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Communication Disorders

Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders

Communication Disorders (CDS) is an academic discipline that fosters the acquisition of skills and competencies in the areas of speech, hearing, language and swallowing. CBU’s undergraduate CDS major is designed to prepare students for graduate work in Speech Language Pathology or Audiology.

This program is approved by the California State Board for Speech and Language Pathology Assistants (SLPA) as an official work training program. Students who earn a Communication Disorders degree and complete their required 126 clinical hours will be eligible to register as a SLPA in the state of California. Students can then work as Speech-Language Pathology Assistants, under the direct supervsision of licensed Speec-Language Pathologists.

One of the leading national healthcare trends is the increase in hearing, speech, language and swallowing problems among the growing aging population. Furthermore, medical advances continue to improve survival rates of premature infants, trauma, and stroke patients. These trends will influence health care for the next generation and CBU seeks to strategically position itself to help train future healthcare providers. As a result, CBU offers the BS in Communication Disorders as an option for students who desire to work and serve individuals who have medical conditions related to speech, hearing, language and swallowing. 

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Communication Disorders program, graduates will:

  • Demonstrate the ability to assess basic communication processes.
  • Demonstrate the ability to assess basic swallowing processes.
  • Describe the anatomy and physiology of speech and non-speech breathing.
  • Describe the anatomy and physiology of phonation.
  • Describe the anatomy and physiology of articulation.
  • Describe the anatomy and physiology of hearing.
  • Describe the anatomy and physiology of swallowing.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the nature of speech, language, hearing and communication disorders.
  • Display the skills necessary in order to prevent communication and swallowing disorders.
  • Demonstrate the ability to evaluate the scientific literature, understand and synthesize relevant information from it, and be able to convey this information both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of standards of ethical conduct.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of contemporary professional issues.
  • Possess skill in oral, written, and other forms of communication sufficient for entry into professional practice.
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Lower Division Courses

ALH101 Introd Allied Health Professions

ALH101 Introd Allied Health Professions

This course is designed to introduce students to the basic skills necessary for academic success in allied health, to review the numerous career options in the allied health professions, and to explore the student's calling and vocation. (1 unit; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 ALH101-B B Fletcher, Wayne L. 09/02/2014 Monday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM James Complex
107A
Fall 2014 ALH101-A A Sullivan, Sean 09/02/2014 Monday 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM James Complex
107A
Fall 2014 ALH101-C C Fletcher, Wayne L. 09/02/2014 Monday 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM James Complex
107A
Fall 2014 ALH101-D D Black, Laurie E. 09/02/2014 Monday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM James Complex
107A
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BIO153 Anatomy & Physiology I w/ Lab

BIO153 Anatomy & Physiology I w/ Lab

This course is designed for professional nursing and general college students. Included are a general survey of human histology and the study of structure and function of organ systems of the human body, including the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, endocrine and nervous systems. Structure and function of sensory organs are also included in the course. Correlated by laboratory experience and demonstration. Lecture (3 units) and required laboratory (1 unit). Additional lab fee. (4 units; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Summer 2014 BIO153-B B Heyman, Nathanael S 05/05/2014 Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Mission Hall
124
Summer 2014 BIO153-A A Heyman, Nathanael S 05/05/2014 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Mission Hall
124
Fall 2014 BIO153-V V Heyman, Nathanael S 09/02/2014 Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Mission Hall
ONLN
Fall 2014 BIO153-F F Prins, Bruce 09/02/2014 Friday 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Yeager Center
A112
Fall 2014 BIO153-C C Prins, Bruce 09/02/2014 Tuesday 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Yeager Center
A112
Fall 2014 BIO153-H H Prins, Bruce 09/02/2014 Wednesday 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center
A112
Fall 2014 BIO153-A A Prins, Bruce 09/02/2014 Monday 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Yeager Center
A112
Fall 2014 BIO153-B B Prins, Bruce 09/02/2014 Monday 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Yeager Center
A112
Fall 2014 BIO153-D D Prins, Bruce 09/02/2014 Wednesday 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Yeager Center
A112
Fall 2014 BIO153-E E Prins, Bruce 09/02/2014 Thursday 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Yeager Center
A112
Fall 2014 BIO153-G G Prins, Bruce 09/02/2014 Monday 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Yeager Center
A112
Fall 2014 BIO153-I I Prins, Bruce 09/02/2014 Thursday 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center
A112
Fall 2014 BIO153-J J Prins, Bruce 09/02/2014 Thursday 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center
A112
Fall 2014 BIO153-K K Prins, Bruce 09/02/2014 Thursday 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center
A112
Fall 2014 BIO153-L L Prins, Bruce 09/02/2014 Friday 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center
A112
Fall 2014 BIO153-M M Prins, Bruce 09/02/2014 Tuesday 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center
A112
Fall 2014 BIO153-N N Prins, Bruce 09/02/2014 Wednesday 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center
A112
Fall 2014 BIO153-O O Heyman, Nathanael S 09/02/2014 Friday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center
A112
Fall 2014 BIO153-P P Heyman, Nathanael S 09/02/2014 Wednesday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center
A112
Fall 2014 BIO153-Q Q Heyman, Nathanael S 09/02/2014 Monday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center
A112
Fall 2014 BIO153-R R Heyman, Nathanael S 09/02/2014 Friday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center
A112
Fall 2014 BIO153-S S Heyman, Nathanael S 09/02/2014 Friday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center
A112
Fall 2014 BIO153-T T Heyman, Nathanael S 09/02/2014 Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center
A112
Fall 2014 BIO153-U U Heyman, Nathanael S 09/02/2014 Friday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center
A112
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CDS101 Intro to Communication Disorders

CDS101 Intro to Communication Disorders

This is an introductory course that is designed to meet the requirements of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's (ASHA) knowledge standards in the areas of normal processes, communication disorders, and clinical application. Students will demonstrate a basic knowledge of common speech, language, and hearing disorders, including etiologies, characteristics, prevention, assessment and intervention. (3 units; As offered)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 CDS101-A A Appenzeller, Margaret K. 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center
B252
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CDS210 Hearing Science

CDS210 Hearing Science

In this course, students will discuss concepts and principles relevant to normal hearing processes: gross anatomy, psychophysical methods, and basic subjective correlates of the auditory system. Prerequisite: BIO 153. (3 units; As offered)

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CDS220 Speech Science

CDS220 Speech Science

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of speech science including a review of basic acoustics, the glottal sound source, resonance and acoustics of the vocal tracts, acoustic features of vowels and consonants, and suprasegmentals of speech. This course will also introduce speech science theory, instrumentation, and measurement. Prerequisite: BIO 153. (3 units; As offered)

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CDS230 Phonetics

CDS230 Phonetics

Phonetics is the study of the sounds that make up language. Both phonetic theory and practical phonetic analysis will be studied. Students in this course will learn how to transcribe English (and some non-English) sounds using the International Phonetic Alphabet. They will also learn how the sounds of language are produced and how to use software that generates sonograms-visual representations of the sounds. The analysis of sonograms is a useful clinical as well as prominent research tool. Prerequisite: CDS101. (3 units; As offered)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 CDS230-A A Kim, Namhee 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM The Village at CBU
400A
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HSC210 Ethics in Health Care

HSC210 Ethics in Health Care

This course provides grounding in ethical theories and principles as they relate to and impact current health care issues and policies. Students are introduced to a variety of frameworks for ethical decision-making and policy analysis. Current trends in the contemporary health care arena are analyzed through the use of case studies. Recent health care issues are presented including euthanasia, fertility interventions, mental illness, genetic engineering, multicultural issues, economics, public policy, professional ethical codes, and other relevant topics. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; As offered)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Summer 2014 HSC210-A A Wigginton, Melissa L. 05/05/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:00 AM - 8:50 AM Sch Business Building
ONLN
Fall 2014 HSC210-A A Wigginton, Melissa L. 09/02/2014 Tuesday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Mission Hall
ONLN
Fall 2014 HSC210-B B Penny, Marshare A'Lise 09/02/2014 Tuesday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center
ONLN
Fall 2014 HSC210-C C LaChausse, Robert 09/02/2014 Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex
ONLN
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PSY120 Lifespan Development Health Prof

PSY120 Lifespan Development Health Prof

A survey course of Lifespan Development in terms of Biological, Psychological, Cognitive, and Spiritual perception of the individual. Lecture only. Prerequisite: Declared Communication Disorders, Health Education, Nursing, or Pre-Nursing major. (3 units; Fall/Spring/Summer)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Summer 2014 PSY120-A A Minton, Carol 05/05/2014 Tuesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center
B219
Fall 2014 PSY120-C C Minton, Carol 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center
ONLN
Fall 2014 PSY120-A A Ramirez, Rebecca R. 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Yeager Center
A111
Fall 2014 PSY120-B B Minton, Carol 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Yeager Center
A112
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STA144 Introduction to Statistics

STA144 Introduction to Statistics

Mathematical theory and applications, development of formulae, principles of statistical decision theory, descriptive measurements, probability concepts, random variables, normal distribution, inferential statistics, sampling distributions, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, chi-squared procedures, linear regression, and the use of computers in statistics. Prerequisite: MAT 115 or sufficient SAT, ACT or math placement exam scores and appropriate high school mathematics background. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 STA144-K K STAFF, STAFF 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM The Village at CBU
100
Fall 2014 STA144-J J STAFF, STAFF 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM The Village at CBU
100
Fall 2014 STA144-I I Holderman, Charlie W. 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Sch Business Building
104
Fall 2014 STA144-H H Holderman, Charlie W. 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Sch Business Building
104
Fall 2014 STA144-C C Willett, Robert James 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM James Complex
192
Fall 2014 STA144-D D Willett, Robert James 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM James Complex
192
Fall 2014 STA144-E E Wood, Daniel A. 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM James Complex
192
Fall 2014 STA144-F F Wood, Daniel A. 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM James Complex
192
Fall 2014 STA144-G G Wood, Daniel A. 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex
192
Fall 2014 STA144-B B Nielsen, Michelle N. 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Sch Business Building
251
Fall 2014 STA144-A A Carothers, Linn E. 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Sch Business Building
251
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Upper Division Courses

ALH495 Clinical Practicum

ALH495 Clinical Practicum

This course provides supervised clinical practicum hours in a community-based health care setting. The student will work with their patients and clients in their chosen field of study under the supervision of health care professional, and will periodically report their clinical experience to the instructor to reflect their field experience. The course entails two major components: (1) Clinical experience, (2) Review and assessment of the student's attainment of professional experience in the College of Allied Health. A total of 126 hours for 14 weeks of on-site work, observation, or participation are required. Prerequisite: Senior status (3 units; Fall/Spring/Summer))

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Summer 2014 ALH495-A A Kim, Sangmin 05/05/2014 Monday 12:00 PM - 1:20 PM Sch Business Building
ONLN
Fall 2014 ALH495-A A Kim, Sangmin 09/02/2014 Tuesday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Instructor
OFFC
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CDS310 Introduction to Audiology

CDS310 Introduction to Audiology

This course introduces students to the profession of audiology and provides an overview of auditory function and the basic principles of audiologic assessment. Prerequisites: CDS 210 and 220. (3 units; As offered)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 CDS310-A A Benois-Green, Sherlyn A 09/02/2014 Tuesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Sch Business Building
103
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CDS400 Special Topics in Comm Disorders

CDS400 Special Topics in Comm Disorders

This course will teach advanced topics in specialized communication disorders areas such as articulation, fluency, voice and resonance, receptive and expressive language, hearing, swallowing, cognitive aspects, social aspects, and communication modalities. The specific topic will be announced each semester offered. Course may be repeated four times with a change in topic. Prerequisites: CDS 101 and 230. (3 units; As offered)

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ECH320 Cog Dev Inf/Early Child

ECH320 Cog Dev Inf/Early Child

This course describes how the cognitive processes of thought, perception, attention, and problem-solving develop in infants and young children. Students will have the opportunity to explore the value of active learning in the development of knowledge, the specific ways in which children construct knowledge, and the theoretical models that support cognitive development at home and in school. (3 units; Fall)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 ECH320-A A Short, Kathryn 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center
B259
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ECH365 Assess Young Child w/Disability

ECH365 Assess Young Child w/Disability

Assessment procedures for use with infants, toddlers, and preschool children with disabilities. Includes information on basic assessment issues and concerns, specialized assessment instruments for particular developmental domains, and recommended procedures for assessing young children with mild to moderate disabilities. Students will become familiar with a wide range of assessment approaches and understand how assessment results can be used in curriculum planning and program evaluation for general and special education. (3 units; Spring)

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ECH375 Early Inter:Early Child Spec Edu

ECH375 Early Inter:Early Child Spec Edu

Students will reflect on current trends and research in early intervention, including instructional content and practice for young children with disabilities. Students will apply and synthesize knowledge of early childhood intervention practice and research through analysis of videotapes and case studies as well as field work experiences. (3 units; Fall)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 ECH375-A A Lewis, Barbara J. 09/02/2014 Thursday 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center
B219
Fall 2014 ECH375-B B Lewis, Barbara J. 09/02/2014 Wednesday 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center
B220
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ENG463 Lang Structure and Acquisition

ENG463 Lang Structure and Acquisition

Linguistic theory and method. Includes the study of the five universal elements of language (phonology, morphology, semantics, syntax, and pragmatics) as well as the use of language and its variants in culture. Fieldwork required. Prerequisite: ENG 123. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 ENG463-B B Renfro, Irina 09/02/2014 Thursday 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM James Complex
190
Fall 2014 ENG463-A A Liu, Carla 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center
B221
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HSC480 Research Methods

HSC480 Research Methods

This course provides an introduction to clinical research design with statistical analysis. The emphasis will be on the student designing her or his practical research project by the end of the semester. Content would include developing the research question, choosing the (1) study design, (2) study subjects, (3) measurements (independent and dependent variables), data management (including designing the data collection form) and statistical analysis (including sample size estimation and power), ethical issues, implementation, and publication of results. Prerequisite: STA 144; Junior or Senior status. (3 units; As offered)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Summer 2014 HSC480-A A Kim, Sangmin 05/05/2014 Tuesday 12:30 PM - 1:50 PM James Complex
ONLN
Fall 2014 HSC480-C C STAFF, STAFF 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM James Complex
367
Fall 2014 HSC480-B B Kim, Sangmin 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Yeager Center
B113
Fall 2014 HSC480-A A Kim, Sangmin 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Yeager Center
B113
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Upper Division Electives

Complete three (3) units from the following:

ANT350 Language and Culture

ANT350 Language and Culture

An examination of the relationship between culture and language including a basic understanding of language, the development of language, linguistic aspects of culture and how the symbiosis of language and culture affect individuals, groups and nations. Prerequisite: ANT 225 or BEH 100. (3 units; Multicultural; Spring)

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CST307 Deaf Ministry

CST307 Deaf Ministry

Demographic and congregational studies suggest that only a fraction of the Deaf population in America and around the world has been effectively evangelized in their own primary language. In this course the student will learn practical methods for reversing this trend by adopting a cultural-linguistic model for Deaf ministry instead of the pathological model that often dominates religious perspectives on disability. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 CST307-B B Blair, Daniel 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Mission Hall
125
Fall 2014 CST307-A A Blair, Daniel 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Mission Hall
124
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EDU450 Bilingual Issues and Methods

EDU450 Bilingual Issues and Methods

This course provides and in-depth study of the legal, ethical, social, and cultural issues surrounding the field of bilingual education. Students will study and develop methods of delivering academic content in English in order to provide bilingual students with equal access to the curriculum. (3 units)

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HSC305 Epidemiology

HSC305 Epidemiology

Principles and methods used to investigate the distribution, determinants, and prevention strategies for disease in human populations. Major topics include: disease classification, measures of disease frequency and relative effect, comparisons and contrasts of analytic study designs, methods used to isolate effects, statistical significance testing, interpretation of results, and screening for latent disease. (3 units; Fall)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Summer 2014 HSC305-A A Wigginton, Melissa L. 05/05/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:00 AM - 11:40 AM Sch Business Building
106
Fall 2014 HSC305-A A Penny, Marshare A'Lise 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Mission Hall
109
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PSY305 Developmental Psychology: Child

PSY305 Developmental Psychology: Child

Principles of psychological development from birth to adolescence. Prerequisite: PSY 213. (3 units; Fall)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 PSY305-A A Pelletier, Joseph P. 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Sch Business Building
106
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PSY315 Develop Psy: Adolescence & Adult

PSY315 Develop Psy: Adolescence & Adult

Principles of psychological development from adolescence to senescence. Prerequisite: PSY 213. (3 units; Spring)

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PSY338 Sensation and Perception

PSY338 Sensation and Perception

A general introduction to the scientific study of sensory processes and perceptual phenomena. This course focuses on the link between the brain and sensory structures of human physiology and the mind with its memory, interpretive and linguistic aspects of personal and shared meaning. Prerequisite: PSY 213. (3 units; Fall even years)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 PSY338-A A Smith, Erin I. 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Mission Hall
ONLN
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