(AUSP) Communication Sciences and Disorders
School of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Linda D. Jarmulowicz, Ph.D., Interim Dean
Community Health Building
4055 N. Park Loop
Memphis, TN 38152
In addition to the courses below, the department may offer the following Special Topics courses:
AUSP 4400-4459. Special Topics in Communication Sciences and Disorders. (3). May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours credit when topic varies.
AUSP 4001 - Accent Modification (1)
This course is an individually directed study of standard pronunciation, stress patterns, and intonation of American English for speakers of English as a foreign language. It is focused toward students who desire to improve their speech intelligibility in American English. Permission of instructor required. (S/U).
AUSP 4100 - Intro Amer Sign Lang I (3)
Basic comprehension and expressive skills in American Sign Language (ASL), including vocabulary, grammar, and finger spelling. Includes in- and out-of-class practice and practical applications.
AUSP 4101 - Intro Amer Sign Lang II (3)
Further development of production and comprehension of ASL, including vocuabluary, grammar, sentence structures, conversational strategies, and cultural/linguistic aspects. Prerequisite: Satisfactory performance in AUSP 4100 or permission of the instructor.
AUSP 4102 - Intermediate Amer Sign Lang I (3)
Development of visual-spacial (gestural) skills and improvement of expressive fluency and receptive skills. The use of lexicalized signs and fluency/accuracy of finger-spelling will be developed. Prerequisite: Satisfactory performance in AUSP 4101 or permission of the instructor.
AUSP 4103 - Intermediate Amer Sign Lang II (3)
Continued development of conversational ASL skills, expressive fluency, and receptive skills. The use of lexicalized signs and fluency of fingerspelling will be honed. Prerequisite: Satisfactory performance in AUSP 4102 or permission of the instructor.
AUSP 4106 - Intro to Audiology (3)
Introduction to anatomy and physiology of the ear; the etiology, pathology and treatment of hearing loss; and the educationimplications of hearing loss; also introduces hearing assessment techniques, including audiogram interpretation.
AUSP 4111 - Fingerspelling (1)
Recognition and production of fingerspelling skill in American Sign Language, including abbreviated words and lexicalized signs in different contexts such as dialogues and short stories. Prerequisite: Satisfactory performance in AUSP 4100 or permission of instructor.
AUSP 4300 - Autism: Communic & Socializtn (3)
Nature and origin of autism, presenting up-to-date information about proposed causes, both genetic and environmental. The course will also provide a view of progress made in treatment of autism, especially when identification of the disorder can be made early in life.