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SPHSC 100 Voice and Articulation Improvement (3) VLPA
For native speakers of English only. Voice production and the sound system of standard American speech. Speech standards, regional and social dialects, voice quality and basic language-oriented characteristics. Practice for improving speech style. May not be repeated. Offered: AWSpS.

SPHSC 111 The American English Sound System (2, max. 4)
For non-native speakers of English only. Speech sounds of American English. Practice in listening and using American speech sounds and intonation patterns. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.

SPHSC 161 The Science of Auditory Space (5) NW Stecker
A hands-on introduction to the scientific method exploring the abilities of human listeners to localize sounds in space. Students develop questions and hypotheses, design and run experiments, and evaluate evidence for and against candidate explanations of human auditory performance. Activities include classroom experiments and computer exercises.

SPHSC 250 Human Communication and Its Disorders (5) I&S/NW
Overview of normal and impaired human communication, including speech, language, and hearing disorders. Required for majors, open to nonmajors. Offered: S.

SPHSC 261 The Nature of Sound (4) NW
Fundamental principles of sound and vibration with emphasis on examples relevant to the speech and hearing systems. Required for majors: open to nonmajors. Recommended: MATH 120; PHYS 114. Offered: WS.
Instructor Course Description: George C Stecker

SPHSC 300 Introduction to the Science of Learning: From Biology to Behavior (5) NW Kuhl
Introduction to research on human learning, taking advantage of new findings in neuroscience and behavior to examine learning from early infancy to advanced adulthood. Follows historical descriptions and studies of learning to modern formulations that include how the brain unconsciously reacts to and stores information.

SPHSC 302 Phonetics (3) VLPA
Introduction to the description and classification of speech sounds with a focus on American English. Phonetic analysis of segmental and suprasegmental properties of speech. Practice using the International Phonetic Alphabet to transcribe normal and disordered speech patterns. Required for majors; open to nonmajors. Prerequisite: either SPHSC 303, LING 200, or LING 400. Offered: W.

SPHSC 303 Language Science (3) VLPA
Introduction to techniques of linguistic analysis used in the study of phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics. Required for majors; open to nonmajors. Offered: A.
Instructor Course Description: John C Thorne

SPHSC 304 Developmental Aspects of Communication (5) I&S Coggins
Patterns of communicative development in English speaking children and adolescents. Introduction to the study of language and communication from a developmental perspective. Application to children with various types of communication impairments. Required for majors; open to nonmajors. Prerequisite: either SPHSC 303, ANTH 203, LING 200, or LING 400. Offered: Sp.

SPHSC 305 Speech and Language Disorders (5) NW Coggins
Etiology and nature of developmental and acquired communication disorders across the lifespan. Behavioral characteristics of language delay and disorders, developmental apraxia of speech, phonological disorders, stuttering, acquired aphasia, apraxia of speech and dysarthria, craniofacial anomalies, and voice disorders. Required for majors; open to nonmajors. Prerequisite: SPHSC 302; SPHSC 304; SPHSC 320. Offered: A.
Instructor Course Description: Patricia A Dowden

SPHSC 308 Social-Cultural Aspects of Communication (3) I&S
Introduction to human communication in context. Exploration of ways communication is influenced by context, including situational, social/interpersonal, and cultural variables. Studies systems and cultural practices as they influence communication. Required for majors; open to nonmajors. Offered: WS.
Instructor Course Description: Patricia A Dowden Lesley B. Olswang

SPHSC 320 Anatomy and Physiology of Speech (5) NW
Anatomy and physiology of the speech and swallowing mechanism, including the respiratory, phonatory, and resonatory systems and the neural control. Examples and laboratory work are directed toward clinical issues in speech-language pathology. Required for majors; open to nonmajors. Offered: Sp.
Instructor Course Description: Tanya L Eadie

SPHSC 371 Hearing Disorders (3) I&S/NW Tremblay, Folsom
Introduction to abnormal hearing. Pathologies of the ear and their treatments. Audiometric correlates, communicative and social consequences of hearing loss. Overview of management of children and adults. Required for majors; open to nonmajors. Offered: AS.

SPHSC 391 Practicum in Audiology (1-4, max. 10) Illich
Guided experiences in audiological assessment and aural rehabilitation of children and adults. Credit/no-credit only.

SPHSC 405 Diagnosis of Speech and Language Disorders (3) NW
Principles and procedures for the diagnosis of speech and language disorders. Required for majors. Prerequisite: SPHSC 305. Offered: W.

SPHSC 406 Treatment of Speech and Language Disorders (4) NW
Principles and procedures for planning, implementing, and evaluating treatment for speech and language disorders. Required for majors. Prerequisite: SPHSC 405. Offered: SpS.

SPHSC 411 Perceptual Development (5) I&S/NW Meltzoff
Origins and development of perception in human infancy. Object, face, and speech perception; cross-modal relations between touch, vision, audition. Prerequisite: minimum 2.0 grade in either PSYCH 206, PSYCH 306, or PSYCH 414. Offered: jointly with PSYCH 411.

SPHSC 425 Speech, Language, Hearing, and the Brain (4) I&S/NW Kendall, Max, Stecker
Addresses the neural bases of topics in speech, language, and hearing with an emphasis on the normal aspects of central nervous system anatomy, physiology, and function. Gives attention to issues relevant to understanding disordered systems and to points of contemporary debate among neuroscientists. May not be repeated. Offered: W.
Instructor Course Description: George C Stecker

SPHSC 445 Models of Speech Processing (3) NW
Examines models and basic issues concerning how spoken language is processed. Presents current issues, theories, and research relative to the levels of processing entailed in producing and comprehending speech. Required for majors; open to nonmajors. Recommended: SPHSC 302; SPHSC 303; SPHSC 320; SPHSC 425. Offered: SpS.

SPHSC 449 Special Studies in Speech Pathology and Audiology (*, max. 30)
Selected special problems in speech pathology and audiology. Offered: S.

SPHSC 461 Introduction to Hearing Science (5) NW Werner
Basic aspects of hearing and the ear and auditory nervous system. How the auditory system constructs an image of the acoustic environment. How attention and memory influence hearing. Effects of damage to the auditory system. Prerequisite: either SPHSC 261 or PSYCH 333. Offered: Sp.
Instructor Course Description: Lynne A. Werner

SPHSC 462 Hearing Development (3) NW
Description of the changes that occur in human hearing during development. Consideration of the possible explanations for early immaturity. Prerequisite: SPHSC 461; may not be repeated. Offered: A, even years.
Instructor Course Description: Lynne A. Werner

SPHSC 471 Basic Audiometry (5) NW Folsom
Theory and practice of the assessment of hearing function, including standard pure-tone audiometry, speech audiometry, and basic impedance audiometry. Required for majors. Prerequisite: SPHSC 371; SPHSC 461; may not be repeated. Offered: A.

SPHSC 481 Management of Hearing Loss (4) NW Sullivan
Introduction to methods of communicative rehabilitation of person with hearing loss. Remediation principles of auditory and visual perception, amplification, communication strategies, and information counseling. Required for majors. Prerequisite: SPHSC 471; may not be repeated. Offered: W.

SPHSC 491 Audiology Practicum in Schools (2) Folsom
Special projects in clinical audiology practicum, offered only in the school setting. Provides an opportunity for students to extend audiology practicum experiences into the school environment. Prerequisite: SPHSC 371. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AS.

SPHSC 498 Undergraduate Honors Research ([1-5]-, max. 15)
Faculty supervised, undergraduate Honors research project. Includes design and implementation, culminating in written thesis and oral presentation. SPHSC Honors Program students only. Offered: AWSpS.

SPHSC 499 Undergraduate Research ([1-5]-, max. 15)
Offered: AWSpS.

SPHSC 500 Clinical Methodology for Documenting Change (4) Dowden
Introduction to clinical methodology for conducting efficacious assessment and treatment of individuals with communication problems. Students consider nature of intervention designed to alter communication disorders and types of accountability questions that need to be raised. They learn methodology for collecting and analyzing data for making informed clinical decisions. Offered: A.
Instructor Course Description: Patricia A Dowden Lesley B. Olswang

SPHSC 501 Neural Bases of Speech, Language, and Hearing (4) Miller
Neuroanatomical and neurophysiological bases of language, hearing, sensory, and motor function. Special emphasis given to brain behavior correlates and behavioral consequences to speech, language, and hearing as a result of neurologic injury or disease. Offered: A.

SPHSC 503 Current Issues in Speech and Hearing Sciences (3) Huckabay
Application of experimental methods to research in speech and hearing sciences. Offered: S.

SPHSC 504 Research Methods in Speech and Hearing Sciences (3) Werner
Introduction to empirical methods in the speech and hearing sciences. Offered: W.

SPHSC 505 Clinical Research in Communication Disorders (3)
Introduction to clinical research. Methodological issues concerning the evaluation of treatment for speech, hearing, and language disorders. Primary emphasis on time series designs. Prerequisite: SPHSC 504 or permission of instructor.

SPHSC 506 Research Methods in Speech-Language Pathology (3)
Examines empirical methods in speech-language pathology research. Includes evaluation and design of different types of research such as descriptive (e.g., case study, developmental, qualitative, surveys), exploratory (e.g., correlational, differential), and experimental (e.g., single-subject designs, randomized control trials, treatment efficacy studies). Offered: A.

SPHSC 507 Evidence Based Practice (3) Dowden
Prepares students to conduct evaluation and treatment in speech-language pathology according to Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) principles. Examines integration of "internal" and "external" evidence in the context of clinical practice. Prerequisite: graduate status in SPHSC or permission of instructor. Offered: Sp.
Instructor Course Description: Patricia A Dowden

SPHSC 509 Advanced Hearing Science (3)
Consideration of physiological acoustics and psychoacoustics, the pertinent literature, and the experimental techniques related to study in these areas. Offered: A.
Instructor Course Description: Jason T Sanchez

SPHSC 510 Physiological Acoustics (3) Stecker
Study of pertinent literature and experimental techniques incident to the physiology of the normal and abnormal auditory system. Prerequisite: SPHSC 461 or permission of instructor. Offered: W.

SPHSC 511 Psychoacoustics (3) Stecker
Review of significant literature and theory pertinent to normal auditory sensitivity, pitch, loudness, and other attributes of auditory sensation. Prerequisite: SPHSC 461; permission of instructor. Offered: Sp.

SPHSC 514 Speech Physiology (3)
Study of the physiological parameters of acoustic speech production. Prerequisite: SPHSC 320; SPHSC 461.

SPHSC 515 Speech Acoustics (3)
Study of the acoustical correlates of the distinctive parameters of speech. Prerequisite: SPHSC 514.

SPHSC 516 Speech Perception (3)
Study of the perceptual and linguistic parameters of speech perception. Prerequisite: SPHSC 515.

SPHSC 518 Seminar in Speech and Hearing Sciences (2, max. 50) Max
Reviews selected research area and methods in the speech and hearing sciences. Discusses topics related to developing a career in research or academics. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSp.

SPHSC 519 Seminar in Speech Science (2, max. 50)

SPHSC 520 Advanced Instrumentation for Speech and Hearing Sciences (3)
Design and use of electronic and electroacoustic devices in the speech and hearing sciences. Four hours of laboratory required each week.

SPHSC 521 Instrumentation for Audiology (4)
Introduction to basic instrumentation used in audiology and hearing science; detailed instruction in audiometer calibration including a review of current national and international standards pertinent to audiology; emphasis on use rather than theory. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Offered: A.

SPHSC 522 Hearing Instrument Modification/Repair (1) Harney
Minor repair and modification of hearing aids, earmolds and associated accessories. Includes operation of hand tools and small power tools used in repair and earmold modification. Familiarity with different materials used to make or repair hearing aids/accessories. Troubleshooting damaged, malfunctioning, or inoperative instruments. Interpreting acoustic and electroacoustic test results to aid in troubleshooting or repair. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: W.

SPHSC 523 Special Topics in Audiology (3, max. 12) Tremblay
Applied and theoretical issues related to audiology. Weekly seminar includes guest speakers discussing current and future trends in science that relate to hearing and the practice of audiology. Offered: W.

SPHSC 525 Speech Signal Processing (3)
Theory, evaluation, and use of speech signal processing algorithms such as sampling, filtering, spectral analysis, autocorrelation, and speech synthesis. Laboratory assignments develop skills in using signal analysis and synthesis software applied to normal and pathological speech.
Instructor Course Description: Marc Brennan

SPHSC 526 Assessment and Treatment of Literacy Disorders (3) Snow
Examines the principles and procedures used in the assessment and treatment of literacy disorders with an emphasis on childhood literacy disorders as well as the relationship between verbal language impairment and literacy skills. Prerequisite: SPHSC 536. Offered: S.

SPHSC 529 Assessment and Treatment of Birth-to-4 Communication Disorders (4) Coggins
Examination of measurement concepts, standardized reference measures, and non-standardized assessment tools for communication and related skills in young children. Presents theoretical and empirical bases of prelinguistics and early language interventions. Offered: W.

SPHSC 530 Assessment and Treatment of Adolescent Communication Disorders (3)
Examines the principles and procedures used in the assessment and treatment of adolescent school-aged speech and language disorders. Prerequisite: SPHSC 303 and SPHSC 304, or equivalent.

SPHSC 531 Neurogenic Motor Speech Disorders (4) Spencer
Examines the nature, assessment, and management of the dysarthrias, acquired apraxia or speech, and childhood apraxia of speech. Prerequisite: SPHSC 501 or permission of instructor. Offered: Sp.

SPHSC 532 Assessment and Treatment of Neurogenic Language Disorders (3) Kendall
Provides an overview of the nature, evaluation, and management of acquired disorders of language in adults. Specifically, students learn about language assessment principles and procedures; the nature and treatment of aphasia, alexia, and agraphia; and the systems that support language (e.g. attention, verbal working memory). Prerequisite: SPHSC 501 or permission of instructor. Offered: W.

SPHSC 533 Medical Speech Pathology (3)
Nature of speech pathology practiced in medical settings. Prerequisite: SPHSC 501, SPHSC 531, and SPHSC 532, or permission of instructor. Offered: S.

SPHSC 534 Assessment and Treatment of Dysphagia (4) Miller
Anatophysiologic bases of function and dysfunction associated with speech-language disorders. Mastication and swallowing problems, their causes, assessments, and management. Prerequisite: SPHSC 501 or permission of instructor. Offered: Sp.

SPHSC 535 Assessment and Treatment of Voice Disorders (4) Eadie
Physiology, acoustics, and perception of voice quality and speech resonance. Etiology, evaluation, and treatment of voice and resonance disorders. Offered: W.

SPHSC 536 Assessment and Treatment of School-Age Communication Disorders (4)
Examines the principles and procedures used in the assessment and treatment of school-aged speech-and-language disorders. Offered: Sp.

SPHSC 537 Fluency Disorders (4) Max
Characteristics of fluent speech and the nature and treatment of stuttering in children and adults are studied in relation to normal speech production processes, human learning, principal explanations of stuttering, and treatment systems. Offered: A.

SPHSC 538 Assessment and Treatment of Cognitive-Communication Disorders (3) Spencer
Studies right brain injury, dementia, and traumatic brain injury for understanding of the underlying neuropathologies, techniques for assessment, and evidence-based interventions. Offered: A.

SPHSC 539 Childhood Speech and Phonological Disorders (4)
Examines patterns of normal speech and phonological development and the nature, assessment, and treatment of speech and phonological disorders of childhood. Offered: A.

SPHSC 540 Augmentative and Alternative Communication Foundations (4) Dowden
Overview of evaluation and intervention for children and adults with severe congenital speech and language impairments, with primary emphasis on individuals with congenital impairments. Overview of the features of multi-modal strategies, including output, selection set, access, and rate enhancement. Prerequisite: graduate SPHSC, REHAB, or EDSPE students, or permission of instructor. Offered: S.
Instructor Course Description: Patricia A Dowden

SPHSC 541 Augmentative and Alternative Communication in the Medical Setting (2) Dowden
Evaluation and intervention for severe acquired speech/language impairments. Covers decision-making and treatment for individuals who sustained a CVI, traumatic brain injury, or have degenerative diseases. Solutions include multi-modal strategies, from books to voice output systems. Prerequisite: SPHSC 540 or permission of instructor. Offered: Sp.
Instructor Course Description: Patricia A Dowden

SPHSC 542 Counseling and Interactive Skills for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (3) Illich
Introduction to counseling theory and practice in speech-language pathology, audiology, and related fields. Provides opportunities for learning and practicing counseling skills. Addresses key counseling issues, including professional boundaries, intense emotions, and counselor's feelings and reactions. Prerequisite: graduate standing in SPHSC or permission of instructor. Offered: S.

SPHSC 543 Assessment and Treatment of Pediatric Dysphagia (2) Dunlap
Examines principles and procedure used in the assessment and treatment of pediatric swallowing and feeding disorders. Covers clinical and instrumental assessment techniques and evidenced-based intervention strategies applicable to the infant/child across different pediatric practice settings. Prerequisite: SPHSC 501; SPHSC 534; or permission of instructor.

SPHSC 545 Assessment and Treatment of Voice Disorders in Medical Settings (2) Eadie, Nevdahl
Examines the principles and procedures used in assessment and treatment of voice disorders typically seen in medical settings, with a focus on instrumentation such as use of interpretation of laryngeal imaging, acoustics, and perceptual measures. Prerequisite: SPHSC 535. Offered: A.

SPHSC 546 Advanced Neurological Language Disorders (2) Kendall
Advanced study in the nature, assessment, and treatment of acquired language and cognitive-communication disorders. Prerequisite: SPHSC 501; SPSHC 532; or permission of instructor. Offered: W.

SPHSC 548 Traumatic Brain Injury Seminar (2) Spencer
Advanced study in the nature, assessment, and management of individuals with traumatic brain injury across the lifespan. Prerequisite: SPHSC 501; SPHSC 538, or permission of instructor.

SPHSC 549 Clinical Forum in Speech-Language Pathology (2, max. 50)
Study and application of pertinent clinical issues and trends related to the practice of speech-language pathology. Prerequisite: successful completion of all required didactic and clinical practica coursework in the first two years of the medical speech-language pathology graduate program. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.
Instructor Course Description: Lesley B. Olswang

SPHSC 550 Public School Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (3) Krings
Explores administrative, legal, ethical, and clinical issues encountered in implementing programs to remediate communication disorders in the school-aged population in the public school setting. Open to non-matriculated students with permission of instructor. Prerequisite: graduate student status in speech and hearing sciences or permission of instructor. Offered: W.

SPHSC 551 Advanced Practicum in Speech Pathology Evaluation (1-10, max. 50)
Laboratory experience in the evaluation of speech and language disorders. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.

SPHSC 552 Advanced Practicum in Speech Pathology Management (1-10, max. 50)
Laboratory experience in the management of speech and language disorders. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.
Instructor Course Description: Martin Nevdahl

SPHSC 553 Advanced Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology (2-4, max. 50)
Clinical practicum experience, completed under the supervision of UW Speech and Hearing Clinic professionals, focused on the evaluation and treatment of speech, language, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders. Offered: AWSpS.

SPHSC 554 Advanced Offsite Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology (2-12, max. 50)
Offsite clinical practicum experience, completed under the supervision of community-based clinical professionals, focused on the evaluation and treatment of speech, language, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders. Offered: AWSpS.

SPHSC 555 Pre-Internship in Speech and Hearing Sciences (1-10, max. 50)
Practicum in speech pathology or audiology designed to teach the clinical regimen of a participating professional center prior to assuming a full internship assignment. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.

SPHSC 556 Advanced Aural Rehabilitation (2, max. 4) J. SULLIVAN
Advanced study of auditory rehabilitation and training, including psychosocial issues of individuals with hearing loss. Merges research theories with clinical practice and provides experience with applied auditory training in a community setting. Offered: A.

SPHSC 559 Special Topics in Speech, Language, and Hearing (1-5, max. 30)
Guided opportunity for study and advanced discussions in specific areas of speech, language, and hearing science research, theory, and clinical practice. Offered: AWSpS.

SPHSC 560 Speech Science (3)
Examines contemporary models and research paradigms in speech science and disorders. Topics include respiratory physiology, laryngeal physiology, aerodynamics of speech production, articulatory dynamics, speech acoustics, and speech perception. Offered: W.

SPHSC 561 Studies in Hearing Sciences and Disorders (3) Stecker
Examines contemporary models and research paradigms in the area of hearing science and disorders. Topics include psychoacoustics; amplification; electrophysiological evaluation; physiological acoustics; and perceptual consequences of hearing loss. Offered: A.

SPHSC 562 Studies in Language Science and Disorders (3)
Examines research in the area of language science and disorders including word recognition and production; storage of retrieval of word form and meaning; comprehension and production of sentences and discourse; and language in social context. Topics examined relative to development, language impairments, and normal language processing. Offered: Sp.

SPHSC 563 Instructional Development Forum (1, max. 50)
Emphasizes instructional techniques and issues as they relate to teaching in the discipline of communication sciences and its disorders. Topics include course development, grading, student-faculty relations, teaching methods, and diversity. Prerequisite: graduate standing in Speech and Hearing Sciences. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AW.
Instructor Course Description: Lesley B. Olswang

SPHSC 564 Teaching Practicum (1-5, max. 50)
Provides experience in preparing and giving lectures, leading discussions, preparing and grading assignments and tests, and working directly with undergraduate and graduate students. Prerequisite: doctoral student standing in SPHSC and permission of instructor. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.

SPHSC 566 Seminar in Speech-Language Development (2, max. 50)
Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

SPHSC 567 Research Seminar in Speech and Hearing Sciences (1, max. 50)
A platform for the presentation and exchange of scientific information (research data, new hardware and hardware development, scientific papers) resulting from ongoing research projects by graduate students and faculty within the Speech and Hearing Sciences Department. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.

SPHSC 568 Grant Writing in Hearing, Language, and Speech Science (3) Werner
Design and writing of grant proposals in speech, language, and hearing sciences and disorders. Explanation of the funding process at various agencies, particularly the National Institutes of Health. Students prepare a proposal and review the proposals of their peers. Prerequisite: Enrollment in PhD degree program and permission of instructor. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: A.

SPHSC 569 Seminar in Speech-Language Pathology (2, max. 50)

Instructor Course Description: Lesley B. Olswang

SPHSC 570 Assessment of Auditory Dysfunction I (4-) Bierer
Strategies and procedures in the auditory evaluation of hearing-impaired adults. Use of diagnostic tests in the evaluation of auditory pathologies. Laboratory required. Prerequisite: SPHSC 471 or equivalent. Offered: A.

SPHSC 571 Assessment of Auditory Dysfunction II (-4)
Strategies and procedures in the auditory evaluation of hearing-impaired adults. Use of diagnostic tests in the evaluation of auditory pathologies. Laboratory required. Prerequisite: SPHSC 570. Offered: W.

SPHSC 572 Pediatric Audiology (4) Mancl
Assessment of auditory disorders in infants and young children. Emphasis on behavioral and electrophysiologic techniques and on the role of the audiologist in the clinical management of the young hearing-impaired child. Prerequisite: SPHSC 570 or equivalent. Offered: W.

SPHSC 574 Assessment of Balance Function (4) Phillips
Examines normal anatomy and physiology of the peripheral and central vestibular system. Reviews peripheral and central vestibular disorders and treatment protocols. Major focus of assessment on electronystagmography with associated lab. Provides overview of rotational and posturography measures of balance function. Prerequisite: SPHSC 571 or permission of instructor. Offered: S.
Instructor Course Description: James O Phillips

SPHSC 575 Medical Backgrounds in Audiology (3) Rees
Diseases and injuries of the ear resulting in reduced audition. Prerequisite: SPHSC 571 or permission of instructor. Offered: S.

SPHSC 576 Otoacoustic Emissions (2) Folsom
Consideration of otoacoustic emissions and the physiologic techniques used to record them. Includes interpretation of responses in both the normal and disordered auditory system as well as clinical application of emissions in both adult and infant populations. Laboratory required. Prerequisite: SPHSC 571, SPHSC 572, and SPHSC 592, or permission of instructor. Offered: A.

SPHSC 577 Industrial and Community Hearing Conservation (2) Johnson
Psychophysiological effects of environmental noise on man. Techniques of noise measurement and attenuation, including the planning of hearing conservation programs in industry and in the community. Prerequisite: SPHSC 571 or permission of instructor. Offered: S.

SPHSC 578 Hearing Screening (2)
Consideration of hearing screening programs and the statistical techniques used to evaluate them. Includes history, rationale, and technical aspects of hearing screening as well as current models for developing neonatal, school-age, and adult hearing screening programs. Prerequisite: SPHSC 572, SPHSC 576, and SPHSC 592, or permission of instructor. Offered: W.

SPHSC 579 Geriatric Audiology (2) Anderson
Examines the biological, psychological, and social aspects of the aging process. Emphasizes the identification and diagnosis of hearing problems associated with the aging process and its rehabilitation. Prerequisite: SPHSC 571. Offered: Sp.

SPHSC 580 Rehabilitative Audiology (3) Illich
Explores technology to enhance communication effectiveness of hearing impaired persons. Selection and training in the use of assistive systems and cochlear implants. Advanced perception assessment and training methodology. Discussion and application of aural rehabilitation in different settings. Explores the Americans with Disabilities Act and assistive listening devices. Prerequisite: SPHSC 571 and SPHSC 583. Offered: W.

SPHSC 581 Management of Hearing-Impaired Children (3) Sullivan
Studies pediatric habilitation available for children with hearing impairment and the impact of new technologies on therapy, education, and audiological treatment. Offered: Sp.

SPHSC 582 Hearing Aid Amplification (4) Sullivan
Acoustic amplification and methods of determining electroacoustic characteristics. Includes earmold technology. Prerequisite: SPHSC 471 and SPHSC 570 or permission of instructor. Offered: W.

SPHSC 583 Hearing Aid Selection (4) Littman
Consideration of strategies utilized in selecting and fitting acoustic amplification for the hearing impaired, including review of pertinent research literature. Prerequisite: SPHSC 582 or permission of instructor. Offered: Sp.

SPHSC 584 Advanced Amplification (3)
Current topics in hearing aids and amplification technology; review of pertinent research articles. Prerequisite: SPHSC 582; SPHSC 583. Offered: A.

SPHSC 585 Pediatric Amplification (2) Mancl
Selection, verification and validation of amplification for infants and children. Consideration of hearing aids and hearing assistance technology including review of pertinent research literature. Prerequisite: SPHSC 582 or permission of instructor. Offered: A.

SPHSC 586 Cochlear Implants (5) Bierer
Covers the history, function, and application of cochlear implants as a clinical tool to enhance or restore human hearing, including fitting procedures, outcomes, and rehabilitation for children and adults. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Offered: Sp.

SPHSC 587 Ethics (3)
Analysis and discussion of ethical considerations in the clinic, and in research, for speech and hearing professionals. Covers codes of professional organizations.

SPHSC 588 Audiology Proseminar (1, max. 3) Harney
Consideration of professional issues, practice management, and externship preparation. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSp.

SPHSC 589 Seminar in Audiology (2, max. 50)
Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

SPHSC 590 Cerumen Management for Audiologists (1)
Review of anatomy and physiology of the external auditory canal. Examination of the physiology and pathophysiology of cerumen. Instrumentation of examining and cleaning the ear canal. Cerumen management procedures including otoscopy with normal and abnormal findings. Contraindications for cerumen management. Discussion of scope of practice, medical/legal issues, and reimbursement. Offered: S.

SPHSC 591 Advanced Practicum in Audiology (1-10, max. 75)
Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.

SPHSC 592 Electrophysiologic Assessment I (4) Folsom, Tremblay
Consideration of physiologic techniques that may be used to evaluate the normal and disordered auditory system. Outside laboratory required. Prerequisite: SPHSC 461 or equivalent, SPHSC 571. Offered: Sp.

SPHSC 593 Electrophysiologic Assessment II (3) Folsom, Tremblay
Examines event-related potentials including recording techniques, neurophysiological mechanisms, and applications to clinical populations. Prerequisite: SPHSC 592. Offered: W.

SPHSC 594 Capturing Brain Dynamics: A Combined Neuroscience and Engineering Approach (4) Lee
Introduces methods for capturing brain dynamics using an emerging neuroimaging technique know as magnetoencephalography (MEG). Uses techniques to examine perception and cognitive processes and their implications for future brain-computer-interface (BCI) design. Prepare students for interdisciplinary research in neuroscience and engineering. Offered: jointly with LING 582; Sp.

SPHSC 599 Research Practicum (*, max. 50)
Supervised laboratory experience in experimental approach to problems in speech and hearing sciences. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Offered: AWSpS.

SPHSC 600 Independent Study or Research (*-)
Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Offered: AWSpS.

SPHSC 601 Internship ([1-10]-, max. 50)
Supervised field experiences in settings other than public schools. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.

SPHSC 602 Internship in the Schools ([3-10]-, max. 50)
Supervised field experience in a public school setting. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.

SPHSC 700 Master's Thesis (*-)
Offered: AWSpS.

SPHSC 800 Doctoral Dissertation (*-)
Offered: AWSpS.

SPHSC 801 Practice Doctorate Project/Capstone ([1-12]-, max. 50)
Supervised research experience in the field of audiology that culminates in a final research paper and oral defense. Offered: AWSpS.