Undergraduate Course descriptions
LCD 101. Introduction to Language. 3 hr.; 3 cr.
A survey of the study of language: Structure, language and society, first and second language acquisition, and other related topics. Fall, Spring
LCD 102. Linguistic Analysis. 3 hr.; 3 cr.
Developing and evaluating hypotheses about linguistic data drawn from a variety of languages in the areas of sound structure (phonology), word structure (morphology), and sentence structure (syntax).
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,
LCD 116. The Structure of English Words. 3 hr.; 3
The structure of English vocabulary; how words are formed; rules
for determining the meaning, spelling, and pronunciation of English
LCD 120. The Syntactic Structure of English I. 3 hr.; 3 cr.
The study of the structure of sentences in English, with implications for TESOL, Part I. Fall
LCD 130. The Sound Structure of English. 3 hr.; 3 cr.
The study of the articulation and patterning of sounds in English, with implications for TESOL.
LCD 205. Sociolinguistics. 3 hr.; 3 cr.
Prereq.: LCD 101 or 104 or 105. Introduction to the study of the
relationship between language and society. Socio-cultural factors which
influence language form, use, and history. Spring
LCD 206. Bilingualism. 3 hr.; 3 cr.
LCD 101 or 105. Psychological, social, and educational aspects of
bilingualism. There are several writing assignments in this course.
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.
LCD 208. Hearing Science. 3 hr.; 3 cr.
LCD 209. Language and Mind. 3 hr.; 3 cr.
Prereq.: LCD 101. Influential views in the acquisition of language; the
relationship between language and thought; the relationship between
language and culture/world view.
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,
LCD 220. The Syntactic Structure of English II. 3
hr.; 3 cr.
The study of the structure of sentences in English, with
implications for TESOL, Part II. Continuation of LCD 120. Spring
LCD 240. Second Language Acquisition and Teaching.
3 hr.; 3 cr.
Prereq.: LCD 101 and satisfactory performance on the
department’s English Language Proficiency Test. The application of
linguistic science to teaching in language-related areas. Includes a
survey of research in the linguistic, psychological, and sociolinguistic
aspects of second language acquisition. There is a substantial writing
commitment in this course.
LCD 241. Methods and Materials of TESOL: Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing.
3 hr. plus 50 hr. of fieldwork; 4 cr.
Coreq./Prereq.: LCD 240, SEYS
201, 221, EECE 310. Prereq.: LCD 120 and 130. This course is an
introduction to the methods and materials used in TESOL/ESL courses. We
will focus on applying these methods to the teaching of the four skills:
listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The class covers how to
adapt methods and materials to suit learner populations of different
ages and at varying levels of English proficiency. The role of
instructional technology (e.g. audiovisual, multimedia, computers in ESL
instruction) will also be addressed. There is a field experience
requirement in a variety of school settings in conformity with New York
State Certification requirements. Classes may sometimes be held at
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
LCD 306. Semantics and Pragmatics. 3 hr.; 3
Coreq./Prereq.: LCD 220. A survey of properties of meaning in
language (semantics) and communication strategies people use when they
talk to each other (pragmatics). There is a substantial writing
commitment in this course.
LCD 307. Assessment in TESOL. 3 hr.; 3 cr.
Coreq./Prereq.: LCD 340. An introduction to the field of language
assessment, with particular emphasis on TESOL. Basic concepts in
measurement and statistics,
standardized and classroom-based language test development and
evaluation, standards-based assessment—with particular reference
to New York State ESL and content-area
standards—and assessment of specific
language skills. How to design classroom-based language tests
standards-referenced), to articulate the
rationale for a self-designed test, and to
become informed users of tests taken by New
York State English language learners.
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 312. Literacy and Language Arts in
Multicultural Populations. 3 hr.; 3 cr.
Prereq.: LCD 241. This course provides a
theoretical and practical background in the
issues related to the development of reading
and writing for second language, bilingual
children and adolescents. Among the units
are the relationships between oral and written
language, the role of oral language
acquisition and phonemic awareness, the
influence of socio-cultural factors,
developing advanced literacy through the
language arts and literature, and the effect of
specific language disabilities. The course will
include assessment, methods, and materials
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
LCD 340. Methods and Materials of
TESOL: The Content Areas. 3 hr.; 3 cr.
Coreq.: LCD 341. Prereq.: LCD 241.
Introduction to the theory and practice of
language teaching approaches used in
TESOL/ESL courses which focus on
thematic units and subject areas, i.e.,
mathematics, science, social studies, and
language arts. With particular attention to the
development of language and literacy skills,
the course will include adaptation of methods
and materials to suit non-native speakers of
English as well as special education students
at the elementary and secondary levels.
LCD 341. Student Teaching Internship in
TESOL I. 3 hr. plus 20 hr. per week of
student teaching; 5 cr.
Coreq.: LCD 340.
Supervised student teaching in ESL classes at
either the elementary or secondary level, plus
a weekly seminar at the College.
LCD 342. Student Teaching Internship in
TESOL II. 3 hr. plus 20 hr. per week of
student teaching; 5 cr.
Prereq.: LCD 340 and
341. Supervised student teaching in ESL classes at either the elementary or secondary
level, complementing the level of student
teaching in LCD 341, plus a weekly seminar
at the College.
LCD 360. Issues in Linguistic Research. 3
hr.; 3 cr.
Prereq.: LCD 101. This course focuses on contemporary issues
in any of the major branches of linguistics. May be repeated for credit
when topics vary sufficiently. There is a substantial writing commitment
in this course.
SEYS 201. Historical, Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education. 3 hr.; 3 cr.; 20 hr. field experience.
Designed to examine the historical, philosophical and
sociological foundations of American
education. Attention will be paid to
comparative analysis of past and
contemporary historical, philosophical, and
sociological factors that have, and continue to,
influence and shape education decision-making. Theoretical analysis of major
educational ideas and practices in the United
States will be explored.
SEYS 221. Development and Learning in
Middle Childhood and Adolescence. 3 hr.; 3
cr.; 20 hr. field experience.
of the major human development and learning
processes in middle childhood and
adolescence. It includes cognitive, behavioral,
social, emotional, and physical issues as these
relate to student diversity (culture, heritage,
SES, gender, race, ethnicity and the full range
of disabilities and exceptionalities). To the extent that development and learning occur in
context, the role and impact of the home,
school and community on these processes
will also be investigated.
EECE 310. Children in Cultural Contexts
I: Child Development. 3 hr.; 3 cr.
Open only to juniors. For initial certificate in
Childhood Education, 1-6 this course should
be taken after EECE 201, and concurrently
with EECE 340. Students in other initial
certificate programs may also enroll in this
course. This course will provide an
introduction to developmental processes from
birth through adolescence and their
implications for classroom practice. Starting
from an ecological perspective, students
explore the influences of environmental
factors such as family, culture, and
economics on the development of the
individual. Individual differences, the range
of normal development, and strategies for
accommodating individual variability in the
classroom will be emphasized.