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2010-11 Online Catalogue

Courses in Communication Sciences

CMSI 020 - Intro to Disordered Comm
Survey of language, speech, and hearing disorders, emphasizing the importance of understanding such disorders as a part of the fuller understanding of human behavior.
Credits: 3.
CMSI 080 - Introduction to Linguistics
Introduction to biological, cognitive, and cultural bases of human communication through language, and to modern linguistic theory. Assignments provide opportunities for critical thinking and writing. Cross-listed with LING 080.
Credits: 3.
CMSI 090 - Introduction to Phonetics
Linguistic, acoustic, and articulatory phonetics applied to the description of speech. Stresses use of the International Phonetic Alphabet with English, foreign languages, and disordered speech.
Credits: 3.
CMSI 094 - Dev of Spoken Language
Speech and language acquisition interpreted in light of current learning and cognitive theory, linguistic theory, and methods of linguistic analysis.
Credits: 3.
CMSI 095 - Introductory Special Topics
Introductory courses or seminars on topics beyond the scope of existing departmental offerings. See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
Credits: 1-6.
CMSI 096 - Introductory Special Topics
Introductory courses or seminars on topics beyond the scope of existing departmental offerings. See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
Credits: 1-6.
CMSI 101 - Speech & Hearing Science
Structure and function of the respiratory, phonatory, articulatory, and hearing systems, coupled with models of speech and hearing as part of human communication.
Credits: 4.
CMSI 125 - Clinical Experience
A supervised exposure to clinical practice in speech-language pathology. Students gain experience as assistants in the University speech-language clinic. Prerequisite: Six hours in Communication Sciences.
Credits: 3.
CMSI 126 - Clinical Experience
A supervised exposure to clinical practice in speech-language pathology. Students gain experience as assistants in the University speech-language clinic. Prerequisite: Six hours in Communication Sciences.
Credits: 3.
CMSI 162 - American English Dialects
Class will examine dialects of American English and the methodology of dialectology with focus on Vermont speech and the social meaning of dialect variation. Cross-listed with ENGS 103 and LING 162.
Credits: 3.
CMSI 164 - Structure of English Language
Using descriptive linguistic theory, this course examines basics of English grammar with emphasis on hands-on examples. Also includes exploration of politicization of English grammar. Prerequisites: 3 hours ENGS, CMSI or LING. Cross-listed with ENGS 101 and LING 164.
Credits: 3.
CMSI 165 - Phonetic Theory and Practice
Linguistic, acoustic, and articulatory phonetics. Stresses phonetic theory and the analysis of speech variation around the world and across the life-span. Pre/co-requisites: CMSI 080 or LING 080. Cross-listed with LING 165.
Credits: 3.
CMSI 166 - Introduction to Syntax
This course serves as an introduction to the syntax of natural languages and a rigorous approach to the analysis of sentence structure. Pre/co-requisites: ANTH 028 or CMSI 080 or LING 080. Cross-listed with ANTH 142 and LING 166.
Credits: 3.
CMSI 195 - Intermediate Special Topics
Intermediate courses or seminars on topics beyond the scope of existing departmental offerings. See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
Credits: 1-12.
CMSI 196 - Intermediate Special Topics
Intermediate courses or seminars on topics beyond the scope of existing departmental offerings. See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
Credits: 1-6.
CMSI 197 - Readings & Research
Instructor permission.
Credits: 1-6.
CMSI 198 - Readings & Research
Instructor permission.
Credits: 1-6.
CMSI 208 - Cognition & Language
Study of cognition and language in terms of mental representation models; contemporary models of memory, as well as capacity theories of language comprehension and production. Prerequisite: PSYC 109, 161 or instructor permission. Cross-listed: PSYC 208.
Credits: 3.
CMSI 262 - Measurement of Comm Processes
Introduction to the scientific method and measurement principles used in group and single-case research on communication and as applied to persons with communication disorders. Prerequisites: CMSI 080, CMSI 101; STAT 111 or STAT 141.
Credits: 4.
CMSI 271 - Introduction to Audiology
Survey of hearing and the nature and causes of hearing impairment. Includes an orientation to assessment procedures and rationales, hearing screening and counseling considerations. Prerequisite: CMSI 101.
Credits: 3.
CMSI 272 - Hearing Rehabilitation
Examination of the impact of hearing loss on development and its overall effects on communication. Survey of management considerations, sensory devices, speech reading, and auditory training. Prerequisites: CMSI 271.
Credits: 3.
CMSI 273 - Internship in Audiology
Seniors interested in practical experience can intern at the UVM Audiology Clinic. Exposure to diagnostic and rehabilitative procedures will increase clinical confidence prior to graduate studies. Prerequisites: CMSI 271, CMSI 272 (or concurrent enrollment), 3.0 or greater GPA and instructor permission.
Credits: 3.
CMSI 274 - D2:Culture of Disability
Focus on theoretical questions of how societies understand disability and its consequences for social justice, by examining the biological, social, cultural, political, and economic determinants in the societal construction of disability. Prerequisites: Junior, Senior or graduate standing. Cross-listing: EDSP 274.
Credits: 3.
CMSI 281 - Cognitive Neuroscience
The structure and organization of the human central nervous system as related to higher cognitive and linguistic behaviors. Pre/corequisites: a college level Human Biology course, such as BIOL 004.
Credits: 3.
CMSI 284 - Augmentative Communication
An introduction to development and selection of augmentative/alternative communication strategies and systems for persons with severe communication challenges. Prerequisites: Nine hours in Communication Sciences or instructor's permission.
Credits: 3.
CMSI 285 - Collab Intervntn Schl Settings
Introduction to a transdisciplinary approach to collaborative, curriculum-based assessment and intervention for students with special needs in school settings. Prerequisites: Graduate standing, or Undergraduate by instructor permission.
Credits: 3.
CMSI 287 - Early Lang&Communicat'n Interv
Research in normal and disordered language, cognition, and social development is applied to interventions for children, birth to age 5, with language and communication problems. Prerequisite:CMSI 94.
Credits: 3.
CMSI 291 - Clinical Study
Prerequisite: Permission presenting disorders of speech, hearing, and language. Supervised practicum experiences with children and adults
Credits: 1-2.
CMSI 292 - Clinical Study
Prerequisite:Permission Supervised practicum experiences with children and adults presenting disorders of speech, hearing, and language.
Credits: 1-2.
CMSI 293 - Seminar
Prerequisite: Instructor's permission. Variable credit.
Credits: 1-3.
CMSI 294 - Seminar
Prerequisite: Instructor's permission. Variable credit.
Credits: 1-3.
CMSI 295 - Advanced Special Topics
Advanced Special Topics Advanced courses of seminars on topics beyond the scope of existing departmental offerings. See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
Credits: 0-12.
CMSI 296 - Advanced Special Topics
See Schedule of Courses for specific titles. UG only.
Credits: 1-6.
CMSI 298 - Senior Seminar
Credits: 3.
CMSI 299 - Autism Spect Dis:Assess&Interv
Assessment and intervention considerations in communication, social interaction and play, selection and use of evaluation tools, and implementation of intervention strategies for children with autism.
Credits: 3.
CMSI 310 - Clinic Preparation&Management
Principles of behavioral observation, analysis and modification as they apply to the assessment and remediation of communication disorders. Prerequisite:permission
Credits: 3.
CMSI 311 - Intrdsc Sem Neurodev Disabil I
Seminar exploring interdisciplinary process, collaborative teaming, cultural competence and family-centered care as they relate to children and families affected by neurodevelopmental and related disabilities. Pre/co-requisites: Permission of Instructor. Cross-listings: EDSP 295, GRNU 296, PSYC 380, MVSR 381, SWSS 380.
Credits: 3.
CMSI 312 - Intrdsc Sem Neurodev Disabil 2
Seminar exploring interdisciplinary process, collaborative teaching, cultural competence and family-centered care as they relate to children and families affected by neurodevelopmental and related disabilities. Pre/co-requisites: Permission of Instructor. Cross-listings EDSP 295, GRNU 296, PSYC 380, MVSR 381, SWSS 380.
Credits: 3.
CMSI 371 - Audiolog Assess:Spch-Lang Path
hearing screening and counseling/management issues. Prerequisites: CMSI 101 or instructor permission. impairment; assessment procedures and rationales; Examination of basic hearing parameters designed for SLPs. Orientation to nature and causes of hearing
Credits: 3.
CMSI 372 - Mgmt&Habil/Child w/Hearing Imp
permission. Orientation to amplification, assistive devices, managing listening environments, auditory training, and educational planning. Prerequisites: CMSI 271 or 371 or instructor Survey effects of hearing impairment on children's communication, academic and psychosocial development.
Credits: 3.
CMSI 375 - Swallowing Disorders
Introduction to normal and disordered swallowing function across the life span including etiologies, signs/symptoms of dysphagia, diagnostic procedures and treatment within an interdisciplinary model. Prerequisite: Admission to CMSI graduate program or by permission of the instructor.
Credits: 3.
CMSI 380 - Rsch Methods in Comm Disorders
Empirical research methodology as applied to the study of normal and deficient speech, language, and hearing processes. Students analyze data statistically and write a research proposal.
Credits: 3.
CMSI 381 - Advanced Readings
Readings, with conferences, intended to contribute to the programs of graduate students in phases of communication science and disorders for which formal courses are not available. Credit as arranged, up to three hours each semester.
Credits: 1-3.
CMSI 382 - Advanced Readings
Readings, with conferences, intended to contribute to the programs of graduate students in phases of communication science and disorders for which formal courses are not available. Credit as arranged, up to three hours each semester.
Credits: 1-3.
CMSI 383 - Seminar Lang/Lrng Disabilities
Assessment and intervention issues for school-age children and adolescents with language learning disabilities are discussed emphasizing research to practice and oral language and literacy connections. Prerequisite: CMSI 080, CMSI 094, instructor permission or Graduate standing.
Credits: 3.
CMSI 384 - Spch Snd Disorders in Children
Etiology, diagnosis, pathology, and habilitation and rehabilitation of articulation of speech. Prerequisite: CMSI 090 or equiv.
Credits: 3.
CMSI 385 - Voice Disorders
Study of normal and abnormal laryngeal anatomy and physiology as they relate to diagnoses and treatment of a wide variety of vocal pathologies. Prerequisite: CMSI 101 or instructor permission.
Credits: 3.
CMSI 386 - Adult Neuropathologies
Etiology, pathology, diagnosis, and principles of rehabilitation of CNS pathologies affecting communication. Emphasis on motor speech disorders and cognitive consequences of traumatic brain injury. Prerequisites:CMSI 281, 389 or equivalent.
Credits: 3.
CMSI 387 - Language Disorders
Identification, evaluation, and rehabilitation procedures for children with language disabilities. Prerequisite: CMSI 080, CMSI 094, CMSI 164.
Credits: 3.
CMSI 388 - Stuttering
Study of adult and child fluency disorders which focuses upon symptomatology, etiology, diagnosis, and rehabilitation of stuttering patients. Prerequisite: Stuttering Boot Camp, admission to CMSI graduate program.
Credits: 3.
CMSI 389 - Aphasia in Adults
Study of linguistic and cognitive impairments associated with stroke and other types of neuropathologies in the adult patient. Emphasis on rehabilitation strategies, principles, and procedures. Prerequisite:CMSI 281.
Credits: 3.
CMSI 391 - Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1-6.
CMSI 392 - NonThesis/CasePresentationRsch
Credits: 1-6.

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