SLHS Course offerings

Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences Current Course Offerings (SLHS) 

SLHS 199

Independent Study (1-3 units) 
Description: Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
 Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P F.
 May be repeated: an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
 Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

SLHS 207

Survey of Human Communication and Its Disorders (3 units) 
Description: The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the scientific study of human communication and its disorders, and to provide an introduction to the professions of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. The readings and lectures will provide an overview of the biological systems of speech, language, and hearing and a basic understanding of the nature and treatment of communication disorders across the life span. Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
 Usually offered:  Fall

SLHS 255

Hearing, Health and Society (3 units). This course introduces students to critical thinking in relation to hearing loss and quality of life issues associated with a disability across the life span. Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
 General Education: Tier 2 Individuals and Societies Usually offered:  Fall

SLHS 261

Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Mechanism (4 units)
 Description: This course is focused on the basic anatomy and physiology of the respiratory, laryngeal, and supraglottal airway subsystems as they pertain to speech production for human communication.
 Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. 
Prerequisite(s): two courses from Tier One, Natural Sciences (NATS 101, 102, 104).
 Approved as: General Education Tier Two - Natural Sciences.  Usually offered:  Spring.

SLHS 263

World of Sound: Speech, Music and Mp3s  (3 units) 
Description: An introduction to sound – its production, perception and use in speech, music and animal communications. The course is divided into basics of sound; music and speech production; the hearing system; and speech perception. 
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
 Prerequisite(s):  None. 
 Approved as: General Education Tier Two - Natural Sciences. Usually offered:  Fall.

SLHS 267

Acoustics for the Speech and Hearing Sciences (3 units) Description:  This course will cover the basic principles of acoustics in speech and hearing.Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.Prerequisite(s):  MATH 111 and 120.Usually offered:  Fall and spring

SLHS 270

Scientific Thinking in Speech and Hearing Sciences (3 units)
 Description: The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to scientific reasoning and critical thinking skills in the speech and hearing sciences. The main goals are to teach basic skills for critically evaluating research and implementing an experiment.
 Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
 Approved as: General Education Tier Two - Natural Sciences. Usually offered:  Spring.

SLHS 340

Language Science (3 units)
 Description: Core features of language are identified and integrated into a model of language that is applicable to language disorders and language development. Topics include: phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics.  This is a Writing Emphasis Course. 
Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
 Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Mid-Career Writing Assessment (MCWA) or the former upper-division writing proficiency requirement (UDWPE).
 Usually offered:  Fall and summer.

SLHS 362

Neurobiology of Communication (3 units)
 Description: This course focuses on the role of the central nervous system in human communication. The study of brain anatomy and physiology is approached from the perspective of how neurological systems support speech, language, and hearing and how breakdowns in these systems disrupt aspects of communication.
 Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Prerequisite(s): two courses from Tier One, Natural Sciences (NATS 101, 102, 104).
 Approved as: General Education Tier Two - Natural Sciences. 
Usually offered: Fall.

SLHS 367

Phonetics (3 units)
 Description: Scientific study of speech sounds; articulatory phonetics, transcription, normal and disordered speech.
 Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
 Usually offered: Spring.

SLHS 380

Hearing Science (4 units) Description: This course introduces the scientific foundation for the sense of hearing, and is organized around lectures and laboratory-demonstrations that address (a) the anatomy and physiology of the ear and related structures, and (b) the basics about auditory perception. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Prerequisite(s): SLHS 267.  Typical structure: 3 hours lecture, 1.5 hours discussion.  Usually offered:  Spring

SLHS 391

Preceptorship (1-3 units)  Description: Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of instruction and practice in peer mentoring and teaching. This may include participation in classroom activities, laboratory activities, review sessions, and one on one sessions with students enrolled in a particular course. Usually offered:  Fall, Spring (Engagement course)

SLHS 392

Directed Research (1-6 units)
 Description:  Individual or small group research under the guidance of faculty.
 Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
 May be repeated:  for a total of 12 units of credit.
 Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer. (Engagement course)

SLHS 399

Independent Study  (1-3 units)
 Description:  Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
 Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P F.
 May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
 Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

SLHS 399H

Honors Independent Study (1-3 units)
 Description:  Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
 Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
 May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
 Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

SLHS 430

Cognitive Neuroscience of Language (3 units) Description:  The neural and cognitive underpinnings of language are examined from the perspective of cognitive neuroscience, integrating findings from patients with language deficits and experimental methods such as functional neuroimaging. Topics include syntax, lexical access, and reading. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.  May be convened with: SLHS 530.  Usually offered: Spring.

SLHS 435

 

Bilingualism, Multiculturism, and Nonmainstream Dialects (3 units) Description:  This course provides students with an overall understanding of child socialization practices and typical language development across cultural-linguistic groups and issues related to the assessment of and intervention with individuals from culturally and linguistically diverse populations. This course is required for the graduate Bilingual Certificate Program in Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences but is also open to undergraduate students. The focus of the course will be on least-biased speech and language assessment and treatment for individuals from culturally and linguistically diverse populations. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.   Usually offered: Spring.

SLHS 441

Language Acquisition  (3 units) 
Description:  Principles and processes of language acquisition (monolingual and bilingual) will be described in relation to children's social, cognitive, and motor development. This course will briefly compare and contrast the first language acquisition processes to child and adult second language acquisition.  Although not the focus of the course, warning signs of language disorders will also be highlighted. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
 Prerequisite(s):  SLHS 340. Usually offered: Spring.

SLHS 454

Audiologic Rehabilitation-Lifespan (3 units)
 Description: An introduction to interventions aimed at minimizing the communication difficulties associated with hearing loss in people of all ages. Discussions and case studies will focus on how approaches are tailored to the needs of individuals and their families. Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Prerequisite(s): SLHS 483R or equivalent. May be convened with:  SLHS 554 
Usually offered:  Fall

SLHS 458

Clinical Studies: Speech-Language Pathology  (1-3 units) 
Description: Under supervision, students carry out prescribed clinical intervention programs. Students may participate in weekly meetings  and clinical problem-solving.
 Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
 Prerequisite(s): or Concurrent registration, SLHS 341. Open to select senior majors and speech-language pathology assistant students only.
 May be repeated:  for a total of 9 units of credit.
 May be convened with:  SLHS 558.
 Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer. (Engagement course)

SLHS  459

Clinical Studies: Audiology (1-3 units)
 Description: Under supervision, students assess hearing impairments, formulate objectives, and carry out remedial programs with emphasis on the application of research data and current technology to clinical treatment. 
Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
 Prerequisite(s): or Concurrent registration, SLHS 483. Open to majors only by permission. May be repeated: for a total of 9 units of credit.
 Usually offered: Fall, Spring, Summer. (Engagement course)

SLHS 471

Speech Sound Disorders (3 units)
 Description: This course covers the etiology, assessment, and treatment of phonological and articulation disorders in children. Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
 
 Prerequisite(s):  SLHS 367.  Usually offered: Fall.

SLHS 473

Communication Disorders II (3 units)
 Description:  This course focuses on disorders affecting communication across the lifespan. Consideration is given to signs and symptoms, etiology, clinical course, and vocational-social impact of these disorders. Principles of assessment and intervention are highlighted.
 Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
 Prerequisite(s):  SLHS 477.
 Usually offered: Spring.

SLHS 477

Communication Disorders I (3 units)
 Description:  This course focuses on disorders affecting communication across the lifespan. Consideration is given to signs and symptoms, etiology, clinical course, and vocational-social impact of these disorders. Principles of assessment and intervention are highlighted.
 Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. 
Usually offered:  Fall.

SLHS 483R

Laboratory in Principles of Audiology (1 unit)
 Description: This laboratory provides hands-on experience in support of the content areas taught in SLHS 483, Principles of Audiology. Concurrent enrollment is required.
 Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Prerequisite(s): SLHS 267, SLHS 380.
 May be convened with:  SLHS 583L.
 Usually offered: Fall, summer.

SLHS 483R

Principles of Audiology  (3 units)
 Description:  Basic principles and techniques of audiological testing, etiologies of hearing impairment, and intervention strategies. 
Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
 Prerequisite(s): SLHS 267, SLHS 380.
 May be convened with: SLHS 583R.
 Usually offered: Fall, summer.

SLHS 491

Preceptorship (1-3 units)  Description: Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of instruction and practice in peer mentoring and teaching. This may include participation in classroom activities, laboratory activities, review sessions, and one on one sessions with students enrolled in a particular course. Usually offered:  Fall, Spring (Engagement course)

SLHS 492

Directed Research (1-6 units)
 Description:  Individual or small group research under the guidance of faculty.
 Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. 
May be repeated: for a total of 12 units of credit.
 Usually offered: Fall, Spring, Summer. (Engagement course)

SLHS 495A

Current Problems in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences.  Scholarly presentations given by researchers, faculty, and distinguished colleagues which includes student presentation of thesis and dissertation projects. Grading: Alternative Grades are awarded for this course: S, P, C, D, E.  Usually offered: Fall, Spring

SLHS 496A

Advanced Clinical Observation, Analysis, and Writing (1 unit)
 Description:  The course focus will be to analyze and evaluate the clinical practice of speech pathology and audiology in a systematic way through guided observations. Students will develop a professional writing style useful for clinical evaluation and treatment reports.
This course is intended for students seeking a graduate degree in speech-language pathology or audiology. Grading: Regular grades: A B C D E. Prerequisite(s):  GPA >3.2 in major and Concurrent registration, SLHS 472, SLHS 473, SLHS 483.
 Usually offered:  Spring.

SLHS 497

Workshop (1-6 units) Description:  The practical application of theoretical learning within a small group setting and involving an exchange of ideas and practical methods, skills, and principles. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
 Usually offered: Fall, Spring

SLHS 498

Senior Capstone  (1-3 units)
 Description:  A culminating experience for majors involving a substantive project that demonstrates a synthesis of learning accumulated in the major, including broadly comprehensive knowledge of the discipline and its methodologies. Senior standing required. 
Grading: Regular or alternative grades can be awarded for this course: A B C D E or S P C D E.
 Usually offered: Fall, Spring.

SLHS 498H

Honors Thesis  (1-6 units)
 Description:  An honors thesis is required of all the students graduating with honors. Students ordinarily sign up for this course as a two-semester sequence. The first semester the student performs research under the supervision of a faculty member; the second semester the student writes an honors thesis.
 Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
 May be repeated: for a total of 9 units of credit.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

SLHS 499

Independent Study  (1-5 units)
 Description:  Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
 Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P F.
 May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
 Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

 

SLHS 499H

Honors Independent Study  (3 units)
 Description:  Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
 Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
 May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
 Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

SLHS 500

Introduction to Research Methods in Speech and Hearing Sciences (3 units)
 Description: Study of measurement and research design and their application in research and professional practice.
 Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
 Usually offered: Spring.

SLHS 501

Professional Issues in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (1 unit)
 Description: Professional practice issues including certification, licensure, supervision, quality control, ethics, federal and state legislation.
 Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
 Usually offered:  Fall.

SLHS 510

Counseling Techniques in Communication Disorders (2 units)
 Description:  Introduction to counseling persons with communication disorders and their families.
 Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
 Usually offered:  Fall.

SLHS 511

Tool School (1 unit) Description: this course is a methodology course for clinical practicum.  Its purpose is to provide the student with the skills necessary for clinical application. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
 Usually offered:  Fall.

SLHS 512

Evaluation Process in Speech-Language Pathology (3 units)
 Description: This course is designed to introduce graduate students to evaluation principles, strategies, and tactics in speech-language pathology. The focus will be on the understanding of generic principles and practices rather than delineation of protocols for various disorders.
 Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
 Usually offered: Spring.

SLHS 530

Cognitive Neuroscience of Language (3 units) Description:  The neural and cognitive underpinnings of language are examined from the perspective of cognitive neuroscience, integrating findings from patients with language deficits and experimental methods such as functional neuroimaging. Topics include syntax, lexical access, and reading. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.  May be convened with: SLHS 430.  Usually offered: Spring.

SLHS 535

 

Bilingualism, Multiculturism, and Nonmainstream Dialects (3 units) Description:  This course provides students with an overall understanding of child socialization practices and typical language development across cultural-linguistic groups and issues related to the assessment of and intervention with individuals from culturally and linguistically diverse populations. This course is required for the graduate Bilingual Certificate Program in Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences but is also open to undergraduate students. The focus of the course will be on least-biased speech and language assessment and treatment for individuals from culturally and linguistically diverse populations. Graduate registration will require students to work with a bilingual client as part of a final project.  Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.  Usually offered: Spring.

SLHS 541

Language Acquisition  (3 units)
 Description: Principles and processes of language acquisition (monolingual and bilingual) will be described in relation to children's social, cognitive, and motor development. This course will briefly compare and contrast the first language acquisition processes to child and adult second language acquisition.  Although not the focus of the course, warning signs of language disorders will also be highlighted. Graduate-level requirements include a scholarly paper/project on a selected topic relevant to the course. 
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
  Usually offered:  Spring.

SLHS 543

Adult Language Disorders 2: (3 units)
 Description: The purpose of this course is to provide the requisite knowledge about traumatic brain injury and dementia for understanding associated cognitive-communication disorders, techniques for assessment, and evidence-based interventions.
 Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. 
Usually offered: Spring.

SLHS 544

Adult Language Disorders 1:  (3 units) 
Description: The purpose of this course is to provide the requisite knowledge for understanding, assessing, and treating language impairments associated with focal lesions to the left or right hemisphere. Specifically, students will learn about the neural substrates for language; language assessment principles and procedures; and the nature and treatment of aphasia, alexia, and agraphia, and right hemisphere disorders. Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
 Usually offered:  Fall.

SLHS 552

Language Disorders in School Age Children (3 units) 
Description:  The nature and treatment of language disorders in children from grades K-12; relationships between language and learning disabilities; social skills, cognitive function; assessment and treatment strategies.
 Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
 Prerequisite(s):  SLHS 341. 
Usually offered:  Spring.

SLHS 554

Audiologic Rehabilitation-Lifespan (3 units)
 Description:  An introduction to interventions aimed at minimizing the communication difficulties associated with hearing loss in people of all ages. Discussions and case studies will focus on how approaches are tailored to the needs of individuals and their families. Graduate-level requirements include a scholarly paper/project on a topic of interest to the student. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Prerequisite(s): SLHS 483R or equivalent. May be convened with:  SLHS 454.
 Usually offered: Fall 

SLHS 555

Developmental Language Disorders: Birth through 5 (3 units)
 Description: The nature of language disorders in early childhood clinical populations will be discussed.  Principles of treatment are a focus, and this course includes discussions of clinical decision-making skills related to knowledge of the literature and professional issues.   Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
 Prerequisite(s): SLHS 441.
 Usually offered:  Fall.

SLHS 557

Dysphagia (3 units)
 Description:  This course covers normal anatomy and physiology of swallowing, disorders of swallowing, and assessment and treatment of dysphagia (swallowing disorders) in infants, children, and adults.
 Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E .
Usually offered:  Spring.

SLHS 558

Clinical Studies: Speech-Language Pathology (1-3 units)
 Description:  Under supervision, students formulate objectives, carry out prescribed intervention programs, and conduct evaluation of children and adults. Students participate in weekly staffings and clinical problem-solving. Graduate-level requirements include independent planning of treatment programs, completion of clinical progress reports, and formulation of evaluation reports as needed. Clinical research designs are also considered.
 Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
 Prerequisites: Open to majors only. May be repeated:  for a total of 9 units of credit.
 May be convened with: SLHS 458.
 Usually offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

SLHS 559

Clinical Studies: Audiology (1-3 units) 
Description:  Under supervision, students assess hearing impairments, formulate objectives, and carry out remedial programs with emphasis on the application of research data and current technology to clinical treatment. Graduate-level requirements include clinical progress or evaluation reports.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
 Prerequisite(s):  or Concurrent registration, SPH 589L, SLHS 589R. Open to majors only.
 May be repeated:  for a total of 18 units of credit. May be convened with:  SLHS 459 and/or 659.
 Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

SLHS 562A

Anatomy and Physiology of Auditory and Vestibular Systems  (3 units) 
Description:  Focuses on  anatomy, physiology, and neurophysiology of the auditory and vestibular systems and current research in these areas.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Usually offered:  Fall.

SLHS 562B

Psychological Acoustics (3 units)
 Description:  This course is intended to provide the student an insight into how human listeners perceive sounds.  It encompasses psychophysical methods, signal detection theory, intensity processing, frequency processing, temporal processing, pitch perception, and binaural hearing. Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Usually offered:  Fall

SLHS 565

Acoustics for the Speech and Hearing Sciences  (3 units)
 Description:  This course will cover the basic principles of acoustics, especially with regard to speech and hearing science.  The target audience is students majoring in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. The course may also be of interest to students in Music, Linguistics, and Engineering. The mathematical demands will be at the level of college algebra.  The first part of the course will address descriptions of sound, simple harmonic motion, pressure waves, decibels, complex waves, resonance, and sound transmission. The second part will focus on the acoustics of speech production, the relation of acoustics to articulation, speech intelligibility, and some speech analysis technology. Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. 
Usually offered:  Fall.

SLHS 566

Preclinical Speech Science (4 units) 
Description: This course covers anatomy and physiology of the normal speech mechanism, speech acoustics and perception, and methods of measurement of speech production and speech.
 Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Usually offered:  Fall.

SLHS 568

Speech Perception (3 units) 
Description:  This course will introduce scientific evidence for the perception of vowel and consonant sounds, classical and modern theories of speech perception, development (emergence) of speech, and the effect of disorders on the ability to perceive speech. Graduate-level requirements include more extensive reading.
 Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Usually offered: Spring (odd years).

SLHS 571

Speech Sound Disorders (3 units) 
Description:  This course covers the etiology, assessment, and treatment of phonological and articulation disorders in children. Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
 May be convened with:  SLHS 471.
 Usually offered:  Fall.

SLHS 572

SLHS 574 – Speech Disorders I  (3 units) 
Description:  Communication disorders associated with Voice and Fluency are covered. Speech assessment and treatments will be discussed.
 Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  SPH 566.
Usually offered:  Fall.

SLHS 574

SLHS 574 – Speech Disorders II  (3 units) 
Description:  Communication disorders associated with disfluency and cleft palate/other craniofacial defects are covered. Speech assessment and treatments will be discussed.
 Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
 Prerequisite(s):  SPH 566. 
Usually offered: Spring.

SLHS 575

Neuromotor Speech Disorders (3 units)
 Description: Nature, cause, evaluation, and management of neuromotor-based speech disorders in children and adults. 
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
 Prerequisite(s):  SLHS 566.
 Usually offered: Fall.

SLHS 581A

Amplification I  (3 units) 
Description This course covers the scientific principles and rationales underlying the hearing-aid applications. Including: HA components and system, electroacoustic evaluation, methods of prescribing hearing-aid gains to persons with specified hearing loss, and basic and advanced HA signal processing. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
 Usually offered:  Spring.

SLHS 581B

Amplification II (3 units) 
Description: Advanced topics in amplification, assistive listening devices, and case management examined in an interactive, hands-on format to develop the critical thinking skills required of audiologists in the face of rapidly changing technology. Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
 Prerequisite(s): SLHS 581A or equivalent. Usually offered:  Fall.

SLHS 582A

Disorders of Hearing and Balance  (3 units)
 Description:  This course will provide in-depth information about medical aspects and pathophysiology of hearing impairment.  The audiological and medical management of auditory system pathology is considered Medical and audiologic differential diagnostic techniques are  for auditory pathologies are discussed.
 Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. 
Usually offered:  Spring.

SLHS 583L

Laboratory in Principles of Audiology (1 unit)
 Description:  This laboratory provides hands-on experience in support of the content areas taught in SLHS 483/583, Principles of Audiology. Concurrent enrollment is required. Graduate-level requirements include additional readings and assignments. 
Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
 May be convened with: SLHS 483L.
 Usually offered: Fall.

SLHS 583R

Principles of Audiology (3 units)
 Description:  Basic principles and techniques of audiological testing, etiologies of hearing impairment, and intervention strategies. Graduate-level requirements include a scholarly paper/project on a selected topic relevant to the course.
 Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
 Prerequisite(s):  graduate standing.
 May be convened with:  SLHS 483R.
 Usually offered: Fall.

SLHS 584

Occupational and Community Audiology (1 unit)
 Description:  Hearing conservation in industry, schools, and the community; auditory and non-auditory effects of noise, noise assessment, control, and protective procedures. 
Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
 Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

SLHS 586

Pediatric Audiology (4 units) Description:  In this course students will study development and disorders of the auditory system; audiometric evaluation and differential diagnosis in infants and children; psychological, auditory, and educational aspects of audiologic (re) habilitation; benefits of hearing aids and implantable auditory prosthetics.  Course includes laboratory exercises. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Usually offered: Spring

SLHS 587

Laboratory in Hearing Aids and Audiologic Rehabilitation (1 unit)
 Description:  This course provides laboratory experience in support of the graduate-level courses on auditory prosthetics. Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
 Special course fee required:  $25.
 Prerequisite(s):  open to audiology graduate majors only. Consult instructor before enrolling.
 May be repeated:  for a total of 3 units of credit.
 Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

SLHS 588A

Physiological Evaluation of the Auditory System (3 units) 
Description: Didactic and practical instruction in physiological measures of the auditory system employed in clinical settings. Topics include: otoacoustic emissions, electrocochleography, and auditory evoked potentials from the brain stem.
 Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
 Usually offered: Fall.

SLHS 588B

Assessment and Rehabilitation of the Balance System (3 units) 
Description:  Didactic and practical instruction in physiological measures of the vestibular system employed in clinical settings. Topics include: electronystamography, oculomotor assessment, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. 
Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. 
Usually offered:  Spring.

SLHS 588C

Electrophysiology of Auditory Perception and Cognition (2 units) 
Description: This is a seminar  that considers the physiological bases of auditory evoked potentials recorded from the cortex and their uses in hearing, speech, language and cognitive neuroscience clinical and research applications. Lab practica on these techniques are provided. 
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
 Usually offered: Spring (even years)

SLHS 588L

Laboratory in Electrophysiology (1 unit)
 Description: This laboratory provides hands-on experience in support of the content areas taught in SLHS 588A.
 Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
 Prerequisite(s):  Concurrent registration, SLHS 588A.
 Usually offered: Fall.

SLHS 588Q

Laboratory in Electrophysiology (1 unit) Description: The theory and technique of vestibular assessment discussed in the lecture portion (588B) will be applied through student participation in hands on exercises as students learn how to perform Videonystagmography (VNG) andElectronystagmography (ENG) to assess vestibular function. Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.Prerequisite(s):  Concurrent registration, SLHS 588A. Usually offered:  Spring

SLHS 589R

Advanced Audiologic Evaluation (3 units)
 Description:  Principles and techniques of administering and interpreting the comprehensive audiologic evaluation.
Some hands on exercises will be offered in class, however, most laboratory exercises relating the principles discussed in class will be part of SLHS 795A, which is taken concurrently with SLHS 589R. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
 Usually offered:  Fall.

SLHS 595a

Current Problems in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences.  Scholarly presentations given by researchers, faculty, and distinguished colleagues which includes student presentation of thesis and dissertation projects. Grading: Alternative Grades are awarded for this course: S, P, C, D, E.  Usually offered: Fall, Spring

SLHS 596A

 

Current Problems in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. Scholarly presentations given by researchers, faculty, and distinguished colleagues which includes student presentation of thesis and dissertation projects. Grading: Alternative Grades are awarded for this course: S, P, C, D, E.  May be co-convened with SLHS 559.  Usually offered: Fall, Spring

SLHS 596G

Cochlear Implants  (3 units)
Description:  The technologies and use of electrical and other implantable auditory prostheses are given comprehensive, critical evaluation. The methods for determining cochlear implant candidacy and for measuring outcomes from implantation will be emphasized along with in-depth consideration of implant technologies.
 Grading:  Regular or alternative grades can be awarded for this course: A B C D E or S P C D E. 
Usually offered:  Fall.

SLHS 596J

Business Aspects of Audiology  (2 units) 
Description:  This course will familiarize students with current private practice models; short and long term business plan design and general accounting. Students will also be exposed to contract negotiations, current health care policy, third party reimbursement, and marketing.
 Grading:  Regular or alternative grades can be awarded for this course: A B C D E or S P C D E.
 Usually offered:  Fall.

SLHS 596M

Tinnitus  (1 unit) 
Description:  This course examines the causes and treatments of a common perceptual experience often associated with hearing loss. Causes, assessments and treatments are discussed. Effective counseling, referrals, and personality assessments are reviewed. 
Grading:  Regular or alternative grades can be awarded for this course: A B C D E or S P C D E.
 Usually offered: Spring.

SLHS 597

Workshop (1-6 units) Description:  The practical application of theoretical learning within a small group setting and involving an exchange of ideas and practical methods, skills, and principles. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
 Usually offered: Fall, Spring

SLHS 599

Independent Study  (1-5 units)
 Description:  Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work. Graduate students doing independent work which cannot be classified as actual research will register for credit under course number 599, 699, or 799.
 Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P F.
 May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
 Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

SLHS 649

Survival Skills and Ethics (3 units) 
Description:  This course is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. It provides information and experiences that will aid in successful "survival" during the graduate-student years and those following graduation. Topics include effective speaking and writing, grantspersonship, mentoring, teaching, career options, among others. Discussion of ethical issues and resources is integrated across topics.
 Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
 Usually offered:  Spring.

SLHS 658

Advanced Clinical Studies: Speech-Language Pathology  (1-3 units)
 Description:  With faculty consultation and supervision, students assume responsibility for all aspects of case management of children and adults. Exposure to clinical research methods and interdisciplinary staffings.
 Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  SLHS 558. Open to majors only.
 May be repeated:  for a total of 9 units of credit.
 Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

SLHS 659

Advanced Clinical Studies: Audiology (1-3 units) 
Description:  With faculty consultation and supervision, students assume responsibility for all aspects of case management of adults and children. Exposure to clinical research methods and interdisciplinary staffings. 
Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  or Concurrent registration, SLHS 589L, 589R. Open to majors only.
May be co-convened with SLHS 459 and/or 559. May be repeated:  for a total of 18 units of credit.
 Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

SLHS 691

Preceptorship  (1-3 units)
 Description:  Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of instruction and practice in actual service in a department, program, or discipline. Teaching formats may include seminars, in-depth studies, laboratory work and patient study.
 Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P F.
 May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
 Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

SLHS 696A

Topics in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (1-3 units)
 Description:  This doctoral-level seminar will be offered on a variety of topics in speech, language, and hearing, as well as grant writing, to fulfill the PhD requirement for “Doctoral Readings.”  The topic in any particular semester will be determined by program needs and individual faculty offerings.  Grading:  Regular or alternative grades can be awarded for this course: A B C D E or S P C D E.
 May be repeated any number of times. Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

SLHS 699

Independent Study  (1-3 units) 
Description: Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work. Graduate students doing independent work which cannot be classified as actual research will register for credit under course number 599, 699, or 799.
 Grading: Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P F.
 May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
 Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

SLHS 795A

Clinical Issues in Audiology (1 unit)
 Description:  This course is designed to measure student knowledge and skills in a format other than direct patient care. Through a paper and/or case presentations, audiology students will be exposed to a variety of audiologic disorders and findings.
 Grading:  Regular or alternative grades can be awarded for this course: A B C D E or S P C D E.
 Prerequisite(s): or Concurrent registration, SLHS 559 or SLHS 659.
 May be repeated: for a total of 8 units of credit.
 Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

SLHS 799

Independent Study (1-3 units) 
Description:  Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work. Graduate students doing independent work which cannot be classified as actual research will register for credit under course number 599, 699, or 799.
 Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P F.
 May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
 Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

SLHS 900

Research (1-3 units)
 Description:  Individual research, not related to thesis or dissertation preparation, by graduate students.
 Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P C D E. 
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
 Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

SLHS 910

Thesis (1-6 units)
 Description:  Research for the master's thesis (whether library research, laboratory or field observation or research, artistic creation, or thesis writing). Maximum total credit permitted varies with the major department.
 Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P E.
 May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
 Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

SLHS 912

Audiology Doctoral Project (1-6 units) Description: Students enrolled in the Au.D. program will complete an Audiology Doctoral Project. This doctoral level learning experience should further advance the student's knowledge or competency in a specialty area within audiology, add to the knowledge base of the field, or make a clinical/community impact. Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P E.
 May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
 Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

SLHS 920

Dissertation  (1-9 units)
 Description:  Research for the doctoral dissertation (whether library research, laboratory or field observation or research, artistic creation, or dissertation writing).
 Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P E.
 May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
 Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

SLHS 921

Audiology Externship (1-14 units)  The summative clinical experience in audiology.  The course is designed and executed such that the student will move from a closely supervised clinician to and independent practitioner of audiology by the end of the experience.  Grading: Alternative grades S, P, F.  Prerequisites: SLHS 559, 659 or consent of instructor.  May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
 Usually offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

SLHS 930

Supplementary Registration (1-9 units)
 Description:  For students who have completed all course requirements for their advanced degree programs. May be used concurrently with other enrollments to bring to total number of units to the required minimum.
 Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
 Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.