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2007-08 Undergraduate Catalog

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Communication Sciences and Disorders
Description of the Major
The Bachelor of Arts in communication sciences and disorders has two primary goals. First, this degree provides you with a liberal arts education, which gives you the option of several career paths, such as law, medicine, special education or other health related professions. Second, the undergraduate program provides an understanding of the normal processes involved in human communication so that you will be prepared for graduate programs where you will be immersed in dealing with atypical or pathological conditions related to speech, language, swallowing and/or hearing.

Additional information is available from your major's website.
Before Graduating You Must
  • Pass the undergraduate CSD written examination.
  • Satisfy the Florida statutory requirements for CLAST.
  • Complete requirements for the baccalaureate degree, as determined by faculty.
Skills You Will Acquire in the Major (SLOs)
  1. Apply theories and principles of basic acoustics/psychoacoustics, anatomy and physiology of speech/hearing, neuroanatomical/physiological bases of speech and normal language development.
  2. Understand key issues in etiology and the characteristics of speech, language and auditory disorders.
  3. Demonstrate the basics of assessment and treatment of speech, language and auditory disorders.
  4. Understand and describe professional practice patterns and ethical standards.
  5. Describe the fundamental relationships between aging and communication, cultural influences on communication and modalities of communication.
  6. Transcribe normal and disordered speech phonetically.
  7. Apply clinical problem-solving skills to defend assessment and treatment choices.
  8. Articulate ideas effectively in an oral presentation on a critical topic.
  9. Produce a coherent analytical essay on critical content.

Courses Content Critical Thinking Communication
LIN 2210         X X      
SPA 3011 X       X   X    
SPA 3101 X X     X        
SPA 3032 X           X    
SPA 4004 X       X X      
SPA 4104 X X     X        
SPA 4250 X X X X X X X    
SPA 4402 X X X   X   X X  
SPA 4050   X X X X   X    
SPA 4302   X X X X   X   X
SPA 4321   X X X X   X    

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