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2007-2009 Courses and Programs

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Communication Disorders (CmDis)

200 |300 |400 |

(Administered by the Department of Psychology)

Courses primarily for undergraduate students

CmDis 170. Speech Improvement for Nonnative Speakers. (2-0) Cr. 2. For nonnative speakers of English only. Development of effective English vowel and consonant productions, accommodation processes that occur in context, intelligibility in conversational English, and appropriate stress patterns.

CmDis 275. Introduction to Communication Disorders. (Cross-listed with Ling). (3-0) Cr. 3. Survey of nature, causes, and types of major communication disorders including phonological, adult and child language, voice, cleft palate, fluency, and hearing disorders.

CmDis 286. Basic Sign Language. (Cross-listed with Ling). (3-0) Cr. 3. Development of basic skills in the use and understanding of signed English, a modification of American Sign Language. Overview of the types, causes and consequences of hearing impairment, deaf culture and the education of hearing-impaired children.

CmDis 371. Phonetics and Phonology. (Cross-listed with Ling). (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: 275 or Engl 219. Analysis of speech through study of individual sounds, their variations, and relationships in context; English phonology; practice in auditory discrimination and transcription of sounds of American English; description of speech sounds in terms of their production, transmission, and perception.

CmDis 471. Language Development. (Cross-listed with Ling). (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: 275 or Psych 230 or Engl 219. Definition of components of language. Overview of theories and developmental processes related to each component of linguistic skill (semantics, lexicon, syntax, morphology, phonology, pragmatics). Overview of normative information available for infants, children, adolescents, and adults. Attention to metalinguistic skills and the complementary nonlinguistic and paralinguistic skills. Nonmajor graduate credit.