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Communication Sciences

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

Bachelor of Arts

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.

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Sciences may be conferred upon a student by recommendation of the faculty upon the satisfactory completion of 122 semester hours of credit with no grade in the major or core areas of C- or below. The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSC+DIS) requires both non-western international studies and language. Language is to be taken up to or beyond the 1002 level. Students may take American Sign Language I (CSC+DIS 5534) and American Sign Language II (CSC+DIS 5634) to satisfy the language requirement for the department. If so, they must take 2 international studies courses to satisfy the University Core requirements, of which one must be non-western. In addition to taking University Core requirements, all students will complete two department core courses, CSC+DIS 2201 (Introduction to Communication Research) and CSC+DIS 1596 (Introduction to Human Communication), as well as the requirements of one of two tracks, Speech-Language-Hearing or Linguistics. Students who complete the major may graduate with distinction in the department if they meet the requirements outlined below. In addition to the Major in Communication Sciences, the department also offers a Minor.

 

Summary of Requirements for Graduation with Distinction in the Major

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

Communication Sciences Major Requirements

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
CSC+DIS 1596 Introduction to Human Communication (F) 3 WI
CSC+DIS 2201 Intro to Communication Research (F) 3  
Total     6  

Speech-Language-Hearing Track

Speech-Language-Hearing Track: Summary of Requirements 

1. University requirements
University Core Curriculum including completion of the Temple Information Literacy Tutorial or TILT (formerly called Library Orientation), and all students must take Psych 1061 for core requirement in Individual and Society.


2. Major Requirements
CSC+DIS 1596 and 2201


3. Track Requirements

CSC+DIS 2197, 2207, 2208, 2217, 2218, 3233, 3234, 3235, 3301, 4301, 4396
Courses in Related Disciplines (Physics 1003, PSYCH 2301)

Course in Biological Science (Biology 1012)

Speech-Language-Hearing Track: Required Courses in the Major

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
CSC+DIS 2197 Communication Deviations & Disorders (F, S) 3 WI
CSC+DIS 2207 Phonetics (F, S)  (Co-req: CSC+DIS 2208) 2  
CSC+DIS 2208 Phonology (F, S) (Co-req: CSC+DIS 2207) 2  
CSC+DIS 2217 Grammatical Description (F) (Co-req: CSC+DIS 2218) 2  
CSC+DIS 2218 Language Processing (F) (Co-req: CSC+DIS 2217) 2  
CSC+DIS 3233 Basic Speech Science (S) (Pre-req: CSC+DIS 2207, CSC+DIS 2208, Physics 1003)  4  
CSC+DIS 3234 Basic Hearing Science (F, SS) (Pre-req.: Physics 1003) 4  
CSC+DIS 3235 Human Neuroscience (F, S) 4  
CSC+DIS 3301 Speech & Language Development (S) (Pre-req.: CSC+DIS 1108 or 2201 or English 2821; & CSC+DIS 2207 and 2208) 3  
CSC+DIS 4301 Principles of Audiology (F) (Pre-req: CSC+DIS 3234)  3  
CSC+DIS 4396 Orientation to Clinical Management (S) (Pre-req: Senior Status) 3 WI*
Total     32  

*Indicates writing capstone for major

Speech-Language-Hearing Track: Required Courses, Related Areas

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Psychology 2301 Developmental Psychology 3  
Physics 1003 Acoustics 3 SA
Biology 1012 General Biology 4 SB
Total     10  

Linguistics Track

Linguistics Track: Summary of Requirements

1. University requirements
University Core Curriculum including completion of the Temple Information Literacy Tutorial or TILT (formerly called Library Orientation)


2. Major Requirements
CSC+DIS 1596 and 2201


3. Track Requirements
CSC+DIS 1108, 2207, 2208, 3297, 3233, 3301, 4397

At least four elective courses chosen from the Recommended Electives list below. Other courses may be substituted with advisor approval.

Linguistics Track: Required Courses in the Major

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
CSC+DIS 1108 Introduction to Linguistics (F, S) 3  
CSC+DIS 2207 Phonetics (F, S)  (Co-req: CSC+DIS 2208) 2  
CSC+DIS 2208 Phonology (F, S) (Co-req: CSC+DIS 2207) 2  
CSC+DIS 3233 Basic Speech Science (S) (Pre-req: CSC+DIS 2207, CSC+DIS 2208, Physics 1003) 4  
CSC+DIS 3297 Syntax (S) 3 WI
CSC+DIS 3301 Speech & Language Development (S) (Pre-req: CSC+DIS 1108 or 2201 or English 2821; & CSC+DIS 2207 and 2208) 3  
CSC+DIS 4397 Fieldwork in Linguistics (S) (Pre-req: CSC+DIS 2207, 2208, 3297) 3 WI*
Total     20  

*Indicates writing capstone for major

Linguistics track, recommended electives - must take at least four (4)

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
CSC+DIS 2197 Communication Deviations & Disorders (F, S) 3 WI
CSC+DIS 2217 Grammatical Description (F) 2  
CSC+DIS 2218 Language Processing (F) (Pre-req: CSC+DIS 0217)  2  
CSC+DIS 3235 Human Neuroscience (F, S) 4  
CSC+DIS 5729 Language & Deafness 3  
English 3822 Semantics (F) 3  
English 3823 History of the English Language (S) 3  
Anthropology 2507 Fundamentals of Linguistic Anthropology (F, S, SS) 3  
Philosophy 3211 Intermediate Logic (S) 3  
Philosophy 3216 Philosophy of Science (S) 3  
Philosophy 4251 Philosophy of Language (F) 3  
Psychology 2101 Foundations of Cognitive Psych (S, SS) 3  
Courses in a foreign language (including American Sign Language) beyond those numbered "1002" (limit: two courses).    
         

 

Communication Sciences Minor Requirements

Five required courses in the department plus an additional two or three courses from among a list of five in the department.

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
CSC+DIS 1596 Introduction to Human Communication (F) 3 WI
CSC+DIS 2111 Language & Race (S) 3 RS
CSC+DIS 2197 Communication Deviations & Disorders (F, S) 3 WI
CSC+DIS 2207 Phonetics (F, S) (Co-req: CSC+DIS 2208) 2  
CSC+DIS 2208 Phonology (F, S) (Co-req: CSC+DIS 2207) 2  
         
Select either 1108 or both 2217 & 2218:    
CSC+DIS 1108 Introduction to Linguistics (F, S, SS) 3  
CSC+DIS 2217 Grammatical Analysis (F) (Co-req: CSC+DIS 2218) 2  
CSC+DIS 2218 Language Processing (F) (Co-req: CSC+DIS 2217)  2  
         
Plus, select one of the following:    
CSC+DIS 3297 Syntax 3 WI
CSC+DIS 3301 Speech & Language Development (S) 3  


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