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Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences B.A.

Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences
College of Liberal Arts
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2017
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 36 to 37
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts
The curriculum examines the physical, biological, and behavioral foundations of human communication. Courses focus on the study of variation in speech, language, and hearing processes, and seek to apply that knowledge to identifying, preventing, and managing disordered speech, language, and hearing.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
General Requirements
All students in baccalaureate degree programs are required to complete general University and college requirements including writing and liberal education courses. For more information about University-wide requirements, see the liberal education requirements. Required courses for the major, minor or certificate in which a student receives a D grade (with or without plus or minus) do not count toward the major, minor or certificate (including transfer courses).
Program Requirements
Students are required to complete 4 semester(s) of any second language. with a grade of C-, or better, or S, or demonstrate proficiency in the language(s) as defined by the department or college.
CLA BA degrees require 4 semesters or the equivalent of a second language. All CLA BA degrees require 18 upper-division (3xxx-level or higher) credits outside the major designator. These credits must be taken in designators different from the major designator and cannot include courses that are cross-listed with the major designator. The major designator for the Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences BA is SLHS. Majors are advised to select additional courses beyond those needed to satisfy the liberal education requirements in the behavioral, biological, cognitive, physical, and social sciences. Students may earn a BA or a minor in speech-language-hearing sciences, but not both. All incoming CLA freshmen must complete the First Year Experience course sequence.
Major Courses
Take 11 courses for a total of 33-34 credits
Take 1 or more course(s) totaling 3 - 4 credit(s) from the following:
· SLHS 1301W - The Physics and Biology of Spoken Language [PHYS] (4.0 cr)
· SLHS 1301V - The Physics and Biology of Spoken Language Honors [PHYS, WI] (4.0 cr)
· SLHS 1402 - The Talking Brain [SOCS] (3.0 cr)
Take 1 or more course(s) totaling 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· SLHS 1401 - Communication Differences and Disorders [SOCS] (3.0 cr)
· SLHS 3401 - Communication Differences and Disorders [SOCS] (3.0 cr)
Take 9 or more course(s) totaling 27 or more credit(s) from the following:
· SLHS 3302 - Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanisms (3.0 cr)
· SLHS 3303 - Language Acquisition and Science (3.0 cr)
· SLHS 3304 - Phonetics (3.0 cr)
· SLHS 3305W - Speech Science [WI] (3.0 cr)
· SLHS 3306 - Hearing Science (3.0 cr)
· SLHS 4301 - Introduction to the Neuroscience of Human Communication (3.0 cr)
· SLHS 4402 - Assessment and Treatment in Speech-Language Pathology (3.0 cr)
· SLHS 4801 - Hearing Measurement and Disorders (3.0 cr)
· SLHS 4802 - Rehabilitative Audiology (3.0 cr)
Senior Project
Take the following course for 3 credits.
SLHS 3402W - Capstone Project in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences [WI] (3.0 cr)
or SLHS 3402V - Capstone Project in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences Honors [WI] (3.0 cr)
Upper Division Writing Intensive within the major
Students are required to take one upper division writing intensive course within the major. If that requirement has not been satisfied within the core major requirements, students must choose one course from the following list. Some of these courses may also fulfill other major requirements.
Take 0 - 1 course(s) from the following:
· SLHS 3305W - Speech Science [WI] (3.0 cr)
· SLHS 3402W - Capstone Project in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences [WI] (3.0 cr)
or SLHS 3402V - Capstone Project in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences Honors [WI] (3.0 cr)
 
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SLHS 1301W - The Physics and Biology of Spoken Language (PHYS)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02488 - SLHS 1301W/SLHS 1301V
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Physics and biology of spoken language, from the talker's production of sounds and words, to the transmission of sound, to the listener's perception of what was said. Computer analysis and synthesis of speech.
SLHS 1301V - The Physics and Biology of Spoken Language Honors (PHYS, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02488
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Physics/biology of spoken language, from talker's production of sounds/words, to transmission of sound, to listener's perception of what was said. Computer analysis/synthesis of speech.
SLHS 1402 - The Talking Brain (SOCS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
How the brain produces/understands speech/language, including various aspects of the nervous system involved in producing/understanding speech/language. Differences in brain structure/function among individuals with and without brain injury, based on scientific versus historical, mass media and literature portrayals.
SLHS 1401 - Communication Differences and Disorders (SOCS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: SLHS 1401/3401
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to normal and disordered cognition and communication in regards to hearing, speech, and language in pediatric and adult populations. Specific focus on functional communication, assessment, and intervention as it relates to socially, culturally, and linguistically diverse populations.
SLHS 3401 - Communication Differences and Disorders (SOCS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: SLHS 1401/3401
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to normal and disordered cognition and communication in regards to hearing, speech, and language in pediatric and adult populations. Specific focus on functional communication, assessment, and intervention as it relates to socially, culturally, and linguistically diverse populations.
SLHS 3302 - Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanisms
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Survey of anatomy and physiology of the auditory and speech production systems, including the nervous, respiratory, laryngeal, velopharyngeal and orofacial subsystems. Emphasis on normal processes and functions.
SLHS 3303 - Language Acquisition and Science
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Survey of typical language development, major theoretical perspectives about development, and analyses of children's language.
SLHS 3304 - Phonetics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Phonetic transcription of speech produced by children and adults who speak a variety of the world's languages. Extensive practice with transcription. Phonetic theory, including theories of phonetic variation over the lifespan and across the world's languages. A strong emphasis on developing fluency in phonetic transcription, and on appreciating the limits of this skill. Introduction to socially meaningful phonetic variation.
SLHS 3305W - Speech Science (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Survey of theories, methods, and research in speech science. Emphasis is on the acoustics of speech production and speech perception. Writing assignments focus on communicating theory and clinical aspects of speech communication to professional and to the lay public.
SLHS 3306 - Hearing Science
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Theories, methods, and research in psychological and physiological acoustics. Emphasizes relation between physiological measures and perception. Cochlear mechanics, auditory nerve firing patterns, scaling, and object perception. prereq: [3302, 3305W] or instr consent
SLHS 4301 - Introduction to the Neuroscience of Human Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Basic neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, especially as they relate to normal speech, language, and hearing processes.
SLHS 4402 - Assessment and Treatment in Speech-Language Pathology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to clinical methods and issues in communication disorders. Professional and legal mandates, collection and analysis of clinical data, principles and models of intervention with adults and children, and clinical reporting. prereq: [1401 OR 3401, 3302, 3303, 3304, 4301 (either before registration for 4402 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 4402)], or grad student, or instr consent
SLHS 4801 - Hearing Measurement and Disorders
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to theory, administration, and interpretation of behavioral and physiological hearing tests for all age groups. Immittance, pure tone, speech, otoacoustic emissions, evoked potential measures. Hearing-screening protocols. prereq: [3302, 3305W] or instr consent
SLHS 4802 - Rehabilitative Audiology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Survey of sensory aids and methods used in audiologic intervention across the life span after diagnosis of hearing loss. Impact of hearing loss, developmental level, communication modalities, client and family choice, disability and handicap, and linguistically and culturally diverse populations.
SLHS 3402W - Capstone Project in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01893 - SLHS 3402W/SLHS 3402V
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Seminar for completion of undergraduate major project. Emphasis on development of writing skills and service learning.
SLHS 3402V - Capstone Project in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences Honors (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01893 - SLHS 3402W/SLHS 3402V
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Seminar for completion of undergraduate major project. Emphasis on development of writing skills and service learning.
SLHS 3305W - Speech Science (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Survey of theories, methods, and research in speech science. Emphasis is on the acoustics of speech production and speech perception. Writing assignments focus on communicating theory and clinical aspects of speech communication to professional and to the lay public.
SLHS 3402W - Capstone Project in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01893 - SLHS 3402W/SLHS 3402V
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Seminar for completion of undergraduate major project. Emphasis on development of writing skills and service learning.
SLHS 3402V - Capstone Project in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences Honors (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01893 - SLHS 3402W/SLHS 3402V
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Seminar for completion of undergraduate major project. Emphasis on development of writing skills and service learning.