Recommended classes for students who are interests in Speech Pathology

All in Macquarie Semester I -- from end of February to end of June (students would need to stay away our Winter and Spring quarter)

LING334: Child Language Acquisition

This course introduces students to current theories of language acquisition, and studies children's acquisition of word learning, morphology, syntax and pragmatics. Other topics include child bilingualism and child second language acquisition. Tutorials focus on working with data, including transcript data from children's spontaneous speech, and discussions of appropriate experimental methodologies for evaluating children's knowledge of language.

Related UC San Diego Linguistics courses:

• Counts towards the Language and Development Disorders requirement for Speech and Language Sciences Major
• Elective for other linguistics majors (In place of LIGN 119 or LIGN 171)

Prerequisites:

Knowledge of Syntax; LIGN121 at UC San Diego

SPH308: The Science of Speech Production

The objectives of this course are to foster a detailed understanding of the anatomy of the speech production mechanism and the complexities of speech physiology. Examination of research techniques used in physiological investigation form an integral part of the content and assessment. The course consists of a combination of lectures and practical sessions. Topics covered in the lectures include: respiratory physiology and anatomy; laryngeal anatomy; phonation; articulatory anatomy and physiology; articulatory investigative techniques; the neuroanatomy and neurophysiology of speech and language, embryology and development. Practical topics may include: speech breathing; electroglottography; kinematic investigations; electropalatography; ultrasonic investigation, and nasality.

Related UC San Diego Linguistics courses:

• Recommended elective for Speech and Language Sciences Major (may satisfy speech anatomy prerequisite for some SLP Master’s programs)

Prerequisites:

Knowledge of Phonetics; LIGN110 at UC San Diego

SPH310: Developmental Speech and Language Disorders

This course examines developmental communication disorders in terms of their relevance to normal speech and language acquisition. Topics include: an overview of typical speech and language development; classification and causes of developmental speech and language disorders; and issues relating to speech and language disorders in children with hearing impairments, stuttering, and developmental disability, such as cerebral palsy and autism spectrum disorder. Links are made between theories of developmental disorders and clinical practice. The aim of the course is for students to gain an understanding of the nature of developmental speech and language disorders. Students will also learn how to analyse linguistic data from children with a communication disorder, and how to access and evaluate the literature related to communication disorders.

Related UC San Diego Linguistics courses:

• Counts towards the Speech, Language and Hearing Disorders requirement for the Speech and Language Sciences Major
• Recommended elective for the other majors (in place of LIGN 112)

Prerequisites:

Knowledge of Phonetics; LIGN110 at UC San Diego

SPH312: Speech Perception and Hearing Science

This course is a detailed examination of human auditory anatomy and physiology, and also of psychoacoustics and speech perception. The structure of the outer, middle and inner ear, the auditory nerve, the auditory brainstem and the auditory cortex are examined, as are the mechanisms of hearing and the physiology of the auditory system. Another major focus of this course is the psychoacoustics of hearing and speech perception, which are examined both in lectures and in practicals.

Related UC San Diego Linguistics courses:

• Recommended elective (may satisfy the Anatomy of hearing requirement for some SLP Master’s programs)

Prerequisites:

Knowledge of Phonetics; LIGN110 at UC San Diego

SPHL209: Introduction to Audiology

This course aims to provide a broad overview of audiological theory and practice, and is directed particularly at students interested in postgraduate study in audiology. Background issues covered include: aural anatomy and physiology; and auditory disorders. Several areas of audiological practice are introduced, including basic hearing assessment; paediatric audiology; and rehabilitative issues and procedures.

Related UC San Diego Linguistics courses:

* Recommended elective for Speech and Language Sciences Major (may satisfy intro to audiology and audiometry prerequisite for some SLP Master’s programs)

Prerequisites:

Introductory general linguistics; LIGN 101 at UC San Diego

Last updated: 8-20-2018