CSD Course Offerings

With so many options available within so many different programs, we have compiled all of your departmental course offerings in one location to read both a synopsis as well as what the course satisfies. For program-specific degree requirements, see that CSD program's webpage.

Undergraduate Courses

Major in the College of Letters & Science

Course Name

Credits 

Notes 

CS&D 201:
Speech Science
 
CS&D 202:
Normal Aspects of Hearing
 
CS&D 210:
Neural Basis for Communication
 
CS&D 240:
Language Development in Children and Adolescents
 
CS&D 303:
Speech Acoustics and Perception
  •  Honors Requirement
CS&D 315:
Speech Pathology I
 
CS&D 318:
Voice, Craniofacial and Fluency Disorders
4  
CS&D 320:
Introduction to Audiology
3
  •  Honors Requirement
CS&D 371:
Pre-Clinical Observation of Children and Adults
2  
CS&D 425:
Auditory Rehabilitation
3  
CS&D 440:
Child Language Disorders, Assessment and Intervention
3
  •  Honors Requirement
Psych 201 OR Psych 202:
Introduction to Psychology
3-4   
Psych 210 OR Stat 301 Varies
  • Statistics Requirement
Linguis 101, Linguis 301, OR Hist Sci 205 Varies 
  • Humanities Requirement 
Anthro 104, Asian Am 101, Chicana/o 201, Soc 134, OR Soc 220 Varies
  • Social Sciences Requirement
Anthro 105, Physics 103 or 109,  Women St 103, or Zoology 101 Varies
  • Bio/Nat/Phys Science Requirement
CS&D 303, 315, 318, 320, 425, 440, 503, 699 Varies 
  • Major Electives Requirement, See Below

Major in the School of Education

Course 

Credits 

Notes 

CS&D 201:
Speech Science
3
  • Gateway Course
CS&D 202:
Normal Aspects of Hearing
3
  • Gateway Course 
CS&D 210:
Neural Basis of Communication
 
CS&D 240:
Language Development in Children and Adolescents
3
  • Gateway Course
CS&D 303:
Speech Acoustics and Perception
3  
CS&D 315:
Speech Pathology I
3  
CS&D 318:
Voice, Craniofacial and Fluency Disorders
4  
CS&D 320:
Introduction to Audiology
3  
CS&D 371:
Pre-Clinical Observation of Children and Adults
2  
CS&D 425:
Auditory Rehabilitation
3  
CS&D 440:
Child Language Disorders, Assessment and Intervention
 
CS&D 631:
Introduction to Augmentative Communication
3
  • Cross-linked w/ RP&SE 631 and TS 631
RP&SE 300:
Individuals with Disabilities
3  
Psych 210, Psych 410, Stat 301, Ed Psych 360, Ed Psych 760 Varies
  •  Statistics Requirement

Elective Courses

Course 

Credits 

Notes 

CS&D 110:
Introduction to Communication Sciences and Disorders 
  • Required 
CS&D 424:
Manually Coded English (Sign Language I)
  • Required
  • Fall Only 
CS&D 434:
Manually Coded English (Sign Language II)
  • Required
  • Spring Only
CS&D 455H:
Undergraduate Junior Honors
  • Honors
  • Fall Only 
CS&D 681H:
Senior Honors Thesis
3
  • Honors
CS&D 682H:
Senior Honors Thesis
3
  • Honors
CS&D 699:
Directed Study
1-6  

Masters Courses

 

Course Name 

Credits 

Course Description 

Prerequisites 

CS&D 503:
Neural Mechanisms of Speech, Hearing & Language
 3 Basic neuroanatomical and neurophysiological mechanisms underlying the communication process. Neuropathologies and their associated communication disorders. Grad st in CSD or undergrad biol major with neurobiol option, or cons inst
CS&D 698:
Directed Study
 1-6 Directed study, Cr/N. Jr or Sr st. Graded on a Cr/N basis; requires cons inst
CS&D 699:
Directed Study
 1-6 Program of reading devised by a staff member in collaboration with the student. Jr or Sr st. Graded on a lettered basis; requires cons inst
CS&D 703:
Language & Learning Disorders of Children
 3 Theoretical concepts of symbolic disorders with emphasis on variables which interfere with language learning and function. Enrollment in the clinical speech-language pathology masters program or consent of instructor. 
CS&D 704:
Acquired Language & Cognitive-Communication Disorders in Adults
 3 Intervention for adults with acquired aphasia and cognitive-communication disorders, including principles of evaluation and treatment. Enrollment in the clinical speech-language pathology masters program or consent of instructor.
CS&D 705:
Motor Speech Disorders/Augmentative & Alternative Communication 
 3 The nature and classification of motor speech disorders, and techniques and methods which provide non-speaking children and adults with effective means of interaction and communication. Enrollment in the clinical speech-language pathology masters program or consent of instructor.
CS&D 706:
Management & Assessment of Voice Disorders
 3  Techniques applicable to children and adults with disorders of voice, both functional and organic in origin. Lecture plus lab or observation. Enrollment in the clinical speech-language pathology masters program or consent of instructor. 
CS&D 707:
Swallowing Disorders
 3  Presents information on the anatomy, physiology, and neural bases of normal swallowing, the various diseases that can affect swallowing function, the nature of swallowing dysfunction and ways to assess it, and treatment options for patients with swallowing disorders.   Enrollment in the clinical speech-language pathology masters program or consent of instructor. 
CS&D 708:
Fluency & Phonological Disorders
 3 An advanced course concerning the etiology, definition, diagnosis, and management of fluency and phonological disorders in children and adults. Enrollment in the clinical speech-language pathology masters program or consent of instructor.
CS&D 709:
Language Problems of School Age Children & Adolescents
 3 A review of the contemporary literature relating to the language disorders of school age children and adolescents. Emphasis on description of disorders, assessment techniques, and intervention strategies.  Enrollment in the clinical speech-language pathology masters program or consent of instructor.
CS&D 713:
Introduction to Medical Speech Pathology
 1  The course content focuses on methods for participating in medical site speech pathology including professionalism, documentation, insurance, ethics, and counseling. CS&D 503, 702, 707, 708, and 790
CI 720:
School Practicum in CSD
 5 Supervised experience in a public/private school setting with children manifesting speech, language and/or hearing problems. The practicum shall involve evaluation and management of a variety of communicative disorders, as well as participation in the Individualized Educational Plan team process. CSD 790 or equiv prior clinic practice; Grad st; cons inst; and advanced registration in Office of Field Experience 
CS&D 752:
Capstone Course - Communicative Disorders
 2  Designed to (1) facilitate students' integration of information about communication disorders in pediatric populations, (2) develop case presentation skills, and (3) offer students the opportunity to gain a better understanding of evidence-based practice. Enrollment in the clinical speech-language pathology masters program or consent of instructor.
CS&D 790:
Practicum in Communication Sciences and Disorders
 1-5  Supervised experience with persons manifesting communicative problems. Evaluation, rehabilitation, and conservation of hearing, language, and speech disorders in various clinical settings. Enrollment in the clinical speech-language pathology masters program or consent of instructor. Register only as directed by Clinic Coordinator.
CS&D 799:
Independent Study
 1-4  Creative project designed by the student and supervised by staff. Cons dept & cons inst
CS&D 990:
Research & Thesis
 1-12  Under the supervision of a staff member. Grad st & cons inst
CS&D 999:
Independent Studies 
 1-3  Creative project designed by the student and supervised by staff.  Grad st & cons inst

 

Ph.D. Courses

 

Course Name 

Credits 

Course Description 

Notes & Prerequisites

CS&D 900:
Graduate ProSeminar (ProSem)
2 Current research on normal and disordered aspects of speech, language, and hearing.
  • Required
CS&D 900:
Theory to Practice
2-3 Professional issues course. Doctoral students only.
  • Required
CS&D 900:
Grant Writing
2-3 How to write a federally-funded research grant.
  • Required
CS&D 503:
Neural Mechanisms of Speech, Hearing & Language
3 Basic neuroanatomical and neurophysiological mechanisms underlying the communication process. Neuropathologies and their associated communication disorders.  Grad st in CS&D or undergrad biol major with neurobiol option, or cons inst
CS&D 703:
Language & Learning Disorders of Children
3 Theoretical concepts of symbolic disorders with emphasis on variables which interfere with language learning and function.  Enrollment in the clinical speech-language pathology masters program or consent of instructor.
CS&D 704:
Acquired Language & Cognitive-Communication Disorders in Adults
3 Intervention for adults with acquired aphasia and cognitive-communication disorders, including principles of evaluation and treatment.  Enrollment in the clinical speech-language pathology masters program or consent of instructor.
CS&D 705:
Motor Speech Disorders/Augmentative & Alternative Communication
4 The nature and classification of motor speech disorders, and techniques and methods which provide non-speaking children and adults with effective means of interaction and communication. Enrollment in the clinical speech-language pathology masters program or consent of instructor.
CS&D 706:
Management & Assessment of Voice Disorders
3 Techniques applicable to children and adults with disorders of voice, both functional and organic in origin. Lecture plus lab or observation.  Enrollment in the clinical speech-language pathology masters program or consent of instructor. 
CS&D 707:
Swallowing Disorders
0 Presents information on the anatomy, physiology, and neural bases of normal swallowing, the various diseases that can affect swallowing function, the nature of swallowing dysfunction and ways to assess it, and treatment options for patients with swallowing disorders. Enrollment in the clinical speech-language pathology masters program or consent of instructor.
CS&D 708:
Fluency & Phonological Disorders
3 An advanced course concerning the etiology, definition, diagnosis, and management of fluency and phonological disorders in children and adults. Enrollment in the clinical speech-language pathology masters program or consent of instructor.
CS&D 709:
Language Problems of School Age Children & Adolescents
3 A review of the contemporary literature relating to the language disorders of school age children and adolescents. Emphasis on description of disorders, assessment techniques, and intervention strategies. Enrollment in the clinical speech-language pathology masters program or consent of instructor.
CS&D 790:
Practicum in Communication Sciences & Disorders
0 Supervised experience with persons manifesting communicative problems. Evaluation, rehabilitation, and conservation of hearing, language, and speech disorders in various clinical settings.  Enrollment in the clinical speech-language pathology masters program or consent of instructor. Register only as directed by Clinic Coordinator. 
CS&D 799:
Independent Study
0 Creative project designed by the student and supervised by staff. Cons dept & cons inst
CS&D 805:
Professional Issues - Diversity and Multicultural Populations
1 Evaluation and management of persons with communication disorders across diverse cultural, personal values and beliefs. Grad st, cons inst
CS&D 806:
Professional Issues - Medical Issues
1 Evaluation and management of persons with communication disorders within a medical setting. Information regarding various medical settings, ethics, functional goals, and documentation (e.g. billing, reporting, etc.)  
CS&D 815:
Physiological Phonetics
3 For department doctoral students. Physiological aspects of speech production. Lecture plus lab.  Cons inst
CS&D 816:
Acoustical Phonetics
3 For department doctoral students. Acoustic aspects of speech production. Lecture plus lab. Cons inst
CS&D 900:
Seminar-Speech Science
2 Focus varies with staff. Various aspects of physiological and acoustic phonetics and of speech perception.  Cons inst
CS&D 913:
Seminar-Problems in Voice Disorders
0 Symptomatology, etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of voice disorders with emphasis on current research procedures and findings and consideration of special problems. Cons inst
CS&D 940:
Seminar - Problems in Voice Disorders
0 Symbolic behavior of children who demonstrate language disorders regardless of etiology. Emphasis on evaluation and therapeutic procedures.  Cons inst
CS&D 945:
Seminar - Language & Cognition 
0 Relation of cognitive development to normal and deviant language acquisition and performance. Critical review of theoretical approaches and experimental data.  Grad st & cons inst
CS&D 990:
Research & Thesis
Under the supervision of a staff member.  Grad st & cons inst
CS&D 999:
Independent Studies
0 Creative project designed by the student and supervised by staff.  Grad st & cons inst

 

Au.D. Courses

 

Course Name

Credits 

Course Description 

CD 342 Basic Manual Communication (UWSP)
OR
CS&D 424: Sign Language (UW-Madison)
2 Proficiency in beginning Manually Coded English (MCE) through the comprehension and use of fingerspelling and manual signs. Other areas covered include history of sign language, descriptions of signing systems, and issues related to sign language in schools.
CS&D 806:
Professional Issues: Medical setting
1 Evaluation and management of persons with communication disorders within a medical setting. Information regarding various medical settings, ethics, functional goals, and documentation (e.g. billing, reporting, etc.).
CS&D 832:
Pediatric Audiology
3 Study of the normal physical, social, cognitive, speech and language, and auditory development in children, the causes and effects of childhood hearing loss, hearing screening and the principles of early intervention, and the behavioral and objective assessment of hearing in children.
CS&D 833:
Occupational Audiology
2 Consideration of principles and issues regarding the effects of noise on people, of federal and state regulation of workplace noise, and of the practical aspects of hearing conservation for those exposed to occupational noise, non-occupational noise, or both.
CS&D 834:
Counseling in Audiology 
2 Study of various roles of counseling in the rehabilitative process, and the ethical obligations of those who serve such roles. Awareness and skill are developed in how to build a trusting relationship, convey diagnostic information, inform and empower the patient/consumer as to his/her rights and community resources, and respond to the way hearing loss impacts the person's social-economic life.
CS&D 835:
Research Methods
3 Critical analysis of research in speech-language pathology and audiology including theoretical support, research design, statistical levels of measurement, methods of reporting research results, and drawing conclusions from the results. Students will be encouraged to pursue research interests during the course.
CS&D 836:
Pediatric Habilitation& Rehabilitation
3 Study of the principles and techniques of intervention with hearing impaired children, including the selection and fitting of amplification, the effect of hearing impairment on speech perception, speech production, and language, communication and educational options, and the re/habilitation of communication skills.
CS&D 837:
Auditory and Vestibular Pathologies I
2 Survey of the most common peripheral auditory system pathologies and their presentation in the auditory evaluation.
CS&D 845:
The Human Balance System: Structure, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
2 Study of human balance function with emphasis on the vestibular system, including neurophysiology, testing, and rehabilitation. Clinical experience performing the electronystagmography (ENG) and videonystagmography (VNG) examination and analyzing the results, and familiarity with rotational and posturography tests, and various techniques for treatment.
CS&D 846:
The Human Balance System: Laboratory
1 The focus will be on training the student to perform and analyze the results of electronystagmography (ENG) and videonystagmography (VNG) examinations, and practice the canalith repositioning maneuver. If possible, students will observe the administration of rotational and posturography tests.
CS&D 849:
Geriatric Diagnostics/Rehabilitation
2 A study of basic theories of aging, anatomical and physiological effects of aging on the auditory and balance systems, and resulting communication difficulties associated with aging. The course emphasizes both the diagnostic and rehabilitative challenges in working with elderly patients.
CS&D 850:
Hearing Science I: Basic Physical, Physiological, and Psychological Acoustics
3 Study of anatomy and physiology of the human auditory system, with an emphasis on the peripheral system. Basic concepts in psychoacoustics are discussed with reference to the normal and pathological auditory systems.
CS&D 852:
Hearing Assessment
2 Diagnostic audiology familiarizes students with the bases, purpose, rationale and procedures for tests of auditory function. A major focus is examining the available evidence as bases for test selections and realizing the objectives of diagnostic procedures.
CS&D 853:
Hearing Assessment Laboratory
1 Lab experience focusing on performance of basic audiology tests.
CS&D 854:
Electroacoustics & Instrumentation Calibration
Systematic review of physical concepts of acoustics and electronics underpinning the practice of audiology, as well as formally adopted standards by which clinical environments, instruments and procedures are calibrated.
CS&D 855 Lab:
Electroacoustics & Instrumentation Calibration
1 Laboratory application of physical concepts of acoustics and electronics underpinning the practice of audiology, including measurement standards by which clinical environments, instruments and procedures are calibrated.
CS&D 856:
Amplification Systems I
2 Study of hearing aid function, fitting strategies and repair. Use of probe microphone measures in hearing aid fitting and electroacoustic evaluation of the hearing aid. Cerumen removal and ear impression technique.
CS&D 857:
Laboratory in Amplification Systems I
Testing, fitting, and repairing hearing aids, performing basic hearing aid tests and repairs, proper cerumen removal and ear impression techniques, and using appropriate strategies in fitting. Electroacoustic evaluation and use of probe microphone measures in hearing aid fitting.
CS&D 858:
Physiological Assessment of the Auditory System I
2 Study of concepts and procedures in physiological assessment of the auditory system, with emphasis on otoacoustic emissions and auditory brainstem responses. Clinical applications and case studies integrate these recordings with behavioral assessment of the auditory system.
CS&D 859:
Laboratory in Physiological Assessment of the Auditory System I
1 Laboratory experience in the procedures and interpretation of physiological assessment of the auditory system, with the major emphasis on otoacoustic emissions and the auditory brainstem response. Clinical applications and case studies integrate these recordings with behavioral assessment of the auditory system. 
CS&D 860:
Physiological Assessment of the Auditory System II
2 Advanced study of physiological measures used by audiologists in threshold and diagnostic evaluations, including acoustic immittance, middle and long latency auditory evoked potentials, P300, and MMN. Course includes an introduction to evaluation of the balance system. 
CS&D 861:
Laboratory in Physiological Assessment of the Auditory System II
1 Laboratory experience in objective measures used by audiologists for threshold and diagnostic evaluations, including acoustic immittance, middle and long latency auditory evoked potentials, P300, and MMN. Demonstrations, projects, and case studies prepare students to administer and interpret these tests.
CS&D 862:
Auditory and Vestibular Pathologies II
3 Major disorders of the auditory and vestibular systems, with an emphasis on differential diagnosis of disorders of the endorgan and neural systems, and multisystem disorders. Causal factors, treatment, and prognosis are included. Didactic lectures and student presentations focus on case studies.
CS&D 863:
Implantable Auditory Prostheses
2 The audiological management of hearing loss using implantable auditory prostheses, including the cochlear implant, auditory brainstem implant, middle ear implant, and BAHA.
CS&D 865:
Practice Management
2 Consideration of non-profit and for-profit practice models with emphasis on organizational structure, legal and tax implications, financial performance, policies and practices of personnel management, marketing strategies, risk management and professional ethics.
CS&D 866:
Amplification Systems II 
2 Strategies for fitting hearing aids, including selection and recommendation, use of prescription gain formulas, and verification of gain. Considerations in geriatric and pediatric hearing aid fitting and ethical issues. Basic techniques in determining patient satisfaction with hearing aids.
CS&D 867:
School Methods for Audiologists
1 This course is designed to fulfill Wisconsin’s Department of Public Instruction (DPI) licensing requirements for audiologists. This course will help students apply their knowledge and skills in assessment and intervention of hearing related disorders to the public school setting.
CS&D 891:
Clerkship in Audiology I
1 An introductory clerkship focusing on the acquisition of beginning skills in both screening and diagnostic audiology. It provides initial training in the use of audiometric instruments and software, patient interactions, and reporting procedures.
CS&D 892:
Clerkship in Audiology II
1 The second year of clerkship focuses on the physiologic assessment of the vestibular and the peripheral and central auditory systems. It also provides continued development of skills in the assessment of hearing and the implementation of treatment plans across ages.
CS&D 893:
Clerkship in Audiology III
1 The third year of clerkship provides opportunities to practice skills in settings outside of the university clinics. The goal is to develop all skills beyond the introductory stage so that the student can perform assessments and treatment with less supervision.
CS&D 894:
Externship In Audiology 
3 The final year of clerkship continues development of skills in the assessment of hearing and the implementation of treatment plans across all ages. The goal is to develop skills to the Mastery level where the student can perform competently with a minimum of supervision.
CS&D 899:
Capstone Project
2-3 Independent work on capstone project
CS&D 921: 
Seminar-Problems In Audiology
2-3 Etiology, nature, and rehabilitation implications of specific hearing impairments.