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  • Communication Sciences and Disorders
    Public Health and Health Professions
    LIN 2210 Phonetic Theory and Transcription
    Credits: 3.
    Introduction to human speech production, classification and transcription. The course also provides intensive training in the use of the International Phonetics Alphabet for transcribing American English.
    ASL 1110 American Sign Language 1
    Credits: 3.
    ASL 1110 and its sequel, ASL 1120, emphasize the basic vocabulary and syntax of ASL. Course also inroduces students to the culture of the deaf.
    ASL 1120 American Sign Language 2
    Credits: 3.
    ASL 1110 and ASL 1120 emphasize the basic vocabulary and syntax of ASL. Course also inroduces students to the culture of the deaf.
    ASL 1130 American Sign Language 3
    Credits: 3.
    Advanced study of American Sign Language.
    ASL 2510 Deaf Culture
    Credits: 1.
    The pathological and cultural aspects of deaf people in language acquisition, education and compliance with accommodation issues.
    SPA 2014 Forensic Applications of Speech Science
    Credits: 3.
    Introduction to the applications of speech science (speech articulation, acoustics) to criminal investigations and national security issues. (S)
    SPA 2024 Human Communication Dynamics
    Credits: 3.
    An interdisciplinary course that explores dynamic interactions in human communication, including normal and abnormal aspects of communication processes. The course also emphasizes pre-/post-natal communication, development of speech, parent/child communication, vocal/nonvocal communication, noise pollution and prosthetic devices. (S)
    SPA 2109 Language Breakdown in the Brain
    Credits: 3.
    Introduction to brain structures as they relate to language development and use. The course also emphasizes the effects of damage or developmental anomalies in different brain areas. (B)
    SPA 3011 Speech Acoustics
    Credits: 3.
    Introduction to scientific methodologies, physics of sound, acoustics and elementary instrumentation related to human speech communication.
    SPA 3032 Fundamentals of Hearing
    Credits: 3.
    Concepts and principles relevant to the normal hearing processes: acoustics, gross anatomy, psychophysical methods and basic subjective correlates of the auditory system.
    SPA 3101 Speech Anatomy and Physiology
    Credits: 3.
    Introduction to elementary anatomy, physiology and neurophysiology of the speaking mechanism.
    SPA 4004 Language Development
    Credits: 3.
    Study of language-based disorders of communication: language impairment in children, traumatic brain injury, aphasia and dementia.
    SPA 4050 Clinical Observations in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
    Credits: 2; Prereq: senior year.
    Supervised clinical observations of diagnostics and remediation at the UF Speech and Hearing Clinic.
    SPA 4104 Neural Basis of Communication
    Credits: 3.
    Understanding the structures and functions of the human nervous system and the neurological processes involved in communication and communication disorders.
    SPA 4250 Introduction to Speech Disorders
    Credits: 3; Prereq: LIN 2210 and SPA 3101.
    Study of speech-based disorders of communication: phonology, motor speech, resonation, voice and stuttering.
    SPA 4302 Audiometry and Hearing Disorders
    Credits: 3; Prereq: SPA 3032.
    Basic techniques in pure-tone and speech audiometry, measurements of middle-ear function and test interpretation. Supervised clinical/laboratory experience in hearing testing.
    SPA 4321 Audiologic Rehabilitation
    Credits: 3; Prereq: SPA 4302 or permission of instructor.
    Overview of aural rehabilitation and methods in auditory training and speech reading with hearing-impaired individuals.
    SPA 4400 Introduction to Language Disorders
    Credits: 3; Prereq: SPA 4004 and SPA 4104.
    Study of language-based disorders of communication: specific language impairment in children, traumatic brain injury, aphasia and dementia.
    SPA 4904 Individual Study
    Credits: 1 to 3; can be repeated with change in content up to 6 credits.
    A project, reading or research course.
    SPA 4931 Honors in Communication Sciences and Disorders
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 3.5 overall GPA; 3.75 in the major and completion (including current enrollment) of 21 credits in the major.
    The design, implementation and reporting of an original research project.
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