2017-2018 Catalog

Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD)


Cummings, Foley, Madden, Paulson, Rami (Chair), Robinson, Seddoh, Steen, Swisher, Weisz, and Wocken

The mission of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) is to meet the needs of the University of North Dakota (UND) and its surrounding community in the discipline of communication sciences and disorders, especially in the area of speech-language pathology. Specifically, the mission of CSD is (1) to provide academic and clinical instruction, supervised clinical practica, and research experiences for undergraduate and graduate-level students; (2) to conduct research with the aim of contributing to the body of knowledge concerning communication processes and communication disorders; (3) to provide clinical services to individuals, groups, and agencies within North Dakota and the region; (4) to participate in the governance of the College of Arts and Sciences (A&S) and the University; and (5) to provide professional leadership within local, state and national organizations.

Academic Programs

The undergraduate coursework in Communication Sciences and Disorders is grounded in a liberal arts education. The undergraduate degree is designed to prepare the student to become a lifelong learner, critical thinker, and problem solver.

The coursework is also designed to prepare the undergraduate major to pursue professional and graduate work, including a graduate degree in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology. A graduate degree in either field of communication disorders is required to work as a speech-language pathologist or audiologist.

College of Arts and Sciences

B.A. with Major in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Required 125 credits (36 of which must be numbered 300 or above and 60 of which must be from a 4-year institution) including:

I. Essential Studies Requirements (see University ES listing).

(Laboratory science requirement to be met by 4 credits of biology, chemistry or physics)

II. The Following Curriculum

A. Major Course Requirements

CSD 223Phonetics3
CSD 231Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism4
CSD 232Survey of Communication Disorders3
CSD 235Speech and Hearing Science4
CSD 333Articulation and Phonological Development and Disorders3
CSD 340Normal Language Structure3
CSD 343Language Development3-4
CSD 343LLanguage Development Laboratory2
CSD 422Neuroanatomy of Communication Disorders3
CSD 425Language, Multiculturalism and Communication Disorders3
CSD 431Introduction to Audiology3
CSD 434Aural Rehabilitation3
CSD 438Craniofacial Anomalies2
CSD 440Language Disorders I3
CSD 441Language Disorders II3
CSD 484Clinical Practicum I: Speech-Language Pathology (Delete CSD 461)3
CSD 485Clinical Practicum II: Speech Language Pathology3
Total Credits51-52

B. Major courses not required for the B.A., but recommended:

COMM 110Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
PSYC 303Research Methods in Psychology4
Total Credits7

C. Courses required in other departments:

PSYC 241Introduction to Statistics4
PSYC 250Developmental Psychology4
PSYC 270Abnormal Psychology3
ENGL 209Introduction to Linguistics3
MATH 103College Algebra (or higher)3
Select one of the following (Gerontology):3
Adulthood and Aging
Aging and Society
Orientation to Gerontology
Select one of the following (Physics or Chemistry):3
Natural Science-Physics
Physics for Poets
Introductory College Physics I
College Physics I
Introductory Chemistry
General Chemistry I
Total Credits23

D. Courses Required for Teacher Certification:

CSD 400School Programs in Speech-Language-Hearing3
CSD 585Practicum in the School Setting10
T&L 433Multicultural Education3
or CSD 425 Language, Multiculturalism and Communication Disorders

Graduate students can choose courses from the list of 300-level courses above or from the higher level courses listed below:

SPED 510Early Intervention for Children with Special Needs3
SPED 511Identification and Assessment of Young Children with Special Needs3
SPED 512Methods and Materials for Preschool Children with Special Needs3
SPED 514Intervention Strategies with Infants and Toddlers3
T&L 530Foundations of Reading Instruction3-4

Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic

The Clinic provides an opportunity for students to gain practical experience in speech and language evaluation and treatment procedures as student clinicians and provides a basis for research in the clinical process. This experience is under the direct supervision of departmental faculty who hold the Certificate of Clinical Competence of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Services provided include evaluation and treatment of individuals with all types of speech and language disabilities and hearing impairments (including evaluations for hearing aid candidacy). Referrals to the Clinic may be made by anyone, and treatment is provided for individuals of all ages.


Minor in American Sign Language and Deaf Studies

Required Courses:

CSD 101American Sign Language I2
CSD 102American Sign Language II2
CSD 201American Sign Language III2
CSD 202American Sign Language IV2
CSD 343Language Development3
CSD 363Deaf Studies4
ENGL 209Introduction to Linguistics3
ANTH 171Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
Total Credits21


CSD 101. American Sign Language I. 2 Credits.

This course is designed to teach functional American Sign Language (ASL) which can be used in everyday interactions. The grammar and vocabulary of ASL will be learned within the context of communicative activities. Topics relating to Deaf Culture will be discussed throughout the course. F.

CSD 102. American Sign Language II. 2 Credits.

This course is a continuation of ASL I. Students will be responsible for all information from the previous units. The grammar and vocabulary of ASL will be learned within the context of communicative activities. Topics relating to Deaf Culture will be discussed throughout the course. Prerequisite: CSD 101. S.

CSD 201. American Sign Language III. 2 Credits.

This advanced course is a continuation of ASL I and II. Students will apply previous knowledge from ASL I & II as a tool to enrich their vocabulary and understanding of the structure of ASL. This course is designed to teach functional American Sign Language which can be used in everyday interactions. The grammar and vocabulary of ASL will be learned within the context of communicative activities. Topics relating to Deaf Culture will be discussed through the course. Prerequisite: CSD 101 and CSD 102. F.

CSD 202. American Sign Language IV. 2 Credits.

This advanced course is a continuation of ASL I, II, and III. Students will apply previous knowledge from ASL I, II, and III to deepen their understanding of the structure of ASL while continuing to increase their vocabulary base. Receptive and expressive skills will greatly be enhanced. As in the previous courses, grammar and vocabulary of ASL will be learned within the context of communicative activities. Topics relating to Deaf Culture will also be discussed thoughout the course. Prerequisite: CSD 101, CSD 102 and CSD 201. S.

CSD 223. Phonetics. 3 Credits.

Introduction to Phonetics. Includes articulatory descriptions of the speech sounds of English and other language, the International Phonetic Alphabet, coarticulatory phenomena, suprasegmentals, phonological features and phonological processes. Supervised practice in broad and narrow transcription of normal and disordered speech is provided. F.

CSD 231. Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism. 4 Credits.

Structure and function of the mechanisms involved in breathing, phonation, resonance, articulation and hearing. F.

CSD 232. Survey of Communication Disorders. 3 Credits.

Speech disorders: causes, symptoms, diagnosis and therapy of the common speech defects. F.

CSD 235. Speech and Hearing Science. 4 Credits.

An introduction to the normal processes of speech, hearing and language through the study of basic speech and hearing science exploring the scientific investigation of the physiological and acoustical parameters of speech. Prerequisites: CSD 231 and CSD 223, and MATH 103 or consent of instructor. S.

CSD 333. Articulation and Phonological Development and Disorders. 3 Credits.

Development, etiology, diagnoses and management of phonological and articulation disorders. Prerequisite: CSD 223. S.

CSD 340. Normal Language Structure. 3 Credits.

The purpose of this course is to learn to analyze the grammar of English, focusing on morphology and syntax. The knowledge gained will serve as a foundation for the analysis of normal and impaired language. Prerequisite: ENGL 209 or equivalent. S.

CSD 343. Language Development. 3-4 Credits.

The nature and development of linguistic content, form, and use from birth to adulthood are studied relative to the development of communication and speech; relative to cognitive, social, and physical development; and relative to cultural diversity. Prerequisites or Corequisites: ENGL 209, PSYC 241 and PSYC 250 and CSD 340; or equivalents. F.

CSD 343L. Language Development Laboratory. 2 Credits.

Laboratory component of CSD 343. Prerequisite or Corequisite: CSD 343. F.

CSD 363. Deaf Studies. 4 Credits.

The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction and broad overview of the history and culture of the Deaf community. A particular emphasis will be on the role of American Sign Language (ASL) in the values, norms, traditions, and identity that encompass the Deaf community. As well, the field of signed language interpreting will be discussed. S.

CSD 400. School Programs in Speech-Language-Hearing. 3 Credits.

This course covers the educational model of service delivery and how the speech-language pathologist works collaboratively in a school setting to meet the needs of students with speech, language, and hearing disabilities. Prerequisite: CSD 333 and CSD 343. F.

CSD 422. Neuroanatomy of Communication Disorders. 3 Credits.

A study of the essentials that form the basis for neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neuropharmacology, and neurology, with a special section of study dealing with the neurological bases for speech, language and hearing. Prerequisite: CSD 231. S.

CSD 425. Language, Multiculturalism and Communication Disorders. 3 Credits.

Study of language structure and its interaction with culture from the perspective of the concept of world view, and the application of this relationship to the practice of speech-language pathology. Prerequisites: ENGL 209, CSD 223 and 343. Corequisite: CSD 440. F.

CSD 431. Introduction to Audiology. 3 Credits.

Elementary structure and function of the hearing mechanism; basic psychophysical dimensions of the auditory mechanism; types of deficient hearing; pure tone threshold and screening audiometry. Students are required to do hearing testing to qualify for certification in speech and hearing. Prerequisites: CSD 231 and CSD 235, and MATH 103. F.

CSD 434. Aural Rehabilitation. 3 Credits.

Principles, techniques and clinical practice in the diagnosis and rehabilitation of hearing disorders in children and adults; auditory training, speech reading and hearing conservation. Prerequisites: CSD 431 and CSD 343, or consent of instructor. S.

CSD 438. Craniofacial Anomalies. 2 Credits.

An introduction to medical genetics and craniofacial anomalies and syndromes, the etiology of these disorders, and the assessment and treatment of related feeding and communication disorders. Prerequisites: CSD 223, CSD 231 and CSD 333. S.

CSD 440. Language Disorders I. 3 Credits.

The course covers the causes, identification, assessment, and remediation of language disorders. The focus is on the phonological, semantic, syntactic, and pragmatic aspects of language disorders. Prerequisite: CSD 343. F.

CSD 441. Language Disorders II. 3 Credits.

The course integrates the concepts learned in Language Disorders I with the assessment and remediation of specific disorders. It includes a more in-depth analysis of special topics. General principles of diagnostic testing, including criterion and norm referenced assessment tools, are discussed. Prerequisite: CSD 440. S.

CSD 484. Clinical Practicum I: Speech-Language Pathology. 3 Credits.

An introduction to the clinical process and speech and language intervention. Includes supervised observation of clinical intervention. F,S,SS.

CSD 485. Clinical Practicum II: Speech Language Pathology. 3 Credits.

Continuation of the content introduced in CSD 484 with increased emphasis on the clinical process and clinical skills. Includes supervised observation of direct clinical intervention. Prerequisite: CSD 484. F,S,SS.

CSD 489. Senior Honors Thesis. 1-8 Credits.

Supervised independent study culminating in a thesis. Repeatable to 9 credits. Repeatable to 9 credits. F,S,SS.

CSD 497. Special Problems in Communication Disorders. 1-3 Credits.

An examination of special topics in Communication Disorders. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Repeatable. On demand.

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264 Centennial Drive Stop 8382
Grand Forks, ND 58202-8382