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Communication Sciences & Disorders

Rena Krakow, Ph.D.
Weiss Hall 217
Telephone: 215-204-8407
Fax: 215-204-5954
rkrakow@temple.edu

http://chpsw.temple.edu/commsci/home

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders offers two majors: one in Speech, Language & Hearing Science and one in Linguistics.

1. The total number of credit hours at graduation may be greater for some students based on initial placement exams, transfer evaluations, individual curricular choices, and academic progress.
2. Certain courses fulfill multiple requirements. In consultation with your advisor, you will be able to plan your curriculum more effectively.
3. Students must fulfill the necessary prerequisites for any given course or course sequence. See the Prerequisite and Co-requisite Policy in the Academic Policies section of this Bulletin.

Bachelor of Arts degrees in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSCD) may be conferred upon a student by recommendation of the faculty upon the satisfactory completion of 122 semester hours of credit. A grade of C is the lowest acceptable final grade for courses required in the majors. A grade of C- (C Minus) is the lowest acceptable grade in GenEd courses. The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders requires that students show a basic level of proficiency in a language other than English. This requirement may be met by taking college-level courses up to or beyond the equivalent of the 1002-level or by showing similar knowledge through a placement examination. Students may take two semesters of American Sign Language to satisfy this requirement. Students in the department must elect one of two majors: Speech, Language & Hearing Science; or Linguistics. Students who complete either of these majors may graduate with distinction in the department if they meet the requirements outlined below. In addition to the majors in Speech, Language & Hearing Science and Linguistics, the department also offers a minor. Enrollment of minors in departmental courses is subject to availability.

University Requirements

All students are required to complete the university's General Education (GenEd) curriculum.

All Temple students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses as part of the major. The specific writing-intensive courses required for this major are listed below and are identified by "WI" in the Attribute column.

Summary of Requirements for Graduation with Distinction in the Major

1. GPA of 3.5 or better
2. No grade below B in the major
3. Completion of an honors paper at the end of a 3-credit independent study (Communication Sciences & Disorders 4979) during which the student will engage in an empirical study or library research in the field of Communication Sciences and Disorders under the supervision of an honors advisor.
4. Completion of 20 hours of volunteer work, internship, or fieldwork in consultation with the honors advisor.

B.A. in Speech, Language & Hearing Science

 

Speech, Language, & Hearing Science Major: Summary of Requirements 

1. University requirements

  • All Temple students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses as part of the major. See below for a list of the specific courses that are required for Speech-Language-Hearing majors.
  • Students must complete the requirements of the General Education (GenEd) program.


2. Major Requirements

  • Communication Sciences & Disorders 1108, 2197, 2201, 2209, 2219, 3233, 3234, 3235, 3301, 4301, 4396
  • Courses in Related Discipline (Psychology 1001, Psychology 2301)
  • Course in Biological Science (Biology 1001 or 1012 required)
  • 2 semesters of a foreign language at the introductory level or one at the intermediate level

3. Recommended Elective

  • Physics 0872 (Science of Sound) is not required for the major, but is recommended to fulfill an ASHA physical science requirement for post-graduate work, and will also fulfill one of the two GenEd Science & Technology requirements.
  • Statistics is part of the content of Communication Sciences & Disorders 2201 (Introduction to Communication Research). An additional statistics course is not required for the major, but is recommended to fulfill an ASHA statistics requirement for post-graduate work. Recommended statistics courses are: Psychology 1003 (Statistics for Psychology), Psychology 1004 (Critical Thinking in Psychology), or Public Health 2219 (Biostatistics and Public Health).

 

Speech, Language & Hearing Science Major: Required Courses in the Major

 

Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Communication Sciences & Disorders 1108 Introduction to Linguistics (Fall [F], Spring [S], Summer [SS]) 3  
Communication Sciences & Disorders 2197 Communication Deviations & Disorders (F, S) 3 WI
Communication Sciences & Disorders 2201 Introduction to Communication Research (F, S) 3  
Communication Sciences & Disorders 2209 Phonetics & Phonology (F, S)
(Prerequisite: Communication Sciences & Disorders 1108)
4  
Communication Sciences & Disorders 2219 Psycholinguistics (F)
(Prerequisite: Communication Sciences & Disorders 1108)
4  
Communication Sciences & Disorders 3233 Basic Speech Science (F, S)
(Prerequisite: Communication Sciences & Disorders 2209) 
4  
Communication Sciences & Disorders 3234 Basic Hearing Science (F, SS) 4  
Communication Sciences & Disorders 3235 Human Neuroscience (F, S) 4  
Communication Sciences & Disorders 3301 Speech & Language Development (F, S)
(Prerequisites: Communication Sciences & Disorders 1108, 2209, 2219)
3  
Communication Sciences & Disorders 4301 Principles of Audiology (F, S)
(Prerequisite: Communication Sciences & Disorders 3234) 
3  
Communication Sciences & Disorders 4396 Orientation to Clinical Management (F, S)
(Prerequisites: Senior Status; Communication Sciences
& Disorders 2209, 2219, 3301)
3 WI*
Total     38  

*Indicates writing capstone for major

 

Speech, Language & Hearing Science Major: Required Courses, Related Areas

 

Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Psychology 1001 Introduction to Psychology (F, S, SS) 3  
Psychology 2301 Foundations of Developmental Psychology (F, S, SS) 3  
Biology* 1001
  or
1012
Human Biology (F, S, SS)

General Biology II (F, S, SS)
4

4
 
Total     10  

*Another course in biological science may be substituted with advisor approval.    

Suggested Semester-by-Semester Plan for the B.A. in Speech, Language & Hearing Science

 

Requirements for Students Starting in Academic Year 2013-2014

 

Year 1- Fall (Term 1)
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Communication Sciences & Disorders 1108 Introduction to Linguistics (F, S, SS) 3  
English 0802, 0812 or 0902 Analytical Reading & Writing 4 GW
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Quantitative Literacy 4 GQ
GenEd 08xx or 09xx U.S. Society 3 GU
Elective   Free Elective 3  
Semester Total   17  
 
Year 1- Spring (Term 2)
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Elective   Elective 3  
Communication Sciences & Disorders 2209 Phonetics & Phonology (F, S) 4  
Elective   American Sign Language/Foreign Language 3-4  
Intellectual Heritage 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 GY
Semester Total   13-14  
 
Year 2 - Fall (Term 3)
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Communication Sciences & Disorders 2201 Introduction to Communication Research (F, S) 3  
Communication Sciences & Disorders 2219 Psycholinguistics (F) 4  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Human Behavior 3 GB
Intellectual Heritage 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ
Elective   American Sign Language/Foreign Language 3-4  
Semester Total   16-17  
 
Year 2- Spring (Term 4)
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Race & Diversity 3 GD
Communication Sciences & Disorders 2197 Communication Deviations & Disorders (F, S) 3 WI
Communication Sciences & Disorders 3235 Human Neuroscience (F, S) 4  
Biology 1001
  or
1012
Human Biology
      or
General Biology II
4  
Psychology 1001 Introduction to Psychology 3  
Semester Total   17  
 
Year 3 - Fall (Term 5)
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Elective   Free Elective 3  
Communication Sciences & Disorders 3234 Basic Hearing Science (F, S) 4  
Psychology 2301 Foundations of Developmental Psychology 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Science & Technology I * 3 GS
Elective   Free Elective 3  
Semester Total   16  
 
Year 3 - Spring (Term 6)
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Communication Sciences & Disorders 3233 Basic Speech Science (F, S) 4  
Communication Sciences & Disorders 3301 Speech & Language Development (F, S) 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Arts 3-4 GA
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Global/World Society 3 GG
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Science & Technology II 3 GS
Semester Total   16-17  
 
Year 4 - Fall (Term 7)
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Communication Sciences & Disorders 4301 Principles of Audiology (F, S) 3  
Elective   Free Elective 3  
Elective   Free Elective 3  
Elective   Free Elective 3  
Elective   Free Elective 3  
Semester Total   15  
 
Year 4 - Spring (Term 8)
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Communication Sciences & Disorders 4396 Orientation to Clinical Management (F, S) 3 WI
Elective   Free Elective 3  
Elective   Free Elective 3  
Elective   Free Elective 3  
Semester Total   12  
 
Total Credits Required for B.A. in Speech-Language-Hearing: 122  

 

* Physics 0872 (Science of Sound) is not required for the major, but is recommended to fulfill an ASHA physical science requirement for post-graduate work, and will also fulfill one of the two GenEd Science & Technology requirements.

B.A. in Linguistics

 

Linguistics Major: Summary of Requirements

 

1. University requirements

  • All Temple students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses as part of the major. See below for a list of the specific courses that are required for Linguistics majors.
  • Students must complete the requirements of the General Education (GenEd) program.


2. Major Requirements

  • Communication Sciences & Disorders 1108, 2049, 2201, 2209, 2219, 3233, 3297, 3301, 4397
  • At least three elective courses chosen from the Electives list below. These are referred to as "required electives." Other courses may be substituted with advisor approval.
  • 2 semesters of a foreign language (including American Sign Language) beyond those numbered "1002." 

3. Recommended Electives

  • A variety of excellent electives is available through the Departments of Philosophy and Psychology (College of Liberal Arts), and the TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) program (College of Education). Students should consult their advisors for specific course recommendations.

 

Linguistics Major: Required Courses in the Major

 

Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Communication Sciences & Disorders 1108 Introduction to Linguistics (F, S, SS) 3  
Communication Sciences & Disorders 2049 Language & the Brain (S) 3  
Communication Sciences & Disorders 2201 Introduction to Communication Research (F, S) 3  
Communication Sciences & Disorders 2209 Phonetics & Phonology (F, S)
(Prerequisite: Communication Sciences & Disorders 1108)
4  
Communication Sciences & Disorders 2219 Psycholinguistics (F)
(Prerequisite: Communication Sciences & Disorders 1108)
4  
Communication Sciences & Disorders 3233 Basic Speech Science (S)
(Prerequisite: Communication Sciences & Disorders 2209)
4  
Communication Sciences & Disorders 3297 Syntax (S) 3 WI
Communication Sciences & Disorders 3301 Speech & Language Development (F, S)
(Prerequisites: Communication Sciences & Disorders 1108, 2209, 2219)
3  
Communication Sciences & Disorders 4397 Fieldwork in Linguistics (F, S)
(Prerequisites: Communication Sciences & Disorders 2209, 3297)
3 WI*
Total     30  

*Indicates writing capstone for major

 

Linguistics Major, electives - must take at least Three (3)

 

Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Communication Sciences & Disorders 2111 Language and Race (F) 3  
Communication Sciences & Disorders 2197 Communication Deviations & Disorders (F, S) 3 WI
Communication Sciences & Disorders 2202 Sociolinguistics (S) 3  
Communication Sciences & Disorders 3235 Human Neuroscience (F, S) 4  
Communication Sciences & Disorders 5729 Language & Deafness (SS) 3  
English 3822 Semantics (S) 3  
English 3823 History of the English Language (SS) 3  
Anthropology 2507 Fundamentals of Linguistic Anthropology (F, S, SS) 3  
Philosophy 3211 Intermediate Logic (F) 3  
Psychology 2101 Foundations of Cognitive Psychology (F, S, SS) 3  
Other courses may be taken as electives with approval of advisor.

 

Suggested Semester-by-Semester Plan for the B.A. in Linguistics

 

Requirements for Students Starting in Academic Year 2013-2014

 

Year 1 - Fall (Term 1)
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Communication Sciences & Disorders 1108 Introduction to Linguistics (F, S, SS) 3  
English 0802, 0812 or 0902 Analytical Reading & Writing 4 GW
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Quantitative Literacy 4 GQ
Elective   Foreign Language 3-4  
Semester Total   14-15  
 
Year 1 - Spring (Term 2)
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Communication Sciences & Disorders 2209 Phonetics & Phonology (F, S) 4  
Intellectual Heritage 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 GY
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Arts 3-4 GA
Elective   Foreign Language 3-4  
Semester Total   13-15  
 
Year 2 - Fall (Term 3)
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Communication Sciences & Disorders 2219 Psycholinguistics 4  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx U.S. Society 3 GU
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Human Behavior 3 GB
Elective   Free Elective 3  
Intellectual Heritage 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ
Semester Total   16  
 
Year 2 - Spring (Term 4)
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Race & Diversity 3 GD
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Science & Technology I * 3 GS
Communication Sciences & Disorders 2201 Introduction to Communication Research (F, S) 3  
Elective   Required Elective 3-4  
Elective   Free Elective 4  
Semester Total   16-17  
 
Year 3 - Fall (Term 5)
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Communication Sciences & Disorders 3301 Speech & Language Development (F, S) 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Global/World Society 3 GG
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Science & Technology II 3 GS
Elective   Required Elective 3  
Elective   Free Elective 4  
Semester Total   16  
 
Year 3 - Spring (Term 6)
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Communication Sciences & Disorders 2049 Language & the Brain (S) 3  
Communication Sciences & Disorders 3233 Basic Speech Science (F, S) 4  
Communication Sciences & Disorders 3297 Syntax (S) 3 WI
Elective   Required Elective 3  
Elective   Free Elective 3  
Semester Total   16  
 
Year 4 - Fall (Term 7)
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Elective   Free Elective 4  
Elective   Free Elective 3  
Elective   Free Elective 3  
Elective   Free Elective 3  
Elective   Free Elective 3  
Semester Total   16  
 
Year 4 - Spring (Term 8)
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Communication Sciences & Disorders 4397 Fieldwork in Linguistics (F, S) 3 WI
Elective   Free Elective 3  
Elective   Free Elective 3  
Elective   Free Elective 3  
Elective   Free Elective 3  
Semester Total   15  
 
Total Credits Required for B.A. in Linguistics: 122  

 

 

Communication Sciences & Disorders Minor Requirements

Five courses are required in the department.

 

Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Communication Sciences & Disorders 2111 Language & Race (S) 3  
Communication Sciences & Disorders 2197 Communication Deviations & Disorders (F, S) 3 WI
Communication Sciences & Disorders 2209 Phonetics & Phonology (F, S) 4  
         
Select one of the following:    
Communication Sciences & Disorders 1108 Introduction to Linguistics (F, S, SS) 3  
Communication Sciences & Disorders 2219 Psycholinguistics (F) 4  
         
Plus, select one of the following:    
Communication Sciences & Disorders 3297 Syntax (S) 3 WI
Communication Sciences & Disorders 3301 Speech & Language Development (F, S) 3  

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