College of Science and Health > Academics > Speech Language Pathology > 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.
(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.
(4 quarter hours)
Offered FALL Quarter
This course examines the articulatory, acoustic, and linguistic properties of speech. Instruction in using the International Phonetic Alphabet for phonetic transcription is provided.
NORMAL CHILD LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT
An overview of normal language acquisition, focusing on theories, experimental findings and milestones in typically developing children will be addressed.
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.
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.
Offered SUMMER Quarter
Examination of methods for assessing and treating hearing disorders in adults and children, as well as conditions that result in hearing loss.
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.
SPEECH AND HEARING SCIENCE
Consideration of the physiology of the speech production, psychoacoustics and perceptual aspects of speech.