. (Fall/Spring)

COSD 713. Doctoral Internship (1 credit).  Allows students to be receive credit while actively engaged in teaching and administration. (Fall/Spring)

COSD 718. Grant Writing (1 credit). Prepares students to submit research and training grants to federal government and other funding agencies. (Spring, Odd year)  

COSD 758. Neurological and Cognitive Foundations in Communication Disorders (3 credits). Examination of the neurological bases of communication and disorders, with special reference to auditory, proprioceptive, symbolic, and cognitive functions (Fall, Even year) 

COSD 759. Multicultural Issues in Communication Disorders (3 credits).  Issues and research on cultural/linguistic variation with emphasis on identifying and treating communication disorders. (Spring) 

COSD 770. Topical Seminar in Communication Science (3 credits).  Review of the nature and etiology and measurement of specific conditions in communication sciences and disorders. Topic sections include Seminar in Speech Science, Diseases of the Head and Neck and Laboratory Instrumentation. (Spring, Even year) 

COSD 780. Topical Readings in Communication Disorders (3 credits). Readings in selected topical areas related to communication disorders.  This course may substitute for one cognate course. (Fall/Spring)

COSD 781. Social & Professional Ethics (1 credit). Provides the moral reasoning and foundation for ethical behavior in personal and professional practice. (Fall, Odd year)

COSD 783. Dissertation Writing (1 credit). Explores the format, style and process of writing the dissertation. (Fall, Even year)

COSD 790 through COSD 791. Independent Study-Doctoral (1-3 credits). Independent readings of particular interest to the student. Prerequisite: Approval of study outline by selected instructor and department chairman. (Fall/Spring) 

COSD 795. Research Practicum (1 credit). Activities related to active research under supervision by a faculty member. Two 1-credit courses are required for the doctoral qualifying examination. (Fall/Spring)

COSD 796 through COSD 799. Dissertation (1-9 credits). Supervised execution of the doctoral dissertation. Prerequisite: Successful completion of doctoral qualifying examination and admission to candidacy. (Fall/Spring)

COSD TBA. Scientific Writing (1 credit). Prepares students to submit scholarly research papers to professional journals. (Spring, Even year)

COSD TBA. Academic Career Preparation (1 credit). Provides orientation to the academic environment and processes to ensure success in faculty positions. (Fall, Odd year)

COSD TBA. Technology & Applications (1 credit). Provides exposure and training to use technology, tools and resources for research and scholarly presentations. (Spring, Odd year)