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HESP
Hearing and Speech Sciences Department Site
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HESP120
Introduction to Linguistics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS or DSSP
Additional information: HESP120 is required for HESP majors. HESP majors may not substitute LING200.
An introduction to the scientific study of natural language with focus on the basic concepts of phonology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics, with subsequent attention to the applied aspects of linguistic principles.
HESP150
Introduction to Language Science
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Language science is the scientific study of how humans acquire, use, comprehend, and produce language. Most people in all societies learn and use their native language or languages with apparent ease - but don't be fooled: languages are highly complex, and speaking and understanding language requires some amazing feats of mental acrobatics. Thus there are many opportunities for difficulties with language, which is the focus of our field. Understanding difficulties with speech, language, and hearing require first understanding how processing works when language is successful - the psychological (behavioral) and neurobiological (brain) factors that enable people to learn and use language despite its intricacies, the structure and properties of language itself, and how knowledge of language is acquired, represented, and processed in the mind and brain.
HESP202
Introduction to Hearing and Speech Sciences
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
An introduction to communication sciences and disorders; a survey of the bases of normal speech, language and hearing ability, major forms of communicative disorders and their treatment.
HESP214
The Research Behind Headlines on Words, Thought, and Behavior
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
Cross-listed with: HNUH278A.
Credit only granted for: HNUH278A or HESP214.
How does the human mind use language? Type "Language Science News" into your Google search bar. Among the more than 3 billion hits, headlines like "What is love? It depends what language you speak" and "Science's English dominance hinders diversity" invite you to think about the impact of words on thought and behavior. These are stories about how humans acquire and use language, but they ultimately address big questions about how we experience knowledge itself. In a world of unprecedented access to science journalism, did you ever read a headline about human behavior and wonder: How do we know? This class takes up the elegant ways cognitive scientists design experiments to answer crucial questions about language and thought, brain and behavior, that have no intuitive answers. Students will dive deep into the media coverage of their favorite claims about what we know, debate the psychological science behind these claims, and develop transferable critical-thinking skills in the process.
HESP300
Introduction to Psycholinguistics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in HESP202; or permission of BSOS-Hearing & Speech Sciences department.
Recommended: HESP120.
An introduction to current theories of language and an investigation of their relationship to human communication behavior. Survey of the experimental literature relating to this question.
HESP305
(Perm Req)
Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Mechanism
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in HESP202; or permission of BSOS-Hearing & Speech Sciences department.
Anatomy, physiology, and neurology of speech mechanism.
HESP307
Speech & Hearing Science
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: HESP303.
Human hearing is exquisitely sensitive, allowing us to hear extremely faint sounds, to follow the sounds of a friend's voice in a loud party, and to appreciate subtle differences between words in the language. This course provides an introduction to the basic physics of sound, the acoustic properties of the sounds of speech, and the mechanisms by which those sounds are perceived by the listener.
HESP311
Anatomy, Pathology and Physiology of the Auditory System
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in HESP202; or permission of BSOS-Hearing & Speech Sciences department.
Gross anatomy of the ear and pathways for transmission of sound energy through the peripheral and central auditory system. Causes, development and effects of pathological conditions contributing to temporary or chronic hearing impairments.
HESP313
Neurobiology for Speech and Hearing
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
This course is designed to provide an understanding of normal neuroanatomy and neurophysiology of speech and language. It will also provide preliminary information regarding pathologic processes, especially those affecting speech and language
HESP386
(Perm Req)
Experiential Learning
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Restriction: Junior standing or higher; and permission of BSOS-Hearing & Speech Sciences department.
Students will have the opportunity observe and/or participate in therapy activities provided by a speech-language pathologist or audiologist in this experiential learning course.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
HESP389
(Perm Req)
LEAP Classroom Internship
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
HESP396
(Perm Req)
SIGNA Undergraduate Peer Mentor Clinical Practicum
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: HESP202.
Recommended: Coursework in PSYC, EDUC, Human Development, Disability Studies.
Restriction: Sophomore standing or higher; and permission by instructor .
Students are paired with neurodivergent UMD students to support mentoring in social communication and executive functioning skills. Peer mentors are selected based on a rigorous application process for fall and spring semesters. Selected peer mentors will engage in an orientation process which includes in depth information on neurodiversity and the intersectionality of DEI; attend a weekly lecture and group sessions to acquire up-to-date knowledge and application of knowledge with neurodiverse populations; and manage meetings with neurodivergent students one-to-one on a weekly basis to support carryover of social coaching and executive functioning strategies.
HESP397
(Perm Req)
SIGNA Undergraduate Peer Coach Clinical Practicum
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: HESP202.
Recommended: Coursework in PSYC, EDUC, Human Development, Disability Studies, HESP396.
Restriction: Junior standing or higher; and permission of instructor.
Students co-lead weekly groups for neurodivergent college students, coaching on topics and strategies pertaining to social communication and executive functioning skills. Peer coaches create outlines for weekly groups which are individualized by needs and interests. Peer coaches plan monthly social outings for SIGNA personnel to support generalization of executive functioning and social communication skills. Peer coaches are selected based on a rigorous application process for fall and spring semesters. Students who previously served in a peer mentor role in SIGNA are given priority consideration as peer coaches. Peer coaches will engage in an orientation process which includes in depth information on neurodiversity; attend weekly lectures to acquire up-to-date knowledge of neurodiverse populations; and attend group debrief meetings with the course instructor on a weekly basis to support implementation of social coaching and executive functioning feedback from groups.
HESP400
Speech and Language Development in Children
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in HESP300; or permission of BSOS-Hearing & Speech Sciences department.
Recommended: LING200 or HESP120.
Restriction: Must be in Hearing and Speech Sciences program; or permission of BSOS-Hearing & Speech Sciences department.
Analysis of the normal processes of speech and language development in children.
HESP403
Introduction to Phonetic Science
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in HESP305; or permission of BSOS-Hearing & Speech Sciences department.
Restriction: Must be in Hearing and Speech Sciences program; or permission of BSOS-Hearing & Speech Sciences department.
An introduction to physiological, acoustic and perceptual phonetics; broad and narrow phonetic transcription; current models of speech production and perception.
HESP411
Introduction to Audiology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in HESP311; or permission of BSOS-Hearing & Speech Sciences department.
Restriction: Must be in Hearing and Speech Sciences program; or permission of BSOS-Hearing & Speech Sciences department.
An introduction to the field of audiology. Evaluation and remediation of hearing handicaps.
HESP413
Aural Rehabilitation/Habilitation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: HESP411.
Restriction: Sophomore standing or higher.
The fundamental aspects of aural rehabilitation therapy for both adults and children are introduced to students. Class time will consist of lectures, discussions, and hands-on activities.
HESP415
Principles and Methods in Speech-Language Pathology
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: HESP400.
Restriction: Must be in Hearing and Speech Sciences program.
The principles and methods required to provide treatment of speech and language disorders to children and adults. Topics include writing goals and objectives, programming,teaching strategies,session design, data collection, behavior modification and counseling.
HESP416
(Perm Req)
Principles and Methods in Audiology
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in HESP411.
Restriction: Must be in Hearing and Speech Sciences program; and permission of BSOS-Hearing & Speech Sciences department.
Relate previous knowledge of anatomy/physiology and pathologies of the auditory system and integrate this information into clinical application.
HESP420
Deaf Culture and ASL for the CSD Professional
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: HESP202.
Credit only granted for: HESP498A or HESP420.
Formerly: HESP498A.
Studying Deaf Culture and American Sign Language is crucial in enhancing the culturally competent practice of allied health professionals. This course explores the politics of (dis)ability through the lens of the experience of d/Deafness and the emergence of the Deaf community as a linguistic and cultural group in the United States, as well as issues that impact the provision of services to this population.
HESP422
Neurological Bases of Human Communication
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: HESP305; or permission of instructor.
Credit only granted for: HESP498 or HESP422.
Basic neurology as it pertains to anatomy and physiology substrates of speech and language.
HESP468H
Professional Development in Research and Academia; Honors Seminar: Professional Development
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
HESP469
Honor Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg
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HESP469A
Honor Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg
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HESP469B
Honor Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg
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HESP489
(Perm Req)
Undergraduate Research Experience
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: S-F
Prerequisite: HESP202. Restriction: Permission of BSOS-Hearing & Speech Sciences department; and sophomore standing or higher. Repeatable to 6 credits. Formerly: HESP388.

Undergraduate research experience working under HESP faculty or outside affiliates.
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HESP498
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
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HESP499
(Perm Req)
Independent Study; Topics in the Hearing and Speech Sciences
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
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HESP499H
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
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HESP606
(Perm Req)
Basic Hearing Measurements
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: HESP411; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Restriction: Must be in Clinical Audiology: Au.D. or Ph.D. (Doctoral) program; and permission of BSOS-Hearing & Speech Sciences department. Or permission of instructor.
Theoretical principles, methodology, and interpretation of routine audiometric tests, including pure tone, speech, and acoustic immittance measures. Modification of procedures for special populations. Equipment calibration and mass hearing screening programs.
HESP610
Language Disorders in Adults
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be in Hearing and Speech Sciences: M.A. (Master's) program; or permission of instructor.
Etiology, diagnosis and management of language problems of adults associated with aging, brain injury and degenerative conditions.
HESP613
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be in Hearing and Speech Sciences: M.A. (Master's) program; or permission of instructor.
Credit only granted for: HESP639A or HESP613.
Formerly: HESP639A.
Etiology, diagnosis and management of autism spectrum disorders.
HESP616
(Perm Req)
Language Disorders in the Pre-school Age
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: HESP400; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Restriction: Must be in Hearing and Speech Sciences: M.A. (Master's) program; and permission of BSOS-Hearing & Speech Sciences department. Or permission of instructor.
Theoretical, empirical and clinical perspectives on language disorders in children from infancy through pre-school age.
HESP623
Education, Policy & Advocacy in Bilingual Service Delivery
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Bilingual education and associated policy issues in the US as they relate to the field of speech-language pathology. Topics include bilingual education models, disproportionality, and the legal framework related to bilingual service delivery in education settings.
HESP624
(Perm Req)
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of BSOS-Hearing & Speech Sciences department; or must be in Hearing and Speech Sciences: M.A. (Master's) program.
Etiological characteristics, assessment and treatment of phonatory disorders in children and adults.
HESP626
Language disorders in school-aged children and adolescents
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Etiology, assessment and treatment of communication and learning problems in school age children and adolescents
HESP630
(Perm Req)
Electrophysiological Measurements
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: HESP606.
Restriction: Must be in Clinical Audiology: Au.D. or Ph.D. (Doctoral) program; and permission of BSOS-Hearing & Speech Sciences department. Or permission of instructor.
Principles and techniques of physiological and electrophysiological measures of the audio-vestibular mechanisms.
Offered fall only.
HESP638
(Perm Req)
Research Practicum
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: S-F, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
HESP639B
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Hearing and Speech Sciences; Introduction to Signal Processing in the Auditory and Communication Sciences
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
HESP639D
Special Topics in Hearing and Speech Sciences; Advanced Dysphagia
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
HESP645
(Perm Req)
Pediatric Audiology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: HESP606.
Restriction: Must be in Clinical Audiology: Au.D. or Ph.D. (Doctoral) program; and permission of BSOS-Hearing & Speech Sciences department. Or permission of instructor.
Evaluation and treatement of hearing-impaired children.
Offered Fall only.
HESP648A
(Perm Req)
Clinical Practice in Speech: Diagnostic Procedures
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Permission of instructor.
Supervised training in the application of clinical methods in the diagnosis of speech disorders.
HESP648B
(Perm Req)
Clinical Practice in Speech: Therapeutic Procedures
Credits: 1 - 2
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: HESP648A.
Restriction: Permission of instructor. Repeatable to 6 credits.
Supervised training in the application of clinical methods in the treatment of speech disorders.
HESP649A
Clinical Practice in Audiology: Diagnostic Procedures
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of instructor. Repeatable to 6 credits.
Supervised training in the application of clinical methods in the diagnosis of hearing disorders.
HESP649B
(Perm Req)
Clinical Practice in Audiology - Aural Rehabilitation
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: HESP649A.
A clinical practicum course with individualized instruction, which focuses on the skills necessary to provide intervention and counseling for a wide range of disorders of the auditory system in patients of varying ages and cultural backgrounds. Each student will be various activities across three semesters (Spring YR2, Summer YR2, and Fall YR3). Students may work individually or in pairs to provide hearing loss intervention, auditory training, hearing loss prevention education, and communication strategy training. The student is expected to prepare for each session with a complete clinical plan, educational materials, and counseling strategies. Students must meet with the Audiologist prior to the aural rehabilitation (AR) session to discuss the plan of care. During the visit, the student will perform hearing loss handicap assessments, lead counseling sessions regarding rehabilitative options, make modifications to existing treatment plans/hearing aids, and educate the patient about their hearing. Following the visit, the student will document the encounter according to clinical protocol and ethical standards using the electronic medical records system. All patient-related information will be handled within a secure computer environment which meets HIPAA regulations for protected health information.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
HESP700
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Principles, methods and procedures for selection, fitting, calibration and management of amplification systems for hearing-impaired children and adults.
HESP702
(Perm Req)
Diagnostic Procedures in Speech-Language Pathology
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be in Hearing and Speech Sciences: M.A. (Master's) program; and permission of BSOS-Hearing & Speech Sciences department. Or permission of instructor.
Diagnostic tools and methods in the analysis of speech-language disorders in children and adults.
HESP708
(Perm Req)
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
HESP710
(Perm Req)
Industrial and Environmental Noise Problems
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of instructor.
Evaluation and control of noise hazards. Effects of noise on man. Medico-legal aspects of noise-induced hearing impairment.
HESP712
Cochlear Implants and Other Implantable Technologies
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in HESP700, HESP701, and HESP722; or permission of instructor.
Comprehensive presentation of cochlear implant design and processing, medical/surgical aspects, evaluation, programming, outcomes in children and adults, and post stimulation care. The role of the audiologist as a member of the cochlear implant team will be emphasized. Current and emerging trends in other implantable technologies also will be covered.
HESP722
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Auditory perception and auditory processing in normal and impaired hearing.
HESP728
(Perm Req)
Advanced Clinical Practice in Speech; Advanced Graduate Laboratory Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg
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HESP729
(Perm Req)
Advanced Clinical Practice in Audiology; Advanced Graduate Laboratory Practicum in Audiology
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg
HESP732
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
Corequisite: HESP700.
Laboratory experience covering clinical procedures of concepts addressed in concurrent academic course, Hearing Aids 1 (HESP700). This laboratory is 1-credit and graded separately from HESP700. Students will be given the opportunity for hands-on practice in the use of amplification devices for the treatment of hearing impairment. As the first lab in the course series, students will be able to describe and apply current best practices required for amplification-based aural (re)habilitation for patients across the lifespan including those that may differ from them in race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic background.
HESP734
Basic Hearing Measurement Laboratory
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: HESP416.
Corequisite: HESP606.
Supplemental lab experience that coincides with HESP606: Basic Hearing Measurement. Students will complete hands-on learning activities to reinforce theoretical concepts from the didactic learning in HESP606. The goal of this lab is to facilitate the transfer of learning from the classroom to clinical practicum.
HESP736
Electrophysiological Measurements Lab
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: HESP606.
Corequisite: HESP630.
This course is a supplemental lab experience that coincides with HESP630: Electrophysiological Measurements. Students will complete hands-on learning activities to reinforce theoretical concepts from the didactic learning in HESP630. The goal of this lab is to facilitate the transfer of learning from the classroom to clinical practicum.
HESP788
Graduate Research Externship
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
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HESP799
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: S-F
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HESP829
Clinical Internship Residency
Credits: 1 - 9
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
HESP849
Capstone Research Project I
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
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HESP859
Capstone Research Project II
Credits: 1 - 2
Grad Meth: Reg
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HESP898
Pre-Candidacy Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg
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HESP899
(Perm Req)
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: S-F
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