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(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
Phone: 901.678.5800
Fax: 901.525.1282

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.