Communication Disorders: Sample 4-Year Plan

The plan listed below is designed to provide suggestions for sequencing your major courses, but there are also other ways to sequence most majors. This plan is meant to provide aid in early, provisional planning. Please consult with your academic advisor to make strategic academic decisions about which courses to take each semester.

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Sample Four Year Plan: Communication Disorders (BS or BA)

(Bold face courses must be taken in sequence)

FALL - Semester 1

CMDS 200: Introduction to Communication Disorders
Essential Skills: ENG 190: Writing as Critical Thinking
Foreign Language - Elementary
Scientific - Life Science Mode (not AGSC 100 ) *
Freshman Program
CMDS 101, Clinical Observation I

SPRING - Semester 2

CMDS 200 Introduction to Communication Disorders (if not taken Fall Semester) or Elective
Essential Skills: COMM 170 Fundamentals of Speech
Social Scientific Mode: PSYC 100 psychological Inquiry (fulfills both social science and required support)
Foreign Language - Elementary
Essential Skills: MATH 156: College Algebra **
Essential Skills: Personal Well Being
CMDS 101, Clinical Observation [if not taken Fall Semester]

FALL - Semester 3

CMDS 261: Phonetics
BA or BS requirement
Aesthetic - Literature Mode *
Essential Skills : MATH 157: Plane Trigonometry **
Scientific - Physical Science Mode *

SPRING - Semester 4

CMDS 261: Phonetics (if not taken Fall Semester)
CMDS 460: Language Development
Missouri Statute
Required Support:
PSYC 332: Child Development or
PSYC 377: Developmental Psychology
BA or BS requirement
Aesthetic - Fine Arts Mode*
Elective

FALL - Semester 5

CMDS 470: The Speech Mechanism
CMDS 472: Audiology

Required Support: LING 238: Introduction to Linguistics
Essential/Required Support: Stat 190: Basic Statistics
Philosophical/Religious mode*
CMDS 301: Clinical Observation II

SPRING - Semester 6

CMDS 380: Principles of Clinical Management
CMDS 473: Aural Rehabilitation
CMDS 477: Articulation and Phonology
CMDS 550: Counseling, Collaboration and Consultation With Patients and Families of Individuals with Communication Disorders

Interdisciplinary, Writing-Enhanced Junior Seminar
Historical Mode

FALL - Semester 7

CMDA 474: Speech & Hearing Science
CMDS 490: Professional Issues in Communication Disorders
CAPSTONE OPTION 1:
CMDS 480 Clinical Practice [WE]***

Elective
Elective
Intercultural Perspective *
Elective

SPRING - Semester 8

CAPSTONE OPTION 2:
CMDS 489: Culminating Experience in Communication Disorders [WE]
Students must complete one elective to obtain 30 hours in the CMDS major OR
CAPSTONE OPTION 1:
CMDS 480 Clinical Practice [WE]*** -and-
CMDS 550: Counseling, Collaboration and Consultation With Patients and Families of Individuals with Communication Disorders
Students must complete one elective to obtain 30 hours in the CMDS Major

Elective [if needed]
Elective
Elective
Elective

CMDS 475: Sign Language if offered as an elective

*or other Liberal Studies Program (LSP) coursework

**MATH 186 Elementary Functions can be taken in place of MATH 156: College Algebra and MATH 157: Plane Trigonometry.

***for clinical track

CMDS 473, 477, and 550 are required for CMDS 480: Clinical Practice [CAPSTONE 1]. These are not required for [CAPSTONE OPTION 2: CMDS 489]

WE = Writing Enhanced

NOTE: Selected graduate courses may be taken Fall or Spring Semester Senior Year if undergraduate hours are not needed

Department chair: please contact Jonathan Vieker with any updates to the plan above.

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major. The Office of the Registrar is responsible for certifying completion of degree requirements based on requirements specified in Truman's Official Catalog.

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