Lucy Hart Paulson, Chair
The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communicative Sciences and Disorders prepares students for graduate study in speech-language pathology, audiology, various education specialties, business, and health care as well as such fields as developmental and cognitive psychology. The Master of Science degree provides students with the foundational knowledge and clinical skills in the field of speech language pathology to work in medical and educational settings with clients across the life span.
Refer to graduation requirements listed previously in the catalog. See index.
To graduate with a BA degree in Communicative Sciences and Disorders, the student must successfully complete 1) 42 total CSD credits (with 30 of those credits in courses numbered 300 or above); 2) complete all out of department required courses (see below); 3) the University of Montana general education requirements (GER) and 4) the Upper division Writing Expectation must be met by successfully completing CSD 430 and 440.
|CSD 110 The Field of CSD||3||-|
|PSYX 100S (PSYC100S) Introduction to Psychology||-||4|
|M 115 (MATH 117) Probability and Linear Math||-||3|
|WRIT 101 (ENEX 101) College Writing I||3||-|
|LING 270 Introduction to Linguistics||-||3|
|BIOB 101N (BIOL 100N) Discovery Biology or BIOB 160N (BIOL 110N) Principles of Living Systems||3||-|
|BIOH 330 (CSD 330) Anat & Phys Speech Mech||3||-|
|CSD 210 Speech & Language Development||3||-|
|CSD 221N Foundations of Acoustics||-||3|
|CSD 222 Introduction to Audiology||3||-|
|PSYX 230S (PSYC 240S) Developmental Psychology or PSCX 233 (PSYC 245) Fundamentals of Psychology of Aging||3||-|
|PSYX 120 (PSYC 120) Research Methods I||-||3|
|STAT 216 (MATH 241) Introduction to Statistics or PSYX 222 (PSYC 220) Psychological Statistics or SOCI 202 (SOC 202) Social Statistics||4||-|
|CSD 320 Phonological Development & Phonetics||3||-|
|CSD 340 Speech Disorders||-||3|
|CSD 360 Language Disorders||-||3|
|General Education/Electives (Students must complete 9 total upper-division credits outside of the CSD major)||9||6|
|CSD 405 The Clinical Process||-||3|
|CSD 411 Neuroanatomy & Physiology for Communication||3||-|
|CSD 420 Speech Science||-||3|
|CSD 430 Senior Capstone I||3||-|
|CSD 440 Senior Capstone II||-||3|
|CSD 450 Introduction to Aural Rehabilitation||-||3|
|CSD 480 Multicultural Issues in Speech Language and Hearing||3||-|
|Electives (Students must complete 9 total upper-division elective credits)||9||1|
U = for undergraduate credit only, UG = for undergraduate or graduate credit, G = for graduate credit. R after the credit indicates the course may be repeated for credit to the maximum indicated after the R. Credits beyond this maximum do not count toward a degree.
U 110 The Field of Communicative Sciences and Disorders 3 cr. Offered autumn. Introduction to the scientific study of human communication and its disorders and to the professions of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Overview of biological systems of speech, language, and hearing and the nature and treatment of communication disorders.
U 131 American Sign Language I 3 cr. Offered autumn. Introduces the fundamentals of American Sign Language (ASL) used by the Deaf Community, including basic vocabulary, syntax, fingerspelling, and grammatical non-manual signals. Focuses on basic expressive and receptive competence. In addition, the course provides a survey of various issues raised by examining ASL and the Deaf community.
U 132 American Sign Language II 3 cr. Offered spring. Prereq., CSD 131. ASL II emphasizes further development of receptive and expressive skills; use of signing space; further use of non-manual components of ASL grammar including facial expression and body postures, and introduction to conversational regulators. Discussion of regional and ethnic sign variations, and social, political and educational institutions of the Deaf community. Interaction with members of the Deaf community in both directed and non-directed activities will be featured.
U 210 Speech and Language Development 3 cr. Offered autumn. Topics include typical speech and language development, phonology, semantic, morphological, syntax, and pragmatics, along with individual differences, second language acquisition and literacy.
U 221N Fundamentals of Acoustics: Applications in Speech, Hearing and Language 3 cr. Offered spring. Provides students with a basic and working knowledge of acoustics and the physics of sound. Provides the basis for measurement and description of speech stimuli. Direct application to Speech Hearing and Language intervention as well as application into communicative sciences.
U 222 Introduction to Audiology 3 cr. Offered autumn. Introduction to principles of acoustics as a basis for understanding hearing assessment. Development of ability to interpret audiograms as well as the results from a hearing evaluation. Includes pure tone and speech audiometry, acoustic immittance and reflex testing. Hearing screening procedures are also included.
U 320 Phonological Development and Phonetics 3 cr. Offered autumn. Prereq., CSD 210. Exploration of the sounds and sound structure of American English and some of its dialects. Introduction to the theory and practice of phonetic and phonological analysis and trained in the transcription of speech into the International Phonetic Alphabet.
U 340 Speech Disorders 3 cr. Offered spring. Prereq., CSD 210, CSD 320. Nature of various speech disorders and basic understanding of principles underlying assessment and treatment of these disorders.
U 350 Introduction Clinical Audiology 3 cr. Theoretical background of clinical audiology, application of tests, and clinical assessments (observations and testing).
U 360 Language Disorders 3 cr. Offered spring. Prereq., CSD 210, CSD 320. Identification, assessment, and intervention for a variety of childhood and adult language disorders. Other topics include secondary conditions, potential developmental, psychosocial and educational concerns, multicultural considerations, and family roles.
U 370 Issues in Hearing Loss 3 cr. Reviews the basic principles of hearing and hearing loss. Explores the principles of basic audiologic rehabilitation, amplification technology and cochlear implants. Includes psychosocial aspects of hearing loss, counseling, communication modalities and deaf culture.
U 405 The Clinical Process 3 cr. Offered spring. Prereq., CSD 210, CSD 222, CSD 320, CSD 340, CSD 360. The underlying principles of clinical methods and practice including: the observation of human behavior and clinical processes, assessment of communication differences, clinical management of these differences, delays and disorders, behavior, interviewing/counseling, lesson planning, and writing skills.
U 411 Neuroanatomy and Physiology for Communication 3 cr. Offered spring. Prereq.,BIOH 330 (CSD 330) and BIOB 101N or BIOB 160N (BIOL 100N or 110N). Focused study on the anatomy of the nervous system and how the nervous system supports behaviors inherent to communication. Students will be introduced to anatomical terms, structures, and functions. Clinical implications will be discussed as well.
U 420 Speech Science 3 cr. Offered spring. Prereq., BIOH 330 (CSD 330). Physiologic, neurologic, and acoustic aspects of human communication, theoretical framework for speech science, and principles of acoustics applied to speech pathology.
U 430 Senior Capstone I 3 cr. Offered autumn. Prereq., senior status. Part one of a two course sequence where the student completes an independent project. Students will prepare a literature review, and ethics application, and a proposal in preparation for a major research project of their design.
U 440 Senior Capstone II 3 cr. Offered spring. Prereq.,senior status, CSD 430. Part two of a two course sequence where the student completes an independent research project. Students research and write about a topic of their choice and present their findings at the end of the semester.
UG 450 Aural Rehabilitation 3 cr. Offered spring. Prereq., CSD 222 or graduate standing. Fundamental skills in speech reading, various types of hearing aids, and the tools necessary to assess and implement auditory training. Management of the client with hearing impairment including psycho-social development and educational intervention. Both children and adults are included.
U 470 Clinical Observation 2 cr. Offered spring. Prereq., CSD 320, CSD 330, CSD 340, CSD 360. Complete clinical observation guides to fulfill ASHA Standard IV-C by viewing live and recorded treatment and diagnostic sessions under the guidance of speech-language pathologist who holds the certificate of clinical competence.
UG 480 Multicultural Issues in Speech, Language, and Hearing 3 cr. Offered autumn. Prereq., CSD 210, CSD 222, CSD 320, CSD 340, CSD 360. Topics include: dynamics of community and culture; strategies to communicate with people from a variety of backgrounds; learning English as a second language; phonological and linguistic analysis of differences between Standard English speakers and culturally diverse populations and international differences in service delivery.
U 491 (CSD 495) Special Topics 1-3 cr. (R-6) Offerings of visiting professors, experimental offerings of new courses, or one-time offerings of current topics.
U 495 (CSD 490) Practicum 1-3 credits (per semester) Prereq., CSD 310, lower division CSD courses, and consent of CSD Clinical Director. A maximum of 5 credits of clinical practicum may count toward graduation. Allows the advanced student an opportunity to pursue independent or small group clinical practicum. Students will be directly supervised by a certified speech and language pathologist or audiologist.
U 498 (CSD 497) Independent Research 1-3 cr. (R-6) Offered Autumn, Spring. Prereq., consent of the instructor. Participation in independent or instructor associated research activities.
G 520 Articulation and Phonological Disorders 3 cr. Offered Autumn. Prereq., Graduate standing and CSD 320, CSD 330, CSD 340 or equivalent course work. Theoretical perspectives on phonological and articulation disorders with emphasis on application to clinical management including evaluation, assessment techniques, and intervention strategies.
G 525 Professional Issues in Speech-Language Pathology 3 cr. Offered Spring. Prereq., Graduate standing, CSD 520, CSD 550, CSD 565. Discussion of contemporary issues in the field of speech-language pathology including assessment, intervention, prevention, and service delivery models.
G 526 Autism Spectrum Disorders in Speech-Language Pathology 3 cr. Offered intermittently. Prereq. Graduate standing. Introduction to the disorder of autism through the lifespan as it impacts the scope and practice of speech and language pathologists. Course topics include: characteristics of ASD, screening and diagnostics tools and procedures, program planning/service delivery models, transition and advocacy, and recent research in speech-language pathology.
G 530 Voice and Motor Speech Disorders 3 cr. Prereq., Graduate standing, CSD 330, 340, and 411, or equivalent course work. Study of anatomy, physiology, and pathology of voice. Diagnosis and management of voice disorders. Neural bases of normal and disordered speech motor control. Assessment and treatment of motor speech disorders.
G 540 Fluency Disorders 3 cr. Offered Autumn. Prerequisites: Graduate standing and CSD 340 or equivalent course work. Theoretical, etiological, and developmental perspectives of fluency disorders. Principals of assessment and intervention, including integration of fluency shaping and stuttering modification techniques.
G 545 Augmentative and Alternative Communication 3 cr. Offered variable terms. Prereqs., graduate standing. Topics include: AAC terminology, design and use of multiple AAC devices (high and light tech), and implementation of treatment programs for individuals and communication partners.
G 550 Language and Learning Disorders in Young Children 3 cr. Offered autumn. Prereq., Graduate standing and CSD 210 and CSD 360 or equivalent course work. Theoretical perspectives, research, and clinical issues concerning disorders of language in infants, toddlers and preschoolers considering contributing factors, special populations and basic assessment and intervention principles.
G 560 Language and Learning Disorders in School-Aged Children 3 cr. Offered spring. Prereq., graduate standing and CSD 210 and CSD 360 or equivalent course work. Theoretical perspectives, research, and clinical issues concerning disorders of language, literacy, and learning in the school-age population (elementary through high school) considering contributing factors, special populations and basic assessment and intervention principles.
G 563 School Speech Language and Hearing Programs 3 cr. Offered intermittently. Prereq., Graduate standing. Historical and current trends for speech-language services in the schools for clients birth to 21 years of age including: state and federal laws, the therapeutic needs of special populations, and the pre-referral, referral, assessment, and service delivery process.
G 565 Aphasia and Related Neurocognitive Disorders 3 cr. Offered autumn. Prereq., CSD 210, CSD 330, CSD 360, and CSD 411 or equivalent course work and graduate standing. Neural bases and medical etiologies of acquired language disorders in adults. Evaluation and treatment of cognitive, linguistic and behavioral sequelae of adults with neurogenic impairments throughout successive stages of recovery.
G 566 Acquired Cognitive-Communication Disorders 3 cr. Offered intermittently. Prereq., Graduate standing, CSD 565 or equivalent course work. Assessment, treatment, and prevention of acquired cognitive-communication disorders including pediatric and adult traumatic brain injury (TBI) and mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), right hemisphere syndrome (RHS), and dementia. Emphasis on neurobiological principles of rehabilitations, differential diagnosis and theories, and evidence-based research pertaining to clinical management.
G 570 Clinical Procedures I 1 cr. Offered autumn, summer; on campus only. Prereq., graduate standing, permission of clinical director. Study of professional and clinical issues with application to clinical practicum. Discussions, demonstrations, and student presentations. Mandatory weekly meeting.
G 575 Clinical Procedures II 2-3 cr. (R-9) Offered autumn, spring, summer. Prereq., CSD 570. Advanced study of professional and clinical issues with application to clinical practicum. Discussions, demonstrations, and student presentations. Mandatory synchronous weekly class meeting. Out of state placement by approval of clinical director.
G 600 Research Methods 3 cr. Offered spring. Prereq., graduate standing. Research methodologies appropriate for quantitative and qualitative studies in communication sciences and disorders. Focuses on critical reading of research papers, design, and implementation of experiments.
G 610 Counseling and Caregiver Education in Communication Disorders 3 cr. Offered intermittently. Prereq., CSD 520, CSD 540, CSD 550, CSD 560, CSD 565. Introduction to counseling clients and caregivers regarding speech and hearing disorders across the lifespan. Topics include adjustment to injury, the grief process, specific counseling approaches, advocacy and identifying community resources.
G 640 Swallowing Disorders 3 cr. Prereq, Graduate standing and CSD 330, CSD 340, and CSD 411, or equivalent course work. Study of anatomy, physiology, and pathology of swallowing. Diagnosis and treatment of swallowing disorders.
G 675 Clinical Externship 6 cr. Offered every term. Prereq., permissions of Clinic Director and completion of at least 4 credits of CSD 575 clinical course work. The course is an externship typically completed during a student’s final semester of graduate school. The externship requires a commitment of 30-40 hours a week in a school, clinic, or medical site across Montana or out of state that is approved by The University of Montana. Online case study is also required to fulfill requirements.
G 691 (CSD 695) Special Topics 1-5 cr. (R-6) Offerings of visiting professors, experimental offerings of new courses, or one-time offerings of current topics.
G 696 CSD Independent Study 1-5 cr. Prereq. Consent of instructor.
G 698 CSD Research Paper 3 cr. Offered spring and autumn. Prereq., CSD 600, Graduate standing and consent of instructor. In depth literature review of a particular field of study related to speech and language pathology.
G 699 Thesis 6 cr. Offered spring. Prereq., CSD 600, Graduate standing and consent of instructor. The primary purpose of the thesis is to allow a student to conduct a research project in a particular field of study related to speech and language pathology.
Ginger C. Collins, Ph.D., CCC-SLP(Louisiana State University, 2011)
Amy Glaspey, Ph.D., CCC-SLP (The University of Washington, 2006)
Lucy Hart Paulson, Ed.D., CCC-SLP (The University of Montana. 2004) (Chair)
Anne Kennedy, M.S., CCC-SLP (University of Iowa, 1998)
Christine Merriman, M.A., CCC-SLP (The University of Montana, 1979) (Clinical Director)
Catherine Off, Ph.D., CCC-SLP (University of Washington, 2008)
Jennifer Schoffer Closson, M.S., CCC-SLP (Minot State University, 1999)
Laurie Slovarp, M.S., CCC-SLP (Arizona State University, 2000)
Yonovitz, Al, Ph.D., CCC-A. MAudSA (CCP) (University of Connecticut, 1973)
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