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    CD153 Disability and the Media

    Studies how disability is portrayed in the media (film, television, theatre, literature, advertising, journalism, and social media) relative to the realities of society. Examines the issue of disability as a culture and how disability intersects with gender, sexuality, raceethnicity, class, country of origin, work, sex, family, health and health care.

    Instructors Nancy Allen
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    CD162 American Sign Language 1

    Introduces American Sign Language and American deaf culture. Students learn commonly used signs and basic rules of grammar. The course also explores information related to the deaf community, interaction between deaf and hearing people, and deaf education.

    Instructors Nancy Vincent-Meotti, Shannon Pollock, Wendy Whiting
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    CD193 Introduction to Communication Disorders: Diversity and Difference

    Offers an overview of a variety of communication disorders that affect children and adults from clinical, educational, social, and political perspectives. Patient advocacy, legislative initiatives, and policy changes to address historical underrepresentation of persons with communicative impairments in the US are explored. Guest speakers include individuals with communication disorders and professionals who work with them who share their multiple viewpoints, diverse experiences, and contributions to the field. Students learn clinical writing to describe treatment sessions during in-class guided observations.

    Instructors Lisa Wisman Weil
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    CD201 Language Acquisition

    Explores the theoretical and practical aspects of the language learning process and its relation to other aspects of cognitive and social development. Includes discussion of the development of speech and language skills throughout the life span, from birth to adulthood.

    Instructors Patricia Nelson
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    CD208 American Sign Language 2

    Continues to expand on receptive and expressive skills in ASL with emphasis on developing use of classifiers and the role of spatial relationships.

    Instructors Richard Scott Shupert, Wendy Whiting, Nancy Vincent-Meotti
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    CD233 Phonetics

    Studies the various aspects of speech sounds and their production with a focus on articulatory, acoustic, and linguistic bases. Students learn to discriminate, analyze, and transcribe speech sounds using the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). The relevance of course content to clinical and other applications is discussed as students learn to use the IPA to transcribe the speech of individuals with communicative impairments and different social dialects and accents. This course may be of special interest to students interested in acting, radio, andor television broadcasting.

    Instructors Robin Danzak
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    CD234 Speech and Hearing Anatomy and Physiology

    Studies the structure of the biological systems that underlie speech, language, and hearing with an emphasis on the processes and neural control of respiration, phonation, resonance, and articulation. Clinical disorders are used to elucidate dysfunction of these normal processes as substrates for human communication.

    Instructors Janice Buziak-Smith
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    CD309 American Sign Language 3

    A continuation of American Sign Language II. Students continue to expand different grammatical features of time signs and some different forms of inflecting verbs. In addition, students continue to develop conversational strategies in asking for clarification, agreeing, disagreeing, and hedging.

    Instructors Richard Scott Shupert
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    CD312 Survey of Speech Disorders

    Provides students with a basic understanding of speech disorders including articulation and phonology, voice, fluency, neurogenic disorders, and dysphagia. Issues related to assessment and intervention are addressed. Integration of information from the literature into class discussion and written assignments is expected. Students observe diagnostic and therapy sessions toward completion of the 25 hours required by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. They become familiar with clinical terminology and its use in written assignments.

    Instructors Wendy Kohn
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    CD313 Survey of Language Disorders

    Provides students with a basic understanding of disorders of human communication associated with developmental and acquired language disorders in children and adults. Assessment and intervention are addressed. Students observe diagnostic and therapy sessions toward completion of the 25 hours required by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. This is a writing-intensive course in which students write a major term paper with revisions and learn to use the APA writing conventions.

    Instructors Lisa Wisman Weil