Courses

ASL 1110 American Sign Language 1 4 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

First in a series on American Sign Language concepts and principles; introduces receptive and expressive skills in formal and informal interactions. Signs, fingerspelling, numbers, and classifiers are practiced in conversational and storytelling contexts. Also introduces ASL literature and cultural information.

ASL 1120 American Sign Language 2 4 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Second in a series on American Sign Language concepts and principles; develops receptive and expressive skills in formal and informal interactions. Signs, fingerspelling, numbers, classifiers, and indexing are practiced in conversational and storytelling contexts. Familiarization with ASL culture and literary genres continues.

ASL 1130 American Sign Language 3 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Advanced study of American Sign Language.

ASL 2510 Deaf Culture 1 Credit

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

The pathological and cultural aspects of deaf people in language acquisition, education and compliance with accommodation issues.

COM 4930 Special Topics in Communication 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Seminar study of theory and research in a specific area of communication.

Prerequisite: COM 1000 or equivalent.

IDH 2931 Honors Seminar 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Special topics restricted to those in the university-wide Honors Program. (WR)

Attributes: Satisfies 6000 Words of Writing Requirement

LIN 3201 The Sounds of Human Language 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Emphasizes the sounds employed in languages of the world for a comprehensive understanding of the mechanism underlying the production of speech sounds and the ability to recognize, distinguish and phonetically transcribe speech sounds from an unfamiliar language. Includes investigation of the patterning and functions of sounds in languages of the world and application of the methods of analyzing a language sound system.

Prerequisite: LIN 3010.

LIN 4905 Individual Study in Linguistics 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Individual study for linguistics majors.

SPA 2109 Language Breakdown in the Brain 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Introduces brain structures as they relate to language development and use. Also emphasizes the effects of damage or developmental anomalies in different brain areas. (B)

Attributes: General Education - Biological Science

SPA 3003 Phonetic Theory and Transcription 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Introduces human speech production, classification, and transcription. Also provides intensive training in the use of the International Phonetics Alphabet for transcribing American English.

Prerequisite: COM 1000 or equivalent.

SPA 3011 Speech Acoustics 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Introduces scientific methodologies, physics of sound, acoustics and elementary instrumentation related to human speech communication.

Prerequisite: communication sciences and disorders or health science major.

SPA 3032 Fundamentals of Hearing 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

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 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Introduces elementary anatomy, physiology and neurophysiology of the speaking mechanism.

Prerequisite: communication sciences and disorders or health science major.

SPA 3475 Deaf Culture in America 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Provides an overview of the lives and experiences of deaf and hard of hearing persons and examines the reasons why many deaf people consider themselves to belong to a unique cultural group. Discussions focus on deaf communities and cultures, signed languages, education, accessibility, literature, and other issues.

Prerequisite: (PSY 2012 and ASL 1110) or instructor permission.

SPA 3800 Critical Review of Scientific Evidence 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Provides scientific process concepts (inductive and deductive reasoning, foundations of inductive statistics, research design) as well as offering practice in critical thinking and avoiding the cognitive illusions that lead to invalid conclusions. The goal is to become critical consumers of information.

Prerequisite: STA 2023 or more advanced statistics course

SPA 4004 Language Development 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Study of language-based disorders of communication: language impairment in children, traumatic brain injury, aphasia and dementia.

Prerequisite: communication sciences and disorders or health science major.

SPA 4050 Clinical Observations in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Supervised clinical observations of diagnostics and remediation at the UF Speech and Hearing Clinic.

Prerequisite: senior standing.

SPA 4104 Neural Basis of Communication 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Understanding the structures and functions of the human nervous system and the neurological processes involved in communication and communication disorders.

SPA 4106 Neuroplasticity and Rehabilitation 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Introduces Foundational Knowledge About Neuroplasticity and How It Impacts Treatment Design and Implementation Across All Health Sciences. Also Introduces Different Types of Rehabilitation Approaches Offered By the Various Health Sciences.

Prerequisite: enrolled in a limited access BHS major or instructor permission.

SPA 4250 Introduction to Speech Disorders 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Studies speech-based disorders of communication: phonology, motor speech, resonation, voice, and stuttering.

Prerequisite: (LIN 3010 or SPA 3003) and SPA 3101.

SPA 4302 Audiometry and Hearing Disorders 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Basic techniques in pure-tone and speech audiometry, measurements of middle-ear function and test interpretation. Supervised clinical/laboratory experience in hearing testing.

Prerequisite: SPA 3032.

SPA 4321 Audiologic Rehabilitation 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Overview of aural rehabilitation and methods in auditory training and speech reading with hearing-impaired individuals.

Prerequisite: SPA 4302 or instructor permission.

SPA 4400 Introduction to Language Disorders 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Studies language-based disorders of communication: specific language impairment in children, traumatic brain injury, aphasia and dementia.

Prerequisite: SPA 4004 and SPA 4104.

SPA 4904 Individual Study 1-3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

A project, reading or research course.

SPA 4931 Honors in Communication Sciences and Disorders 1-3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

The design, implementation and reporting of an original research project.

Prerequisite: 3.5 overall GPA, a 3.75 GPA in the major and completion (including current enrollment) of 21 credits in the major.

SPC 3605 Speechwriting 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Consideration of and practice with word choice and word arrangement as sources of style that influence memorability, credibility, and ease and accuracy of comprehension.

SPC 4680 Rhetorical Criticism 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Critical analyses of rhetorical elements and processes in oratorical and non-oratorical forms.