Skip to main content Skip to navigation
Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

Speech and Hearing Sciences

Undergraduate Courses

JUNIOR YEAR

FALL
SEMESTER

Course Name

Credit
Intro to Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology
(online course for transfer students)
3
Language Development
3
Hearing & Hearing Disorders
3
Phonetics
3
Anatomy & Physiology of Speech Production
3
Total credits
15
SPRING SEMESTER

Course Name
Credit
Speech Sound Disorders
3
Speech & Hearing Sciences
3
Audiometry
3
Language Impairment
3
SHS Elective
3
Total credits
15

 SENIOR YEAR

FALL
SEMESTER

Course Name

Credit
Speech-Lang. Pathology & Audiology in Schools
2
Aural Rehabilitation
3
Neuroanatomy
3
Assessment of Speech & Language
3
American Sign Language I
4
Total credits
15
SPRING
SEMESTER

Course Name

Credit
American Sign Language II
4
Neurogenic Communication Disorders
3
Clinical Methods
2
Language & Literacy
3
Senior Seminar (CAPS)
3
Total credits
15

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

SHS 201 American Sign Language I (4 credits)
Instruction and practical training in sign language for communication with persons who are deaf; deaf culture; beginning conversation skills.

SHS 202 American Sign Language II (4 credits)
Prereq SHS 201. Sign language systems; vocabulary and skill development in signing and interpreting signs; intermediate conversation skills.

SHS 205 Introduction to Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (3 credits)
Overview of deficits of speech, language, and hearing and the role of speech-language pathologist and the audiologist.

SHS 371 Language Development (3 credits)
Normal development of the cognitive, linguistic, and pragmatic components of language; introduction to language disorders in children.

SHS 372 Hearing and Hearing Disorders (3 credits)
Acoustic and psychophysiologic aspects of normal hearing and speech perception, and the nature and consequences of hearing disorders.

SHS 375 Phonetics (3 credits)
Description and classification of American English speech sounds; practice using the International Phonetic Alphabet to transcribe normal and disordered speech sounds.

SHS 376 Speech Sound Disorders (3 credits)
Prereq SHS 375 Clinical phonetics and transcription; evaluation and treatment of atriculatory disorders; delayed phonological acquisition; dysarthria; and dyspraxia.

SHS 377 Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Production (3 credits)
Anatomical and physiological basis of speech production and the pathologies and aberrations that require the services of a communication disorders specialist.

SHS 378 Speech and Hearing Sciences (3 credits)
Basis of acoustics, acoustic phonetics, psychoacoustics, and speech perception, and instrumentation for measurement of related phenomena.

SHS 450 Special Topics in Speech and Hearing Sciences (variable, 1-3 credits)
May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 9 hours. Study of specialized topics in speech and hearing sciences.

SHS 451 Neurogenic Communication Disorders (3 credits)
Prereq SHS 479. Introduction to the etiology, assessment and intervention of communication disorders associated with neurological disorders.

SHS 460 Special Topics in Speech and Hearing Sciences (variable, 1-3 credits)
May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 9 hours. Study of specialized topics in speech and hearing sciences.

SHS 461 Clinical Methods in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (2 credits)
Pre-practicum preparation; observation of and assisting in therapy; state laws; clinical methods.

SHS 471 Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology in Schools (2 credits)
Therapy methods and procedures in speech-language pathology and audiology; state/federal laws affecting public school therapy.

SHS 472 Audiometry (3 credits)
Prereq SHS 372. Principles and procedures in basic identification and assessment of hearing impairment; introduction to differential diagnosis of auditory pathologies.

SHS 473 [M] Language and Literacy (3 credits)
Diagnosis and remediation of language and learning disabilities in individuals manifesting disorders in understanding or using spoken/written language.

SHS 477 Aural Rehabilitation (3 credits)
Theories and methods in aural rehabilitation for persons who are hearing-impaired; amplification; educational audiology; counseling techniques.

SHS 478 Language Impairment (3 credits)
Prereq SHS 371. Assessment and habilitation for the preschool and elementary-age child with language disorders.

SHS 479 Neuroanatomy (3 credits)
Neuroanatomical and neurophysiological bases of speech production and audition; neuropathologies of speech, language, and audition.

SHS 480 Senior Seminar (3 credits)
Synthesis of theory and evidence underlying professional principles and practices inclusive of multicultural populations in speech-language pathology and audiology.

SHS 482 [M] Assessment of Speech and Language (3 credits)
Prereq SHS 376 or c//; 478. Principles, techniques, and materials involved in exploring the nature of speech and language disorders; planning programs of therapy.