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    ASLSPA
    ASL 1110 American Sign Language 1
    Credits: 4.
    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
    Credits: 4.
    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
    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.
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    SPA 2014 Forensic Applications of Speech Science
    Credits: 3.
    Introduces 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.
    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)
    SPA 3003 Phonetic Theory and Transcription
    Credits: 3; Prereq: COM 1000 or equivalent.
    Introduces human speech production, classification, and transcription. Also provides intensive training in the use of the International Phonetics Alphabet for transcribing American English.
    SPA 3011 Speech Acoustics
    Credits: 3; Prereq: communication sciences and disorders or health science major.
    Introduces 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.
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    SPA 3101 Speech Anatomy and Physiology
    Credits: 3; Prereq: communication sciences and disorders or health science major.
    Introduces elementary anatomy, physiology and neurophysiology of the speaking mechanism.
    SPA 4004 Language Development
    Credits: 3; Prereq: communication sciences and disorders or health science major.
    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: 3; Prereq: senior standing.
    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 4106 Neuroplasticity and Rehabilitation
    Credits: 3; Prereq: enrolled in a limited access BHS major or instructor permission.
    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.
    SPA 4250 Introduction to Speech Disorders
    Credits: 3; Prereq: LIN SPA 3003 and SPA 3101.
    Studies speech-based disorders of communication: phonology, motor speech, resonation, voice and stuttering.
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    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 instructor permission.
    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.
    Studies language-based disorders of communication: specific language impairment in children, traumatic brain injury, aphasia and dementia.
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    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, a 3.75 GPA in the major and completion (including current enrollment) of 21 credits in the major.
    The design, implementation and reporting of an original research project.
    SPA 4956 Overseas Studies
    Credits: 1 to 15; can be repeated with change in content up to 15 credits. Prereq: undergraduate advisor permission.
    Provides a mechanism by which coursework taken as part of an approved study abroad program can be recorded on the UF transcript and counted toward graduation.
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