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Courses

Communication Sciences

5411. Psycholinguistics   (3 s.h.)


Presents information about the processing and use of language including language acquisition, lexical retrieval ,syntactic parsing, and language production in children and adults with normal and disordered communication systems.

5501. Modern Linguistics I-Syntax (3 s.h.)

Scientific investigation of grammatical structure in language. Data from English and other languages are used to study phrase structure, empty categories, movement, etc.

5502. Phonology I   (3 s.h.)

The nature of sound systems in human language. Students investigate data from a variety of languages and language families.

5503. Morphology   (3 s.h.)

The study of word structure in nature language is investigated with examples from a variety of languages. Students are guided toward analyzing morphological phenomena of many types.

5505. Issues in Linguistics   (3 s.h.)


Prerequisite 5501 & 5502 or permission of instructor
A critical investigation of major intellectual trends in the recent history of linguistics and their relationship to contemporary issues in philosophy, psychology, and anthropology.

5521. Language Disorders:   The Pre-School Years   (3 s.h.)


Prerequisite COMM SCI 3301
An overview of theory, research and clinical issues concerning disorders of language in young children. Major categories of language disorder such as emotional disturbance, mental retardation, hearing loss, and specific language impairment are considered. Treatment and assessment techniques are reviewed and evaluated.

5522. Disorders of Articulation and Phonology:  Management   (2 s.h.)


Prerequisite COMM SCI 2207, 2208, 3233, 3301
Presentation of information and experiences to prepare studnets to assess and treat individuals with phonological disorders.

5525. Fluency Disorders:  Foundations and Management  (2 s.h.)

Prerequisite COMM SCI 3233

A survey of the characteristics and theories on the nature of stuttering, and a review of the principles and practices of assessment and intervention strategies.

5526. Adult Language Disorders:  Foundations   (2 s.h.)


Prerequisite COMM SCI 2218, 3235
Presents an overview of acquired neurogenic language disorders and the ways in which these disorders have historically been described and explained. Approaches to diagnosis and treatment of adult language disorders from structural to functional models are discussed.

5528. Voice Disorders:  Theory and Analysis   (3 s.h.)


Prerequisite COMM SCI 3233, 3235
To acquaint the student with the symptomatology and disorder complexes related to phonation and the philosophies and methods used in the treatment of voice disorders including cleft palate and alaryngeal voice.

5529. Case Studies   (1 s.h.)


Premission of the department
This seminar patterns itself on the Grand Rounds format used in hospitals in which a clinician presents information about a patient/client to a group of peers. The course is structured to provide interdisciplinary interactions because so many of the patients/clients we work with have multiple problems and solutions are usually interdisciplinary in nature.

5531. Application in Audiology (1 s.h.)


Prerequisite COMM SCI 4301
Practical labwork with audiometric equipment, test procedures, administration interpretation, principles of case management and report writing.

5532. Rehabilitative Audiology I   (3 s.h.)


Prerequisite COMM SCI 4301

Includes a study of philosophies and methodologies for improving the communication skills of both the congenitally and adventitiously hearing-impaired individual with primary emphasis focused on the optional use of the visual and auditory channels. Also includes the educational implications and emotional effects of hearing loss on individuals.

5534. American Sign Language I   (3 s.h.)

An introductory course to provide the necessary skills for basic communication in American Sign Language. The relationship between manual and oral systems and the implications of deafness on communication are considered.

5634. American Sign Language II   (3 s.h.)


Prerequisite COMM SCI 5534
A continuation of the basic introduction to American Sign Language (CS 5534)through exploration of the language used by Deaf people in America, the syntax, grammar, and vocabulary necessary in ASL. In addition various aspects of Deaf culture will also be discussed.

5729. Language and Deafness   (3 s.h.)

An introduction to Deaf studies: the linguistic structure of American Sign Language, how modality of production-perception shapes language organization (comparisons of signed and spoken languages), Deaf culture, deafness and minority cultures, deafness and child development, issues and options in deaf education, deafness in old age.

8147. Basic Practicum in Audiology   (1 s.h.)


Prerequisite COMM SCI 5531, 5533
Basic practicum in audiology at Temple University Speech and Language Center or one of the field placements with emphasis on basic audiologic testing and interpretation.

8187. Basic Practicum in Diagnostic Processes   (1 s.h.)


Prerequisite COMM SCI 4396
Introduction to assessment of speech-language disorder. Emphasis on assessment tools, procedures, rationales, and interpretation.

8287. Basic Practicum in Therapy Processes   (1 s.h.)


Prerequisite COMM SCI 4396; 5521 and 5522 concurrent
Introduction to remediation of speech-language disorders. Emphasis on therapy methodologies and techniques, procedures, and rationales based on evidence-based practice , and analysis and interpretation of therpay outcomes.

8601. Advanced Syntax (3 s.h.)

Prerequisite COMM SCI 5501 or EQUIVALENT

A study of recent advances in syntactic theory, focusing on the tension between universal grammar and the properties of particular languages.

8721. Project in Speech-Language-Hearing   (1 s.h.)

Topics change from semester to semester and are presented in an intensive, in-depth seminar format over a weekend (Friday 3:00-8:00 and Saturday 8:30-5:30). Topics for a specific semester are posted on the Department`s website at the beginning of each semester. Ususally taught spring semester.

8722. Dysphagia   (2 s.h.)


Prerequisite COMM SCI 3233
An overview of swallowing processes and disorders specific to the adult and pediatric populations. Assessment and treatment will be discussed.

8723. Project in Speech Language Hearing   (1 s.h.)

Topics change from semester to semester and are presented in an intensive, in-depth seminar format over a weekend (Friday 3:00-8:00 and Saturday 8:30-5:30). Topics for a specific semester are posted on the Department`s website at the beginning of each semester. Ususally taught spring semester.

8724. Adult Language Disorders: Management   (3 s.h.)


Prerequisite COMM SCI 5526
This course builds on the theroretical foundation for acquired adult language disorders. The central theme is the evaluation and treatment of these disorders across a variety of settings with consideration given to the present climate of health care and functional outcomes.

8725. Disorders of Articulation and Phonology: Special Populations   (2 s.h.)


Prerequisite COMM SCI 5522
Presentation of information and experiences to prepare the speech and language specialist to assess, diagnose and treat persons with articulation disorders associated with cleft palate, apraxia, dysarthria and oral myofunctional disorders.

8726. Child Language Disorders: School Age   (2 s.h.)


Prerequisite COMM SCI 5521
Presentation of information and specific skills to prepare the speech and language specialist to function in the educational setting in a variety of roles.

8727. Written Language Development and Disorders   (2 s.h.)

Prerequisite COMM SCI 5521, 8726
This course focuses on the developmental processes of written language acquisition and written language disorders (dyslexia). Special attention to phonological awareness and the cognitive processes underlying this awareness.

8821. Child Language Disorders-Reading   (2 s.h.)

Concentrated study of special topics in the area of child language disorders.

8824. Assessment and Treatment of Diverse Populations   (2 s.h.)

Concentrated study of language development and disorders in culturally and linguistically diverse populations. Less biased assessment and intervention approaches are discussed.

8830. Interdisciplinary Seminar/Early Intervention   (2-3 s.h.)

This course focuses on preparing students to work with children from birth through six years in an interdisciplinary environment.

8860. Seminar in Speech Science   (3 s.h.)

In-depth experience in the speech science lab with a variety of instruments and techniques. Readings and discussions cover speech production and perception.

9087. Practicum in Hearing (1 s.h.)

Basic-level practicum to expose students to the problems and therapeutic measures experienced by and available for hearing impaired individuals from childhood through adulthood in various habilitative/rehabilitative settings.

9187. Advanced Practicum in Voice (1 s.h.)

Advanced level practicum at a field affiliation or at Temple University Speech and Hearing Center (stuttering and voice disorders) with focus on in-depth diagnosis and treatment of a specific disordered population, i.e., L.D., M.R., post-CVA, stuttering, voice, hearing impairment, etc.

9287. Advanced Practicum in Fluency   (1 s.h.)

Advanced level practicum with an in-depth focus on assessing and treating persons who stutter.

9387. Advanced Field Practicum in Speech Language Pathology   (3 s.h.)

Advanced level practicum at a field affiliation or at Temple University Speech and Hearing Center (stuttering and voice disorders) with focus on in-depth diagnosis and treatment of a specific disordered population, i.e., L.D., M.R., post-CVA, stuttering, voice, hearing impairment, etc. On-site for two days or more.

9582. Independent Study - Comm Sci   (1-3 s.h.)

Qualified students will be permitted to conduct investigations and/or in-depth study under supervision of deparment faculty.

9980. Dissertation Seminar   (1-6 s.h.)

Current topics in speech-language-hearing research.

9994. Preliminary Exam Preparation   (1-6 s.h.)

Study for exams preliminary to dissertation.

9996. Thesis Seminar (1-6 s.h.)

Preparation of master's thesis

9998. Pre-Dissertation Research   (1-6 s.h.)

Development of dissertation proposal

9999. Dissertation Research (1-6 s.h.)

Dissertation project