Undergraduate Program in Communication Sciences and Disorders
The following courses are required for the major in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Students are advised to plan a course sequence to ensure that prerequisities can be satisfied prior to taking a required course. A sample course sequence can be found here.
First Level Courses
LCD 105. Introduction to Psycholinguistics. 3 hr.; 3 cr.
Linguistic and psychological processes underlying communication. Fall
LCD 106. Introduction to Communication Disorders. 3 hr.; 3 cr.
The study of speech, language, hearing, and communication disorders in children and adults. Spring
LCD 110. Phonetics. 3 hr.; 3 cr.
The nature of speech production; phonetic properties of language; practice in hearing, producing, and transcribing speech sounds. Fall, Spring
Second Level Courses
LCD 207. Anatomy and Physiology for Speech and Language. 3 hr.; 3 cr.
Prereq.: LCD 105, 106, and 110 with a combined GPA of at least 2.6. Study of respiratory, phonatory, articulatory, and nervous systems as they relate to speech production and language systems. Course must be completed with a grade of B– or better to satisfy the major requirement. Fall, Spring
LCD 208. Hearing Science. 3 hr.; 3 cr.
Prereq.: LCD 105, 106, and 110 with a combined GPA of at least 2.6. Principles of acoustics, anatomy, and physiology of the ear and auditory system, and psychoacoustics. Course must be completed with a grade of B– or better to satisfy the major requirement. Fall, Spring
LCD 216. Language Acquisition. 3 hr.; 3 cr.
Prereq.: LCD 105, 106, and 110 with a combined GPA of at least 2.6. The acquisition of language in children with special attention to linguistic, cognitive, and social development. Course must be completed with a grade of B– or better to satisfy the major requirement. Fall, Spring
LCD 283. Quantitative Methods in Communication Sciences and Disorders. 3 hr.; 3 cr.
An introduction to the quantitative analysis of data. Topics include probability, descriptive statistics, basic measurement, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, simple analysis of variance, and simple correlation. (SQ) Spring. Note: Students
may substitute either SOC 205
or PSYCH 107 for LCD 283.
Third Level Courses
LCD 309. Speech Science. 3 hr.; 3 cr.
Prereq.: A grade of B– or better in LCD 207 and 208. The acoustical components of speech and their physiological correlates: information-bearing elements in the speech signal and their perceptual processing. Fall, Spring
LCD 316. Language and Communication in the School-Aged Child. 3 hr.; 3 cr.
Prereq.: A grade of B– or better in LCD 216. Linguistic, cognitive, and communicative development in children with a view toward application in educational settings. Fall, Spring
LCD 322. Disorders of Speech. 3 lec., 1 clinical lab. hr.; 4 cr.
Prereq.: A grade of B– or better in LCD 207. The symptoms, etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of various speech disorders, such as stuttering, disorders of voice and articulation, and speech impairments associated with cleft palate, dysarthria, and motor disorders. Includes laboratory. Fall, Spring
LCD 323. Disorders of Language. 3 hr. lec., 1 hr. clinical lab.; 4 cr.
Prereq.: A grade of B– or better in LCD 207 and 216. The symptoms, etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of language disorders in children and adults, such as aphasia, autism, language-learning disabilities, and language disorders associated with cognitive disorders. Fall, Spring
LCD 330. Audiology I. 3 hr.; 3 cr.
Prereq.: A grade of B– or better in LCD 207 and 208. An introduction to the measurement and evaluation of hearing loss, stressing pure tone audiometry, basic speech audiometry, basic impedance tests, and clinical aspects of masking. An introduction to hearing aids and aural rehabilitation. Fall, Spring
PSYCH 214, and one of the following: LCD
120, LCD 130, LCD 205, LCD 206, LCD 209, LCD 392.3, PSYCH 221, PSYCH 359, SOC
Science and Mathematics for ASHA Certification: Students who wish to
pursue graduate study and obtain clinical certification in Speech-Language
pathology or Audiology from the American Speech Language Hearing Association
must demonstrate knowledge in the areas of biological and physical sciences,
mathematics, and social-behavioral sciences. These requirements can be
accomplished by taking courses in each of these four areas at the undergraduate
level. However, these courses are not required for completion of the BA or the
major, per se. Suggested courses to fulfill ASHA’s physical sciences requirement
at Queens College include CHEM 16, 19 and 113, ENS 111 and 112, GEOL
100, 101, 7, 11, 12 and 64; PHYS 1, 7 and 121.
Information for Graduating Students
Students must consult with the
office in Kiely 217 (718) 997-5599) the semester before filing their diploma
card. The Advising Office will check all LASARS and other college requirements
to make sure everything is in order.
Graduating seniors are expected to complete the following procedure at the
beginning of the last semester:
a. Make sure all documented information about courses, transfer credits,
course substitutions and petitions are on file in the LCD Office.
b. Check your transcript to see that it is complete and accurate.
c. File a diploma card with the Registrar’s Office by its deadline.