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George C Stecker
SPHSC 425
Seattle Campus

Speech, Language, Hearing, and the Brain

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.

Class description

This course addresses the neural bases of topics in speech, language, and hearing, with emphasis on the normal aspects of central nervous system anatomy, physiology, and function. Attention will be given to issues relevant to understanding disordered systems, and to points of contemporary debate among neuroscientists.

Student learning goals

Students will exhibit knowledge of the neural mechanisms that subserve hearing, speech and language.

General method of instruction

Primarily a lecture course, with some emphasis on classroom discussion of conceptual topics.

Recommended preparation

Recommended: an understanding of the basic elements of sound and vibration (e.g., SPHSC 261 or equivalent), general physiology (e.g., BIOL 118 or equivalent), and the anatomy and physiology of the ear (e.g., SPHSC 461 or equivalent).

Class assignments and grading

Three exams will be offered.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by George C Stecker
Date: 02/03/2010