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The course offerings at Clarion University of PA go through an extensive review process by the Committee on Courses and Programs of Study (CCPS).  This course offerings list is a comprehensive list of courses that could be offered; it does not mean they are currently being offered.

For a complete list of courses offered on the current or upcoming schedules, see the Registrar's page Schedule of Classes.

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Course Id (currently sorted in Ascending order) Course Description
CSD 125
Introduces communication disorders. Encompasses the variety of problems humans may have in speech, language, and hearing. Focuses on the nature of such problems, their causes, their impacts on people, methods for their evaluation, and methods for the,ir management. Includes an orientation to the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology.|
CSD 150
Analyzes models of the speech mechanism. Emphasizes normal aspects of the physiology and acoustics of speech production. Fall, annually.|
CSD 156
Transcription of normal and deviant speech using the International Phonetic Alphabet. Applies phonetics and phonemics to language and speech pathology. Explores instruments used in speech and hearing. Spring, annually.|
CSD 251
Study of the anatomy and physiology of the speech and hearing mechanisms. Fall, annually.|
CSD 257
Study of the development of language and speech in the normal child. Normative data in speech and language development are studied.|
CSD 258
Provides students with an understanding of language disorders in children, etiological factors associated with them, diagnostic and evaluative techniques, and therapeutic methodologies. Prerequisite: CSD 257. Spring, annually.|
CSD 290
Emphasizes the language development of young children as a portion of their physical, cognitive and social-emotional growth from birth to eight years of age. Provides a framework for observation of normally developing phonological, morphosyntactical,, semantic, and pragmatic skills in the young child as well as the documented changes which can be observed in the child with a language disorder. Focuses on the role physical, cognitive, social-emotional, and linguistic factors play in the preliter,acy and early literacy experience. Prerequisite: ED 110, ED 121, ECH 235.|
CSD 352
Begins with an overview of the professions of speech pathology and audiology. Discusses communication disorders using the theoretical basis for service delivery models, communicative development, and cultural differences. Emphasizes diagnosis, team m,anagement, and treatment strategies of articulation, voice, resonance, and stuttering disorders. Observation experience is provided. Fall, annually.|
CSD 353
Reviews the theoretical basis for communication disorders. Emphasizes diagnosis, team management, and treatment strategies of adult language disorders such as aphasia, apraxia, and swallowing disorders.|
CSD 357
Study of linguistics fundamentals and theories. Explores specific techniques for analyzing phonological, morphosyntactical, semantic, and pragmatic aspects of speech/language in children and adults. Emphasizes the application of these assessment resu,lts to clinical practice. Prerequisite: ENG 263.|
CSD 359
Emphasis will be placed on the speech, language, communication and behavioral concerns of individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). A team approach will be emphasized as clinical methods for assessment of and intervention of language and soci,al communication skills are introduced.|
CSD 422
Supervised observation of and participation in clinic and/or school environments. Provides observational experience.|
CSD 433
Deals with instruments used in a speech and hearing program and also covers basic principles of hearing science. Provides some information on psychoacoustics. Spring, annually.|
CSD 454
Explores current professional issues and trends in the practice of speech-language pathology and audiology. Includes licensure and certification. Emphasizes ethical/legal restrictions and obligations that influence professional practitioners.|
CSD 455
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CSD 460
Investigates the nature of hearing disorders and the audiological, medical, social, psychological, and educational implications. Fall, annually.|
CSD 463
A comprehensive study of auditory rehabilitation, emphasizing auditory training, speech reading, and speech training. Prerequisite: CSD 460. Spring, annually.|
CSD 465
Covers a comprehensive review of the theories of manual communication, including an introduction to the major manual communication systems. Students learn to sign and finger spell for use in communicating with and rehabilitation of the deaf and hard,of hearing.|
CSD 467
Covers basic information pertaining to the profession of speech pathology and audiology. Provides an orientation to the facilities, equipment, and operations of the Clarion University Speech and Hearing Clinic. Examines various types of clinical repo,rts and teaches basic observational skills both in the classroom and clinic as a prerequisite for client contact for speech and hearing science majors.|
CSD 472
Begins with a review of the speech mechanism as a servosystem and transducer, and basic knowledge of the physics of sound. Focuses on the concept that the speech mechanism is a chain of events physiologically, acoustically, and perceptually. Examines, each link in this chain of events in terms of basic knowledge, pertinent research, and each link's contribution to the speech chain as a whole. Prerequisite: CSD 156.|
CSD 475
Introduces the student to various augmentative/alternative communication systems prevalent in the field. Current and comprehensive information relative to type of disorder. Disgnosis and treatment discussed. Emphasizes the application of unique crite,ria in diagnostic and the administration of competent and flexible management strategies in rehabilitation. Fall, annually.|
CSD 498
Examines various areas of speech pathology and audiology. Professor selects format most suitable to the study. May be offered on request of students, subject to the availability of staff. Enrollment by consent of the instructor. On demand.|
CSD 499
Provides students with an opportunity to explore an area of special need or interest in speech pathology and audiology in depth under the supervision of a member of the department. Students must develop a proposed study plan and secure the approval o,f the proposed director and department chair prior to registration. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing. Repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits.|
CSD 500
A comprehensive study of the neuroanatomical implications related to acquired aphasia (dysphasia) in adulthood, although study of the symptoms and treatment of both sensory states and motor disturbances in aphasia is made. The current literature is r,eviewed and facilities are investigated. Opportunities are provided for the student to participate in individual and group therapy, and for visits to centers where these types of problems are diagnosed and treated. Guidance and counseling are provide,d to design an independent study in this area.|
CSD 505
Articulatory and phonological features of the American English sound system are examined in relation to other developing linguistic functions. The assessment of disordered articulatory and phonological behavior is stressed, and differential diagnosis, is emphasized. Based upon several traditional and current theoretical models, possibilities for therapeutic interventions are presented.|
CSD 510
A comprehensive study of pathologies of the central nervous system. Methods for identifying and treating speech, language, and communication problems associated with progressive and non-progressive neurological disorders are explored. Neuropathologie,s studied include dementia, syndromes associated with right-hemisphere lesions, and deficits subsequent to closed-head injury. A unit on normal swallow and dysphagia is included in the course. Opportunity will be provided for independent investigatio,n and clinical participation.|
CSD 512
Course entails practice, under supervision, in assessment and management of individuals with disorders of speech language or hearing.|
CSD 513
Emphasizes nature and treatment of communication disorders in culturally and linguistically diverse populations. The scope of practice and role of speech-language pathologists with bilingual/bicultural clients with and without speech and language dis,orders will be addressed. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Fall semester, annually|
CSD 515
A comprehensive study of clinical diagnosis and treatment of patients with communicative disorders related to clefting and/or associated syndromes. Current research regarding anatomy and physiology of the palate and velopharyngeal structures for spee,ch production is detailed. The genetics of clefting and associated syndromes is discussed. Special attention is directed to early growth and development of infants with clefts. Opportunities for observation of a craniofacial team multidisciplinary ev,aluations and team planning are provided in medical settings.|
CSD 520
Models of the language function with their justifications are identified and critically analyzed. A review of normal language development is included to provide comparison with deviations. Diagnostic procedures utilized with language disorders in chi,ldren are investigated; therapeutic means to influence them will be presented. Differential diagnostic specifics of certain language disorders such as those associated with deafness, autism, mental retardation, and language learning disabilities are,included.|
CSD 522
Supervised observation of and participation in school and/or clinic environments. Prerequisite: CSD 540.|
CSD 525
Emphasizes investigation of the major theories and therapies of stuttering. Theories of etiology and of development of stuttering are included. The development of an understanding of stuttering behavior and similar speech behavior is included. Manage,ment strategies and therapies are also investigated.|
CSD 530
Includes the study of human voice and its manifestations across the life span. Students will be acquainted with new developments, issues, and trends that cover the entire spectrum of voice perception and production, including vocal development and li,fe span changes, and the continuum of voice production from disorders through superior performance. Focus will include pathophysiology of disorders, instrumental and noninstrumental assessment, interdisciplinary team management, and treatment.|
CSD 533
Deals with instruments used in a speech and hearing program and also covers basic principles of hearing science. Provides some information on psychoacoustics. Spring, annually.|
CSD 534
An introduction to the profession of otolaryngology. The course is taught by a board-certified physician and offered once a year.|
CSD 535
Course is divided into two three-credit seminars. The first covers etiologies of hearing loss and disorders of the central auditory system, the effects of hearing loss on communication, diagnosis and clinical methods. The second covers aural rehabi,litation procedures.|
CSD 540
This course entails practice, under supervision, in applying theory to the assessment and management of individuals from preschool through adulthood having significant disorders of speech, hearing, or language. The clinical experience is relatively i,ndependent in the assessment, organizing, and carrying out of effective plans of therapy. The student should demonstrate an interdisciplinary approach and be able to generalize on the area of the disorder treated, as well as deal appropriately with t,he specific clients treated.|
CSD 550
Explores the causes, nature, and dynamics of both developmental and acquired forms of the motor speech disorders of apraxia and dysarthria. The specific nature of speech disturbances associated with lesions of the motor system and current diagnostic,protocols and management strategies associated with each identified.|
CSD 554
Explores current issues and trends in the practice of speech-languagepathology. Includes licensure, certification and specialty recognition. Emphasizes ethical/legal restrictions and obligations that influence professional practitioners.|
CSD 560
Emphasizes the application of counseling strategies in the administration of diagnostic and therapeutic services as they relate to the field of communication disorders. Addresses counseling strategies relative to the nature of the communicative disor,der and cultural background of the client. Annually.|
CSD 575
This course is designed to introduce the student to various augmentative/alternative communication systems prevalent in the field. Current and comprehensive information relative to type of disorder, diagnosis, and treatment will be discussed. An emph,asis will be placed on the application of unique criteria in diagnostics and the administration of competent and flexible management strategies in rehabilitation. Fall, annually.|
CSD 589
Research literature and methods in communication disorders with an emphasis on research design and application.|
CSD 590
Students may complete a study in speech or language pathology and audiology or related areas under the supervision of a staff member. Students may select the thesis option in which six credits are required. Students may select the research option in,which three or six credits culminate in a written report presented to the faculty advisor. Types of investigations which might be completed are original studies, comprehensive literature reviews, replication of studies, or completion of a portion of,a larger study. Students must fill out independent study forms with their research advisor before registering for CSD 590.|
CSD 592
Presents an introduction to swallowing disorders including basic terminology, anatomical and physiological etiologies, and current assessment and management procedures, with special attention to laryngectomized and tracheotomized patients. Discusses,the competencies, responsibilities, and roles of the speech pathologist in various clinical settings, as well as risk factors involved in patient care. Provides observations and experiential learning situations.|
CSD 598
Topics in various areas of speech pathology and audiology. The format used will be selected by the professor as most suitable to the study. The course may be offered on request of students, subject to the availability of staff. Enrollment by consent,of the instructor. On demand.|
CSD 599
Designed to provide students with an opportunity to explore an area of special need or interest in speech pathology and audiology in depth under the supervision of a member of the department. Students must develop a proposed study plan and secure the, approval of the proposed director and department chair prior to registration. Repeatable for a maximum of 6 semester hours.|