Undergraduate Curriculum

The following requirements must be fulfilled for the major:

The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Undergraduate Programs.

44 credits, including 9 credits in core courses, and 35 credits in a concentration.

Core Courses (Required for all SPHR majors)

   
SPHR 1071 Foundations of Human Communication  
SPHR 2101 Research Methods  
SPHR 2135 Language: Structure, Meaning, and Use

A concentration must be chosen by the beginning of the junior year.


Communication Sciences and Disorders Concentration

Required  
SPHR 2104 Speech and Language Disorders  
or SPHR 2104W Speech and Language Disorders
SPHR 2105 Anatomy and Physiology for Speech and Hearing  
SPHR 2106 Neural Substrates of Speech, Language, and Hearing  
SPHR 2107 Acoustics  
SPHR 2108 Introduction to Audiology  
SPHR 2131 Language Acquisition and Development  
SPHR 2136 Phonetics  
SPHR 3109 Auditory Learning/Aural Rehabilitation  
SPHR 4118W Senior Research Seminar in Communication Sciences and Disorders  
SPHR 4119 Analysis and Modification of Communication Disorders  
STAT 1053 Introduction to Statistics in Social Science  
Electives  
One course from the following:  
SPHR 1072 Multicultural Issues in Human Communication  
SPHR 1082 American Sign Language II  
SPHR 2132 Literacy  
SPHR 2133 Autism  
SPHR 3116 Brain and Language  
SPHR 4201 Early Social and Cognitive Development  
SPHR 4221 Language and Communication in Aging  

Neuroscience of Language and Communication Concentration

Required  
PSYC 2014 Cognitive Psychology  
SPHR 2106 Neural Substrates of Speech, Language, and Hearing  
SPHR 2117 Hearing and Perception  
SPHR 3116 Brain and Language  
SPHR 4201 Early Social and Cognitive Development  
SPHR 4221 Language and Communication in Aging  
SPHR 4120W Senior Research Seminar in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences  
STAT 1053 Introduction to Statistics in Social Science  
Electives  
Three courses from the following:  
SPHR 2104 Speech and Language Disorders  
SPHR 2105 Anatomy and Physiology for Speech and Hearing  
SPHR 2106 Neural Substrates of Speech, Language, and Hearing  
SPHR 2107 Acoustics  
SPHR 2132 Literacy  
SPHR 2133 Autism  
One course from the following:  
PSYC 2013 Developmental Psychology  
PSYC 2015 Biological Psychology  
PSYC 3118 Neuropsychology  
PSYC 3121 Memory and Cognition  

Language Across Cultures and the Life Span Concentration 

Required  
SPHR 1072 Multicultural Issues in Human Communication  
SPHR 1082 American Sign Language II  
SPHR 1084 Perspectives in Deaf Culture  
SPHR 2131 Language Acquisition and Development  
SPHR 2132 Literacy  
SPHR 4201 Early Social and Cognitive Development  
SPHR 4221 Language and Communication in Aging  
SPHR 4120W Senior Research Seminar in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences  
Electives  
Three courses from the following:  
SPHR 2104 Speech and Language Disorders  
SPHR 2105 Anatomy and Physiology for Speech and Hearing  
SPHR 2106 Neural Substrates of Speech, Language, and Hearing  
SPHR 2107 Acoustics  
SPHR 2108 Introduction to Audiology  
SPHR 2133 Autism  
SPHR 2136 Phonetics  
SPHR 3109 Auditory Learning/Aural Rehabilitation  
SPHR 3116 Brain and Language  
One course from the following:  
ANTH 1004 Language in Culture and Society  
ANTH 3601 Language, Culture, and Cognition  
ANTH 3602 Ethnographic Analysis of Speech  
ANTH 3603 Psycholinguistics  
PSYC 2514 Adult Development and Aging

 

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