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Undergraduate Courses

​​​​​​​​​​​The DePaul Speech Language Pathology Program offers eight undergraduate Speech Language Pathology (SLP) ​ courses. These courses can compliment your current DePaul undergraduate degree or  be completed as prerequisites to apply for most graduate Speech Language Pathology Program. ​Students also have the option to complete a SLP Post Baccalaureate Certificate,  or take only the course(s) you need as a non-degree student.​​

​​SLP 101 

​(4 quarter hours)

(Cross-listed as HLTH 380)

Offered FALL and Spring Quarters

​​​INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS 

Overview of the field of communication and its disorders with emphasis on speech-language pathology and audiology as a profession; current requirements for professional practice; professional ethics; definition, identification, and classification of disorders of hearing, speech, language, cognition and swallowing. Students will acquire 5 clinical observation hours in this course. 

​SLP 21​0 

(4 quarter hours)

Offered FALL Quarter

PHONETICS

​This course examines the articulatory, acoustic, and linguistic properties of speech. Instruction in using the International Phonetic Alphabet for phonetic transcription is provided. 

​SLP 310 

(4 quarter hours)

Offered FALL Quarter

NORMAL CHILD LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT 

​An overview of normal language acquisition, focusing on theories, experimental findings and milestones in typically developing children will be addressed.

​SLP 320 

(4 quarter hours)

Offered WINTER Quarter

INTRODUCTION TO SPEECH SOUND DISORDERS 

Study of phonological and articulatory development in children, as well as the etiology, symptomatology, evaluation, and treatment of articulation and phonological disorders will be examined. 

​SLP 330 

(4 quarter hours)

Offered SPRING Quarter

INTRODUCTION TO AUDIOLOGY 

​Review of the history of audiology as a profession; study of symptoms, causes, and treatment of hearing losses; and principles and application of basic audiometry. 

​SLP 332 

(4 quarter hours)

Offered SUMMER Quarter

AURAL REHABILITATION 

​Examination of methods for assessing and treating hearing disorders in adults and children, as well as conditions that result in hearing loss. 

​SLP 340 

(4 quarter hours)

Offered WINTER Quarter

ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY OF THE SPEECH, LANGUAGE, SWALLOWING & HEARING MECHANISM​

​​​Study of anatomic and physiologic mechanisms underlying respiration, phonation, and articulatory mechanisms. Overview of the peripheral auditory system, neuroanatomy, and normal swallowing will also be addressed. 

​SLP 342 

(4 quarter hours)

Offered SPRING Quarter

SPEECH AND HEARING SCIENCE 

​Consideration of the physiology of the speech production, psychoacoustics and perceptual aspects of speech. ​


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