Aurora University

Communication Sciences & Disorders (CSD)

CSD-1010  Introduction to American Sign Language  (4 semester hours)  

This course provides an introduction to American Sign Language (ASL), including ASL sign vocabulary and grammatical structures. Deaf culture is also explored, including an introduction to the deaf community, history of deaf education programs, and legislation impacting the deaf community.

CSD-1100  Introduction to Communication Sciences and Disorders  (4 semester hours)  

This course provides an orientation and investigation of how the fields related to communication, speech, and auditory processes are studied scientifically as well as how they interrelate to other areas in the health sciences. Issues related to the definition of disorders and differences in these fields for both children and adults are discussed.

CSD-1810-9  Selected Topics in Communication Sciences and Disorders  (Variable semester hours)  

This course will address a specific area of study in communication sciences & disorders not already covered by other course offerings. Prerequisites vary by topic.

CSD-2010  Intermediate American Sign Language  (4 semester hours)  

Continues building receptive and expressive abilities. Puts emphasis on the use of signing space, facial grammar, body postures, fluent finger spelling, and continued vocabulary development. More complex grammatical structures are introduced. Deaf culture component included.

Prerequisite(s): CSD-1010.
CSD-2810-9  Selected Topics in Communication Science and Disorders  (Variable semester hours)  

This course will address a specific area of study in communication sciences & disorders not already covered by other course offerings. Prerequisites vary by topic.

CSD-3010  Advanced American Sign Language  (4 semester hours)  

This course provides a continuation to the introductory course of American Sign Language (ASL) including ASL sign vocabulary and grammatical structures. Deaf culture is also explored, including topics within the Deaf community.

Prerequisite(s): CSD-2010.
CSD-3050  Deaf Culture  (4 semester hours)  

This course introduces students to American Deaf Culture. The course includes a description of the specific cultural values, norms and traditions, in addition to criteria for membership. It explores the experiences of deaf individuals throughout the life span.

CSD-3810-9  Selected Topics in Communication Science s and Disorders  (Variable semester hours)  

This course will address a specific area of study in communication sciences & disorders not already covered by other course offerings. Prerequisites vary by topic.

CSD-4810-9  Selected Topics in Communication Sciences and Disorders  (Variable semester hours)  

This course will address a specific area of study in communication sciences & disorders not already covered by other course offerings. Prerequisites vary by topic.