Graduate Course Offerings

Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology

SPA 660 Advanced Speech Sound Disorders 3 units

  • This course will focus on phonological development, assessment of phonological disorders, and treatment of phonological disorders in children

SPA 663 Internship in Speech Pathology and Audiology 2 to 8 units (Inactive July 2019)

  • Clinical experience in the diagnosis and management of children and adults with speech, language, or hearing disorders. Experience to be gained at off-campus clinic sites.

SPA 664 Practicum in Clinical Audiology 1 unit

  • Supervised clinical procedures in diagnostic hearing examinations and management techniques.

SPA 667 Language Assessment and Intervention: 0-5 3 units

  • Assessment and intervention of communication and language disorders in infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.

SPA 668 Assessment and Intervention of Language & Literacy Disorders 3 units

  • Appraisal, diagnoses, and intervention of various language and literacy disorders in preschool through adolescence.

SPA 700 Clinical Practicum - Intro 2 units

SPA 701 - Clinical Practicum - Intermediate 2 units

SPA 702 - Clinical Practicum - Advanced 2 units

SPA 703 - Clinical Practicum - Professional Preparation 2 units

SPA 704 - Clinical Practicum - Externship

SPA 720 Research Design 3 units

  • Research design and methods in communicative disorders.

SPA 721 Craniofacial Disorders 3 units

  • Causes and treatment of communicative disorders related to cleft lip and palate. An interdisciplinary approach is stressed.

SPA 723 Language Theory 3 units

  • Nature of language and childhood language disorders with emphasis on specific language impairment and current research in childhood language acquisition.

SPA 751 Dysphasia 3 units

  • Language and speech disorders related to central nervous system deficits

SPA 752 Fluency Disorders 3 units

  • Disorders of speech rhythm and fluency. Emphasis on etiology, diagnosis and methods of treatment in children and adults.

SPA 753 Motor Speech and Swallowing Disorders 3 units (inactive as of July 2018)

  • Causes, assessment, and treatment of motor speech and swallowing disorders associated with neurogenic impairment.

SPA 754 Seminar in Alaryngeal Speech 2 units

  • Principles and procedures in alaryngeal speech rehabilitation, including the artificial larynx, esophageal speech, and tracheo-esophageal speech.

SPA 756 Augmentative & Alternative Communication in Speech-Language Pathology 2 units

  • AAC processes, assessment, devices/tools, and language systems in speech and language intervention with AAC across the lifespan.

SPA 759 Seminar in Clinical Procedures 2 units (inactive as of June 2019)

  • Advanced study and clinical experience in specialized areas of the field.

SPA 762 Disorders of Voice 3 units

  • Causes, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders of the voice.

SPA 765 Advanced Audiology 3 units

  • Calibration of test equipment, rationale and procedures used in the evaluation of hearing loss, laboratory exercises.

SPA 767 Advanced Practicum 2 units

  • Supervised clinical experience in the treatment and management of children and adults with multiple communicative disorders.

SPA 768 Seminar in Audiology 3 units

  • Special topics, hearing aids, psychophysics of audition; current research and publications in clinical hearing measurement or rehabilitation.

SPA 770 Endoscopic Evaluation of Speech and Swallowing 2 units

  • Techniques in the administration and interception of endoscopic examination of speech, voice, and swallowing.
  • Students develop basic practical skills in vocal tract imaging procedures

SPA 775 Cognitive Aspects of Communication Disorders 3 units

  • Traumatic brain injury/closed head injury, right hemisphere disorders and dementia; treatment for these cognitive-linguistic disorders. Neural substrates for language and cognition; assessment principles and procedures.

SPA 777 Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders 3 units

  • Course will provide a framework for assessing normal and disordered swallowing skills of patients at all levels of care across many types of disorders.

SPA 790 Doctoral Seminar in Speech Pathology 3 units

  • Comprehensive study of special issues, questions or problems in the field of speech-language pathology.

SPA 791 Experience Classroom/Clinical Teaching 3 to 6 units

  • Supervised experience in teaching university students both in the classroom and in the clinical setting.
  • Maximum of 9 credits.

SPA 793 Independent Study 1 to 3 units

  • Offered every fall, spring, and summer.

SPA 794 Workshops and Institutes 1 to 3 units

  • Intensive study of special topics in speech pathology or audiology. Usually offered during Summer Session.
  • Maximum of 8 credits

SPA 795 Comprehensive Examination 1 to 3 credits, S/U only

  • Course is used by graduate programs to administer comprehensive examinations either as an end of program comprehensive examination or as a qualifying examinations for doctoral candidates prior to being advanced to candidacy.

SPA 797 Thesis 1-6 units

  • Offered every fall, spring, summer, 6 credits maximum.
  • Enrollment only by faculty approval.

SPA 799 Dissertation 1 to 24 units

  • Offered every fall, spring, and summer

SPA 899 Graduate Advisement 1 to 4 units

  • Provides access to faculty for continued consultation and advisement. No grade is filed and credits may not be applied to any degree requirements.
  • Limited to 8 credits (2 semester) enrollment.
  • For non-thesis master's degree students only.