Core Undergraduate Courses

Communication Disorders (CDO) Major

Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology

B.A.A. or B.S. degrees

CDO Prerequisties Flowchart

 

  Required Courses

     CDO 278 (3)          Normal Speech Development/Descriptive Phonetics

     CDO 330 (3)          Language Development

     CDO 331 (3)          Introduction to Audiology

     CDO 335 (3)          The Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing

     CDO 338 (3)          Introduction to Speech Sound Disorders

     CDO 340 (3)          Child Language Assessment and Intervention
    
     CDO 417 (3)           Introduction to Adult Communication Disorders

     CDO 431 (3)          Audiologic Rehabilitation

     CDO 439 (3)          Diagnostic and Intervention Methods in Speech-Language                                      Pathology

     CDO 463 (3)          Introduction to Acoustic Phonetics

     CDO 494 (4)         Mentored Practicum in Communication Disorders

     CDO 525 (3)         Research Design in Communication Disorders

      CDO 551 (3)         Autism Spectrum Disorders:  A Clinical Focus

Total:   40 semester hours 

      Elective:

      CDO 495 (3)         Clinical Experience:   Communication Disorders

    

   *Note:    Electives that provide extra beneficial content but do not count toward the      major:  CDO 130, 230.

 

Additional requirements for all majors  

1.     3.25 GPA in the major

2.     Not less than a C in any single course in the major

3.     Courses must be selected in consultation with an advisor

4.     Students are permitted to enroll in CDO 278, 330, 331 and 335 only twice.  No other CDO course retakes are allowed.


 

Post-Bachelors Degree students 

Post -Bachelors Degree students are required to take the following courses to be eligible to apply for the SLP -MA graduate program: CDO 278, 330, 331, 335, 338, 340, 439,463 and 494

Post Bachelors Degree - CDO Prerequesites Flowchart

 

Description of CDO Courses

CDO 230 - Introduction to Speech, Language, and Hearing Disorders 3 (3-0)
Aspects of speech-language pathology and audiology for elementary, secondary, and special education teachers, parents, and allied professionals in the management of speech, language, and hearing disorders.

CDO 278 - Normal Speech Development/Descriptive Phonetics 3 (3-0)
Study of speech sound acquisition emphasizing broad and narrow transcription of normal and disordered American English speech sound production using the International Phonetic Alphabet.

CDO 330 - Language Development 3 (3-0)
Study of language development in normally developing children from birth through adulthood; oral language sample analysis; language characteristics in disordered language learners.

CDO 331 - Introduction to Audiology 3 (3-0)
Anatomy and basic psychophysics of hearing; pathologies causing hearing loss; quantitative measurements of hearing; practice in testing. 

CDO 335 - The Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing 3 (3-0)
Anatomical and neuroanatomical structures and functions for speech and hearing.

CDO 338 - Introduction to Speech Sound Disorders 3(3-0)
The study of formal and informal assessment of speech sound system disorders, associated factors and intervention approaches applied to various etiologies.  Prerequisites: A signed major in CDO and CDO 278, 335.  Co-requisites:  CDO 340, 431.

CDO 340 - Child Language Assessment and Intervention 3 (3-0)
Formal/informal assessment of language, cognition, and communication functioning in infant through school-aged children not developing normal language parameters: intervention approaches for deficits in language.  Prerequisite:  A signed major in CDO and CDO 330.  Co-requisities:  CDO 338, 431.

CDO 402 – Diagnostics in Communication Disorders 2 (2-0)
Exploration of the diagnostic process in speech and language including formal and informal assessment methods and tools and strategies for analysis/interpretation of diagnostic findings.  Prerequisites:  CDO 230, 278, 330, 335, 338, 340. 



CDO 417 - Introduction to Adult Communication Disorders 3(3-0)
Overviews neuroanatomical bases of acquired adult communication disorders and reviews nature and impact of such disorders including aphasia, dementia, apraxia, dysarthia, and traumatic brain injury.  Prerequisites:  A signed major in CDO and CDO 335, 340.  Co-requisites:  CDO 439, 494.


CDO 431 - Audiologic Rehabilitation 3 (3-0)
Habilitative and rehabilitative issues/approaches for persons with hearing loss, including hearing aids, cochlear implants, speechreading, conversational strategies, auditory training, speech/language intervention, psychosocial adjustment, and education. Prerequisites:  CDO 331.


CDO 439 - Diagnostic and Intervention Methods in Speech-Language Pathology 3 (3-0)
Classroom lecture integrating the clinical interaction process with clinical principles and techniques.  Prerequisites:  A signed major in CDO and CDO 278, 338, 340. Co-requisites: CDO 494, 417.

CDO 463 – Introduction to Acoustic Phonetics 3 (3-0)
Physical properties of sound generation, transmission, reception,  and perception.  Acoustics of sound production, phonemic distincions, and graphic representations of American English speech.  Prerequisite:  A signed major in CDO and CDO 278.  Co-requisites:  CDO 525, 551.

CDO 494 - Mentored Practicum in Communication Disorders 4 (2-4)
Supervised clinical assignment with an experienced student mentor encompassing up to 4 hours per week; with required weekly lectures regarding clinical procedures, issues, and cases.  CR/NC only.  Prerequisites:  A signed major in CDO and CDO 338, 340..  Co-requisites:  CDO 417, 439.

CDO 495 - Clinical Experience:  Communication Disorders 3-6 (spec)
Enables students in communication disorders to carry out directed clinical practicum.  Weekly discussion of clinical problems and cases.  Prerequisites: CDO 230, 278, 330, 331, 335, 338, 340, 402, 439, 494, a grade point of at least 3.0 in CDO major courses, signed major in CDO.  Recommendatons: permission of instructor


CDO 525 - Research Design in Communication Disorders 3(3-0)
Study of critical evaluation of scientific literature.  Research in evidence-based practice related to clinical decision-making.  Exploration of quantitative, qualitative and mixed-methods in research design procedures. Prerequisites:  A signed major in CDO and CDO 494, 439; a statistics course; or admission to the graduate program in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology.  Co-requisites:  For Undergraduates only - CDO 463, 551.


CDO 551  Autism Spectrum Disorders:  A Clinical Focus 3(3-0)
This course examines clinical procedures and evidence-based practice for assessment of intervention in communication skills of clients with autism spectrum disorders.  Prerequisites:  A signed major in CDO and 30 hours CDO coursework or admitted SLP or AuD.