Dec 04, 2023  
2022-2023 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
2022-2023 Cal State East Bay Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SLHS 204 - Introduction to Communication Disorders

Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-D1-2
An introductory course surveying a variety of pediatric and adult communication disorders and the biological foundations of typical communication. Designed for students interested in learning about the issues affecting individuals with disorders of speech, language, hearing, cognition, and swallowing. 

Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
Grading: A-F grading only.
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: GE-D1-2 - Lower Division Social Sciences
Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring

Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  1. Describe the biological and psychological components and processes underlying communication.
  2. Describe the development of communication across the lifespan.
  3. Describe the different types of pediatric and adult communication disorders.
  4. Describe the common forms of assessment and treatment for a variety of communication disorders.

D1-2. Lower-division Social Science Electives Learning Outcomes

  1. specify how social, political, economic, and environmental systems and/or behavior are interwoven;
  2. explain how humans individually and collectively relate to relevant sociocultural, political, economic, and/or environmental systems-how they produce, resist, and transform them;
  3. discuss and debate issues from the course’s disciplinary perspective in a variety of cultural, historical, contemporary, and/or potential future contexts; and
  4. explore principles, methodologies, value systems, and ethics employed in social scientific inquiry.

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