Aug 07, 2022  
2021-2022 University Catalog 
    
2021-2022 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


Prefix and Course Index 

 

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Courses are designated as EGCE in the class schedule

  
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    EGCE 441 - Environmental Engineering (3)


    Planning and controlling the environment; wastewater treatment and disposal; solid waste management; air pollution; radiation protection; housing and residential environment.

    Prerequisites: CHEM 123 , MATH 250B .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    EGCE 441L - Environmental Engineering Laboratory (1)


    Laboratory and field principles related to water treatment, wastewater treatment and air quality; laboratory practices mimicking settling, flocculation and other treatment techniques; quantifying common compounds found in water, field sampling practices; air sampling practices.

    Prerequisites: CHEM 123 , EGCE 441 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    EGCE 461 - Advanced Construction Materials-Concrete Emphasis (3)


    Different properties of cement, concrete and pozzolanic systems, several deterioration mechanisms on concrete and preventive measures, high-performance concrete and its application in construction, composite materials.

    Prerequisites: EGCE 377 , senior standing;or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    EGCE 462 - Transportation Systems Analysis and Planning (3)


    Overview of system optimization, evaluation, decision-making, microeconomic theory, and operations applied to the analysis and planning of transportation systems. Uses quantitative tools and covers topics of systems analysis, transportation operations, and travel demand.

    Prerequisite: Senior standing in Civil Engineering

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    EGCE 463 - Precast and Prestressed Concrete Design (3)


    Prestressed concrete design and analysis for conventional and lateral loading. Design of reinforced and prestressed structural and architectural elements. Safety and economy. Connection design for earthquake and wind loading. Design projects using professional practice standards including latest codes. (3 hours lecture)

    Prerequisite: EGCE 408 .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    EGCE 463L - Precast and Prestressed Concrete Design Lab (1)


    Behavior of prestressed and reinforced concrete members subjected to the different types of loadings. Observe elastic and ultimate strength behavior, deflection crack propagation and collapse. Observe prestressing operation and camber. (3 hours laboratory)

    Prerequisite: EGCE 408 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    EGCE 466 - Transportation Engineering (3)


    Fundamental principles of transportation engineering, including roadway design characteristics, vertical and horizontal alignment, traffic flow analysis, highway capacity, traffic control, safety and transportation planning.

    Prerequisite: EGCE 302 ; senior standing.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    EGCE 467 - Railroad Engineering and High Speed Rail (3)


    Planning, design, construction, operations and maintenance requirements of railroad and high speed rail. Safety, planning and cost considerations.

    Prerequisite: EGCE 302 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    EGCE 468 - Construction Engineering (3)


    Engineering construction planning equipment and methods. Construction management. Critical path method. Construction of buildings, bridges, highways, foundations and dams. Consideration for safety and reliability.

    Prerequisites: EGCE 301  with a C- (1.7) or better, EGCE 401 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    EGCE 470 - Project Management and Construction Engineering Practices (3)


    Project management practices in engineering industry; discussion of major phases of construction project management, case discussions for real projects, introduction to: earned value, risk management, contractual agreements, value engineering; project delivery methods and fundamentals for writing project specifications, scheduling basics.

    Prerequisite: EGCE 468 ; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    EGCE 481A - Solid Waste Management and Air Pollution Control (3)


    Engineering approaches for managing municipal, hazardous and industrial wastes; engineering approaches to air pollution control and management; theoretical and design aspects of landfills and air pollution control devices.

    Prerequisite: EGCE 441.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    EGCE 482A - Water Quality Engineering (3)


    Engineering approaches for maintaining water quality; water quality parameters and standards; physical, chemical and biological processes of water and wastewater treatment systems; theoretical and design aspects of kinetics and reactor theory.

    Prerequisite: EGCE 441.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    EGCE 490 - Senior Seminar in Engineering (1)


    Civil engineering as a profession and the civil engineer as a professional. Career opportunities in private sectors and government. Office and field practice. Professional growth and development. Project management. Business management and opportunities. Ethics and aesthetics. Case studies.

    Prerequisite: senior standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required
  
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    EGCE 493 - Design of Highrise Structural Systems (3)


    Structural concepts and systems for buildings and complex structures; their behavior under loads. Foundation systems. Roof, floor, walls systems. Characteristics and design concepts of complex structures and high-rise buildings. Design project. Latest building codes and computer application. Sustainability and green building. (2 hours lecture and 3 hours laboratory)

    Prerequisites: EGCE 408 , EGCE 430 ; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    EGCE 494 - Senior Design (3)


    Real-world culminating design experience in a multidisciplinary civil engineering project. Use of professional practice codes and standards; realistic cost and safety constraints.

    Prerequisites: EGCE 408 , EGCE 430 . Corequisites: EGCE 418 , EGCE 494L .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    EGCE 494L - Senior Design Laboratory (1)


    Civil engineering design using professional practice standards and realistic constraints. Professional documentation and presentation of results. Formal written reports and oral presentations describing the design project.

    Corequisite: EGCE 494 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    EGCE 496 - Architectural Design (3)


    History of architectural design. Systems-based design process: aesthetic, functional, environmental and behavioral aspects. Urban planning and design. Case studies. Architectural design project to the standards of professional practice.

    Prerequisites: EGCE 206 , EGCE 408 , EGCE 430 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    EGCE 497 - Senior Projects (1-3)


    Independent design projects. Formal report to be submitted after completion of project work. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units. Requires adviser and department chair consent.

    Prerequisites: Engineering major; senior standing.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required
  
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    EGCE 499 - Independent Study (1-3)


    Special topics in civil engineering. Submit formal report after completing independent study. Requires adviser and department chair consent.

    Prerequisites: Engineering major; senior standing.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required
  
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    EGCE 501 - Analytical Methods for the Design of Civil Engineering Systems (3)


    Applying linear and dynamic programming principles to the design of pipelines, irrigation systems, water-resources and traffic-flow control problems. Probabilistic network analysis. First order and advanced first order second moment reliability methods. Probabilistic design.

    Prerequisite: graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

  
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    EGCE 510 - The Finite Element Method (3)


    Formulating finite elements to analyze plane stress and strain problems, axisymmetric bodies, plates and shells. Conforming and non-conforming shape functions. Computer applications to complex structural systems under static and dynamic loads.

    Prerequisite: EGCE 325 .

    Graduate-level

  
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    EGCE 515 - Solid Waste Management, System Design and Sustainability (3)


    Industrial waste treatment and disposal, waste minimization, process selection, control, green technologies and resource recovery. Design of liners, gas and leachtate collection and removal systems in landfills.

    Prerequisite: EGCE 436 ; or Environmental Engineering graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
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    EGCE 517 - Theory of Elasticity (3)


    Analyze stress and strain. Equations of elasticity. Extension, torsion and flexure of beams. Two-dimensional elastostatic problems. Variational methods and energy theorems. Elementary three-dimensional elastostatic problems. Introduction to thermoelasticity and wave propagation.

    Prerequisite: EGCE 301 .

    Graduate-level

  
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    EGCE 524 - Advanced Soil Characterization Methods (3)


    Determining engineering properties for various applications using analyses of static and cyclic simple shear, static and cyclic triaxial, and bender element data and in-situ data, including that from cone penetration and vane shear tests.

    Prerequisite: EGCE 324L ; or graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

  
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    EGCE 530 - Advanced Topics in Structural Steel Design (3)


    Analyze and design structural steel members for seismic loading and structural stability. Advanced design topics include composite construction, plate girders, plastic analysis, connections and ductile lateral force resisting systems. Use contemporary computer software, building codes and design specifications.

    Prerequisite: EGCE 430 .

    Graduate-level

  
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    EGCE 531 - Advanced Topics in Reinforced Concrete Design (3)


    Analysis and design of reinforced concrete structural members subjected to seismic loading. Detailing considerations for ductility in reinforced concrete. Lateral load resisting systems for concrete structures. Use of computer software for simplified analysis. Use of latest building codes and standards.

    Prerequisite: EGCE 408 .

    Graduate-level

  
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    EGCE 532 - Earthquake Engineering (3)


    Principles of seismic analysis and design for structural and non-structural elements based on current building codes. Earthquake motions, response spectra, energy absorption capacity of materials and structural components, earthquake-resistant building systems.

    Prerequisite: EGCE 408  or EGCE 430 .

    Graduate-level

  
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    EGCE 533 - Matrix Methods of Structural Analysis (3)


    Matrix formulation of structural analysis using the direct stiffness approach. Compare flexibility and stiffness approaches. Computer-aided analysis of complex structural systems under static and dynamic loads. Stability analysis. Introduction to the finite element method.

    Prerequisite: EGCE 325 .

    Graduate-level

  
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    EGCE 534 - Advanced Construction Methods and Techniques (3)


    Advanced technologies in the construction of building, highway, bridge, dam structures and building materials and systems, such as concrete, steel, masonry and diverse methods and techniques.

    Prerequisite: EGCE 468 .

    Graduate-level

  
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    EGCE 537 - Groundwater and Seepage (3)


    Equations governing flow of liquid in porous media. Seepage through dams and under structures, flow in confined and unconfined aquifers, steady and unsteady flow, well fields, flow nets, computer solutions, sea water intrusion, recharge, groundwater pollution.

    Prerequisite: EGCE 436 .

    Graduate-level

  
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    EGCE 538 - Construction Methods and Equipment for Heavy Construction Engineering (3)


    Methods and equipment for construction foundations, highways, airfields, bridges, ports, harbors, dams, nuclear power plants and industrial facilities. Quality control and construction failures.

    Prerequisite: EGCE 468 ; or graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

  
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    EGCE 539 - Preconstruction Design Evaluation (3)


    Cost benefit, preconstruction scheduling, and constructability modifications in design, specifications and construction methods. Value Engineering.

    Prerequisite: EGCE 468 ; or Civil Engineering graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

  
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    EGCE 544 - Advanced Foundation Engineering (3)


    Design foundations for earthquake loading and problematic soils; pile and caisson design, ground surface subsidence, slope stability and stabilization; designing anchored bulkheads and dam sections.

    Prerequisite: EGCE 418 .

    Graduate-level

  
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    EGCE 545 - Slope Stability and Retaining Structures (3)


    Static and seismic stability analysis of slopes; calculation of earth pressures retaining structures; design of retaining wall, sheet pile, and braced excavation system for static and seismic loading.

    Prerequisite: EGCE 324 ; or graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

  
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    EGCE 546 - Surface Water Pollution and Control (3)


    Sources, quality and quantity of storm water runoff, best management practices (BMPs), system design of structural BMPs, green technologies, design for wastewater discharge into rivers, lakes and oceans.

    Prerequisite: EGCE 436 ; or Environmental Engineering graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
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    EGCE 547 - Advanced Soil Mechanics (3)


    Behavior of soil on fully and partially saturated conditions, consolidation of soil, shear strength of soil for fully and partially saturated conditions, shear strength of soil for earthquake loading.

    Prerequisite: EGCE 324 .

    Graduate-level

  
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    EGCE 548 - Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering (3)


    Dynamic loading of soils, effect of liquefaction, ground response analysis, soil-structure interaction, and in-depth design and behavior of foundation structures due to earthquake loading.

    Prerequisite: EGCE 324 ; or graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

  
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    EGCE 551 - Construction Procurement Management (3)


    Concepts and techniques for construction contract and procurement management; PMBOK procurement process; project evaluation, planning, financing, contracting, negotiation and procurement execution.

    Prerequisite: EGCE 468; or graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

  
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    EGCE 556 - Construction Cost Control, Scheduling and Planning (3)


    Systems approach for estimating, scheduling, cost comparison, risk analysis and cost control. Project feasibility studies and alternative approaches. Project control, baseline establishment, cost and claim management.

    Prerequisite: EGCE 468  or EGCE 470 .

    Graduate-level

  
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    EGCE 557 - Cost Estimating and Bidding Strategy (3)


    Management and cost control of large capital projects. Capital cost estimation, value prediction and control, cost and schedule control and management of mega projects.

    Prerequisite: graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

  
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    EGCE 570 - Fate and Transport of Chemicals in the Environment (3)


    Principles of thermodynamics, reaction kinetics, mass balance, energy balance, reactor design, and unit operations in environmental engineering applications; fate and transport of chemicals in the environment.

    Prerequisite: Environmental Engineering graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
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    EGCE 571 - Hydraulics and Hydrology for Environmental Engineers (3)


    Fluid mechanics, hydraulics, and hydrology principles, applications and design for environmental engineers.

    Prerequisite: Environmental Engineering graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
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    EGCE 572 - Water Supply, Treatment and System Design (3)


    Stepwise development and process design equipment selection, economic evaluation, green technologies, and operating guidelines for water treatment.

    Prerequisite: Environmental Engineering graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
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    EGCE 573 - Environmental Engineering Practices and Project Management (3)


    Environmental impact analysis and assessment, regulatory framework, and environmental issues. Budget, schedule, and management of environmental engineering projects.

    Prerequisite: Environmental Engineering graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
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    EGCE 575 - Artificial Intelligence and Data Mining in Construction (3)


    Expert systems and artificial intelligence techniques in construction engineering; expert systems for: safety evaluation of structures during construction, site selection, construction decision making and construction schedule analysis; project monitoring; claims and disputes.

    Prerequisite: EGCE 468 ; or graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

  
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    EGCE 581 - Remediation of Contaminated Soil and Groundwater (3)


    Site assessment, green technologies, design for soil remediation systems and design for groundwater remediation systems.

    Prerequisite: EGCE 441 ; or graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
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    EGCE 582 - Wastewater Treatment and Water Reclamation (3)


    Principles of anoxic, aerobic and anaerobic biological processes and treatment. Stepwise development and process design equipment selection, economic evaluation, green technologies and operating guidelines for wastewater treatment.

    Prerequisite: EGCE 441 ; or graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
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    EGCE 583 - Air Pollution Control Engineering (3)


    Sources and impacts of air pollutants, methods of sampling and analysis, air dispersion modeling, control techniques and system design for common air pollutants, climate changes, green technologies and greenhouse emission control.

    Prerequisite: EGCE 441 ; or Environmental Engineering graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
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    EGCE 597 - Graduate Projects (1-6)


    May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units. Requires classified graduate status and formal approval of Civil Engineering Graduate Committee, graduate adviser and department head.

    Graduate-level

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.Department Consent Required
  
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    EGCE 598 - Thesis (1-6)


    May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units (three units per semester). Requires classified graduate status and formal approval of Civil Engineering Graduate Committee, graduate adviser and department head.

    Graduate-level

    Department Consent Required
  
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    EGCE 599 - Independent Graduate Research (1-3)


    May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units. Requires classified graduate status and formal approval of Civil Engineering Graduate Committee, graduate adviser and department head.

    Graduate-level

    Department Consent Required

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Courses are designated as COMD in the class schedule.

  
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    COMD 241 - Introduction to Phonetics (3)


    Analysis and description of speech at the segmental and suprasegmental levels. Practice using the International Phonetic Alphabet for broad and narrow transcription. Overview of speech production.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    COMD 242 - Introduction to Communicative Disorders (3)


    Broad overview of disorders of communication, including classification and prevalence. Educational and training requirements for speech-language pathology and audiology, professional settings and opportunities, ethical considerations, clinical observations.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    COMD 300 - Introduction to Research in Communication Sciences and Disorders (3)


    Understanding and using professional literature in communication sciences and disorders and using that literature to generate a formal research paper. A passing grade fulfills the course requirement of the university upper-division baccalaureate writing requirement for communicative disorders majors.

    Prerequisite: completion of G.E. Category A.1, COMD 242 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    COMD 302 - Introduction to Sign Language (3)


    Overview of the deaf experience and the options for communication in the deaf community. Use of American Sign Language and finger spelling at the introductory level.

    Prerequisite: completion of G.E. Category A.1.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    COMD 303 - Biology of Human Communication (3)


    Biology and evolution of speech and language. Speech production, evolution and development; speech perception; language, hemispheric specialization, clinical studies; current methods in neurolinguistics; and plasticity and aging.

    Prerequisite: BIOL 101  or PSYC 101 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    COMD 307 - Speech/Language Development (3)


    Normal acquisition of phonology, morphology, semantics, syntax and pragmatics in children. Biological, cognitive and social bases of language acquisition. Meets the requirements for specialized preparation to serve as a teacher of exceptional children. (COMD 307 and LING 307 are the same course.)

    Prerequisites: completion of G.E. Categories A.1, A.2.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    COMD 344 - The Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing (3)


    Anatomy and physiology of the speech and hearing mechanism. Processes of respiration, phonation, articulation-resonance and hearing.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    COMD 345 - Communication and Aging (3)


    Communicative changes found in older adults, including normal and pathologic changes in the physiological and behavioral aspects. Diagnosis, rehabilitative strategies, social implications and health care systems.

    Prerequisite: completion of G.E. Category A.1.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    COMD 350 - Speech and Hearing Science (3)


    Physiology and acoustics of speech production, including voice, resonance and individual speech segments. Instrumentation for the acoustic and perceptual analysis of speech.

    Prerequisites: COMD 241 , COMD 344 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    COMD 352 - Child Language and Phonological Disorders (3)


    Language and phonological disorders in children. Speech/language profiles of special populations and contemporary approaches to assessment and intervention. Practice analyzing child speech/language samples.

    Prerequisites: COMD 241 , COMD 242 , COMD 307 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    COMD 404 - Communication Development/Disorders in Children from Culturally/Linguistically/Diverse Backgrounds (3)


    Speech-language development in children from culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) dialect and language backgrounds, differentiating normal language and dialect differences from disorder, and current clinical procedures for assessing and treating speech and language disorders in CLD child populations.

    Prerequisites: COMD 241 , COMD 242 , COMD 307 COMD 352 ; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    COMD 461 - Audiology and Audiometry (3)


    Characteristics of hearing disorders, including etiologies and risk factors. Methods and procedures used in assessing the auditory system including current topics of interest. Partially fulfills the requirements for state audiometrist certificate.

    Prerequisites: COMD 242 , COMD 344 .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
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    COMD 465 - Aural Rehabilitation (3)


    Effects of hearing loss on speech and language. Treatment of hearing disorders, including amplification and aural rehabilitation. Role of the audiologist and speech-language pathologist in the management of hearing disorders.

    Prerequisite: COMD 461 .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    COMD 472 - Voice and Craniofacial Disorders (3)


    Disorders of voice; disorders of articulation and resonance caused by orofacial pathology. Anatomical and physiological bases, assessment, diagnosis, management and interdisciplinary aspects.

    Prerequisites: COMD 241 , COMD 242 , COMD 344 ; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    COMD 474 - Neurology and Neurogenic Communicative Disorders (3)


    Anatomy and physiology of the nervous system as they relate to speech, language, hearing and swallowing. Clinical characteristics of neurogenic language disorders, apraxia of speech and dysarthria. Contemporary approaches to assessment and treatment. Lecture, demonstration and clinical observations.

    Prerequisites: COMD 241 , COMD 242 , COMD 307 , COMD 344 ; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    COMD 475 - Fluency Disorders (3)


    Theories of development and remission of stuttering, constitutional and environmental risk factors. Clinical characteristics of stuttering. Contemporary approaches to assessment and treatment. Lecture, demonstration, clinical observations and exercises.

    Prerequisites: COMD 241 , COMD 242 , COMD 307 , COMD 344 ; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    COMD 476 - Clinical Methods and Procedures (3)


    General principles and procedures for assessment and treatment of individuals with communicative disorders. Lecture, demonstration, clinical observations and supervised clinical experience.

    Prerequisites: COMD 241 , COMD 242 , COMD 307 , COMD 344 , COMD 352 ; COMD 472, COMD 474or COMD 475; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    COMD 478 - Counseling in Communication Disorders (3)


    Introduces counseling skills to address the impact of communication disorders on individuals and their families. Explores counseling approaches that maximize treatment outcomes. Includes in-class activities, team research, hands-on service-learning, field trips, community outreach, lecturesand guest talks.

    Prerequisites: COMD 242 , COMD 300 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    COMD 495 - Internship in Communication Sciences and Disorders (3)


    Minimum of 120 hours of supervised fieldwork at a CICE-approved internship site. Practical application of academic knowledge within the field of Communication Sciences and Disorders via experience in a clinical or professional setting.

    Prerequisites: COMD 241 , COMD 242 , COMD 307 , COMD 344 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
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    COMD 499 - Independent Study (1-3)


    Open to upper-division students in speech communication only with signed consent form from department chair. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
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    COMD 500 - Research in Communication Sciences and Disorders (3)


    Research design and methods used in descriptive and experimental research in communication sciences and disorders.

    Prerequisites: MATH 120, PSYC 201 or SOCI 303.

    Graduate-level

  
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    COMD 501 - Seminar in Speech-Language Pathology (1)


    Introduction to requirements for the M.A. degree in communicative disorders, including the requirement for demonstrating knowledge-based and skill-based competencies. Students start a portfolio for documentation of competencies and demonstrate a number of competencies within this course. Credit/no credit only.

    Prerequisite: Communicative Disorders graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

  
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    COMD 542 - Neurologic and Clinical Aspects of Speech, Language and Cognition (3)


    Neuroanatomy as it relates to speech, language and cognition; the neuropsychological bases of consciousness, attention, sensation, perception, higher mental functions, language and motor speech; emphasis on assessment, diagnosis, prognosis and management of neurogenic communicative disorders.

    Prerequisite: Communicative Disorders graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

  
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    COMD 543 - Seminar in Dysphagia (3)


    Theory and clinical aspects of dysphagia. Physiology of normal swallow, etiologies of dysphagia, clinical and instrumental assessment, diagnosis and management.

    Prerequisites: COMD 542 , Communicative Disorders graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

  
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    COMD 544 - Seminar in Neurogenic Speech, Language and Cognitive Disorders (3)


    Theory and clinical aspects of neurogenic speech, language and cognitive disorders. Standardized and informal assessment, differential diagnosis, prognosis and management, including evaluation of the validity of clinical practice guidelines through the analysis of published research.

    Prerequisites: COMD 542 , Communicative Disorders graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

  
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    COMD 548 - Clinical Practicum: Speech and Language Disorders in Children (3)


    Supervised experience in the assessment and treatment of children with speech and language disorders. Weekly individual and group conferences. Approximately 25-40 clinical clock hours. May be repeated for credit. Requires approved Clinical Practicum Plan.

    Prerequisite: Communicative Disorder graduate standing. Corequisites: COMD 574 , COMD 577 .

    Graduate-level

  
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    COMD 554 - Seminar in Multicultural Issues in Communicative Disorders (3)


    Critical analysis and review of evidence-based practice and clinical research involving the delivery of speech and language services to clients from culturally-linguistically diverse backgrounds. Case study review and applied clinical assessment, treatment and instruction activities. Requires approved Individual Student Schedule.

    Prerequisite: Communicative Disorders graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

    Department Consent Required
  
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    COMD 558A - Clinical Practicum: Speech and Language Disorders in Adults (3)


    Supervised experience in assessing and treating adults with speech and language disorders. Weekly individual and group conferences. Approximately 25-40 clinical clock hours. May be repeated for credit. Requires approved Clinical Practicum Plan.

    Prerequisites: COMD 542 , Communicative Disorder graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

    Department Consent Required
  
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    COMD 558B - Specialty Clinic (1-3)


    Supervised experience in assessing and treating clinical specialty areas. Students are assigned to supervisors in interest areas, including but not limited to transgender voice, LSVT-Parkinson’s disease, aphasia group, traumatic brain injury group, child literacy, diagnostics, alternative/augmentative communication, swallowing, etc. Requires approved Clinical Practicum Plan.

    Prerequisites: COMD 558A  (if working with adult clients), COMD 573  (for transgender voice clinic), COMD 576  (for AAC clinic), COMD 548  (if working with pediatric clients); Communicative Disorders graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

    Department Consent Required
  
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    COMD 558C - Clinical Practicum: Communicative Disorders and Differences in Individuals from Diverse Backgrounds (3)


    Supervised experience in assessment and treatment of clients from culturally/linguistically diverse populations. Students will acquire and demonstrate clinical skills and competencies associated with the delivery of services to these populations. May be repeated for credit. Requires approved Clinical Practicum Plan.

    Prerequisites: COMD 548 COMD 558A , Communicative Disorder graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

    Department Consent Required
  
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    COMD 559A - Advanced Clinical Practicum: Communicative Disorders (3)


    Advanced clinical practice under supervision with children and/or adults. Off-campus program in hospitals, clinics and other rehabilitation facilities. Approximately 150 clinical clock hours. Requires approved Clinical Practicum Plan.

    Prerequisites: COMD 543 , COMD 548 , COMD 558A ; Communicative Disorders graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

    Department Consent Required
  
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    COMD 559B - Advanced Clinical Practicum: Communicative Disorders (1-3)


    Advanced clinical practice, under supervision with children and/or adults. Off-campus program in hospitals, clinics and other rehabilitation facilities. Approximately 50 clinical clock hours per unit. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 units. Requires approved Clinical Practicum Plan.

    Prerequisites: COMD 548 , COMD 543 , COMD 558A , COMD 571 , COMD 573 , COMD 574 , COMD 576 , COMD 577 ; Communicative Disorder graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

    Department Consent Required
  
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    COMD 564 - Autism Spectrum Disorders in Speech-Language Pathology (3)


    Communication disorders in children with autism spectrum disorders (current theories, diagnostic process, co-occurring conditions, the role of speech-language pathologists in multi-disciplinary approaches to assessment and intervention planning, critical review of relevant research).

    Prerequisites: COMD 577 , Communicative Disorders graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

  
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    COMD 568 - Audiology Practicum (1)


    Procedures for otoscopic examination, hearing screening, and immittance audiometry screening, and interpretation of screening results for the purpose of reporting practices as required for clinical certification, licensure, and credentialing. Provides up to 10 practicum hours. Credit/No Credit only. Requires approved Clinical Practicum Plan.

    Graduate-level

    Department Consent Required
  
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    COMD 569 - Audiology and Aural Rehabilitation Practicum (3)


    Clinical education experience necessary to help meet ASHA’s academic and clinical education requirement of knowledge and skill acquisition (KASA) in the areas of hearing, identification of hearing lossand aural rehabilitation. Requires approved clinical practicum plan. Students accrue five to 10 clock hours from hearing screenings.

    Prerequisites: COMD 461, COMD 465.

    Graduate-level

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.Department Consent Required
  
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    COMD 571 - Seminar in Fluency Disorders (3)


    Reading assignments, seminars, lectures and case reviews to enable students to develop a framework for understanding the etiology and maintenance of stuttering and to develop their own approaches to assessment and treatment. Requires approved Individual Student Schedule.

    Prerequisite: Communicative Disorders graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

  
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    COMD 573 - Seminar in Voice Disorders (3)


    Review classification of voice disorders (perceptually); examine instrumental assessment of such disorders (acoustically); and emphasize a comprehensive physiological, perceptual and acoustic work-up of individual cases. Requires approved Individual Student Schedule.

    Prerequisite: Communicative Disorders graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

  
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    COMD 574 - Seminar in Phonological Disorders (3)


    Develop critical thinking and analytical skills related to current issues in linguistic theories on the assessment and treatment of phonological disorders in children. Requires approved Individual Student Schedule.

    Prerequisite: Communicative Disorders graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

  
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    COMD 576 - Seminar in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (3)


    Historical service delivery approaches; symbol sets and systems; assessment and management strategies for persons with severe physical and speech impairments; advocacy approaches for the disabled.

    Prerequisite: Communicative Disorders graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

  
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    COMD 577 - Seminar in Child Language Disorders (3)


    Principles of language assessment and intervention based upon psycho-linguistic theory and current research on language disordered children. Develop critical thinking and analytical skills related to the assessment and treatment of language disorders in children. Requires approved Individual Student Schedule.

    Prerequisite: Communicative Disorders graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

  
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    COMD 585 - Aural Rehabilitation Practicum (1)


    Aural rehabilitation of hearing-impaired children and adults in on- and off-campus facilitates. Sign language background recommended. Credit/No Credit only. Requires approved Clinical Practicum Plan.

    Prerequisites: COMD 548  or COMD 558A .

    Graduate-level

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.Department Consent Required
  
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    COMD 589A - Public School Practicum in Communicative Disorders (4)


    Meets the directed teaching requirements for the Speech-Language Pathology Services Credential. Approximately 100-150 clinical clock hours. Requires approved Clinical Practicum Plan, passing score on CBEST, and application approved prior to semester of practicum.

    Prerequisites: COMD 548 , COMD 558A ; Communicative Disorders graduate standing. Corequisite: COMD 590 .

    Graduate-level

    Department Consent Required
  
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    COMD 590 - Seminar: Speech and Hearing Service in Schools (2)


    Problems and challenges unique to the student clinician in organizing and managing the speech and hearing program in the school. Clinician’s role; planning, scheduling, case finding, treatment program reporting and other responsibilities.

    Prerequisites: admission to the graduate program in communicative disorders. Corequisite:  COMD 589A .

    Graduate-level

  
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    COMD 598A - Thesis (2)


    The selection, investigation and written presentation of a selected problem in the field of speech.

    Graduate-level

  
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    COMD 599 - Independent Graduate Research (1-3)


    Open to graduate students only with signed consent from department chair. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units.

    Graduate-level


Communications

Courses are designated as COMM in the class schedule.

  
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    COMM 101 - Writing for Mass Media (3)


    Principles and practices of writing for major types of mass communications media. Content, organization, conciseness and clarity. All Fullerton campus lectures online, laboratory in classroom. Requires typing ability. (2 hours lecture, 2 hours laboratory)

    Prerequisites: ENGL 101 with a C (2.0) or better.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
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    COMM 201 - Digital Reporting and Writing (3)


    Develop expertise in news reporting and writing for print, web and social media. Introduction to ethical and legal concerns for journalists; changing concepts of news; and data journalism. Pitch stories for publication by the Daily Titan.

    Prerequisite: COMM 101 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    COMM 202 - Digital Reporting and Production (3)


    Develop expertise in news reporting and production for digital platforms, emphasizing visual storytelling and production. News content contribution to student media.

    Prerequisite: COMM 101 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
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    COMM 233 - Mass Communication in Modern Society (3)


    Internet, newspapers, magazines, film, radio and television; their significance as social instruments and economic entities in modern society.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

 

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