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CDS Undergrad Courses

  Undergraduate Level Courses   Please noteThe ASL language series (100 and 200 levels) is housed in the CDS program but is not required for CDS majors.

ASL 101, 102, 103  1st Year American Sign Language (5)(5)(5) 101: Study of basic grammatical structure and vocabulary of American Sign Language: expressive and receptive finger-spelling; introduction to deaf culture. 102: increased communication skill in ASL; study of cultural values and behavioral rules of the deaf community. 103: concentration on understanding and acquiring advanced conversational proficiency; emphasis on ASL classifiers; study of deaf culture as a linguistic minority.  Sequence: ASL 101-103, 201-203; must be taken in order.  Alternative Pre-req for 102: CDS 168 and 169 with a grade of B- or better.  Alternative Pre-req for 103: CDS 168, 169 and 170 with a grade of B- or better.

ASL 201, 202, 203 2nd Year American Sign Language (4)(4)(4) 201: applied conversational use of ASL through literature, narratives, poetry and plays; explores various underlying metaphors found in ASL literature.  202: emphasis on more abstract and challenging conversational and narrative ranges; lab and readings cover historical aspects of deaf community and culture. 203: further emphasis on more abstract and challenging conversational and narrative ranges; explores broader political and social activities of international deaf community.  Sequence: ASL 101-103, 201-203; must be taken in order.

ASL 301  American Deaf Culture (4) Study of the relationship between small groups and dominant culture in the United States.  Explores issues of language, culture, self-representation, identity, and social structure. 

ASL 311 ASL for Educators (3) Designed for students with no knowledge of ASL who plan to work in professions with clients who have some degree of hearing loss.

ASL 312 ASL for Educators II (3) Designed for students who have had one term of American Sign Language. Sequence with ASL 311. Prereq: ASL 311.

CDS 201 Communication Disorders in Society and Media (4) Presents a survey of communication disorders and differences, comparing individual and social-cultural perspectives through popular media and real case examples.

CDS 405 Reading and Conference [Topic] (1-3R)

CDS 407/507 Seminar [Topic] (1-3R)

CDS 409 Practicum Assistantship (1-7) Prereq: instructor's consent.

CDS 410/510 Experimental Course [Topic] (1-6R)

CDS 410/510 ASL for Educators (3)

CDS 411 Clinical Observation (3) Fundamental principles and procedures for treating persons who have communication disorders; for the beginning clinician.  Provides opportunities to observe therapy sessions.

CDS 442/542 Anatomy and Physiology of Speech Mechanism (4) Study of anatomy, physiology, and neurology of speech and language processes.

CDS 443/543 Acoustics of Speech (4) Acoustic measurement and analysis of sound production and reception in human communication.

CDS 444/544 Clinical Phonetics (4) Focuses on sounds and symbols of American English, foreign accents, and dialects using broad and narrow transcription methods. Presents speech production, distinctive features, and basics of phonology.

CDS 450/550 Introduction to Language Development (4) Primary focus on the development of phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and literacy. Pre-req: LING 290.

CDS 451/551 Later Language Development (4) This course is designed to promote an in-depth study of language development in school-age children, adolescents, and young adults (ages 6-20 years).   Pre-req: CDS 450

CDS 457/557 Fundamentals of Audiology (4) Anatomy and physiology of hearing and vestibular systems; causes, types, and symptomatologies of hearing impairment.

CDS 458/558 Audiological Assessment (4) Pure tone, speech and impedance audiometry. Special tests, difficult-to-test populations, and central auditory processing. Audiogram interpretation and report writing.

CDS 459/559 Audiological Rehabilitation (4) Rehabilitation of hearing impairments; use of amplification, auditory training, and assisted listening devices; psychosocial aspects of hearing impairments. Pre-req: CDS 458/558.

CDS 460/560 Developmental Disorders in Communication (4) Explores growth and developmental disorders that cause or contribute to child and adult speech, language, fluency, and auditory impairments.

CDS 461/561 Structural Disorders of Communication (4) Explores physical problems that cause or contribute to child and adult speech, language, and auditory impairments. (This course is taught alternating years with CDS 462/562.)

CDS 462/562 Neurogenic Disorders of Communication (4) Explores neurologic disorders that cause or contribute to child and adult speech, language, voice and auditory impairments.  (This course is taught alternating years with CDS 461/561.)