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Principal Course Distribution Requirement

Principal courses offer introductions to the breadth of disciplines in the College. They acquaint students with the subject matter in an area, with the types of questions that are asked about that subject matter, with the knowledge that has been developed and is now basic to the area, and with the methods and standards by which claims to truth are judged.

Students must complete courses in topical groups in three major divisions (humanities, natural sciences and mathematics, and social sciences). For the B.A., three courses are required from each division, with no more than one course from any topical group. The B.G.S. requires two courses from each division, with no more than one from any topical group. To fulfill the requirement, a course must be designated as a principal course according to the codes listed below.

These are the major divisions, their topical subgroups, and the codes that identify them:

Humanities

  • HT: Historical studies
  • HL: Literature and the arts
  • HR: Philosophy and religion

Natural Sciences and Mathematics

  • NB: Biological sciences
  • NE: Earth sciences
  • NM: Mathematical sciences
  • NP: Physical science

Social Sciences

  • SC: Culture and society
  • SI: Individual behavior
  • SF: Public affairs

No course may fulfill both a principal course distribution requirement and a non-Western culture or second-level mathematics course requirement. Laboratory science courses designated as principal courses may fulfill both the laboratory science requirement and one of the distribution requirements. No free-standing laboratory course may by itself fulfill either the laboratory science requirement or a principal course requirement. Students should begin taking principal courses early in their academic careers. An honors equivalent of a principal course may fulfill a principal course requirement.

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Non-Western Culture Requirement

A non-Western culture course acquaints students with the culture, society, and values of a non-Western people, for example, from Asia, the Pacific Islands, the Middle East, or Africa. Students must complete one approved non-Western culture course.

One approved non-Western culture course is required. Occasionally courses with varying topics fulfill the non-Western culture course requirement. See the Schedule of Classes for details. These courses are coded NW.

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Transfer and Earned Credit Course Codes

These codes are used to evaluate transfer credit and to determine which academic requirements a course meets.

  • H: Humanities
  • N: Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • S: Social Sciences
  • W: World Civilization and Culture
  • U: Undesignated Elective Credit (course does not satisfy distribution requirement)

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Testing of hearing using pure tone air and bone conduction tests with normal and with hard of hearing individuals. (Same as SPLH 670.) Prerequisite: AUD 697 or concurrent. LAB
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The course will provide a comprehensive overview to clinical research. The student will gain an understanding of how to develop clinical research questions including protocol design and the factors that should be considered in initiating a clinical research study. This will include biostatistical considerations, the recruitment of study participants, regulatory issues, and data management, and defining measures and instruments. Students will gain knowledge of how to define clinical research among the various institutional entities involved with clinical research at the University of Kansas Medical Center such as the Research Institute (RI), General Clinical Research Center (GCRC) and the Human Subjects Committee (HSC). Additionally, one component of the course will focus on how to apply for funding (grantsmanship), critical appraisal of research studies, and how to present research data. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. LEC
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Audiometric calibration, pure tone and speech testing, analysis of audiograms, middle ear testing. Prerequisite: AUD 697. LAB
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A study of disorders of the auditory system including anatomical, physiological, perceptual, and audiological manifestations of pathologies affecting hearing. Prerequisite: AUD 810 and AUD 829. LAB
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A study of relations between common acoustic stimuli and the responses they elicit; consideration of sensory scales, noise phenomena, and speech intelligibility. Prerequisite: AUD 697 and AUD 829. LAB
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A study of the major components of hearing conservation programs in industrial, educational, and military settings. Forensic audiology issues related to occupational hearing loss are included. Prerequisite: AUD 697 and AUD 829. LAB
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Presentation/Discussion of psychological/counseling theories and techniques and how they relate to the profession of audiology. LEC
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Acoustic and perceptual characteristics of phonemes, words, and connected speech for normal-hearing adults and infants; how speech perception is assessed clinically and is affected by hearing loss, aging, use of amplification, talker differences, and linguistic factors. LEC
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Normal and pathological development of the auditory system; pediatric audiometric testing; auditory and communication aspects in the habilitation of hearing-impaired children. Prerequisite: AUD 697 and AUD 810. LAB
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Study of the anatomy and physiology of the normal peripheral and central vestibular system; clinical assessment of vestibular disorders; vestibular rehabilitation. LEC
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Study of the components, function, fitting, and performance characteristics of hearing aids, applications of amplification in rehabilitative audiology. Prerequisite: AUD 697 and AUD 810. LEC
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Principles and methods of auditory, communication, and social assessment and intervention with hard of hearing and deaf adults, children, and their families. Prerequisite: AUD 810 and AUD 819 or equivalent. LEC
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The advanced study of the theoretical bases, techniques, and clinical application of hearing aids and their assessment. Participants will review, present, and discuss contemporary issues in hearing aid literature and research. Prerequisite: AUD 819. LEC
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A study of the generation, control and measurement of the simple and complex sounds essential to clinical audiology and hearing research. LAB
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Through lecture and discussion format, this course will cover the principles and methods of assessment, candidacy, surgery, programming and rehabilitation of patients receiving cochlear implants. In addition, hearing assistance technologies such as large area systems and alerting devices will be covered with emphasis on classroom amplification. Prerequisites: AUD 819 and AUD 821 or permission of instructor. LEC
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The study of the anatomy and physiology of the central auditory system. Analysis and review of the diagnostic procedures and the therapeutic strategies for central auditory processing disorders. LEC
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Advanced study of the anatomical and physiological properties of the human hearing and vestibular mechanisms. LEC
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Supervised clinical work at the University and/or University Medical Center audiology clinics, or affiliated, off-campus practicum sites. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. FLD
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Theoretical bases, techniques, and clinical applications for auditory evoked potentials including electrocochleography, auditory brainstem response, middle and late latency and cognitive responses. Prerequisite: AUD 810, AUD 822, AUD 829, or permission of instructor. LEC
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Presentation and discussion topics including: basic pharmacology (pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics), mechanisms of ototoxicity, selected ototoxic agents, drugs used in otolaryngology, and a review of patient management strategies. Prerequisites: enrollment in the Au.D. or Ph.D. audiology program or permission of instructor. LEC
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An introduction to audiology business practice principles. Operational functions of the audiology clinic will be reviewed, including human resources, marketing, legal and ethical practice concerns, billing, coding and reimbursement. Prerequisites: enrollment in the Au.D. or Ph.D. audiology program or permission of instructor. LEC
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Advanced study of selected topics in audiology such as (but not limited to): cochlear micromechanics and other physiological processes; psychoacoustics, speech perception, cochlear implants, etc. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Audiology Ph.D. program or permission of instructor. LEC
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Presentations/discussion of clinical case studies and professional issues in Audiology. Au. D. students and audiology faculty members will participate in these sessions. DIS
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Supervised clinical work at the University and/or University Medical Center Audiology Clinics, or affiliated off-campus sites. The Clinic Rotation is intended to prepare students for entry into their Clinical Externship and foster increasing independence. Clinical skills required are defined in standards set forth by the American Speech-Language Association. FLD
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Supervised clinical work at the University of Kansas and/or KUMC audiology clinics, or affiliated, off-campus sites. The Clinical Externship is intended to refine clinical skills, increase clinical independence, and ensure that clinical skills meet the certification standards in audiology set forth by the American speech-Language-Hearing Association. Open to 3rd and 4th year Au.D. students. Approval from Instructor needed for 3rd year students. PRA
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An introduction to the acoustic structure of speech intended for nonscience majors. Emphasis will be placed on the methods and standards by which scientists measure and evaluate the physical characteristics of speech. Topics will include: simple harmonic motion, the propagation of sound waves, aerodynamic aspects of vocal fold vibration, resonance, digital speech processing, frequency analysis, and speech synthesis. Three class hours and one laboratory per week. (Same as LING 120.) Prerequisite: MATH 101 or 104 or equivalent. LEC
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Provides a general understanding of normal and deviant speech, language, and hearing in adults and children. This course considers the normal development of communication behavior, the nature of communication disorders, and the interaction of speech pathology and audiology with allied fields (e.g., education, medicine, psychology, special education). LEC
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The neural bases of human communication are introduced. Basic neuroanatomy and neurophysiology are discussed, with particular emphasis on how they relate to the study of speech, language, and hearing. Methodologies used to investigate the functional neuroanatomy of human communication are also introduced. LEC
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Examines the data and methodologies of the disciplines that comprise Cognitive Science, an inter-disciplinary approach to studying the mind and brain. Topics may include: consciousness, artificial intelligence, linguistics, education and instruction, neural networks, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, evolutionary theory, cognitive neuroscience, human-computer interaction, and robotics. (Same as LING 418, PHIL 418, and PSYC 418.) Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. LEC
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A survey of human behavioral genetics for upper division undergraduates. Emphasis is on how the methods and theories of quantitative, population, medical, and molecular genetics can be applied to individual and group differences in humans. Both normal and abnormal behaviors are covered, including intelligence, mental retardation, language and language disorders, communication, learning, personality, and psychopathology. (Same as ANTH 447, BIOL 432, PSYC 432.) Prerequisite: Introductory courses in biology/genetics or biological anthropology and psychology are recommended. LEC
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Faculty supervised laboratory or field research for Human Biology majors. Students design and complete a research project in collaboration with a Human Biology faculty member. (Same as ANTH 449, BIOL 449, and PSYC 449.) Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and Human Biology major. FLD
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Course organized any given semester to study particular subject matter or to take advantage of special competence by an individual faculty member. Topics change as needs and resources develop. Class discussion, readings, and individual projects. (Distribution credit given for two-three hours only.) LEC
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Introduction to classification of American English speech sounds based on articulatory phonetics. Practice in phonetic transcription and analysis of normal and abnormal speech. Laboratory exercises to give students hands-on experience with selected topics from lecture. Prerequisite or Corequisite: SPLH 120. LEC
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Introduction to structure/function of human languages as it relates to language development and disorders; processes involved in the expression and reception of language and the methodologies employed to study these processes. LEC
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(Eight hours maximum credit, which may be distributed through four semesters. No student may enroll for less than two hours credit.) Study may be directed toward either reading for integration of knowledge and insight in Speech-Language-Hearing: Sciences and Disorders, or original research, i.e., a specific problem in the field. Student must complete a written report at the end of each semester detailing the work on their project during the semester. Prerequisite: Consent of Departmental Honors Coordinator. IND
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(A maximum of six hours of credit may be counted, with not more than four in a single area of study.) Investigation of a special topic or project selected by the student with advice, approval, and supervision of an instructor. Such study may take the form of directed reading or special research. Individual reports and conferences. (Distribution credit given for two-three hours only.) Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. IND
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The study of the analysis of language produced by children with respect to its phonological, lexical, morphological, syntactic, and pragmatic characteristics. Prerequisite or corequisite: SPLH 566. LAB
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Study of language acquisition in children, including phonologic, morphologic, syntactic, and semantic components. Methods of language measurement, the role of comprehension, and pragmatic aspects of language use are included. May be taught in lecture or online format. LEC
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An introduction to basic concepts of scientific methodology and of statistical and psychophysical measurement. Study of the application of these concepts to research in speech, language, and hearing. The complimentary nature of the research process and the clinical process will be emphasized. Graduate students who take this course must complete additional requirements. LEC
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Survey of the physiology of speech production, and the physics of sound. Emphasis upon methodologies in the laboratory study of normal speech. Prerequisite: SPLH 120 and SPLH 320, or concurrent enrollment in SPLH 120 and SPLH 320, or consent of instructor. LEC
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Concepts and principles relevant to the normal hearing processes: gross anatomy, psychophysical methods, and basic subjective correlates of the auditory system. Prerequisite: SPLH 120 and SPLH 320, or concurrent enrollment in SPLH 120 and SPLH 320,or consent of instructor. LEC
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Introduction to methods for assessing and treating hearing disorders in adults and children, as well as conditions that result in hearing loss. Course includes clinical observation and extensive hands-on experience with clinical techniques. Prerequisite: SPLH 663. LEC
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Testing of hearing using pure tone air and bone conduction tests with both normal and hearing-impaired individuals. (Same as AUD 550.) Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in SPLH 669. FLD
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This course provides training in clinical management of communicative disorders in children and adults. Principles of evaluation, application of diagnostic information, intervention planning, intervention process, data collection and application, report writing, and interactions with parents and other professionals are examined. Participation in observation and laboratory activities is required. LEC
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Clinical practice with children and adults. Group and individual conferences with staff required. Repeatable once for credit. Prerequisite: SPLH 671 and consent of instructor. FLD
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Concepts and principles relevant to the perception of speech with emphasis on the auditory system; acoustics, psychophysical methods, and basic subjective correlates of speech perception. Prerequisite: SPLH 662 and SPLH 663, or consent of instructor. LEC
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Study of the communication problems associated with hearing loss. Introduction to aural habilitative intervention related to speech, language, and academic achievement in children with early hearing loss, as well as, communication strategies training for adults with acquired hearing loss. Prerequisite: SPLH 669 or equivalent. LEC
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The subject matter of this seminar will be special topics from speech pathology and audiology. Special prerequisite may be established for a given topic. LEC
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A weekly forum for students and faculty to discuss professional issues and interdisciplinary research in communication and aging. May be repeated for credit. (Same as COMS 784.) (Same as PSYC 784.) Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. LEC
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A review and discussion of current issues in children's language acquisition. May be repeated for credit. Students are graded S/F. (Same as ABSC 797, LING 799 and PSYC 799.) (Formerly HDFL 797.) LEC
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Study of language acquisition in children, including the morphologic, syntactic, and semantic components. Methods of language measurement, the role of comprehension, and pragmatic aspects of language use will be included. Not open to students who have credit for SPLH 566. Laboratory by appointment. LEC
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Focuses on speech and non-speech characteristics of children with developmental phonological disorders. Emphasis placed on collection and phonetic transcription of speech samples, phonological analysis of transcribed data, and decision-making processes in assessment and intervention. LEC
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This course describes the neuroanatomic bases of motor-speech processes, the diagnosis, classification, assessment, prognosis, and treatment of dysarthria(s) and apraxia(s). LEC
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The nature of stuttering in children and adults is discussed. Theories regarding etiology, development, and maintenance of the disorder are presented. Emphasis is placed on various clinical approaches to assessment, measurement, and treatment. LEC
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This course reviews the function of the laryngeal and respiratory mechanisms including the parameters and processes of phonation. Primary content addresses diagnosis, description, and treatment of organic and non-organic disorders of phonation. LEC
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This course reviews anatomy and physiology of the velopharyngeal mechanism. Diagnosis and management of velopharyngeal dysfunction and associated problems considered. Anatomy, physiology, and rehabilitation associated with certain oral, pharyngeal, and laryngeal abnormalities discussed. Emphasis is on the speech problems of adults following medical management. Populations include individuals with laryngectomies, glosectomies, and tracheotomies. LEC
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This course covers normal and disordered swallowing. Evaluation and treatment of swallowing disorders, the dysphagia team, and dysphagia in special populations are considered. LEC
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This course focuses on the description, assessment, and treatment of communication problems associated with particular genetic syndromes (e.g., Down's, Turner's syndromes). Also covered are current data about the genetic factors involved in nonsyndromic communication and learning problems, such as those commonly seen in the schools. Ethical and practical issues in these areas are discussed. LEC
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This course examines factors relating to language disorders in the birth to three population. At-risk populations, as well as those with known etiologies, are considered. Information on assessment, intervention, and service delivery models is addressed. Issues relating to Public Law 99-457 are also examined. LEC
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This course examines language disorders of preschool-age children in the late preschool years. The course includes information on incidence, characteristics, assessment, and intervention. Theoretical issues and their implication for language intervention are also examined. LEC
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This course examines language development during the school years and how problems in this development interact with school performance. Emphasis is placed on the role of the speech-language pathologist in the early identification, assessment, and remediation of language-learning problems. LEC
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Neurological aspects of language processes, classification of aphasia, and assessment of language deficits are discussed. Management approaches including intervention strategies and rehabilitation are also considered. LEC
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This course focuses on the unique language impairments of individuals with mental retardation, autism, cerebral palsy, hearing impairments, dual sensory impairments, and other communication disorders (e.g., ADD). Language characteristics as well as assessment and intervention strategies are studied. LEC
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Neuroanatomy and physiology relevant to diffuse brain injury are discussed. Characteristics and intervention strategies relating to traumatic brain injury and dementia are studied. LEC
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This course describes augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) assessment and intervention issues as they apply to children and adults with both congenital and acquired speech and/or language disabilities. Areas of study include AAC systems, assessment strategies and procedures, intervention strategies, and AAC information resources. LEC
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This course addresses the perceptual, linguistic, and cognitive processes utilized in written communication. Acquired and developmental disorders of written language are examined in relation to issues concerning characteristics, etiology, early identification, assessment, and remediation. LEC
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Provides a general framework for speech and language evaluations. Issues related to initiation and termination of treatment are discussed. Practice is provided in evaluating norm- and criterion-referenced information used in diagnostic, referral, and treatment decisions. LEC
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This seminar is concerned with the design, instrumentation, execution, and reporting of research in audiology and speech pathology. SPLH 760 or its equivalent and some statistics are recommended before entering this seminar. LEC
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Orients student to clinical procedures, policies, requirements, and expectations of program. Therapy models, planning, and philosophies are discussed along with implementation and evaluation of therapy procedures. Professional issues are also considered. May be repeated for credit. LEC
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Students conduct supervised clinical work in a variety of settings. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Department approval. Group and individual conferences with staff required. FLD
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The field study provides work experiences in clinical and/or research activities. The student takes this course near the end of the degree program. Assignments include supervised work in a variety of approved settings. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: adviser's consent. FLD
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Forum for the presentation and discussion of scientific and professional issues by faculty and advanced graduate students. May be repeated for credit. LEC
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Application of research methodology in a laboratory situation. Emphasis is on direct participation in designing and conducting an experimental investigation in speech, language, or hearing. May be repeated for up to a maximum of 3 credits. Prerequisite: SPLH 660 or equivalent research methods course. RSH
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Investigation of special topics by individual master's level students. Paper required. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. RSH
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May be repeated for credit. LEC
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(Limited to eight hours credit toward the M.A. degree.) Directed research and experimentation for M.A. students in some phase of speech science. RSH
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This course will provide a description of the acoustic properties of the major classes of speech sounds, and will describe how these properties are utilized perceptually. It will also provide an understanding of the acoustic theory of speech production, and will discuss the implications of that theory relative to the modification of impaired speech. LEC
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This course will examine the current methodologies utilized in speech physiology research, and will review the findings of recent research into the movement patterns of individual speech articulators. The course will emphasize the interpretation of individual research results in terms of an overall theory of speech motor timing and control. LEC
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Considers more advanced research problems in hearing science including psychoacoustics, speech perception, physiology. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. LEC
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The course pertains to relevant research regarding infant speech development, vocabulary development, linguistic development, articulation development, and language retardation. (Same as ABSC 920, formerly HDFL 920.) LEC
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Research and important clinical procedures pertaining to discrimination, structural, and physiological considerations, causal factors in defective articulation, and principal therapeutic approaches are carefully examined. LEC
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Study in depth of the communication behavior associated with brain injury and/or oral anomalies. LEC
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Instruments for speech and hearing research, their design and application. Experimental projects using laboratory equipment. Designing equipment for special purposes. Prerequisite: SPLH 962. FLD
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Investigation of special topics by individual students. Paper required. RSH
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This course is designed to provide didactic and practical experience in methods of obtaining diagnostic information and generalization of speech and language responses away from the clinical setting. Models for effecting behavioral change and data collection will be discussed and utilized. FLD
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Application of research methodology in a laboratory situation. Emphasis is on direct participation in designing and conducting an experimental investigation in speech or hearing. Prerequisite: SPLH 760. FLD
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Provides experiences in classroom and laboratory instruction under supervision of graduate faculty. Variable credit to reflect amount of instructional responsibility assumed. May be repeated up to a maximum of six semester hours. FLD
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Lectures and discussion on issues in the conduct of a scientific career, with emphasis on practical topics of special importance in behavioral science. Topics will include the academic and scientific roles of behavioral scientists, establishing a research lab, communicating research findings, tenure processes, gender equity, ethical conduct, and good scientific citizenship. Discussions will highlight important case studies. (Same as PSYC 982.) LEC
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(Limited to eight hours credit towards the Ph.D. degree.) Directed research and experimentation for Ph.D. students in some phase of speech science. RSH
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