Students must complete a required set of 700-level courses:

  • 2 courses in Statistics (6 credits)
  • Doctoral Research (3 credits)
  • Instrumentation (3 credits)
  • 3 basic science courses: Speech Science, Language Science, Hearing Science (9 credits)
  • Professional Issues (2 credits)
  • The Responsible Conduct of Research (Research Ethics) (1credit)

Students must complete at least five 800-level courses in the discipline exclusive of Independent Study. One of the five 800-level courses may be taken outside of the department. Courses in related disciplines may be taken in addition to, not in lieu of, these five courses.

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Hybrid courses will comprise some in-person sessions at the GC and some online sessions. The exact schedule of the hybrid sessions will be available at a later date.
 

Time/Day Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
9:30a.m. 11:30a.m.   SPCH 79500 Professional Issues
Prof. Suzanne van der Feest
(In-Person)
 

 

11:45a.m.
1:45p.m.
  SPCH 79300 Research Ethics
Prof. Loraine Obler
(Hybrid)
  SPCH 71900 Introduction to Doctoral Research
Prof. Valerie Shafer
(In-Person)
2:00p.m.
4:00p.m.
SPCH 81800 Articulatory Phonology
Prof. Douglas Whalen
(In-Person)
 

 

 
4:15p.m.
6:15p.m.
    SPCH 89900
Dissertation Seminar
Prof. Valerie Shafer
(Online)
 
6:30p.m. 8:30p.m.     SPCH 76400 Instrumentation
Prof. Elad Sagi
(In-Person)
 

SPCH71900 - DOCTORAL RESEARCH

3 Credits
Class: 61004
COURSE OFFERING: Fall 2022
Day/Time: Thursday 11:45 am - 1:45 pm
Mode of Instruction: In-Person
Room: 7102
Instructor: Prof. Valerie Shafer
Emailvshafer@gc.cuny.edu 

The overall goal is to provide students with a sound overview of scientific research to prepare them to begin doctoral research. Students’ ability to apply the scientific method to speech, language, and hearing research will be advanced. Students will refine their ability to evaluate the research literature, formulate a research question, and develop a research design.

SPCH76400 - INSTRUMENTATION FOR RESEARCH IN SPEECH-LANGUAGE-HEARING SCIENCES

3 Credits
COURSE OFFERING: Fall 2022
Day/Time: Wednesday 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Mode of Instruction: In-Person
Room: 7300
Instructor: Prof. Elad Sagi
Email: Elad.Sagi@nyulangone.org

In this course students are introduced to various pieces of software, hardware, and laboratory techniques common to research laboratories in the speech, language, and hearing sciences. Basic principles underlying the generation, recording and analysis of sound are covered. Through lecture, hands-on experience, and structured experiments, students learn to use the basic tools that are important for research in this field.

SPCH79300 - RESPONSIBLE CONDUCT OF RESEARCH (RESEARCH ETHICS)

1 Credit
COURSE OFFERING: Fall 2022
Day/Time: Tuesday 11:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Mode of Instruction: Hybrid
Instructor: Prof. Loraine Obler
Emaillobler@gc.cuny.edu 
 

This course will include discussion and readings concerning ethical and practical issues in the history of the protection of human subjects, current human subject practices, the IRB review process, plagiarism; authorship, intellectual property, conflict of interest, the ethical conduct of research, scientific misconduct, sexual harassment policy, and equal opportunity policies. This course is five weeks.

SPCH79500 - PROFESSIONAL ISSUES SEMINAR

2 Credits
COURSE OFFERING:
 Fall 2022
Day/Time: Tuesday 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Mode of Instruction: In-Person
Room: 7102
Instructor: Prof. Suzanne van der Feest
Email: svanderfeest@gc.cuny.edu

This course addresses writing for publication and funding, the publication process, grant reviews, mentor-mentee relationships, job hunting, and career development.

SPCH81800 - ARTICULATORY PHONOLOGY

3 Credits (Cross-listed with LING79200)
Class: 61003
COURSE OFFERING: Fall 2022
Day/Time: Mon 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Mode of Instruction: In-Person
Room: 7102
Instructor: Prof. Douglas Whalen
Email: dwhalen@gc.cuny.edu  
Office: 7400.16
Phone: 212-817-8806

Articulatory Phonology is a theory of the phonological structure of speech that takes the gesture as its main primitive. Phonological distinctions are based on the presence vs. absence of gestures, differences in specifications of the gestures (such as degree of constriction) and the temporal coordination of gestures within a unit. Certain phonological patterns fall out more naturally in this model than in feature-based systems, while the reverse is true for other patterns. This course will explicate and evaluate Articulatory Phonology both on its own terms and in relation to featural accounts. Possible redefinitions of clinical disorders (e.g., misarticulation of segments) in these terms will be explored.

SPCH89900 - DISSERTATION SEMINAR

89900 - Dissertation Seminar - 0 Credits
COURSE OFFERING: Fall/Spring Semesters
Day/Time: Third Wednesday of each month  4:15 - 6:15pm
Room: 7102
Instructor: Valerie Shafer
Email: VShafer@gc.cuny.edu

Students preparing their dissertation proposals enroll in this seminar until they have completed their proposals. The class meets once every month and is attended by the student's dissertation mentor and the faculty based at the Graduate School and the Executive Officer. Students report monthly progress on the development of their dissertation proposals, and are required to make three major presentations at different stages of their proposals during the academic year (e.g., review of the literature, research design, results of pilot data, etc.)

Hybrid courses will comprise some in-person sessions at the GC and some online sessions. The exact schedule of the hybrid sessions will be available at a later date.
 

Time/Day Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
11:45a.m.
1:45p.m.
 

 

 

SPCH 70500
Speech Science

Prof. Suzanne van der Feest
(In-Person)

2:00p.m.
4:00p.m.
SPCH 80400
Seminar in
Speech Perception

Prof. Douglas Whalen
(In-Person)
     
4:15p.m.
6:15p.m.
  SPCH 80700
Seminar in
Language Science:
Current Topics in Aphasiology

Prof. Loraine Obler
(Hybrid)

SPCH 89900
Dissertation Seminar

Prof. Valerie Shafer
(In-Person)

 

SPCH70500 - Speech Science

70500 - Speech Science - 3 Credits  (Cross-listed with LING)
COURSE OFFERING: Spring 2022
Day/Time: Thu 11:45am - 1:45pm
Mode of Instruction: In-Person
Room: 7102
Instructor: Prof. Suzanne van der Feest
Email: svanderfeest@gc.cuny.edu

This is a basic course which includes topics in speech acoustics, articulation, and speech perception.  Lectures and discussions are accompanied by a laboratory in which students learn basic acoustical analysis, direct measurement of articulators and perceptual testing techniques.

SPCH72000 - Research Practicum

72000 - Research Practicum Level 2 Students Only - 3 Credits 
COURSE OFFERING: Spring 2022
Day/Time: TBA
Mode of Instruction: Fully Online
Instructor: Prof. Klara Marton
Email: KMarton@gc.cuny.edu

In this practicum, students will discuss the design and execution of an empirical research project. Progress will be measured from a required written paper that includes the methods and results (pilot or completed results).

SPCH80400 - Seminar in Speech Perception

80400 - Seminar in Speech Perception - 3 Credits
COURSE OFFERING: Spring 2022
Day/Time: Mon 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Mode of Instruction: In-Person
Room: 7102
Instructor: Prof. Douglas Whalen
Email: DWhalen@gc.cuny.edu

Speech perception seems simple because all typically developing humans perform it easily, but humans are biologically geared to overcome the complications thanks to thousands of years of evolution. In this class, we will explore some of the phenomena that show speech perception to be quite involved, such variability, categoricity, categorical perception, loss of phonetic sensitivity during acquisition, and the effect of first language on second language perception. Major theories, such as Quantal Theory, the Motor Theory, acoustic theories generally and exemplar theory, will be discussed in detail. Implications for linguistic sound systems, language impairment, and second language learning will be explored. The course assumes familiarity with phonetics.

SPCH80700 - Seminar in Language Science: Current Topics in Aphasiology

80700 - Seminar in Language Science: Current Topics in Aphasiology - 3 Credits
COURSE OFFERING: Spring 2022
Day/Time: Tue 4:15pm - 6:15pm
Mode of Instruction: Hybrid
Room: 7102
Instructor: Prof. Loraine Obler
Email: LObler@gc.cuny.edu

In this course, we will discuss cutting-edge topics in aphasiology research. First I will give several-week introduction to the history of the field and brain regions and pathways implicated in language. They will include
-Predictors of recovery from aphasia
-Cognition in aphasia
-Plasticity
-Right hemisphere language
-Primary progressive aphasia
-Discourse in aphasia assessment and treatment
-Multilingual aphasia
 
Assignments outside of class will include weekly readings, recorded lectures (primarily from the C-STAR series), working with Aphasia Bank data and a final literature review or project design presented in writing or orally.
 
Note: This class is graded Pass/Fail
 
In your final portfolio of your work for this class, I ask you to include a self-evaluation of your strengths as they evolved in the class and what you are still working on. Class preparation and participation count heavily in my evaluation of your work, as does your performance on the required assignments.

SPCH89900 - Dissertation Seminar

89900 - Dissertation Seminar - 0 Credits
COURSE OFFERING: Fall/Spring Semesters
Day/Time: Third Wednesday of each month  4:15 - 6:15pm
Spring 2022
Room: 7102
Instructor: Valerie Shafer
Email: VShafer@gc.cuny.edu

Students preparing their dissertation proposals enroll in this seminar until they have completed their proposals. The class meets once every month and is attended by the student's dissertation mentor and the faculty based at the Graduate School and the Executive Officer. Students report monthly progress on the development of their dissertation proposals, and are required to make three major presentations at different stages of their proposals during the academic year (e.g., review of the literature, research design, results of pilot data, etc.)

Time/Day Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

9:30a.m.
11:30a.m.

SPCH 70900
Introduction to
Doctoral Research

(online)
Dr. Martin
     
11:45a.m.
1:45p.m.
 

SPCH 79300
The Responsible
Conduct of Research
(Research Ethics)

(Online)
Dr. Schwartz

  SPCH 70700
Language Science

(Hybrid)
Dr. Shafer
2:00p.m.
4:00p.m.
SPCH 80500
Seminar in
Speech Production

(Hybrid)
Dr. Whalen
    SPCH 76400
Instrumentation for
Research in
Speech/Hearing
Sciences

(Hybrid)
Dr. Sagi
4:15p.m.
6:15p.m.
  SPCH 80700
Seminar in
Language Science

(Hybrid)
Dr. Obler

SPCH 89900
Dissertation Seminar

(Online)
Dr. Shafer

 

SPCH70700 - Language Science

3 Credits (Cross Listed with LING 79400)
COURSE OFFERING: Fall 2021
Day/Time: Thursday 11:45 am - 1:45 pm
Mode of Instruction: Hybrid
Instructor: Prof. Valerie Shafer
Email: vshafer@gc.cuny.edu

The purpose of this class is to introduce students to the theoretical constructs, methods and terminology of the Language Sciences. Students will become familiar with the major theoretical approaches (e.g., Principle and Parameters; Non-linear Phonology), and the principal methods (e.g., grammaticality judgments, psycholinguistic experiments), and the basic terminology (e.g., feature, agreement, prototype, cohesion) used in linguistics, psycholinguistics, and neurolinguistics.


SPCH70900 - Introduction to Doctoral Research

3 Credits 
COURSE OFFERING: Fall 2021
Day/Time: Monday, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Mode of Instruction: Online
Instructor: Prof. Brett Martin
Email: bmartin@gc.cuny.edu

The goal of this course is to provide an introduction to doctoral research. The course will include discussion of how to find a research topic, an overview of the structure and function of a research proposal, and how to critically review the research literature. Students will be required to complete a series of group and individual projects involving critical reading and writing on research topics in the Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences. The overall goal is to provide students with a sound overview of research to prepare them to begin their First Examination proposals.


SPCH76400 - Instrumentation for Research in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences

3 Credits
COURSE OFFERING: Fall 2021
Day/Time: Thursday, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Mode of Instruction: Hybrid
Instructor: Prof. Elad Sagi
Email: dreladsagi@gmail.com

In this course students are introduced to various pieces of software and hardware, along with laboratory techniques common to research in the speech, language, and hearing sciences.   This course covers the basic principles underlying the generation, recording and analysis of sound.  Through lecture, hands-on experience, and structured experiments, students learn to use the basic tools that are important for research in this field.  The emphasis of the course is on gaining practical, hands-on experience, with a variety of software and hardware.


SPCH79300 - Responsible Conduct of Research (Research Ethics)

1 Credit
COURSE OFFERING: Fall 2021
Day/Time: Tuesday 11:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Mode of Instruction: Online
Instructor: Prof. Richard Schwartz
Email: rschwartz@gc.cuny.edu 
 

This course will include discussion and readings concerning ethical and practical issues in the history of the protection of human subjects, current human subject practices, the IRB review process, plagiarism; authorship, intellectual property, conflict of interest, the ethical conduct of research, scientific misconduct, sexual harassment policy, and equal opportunity policies. This course is five weeks.


SPCH80500 - Seminar in Speech Production

3 Credits (Cross Listed with LING 79200)
COURSE OFFERING: Fall 2021
Day/Time: Monday 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Mode of Instruction: Hybrid
Instructors: Prof. Douglas Whalen
Email: dwhalen@gc.cuny.edu

This class will examine the ways in which language is expressed by the human vocal tract.  Combining insights from motor control studies, linguistic analysis, and brain imaging techniques, the theoretical side of the class will explore the intricacies of expressing the meaningful elements of a language’s phonology.  This will be combined with more practical examination of various means of measuring articulation: electroglottography (EGG), optical tracking, electromagnetic articulometry, and ultrasound. Applications to special populations and to cross-language comparisons will be discussed.  The final project will either be a survey paper or a small physiological experiment.  Familiarity with phonetics is assumed.


SPCH80700 - Seminar in Language Science: Bilingual Aging

3 Credits (Cross Listed with LING 79300)
COURSE OFFERING: Fall 2021
Day/Time: Tuesday, 4:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
Mode of Instruction: Hybrid
Instructor: Prof. Loraine Obler
Email: lobler@gc.cuny.edu

In this course, we will discuss how bilingual language use and processing are influenced by the cognitive and neural changes that occur in aging. In doing so, we will discuss lifetime experiential factors that may alter the course of bilingual aging (e.g., language dominance, attrition) and their consequences for cognition and the brain. We will also review how language processing and production are affected by aging, as they relate to models of bilingual language control and access.

The class will have four major assignments. Each student will select the final one and two out of the following three to complete: 

1. select a specific topic and readings to present to the class and lead a discussion on it during one class meeting, 

2. prepare a brief presentation on the brain structures discussed in one assigned reading, 

3. develop discussion questions for weekly readings starting week 3. 

4. For the final major assignment, students will have the option of writing a literature review on an aspect of bilingual aging or designing a research project on bilingual aging. If students choose to develop a research project, they may either write it up as a formal class paper or present their project as a formal lecture to the class.

The class will be hybrid in person and via Zoom. Grading will be Pass/Fail.


SPCH89900 - Dissertation Seminar

0 Credits
COURSE OFFERING: Fall/Spring Semesters
Day/Time: Meets one Wednesday a Month  4:15 - 6:15pm
Mode of Instruction: Online
Instructor: Prof. Valerie Shafer
Email: vshafer@gc.cuny.edu

Students preparing their dissertation proposals enroll in this seminar.  The class meets once every month and is attended by students preparing proposals, the faculty based at the Graduate School (i.e., Martin, Obler, Schwartz, Shafer and Whalen), and the Executive Officer. Students report monthly progress on the development of their dissertation proposals, and are required to make two major presentations at different stages of their proposals during the academic year (review of the literature and research question; research design including results of pilot data). 

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
11:45a.m.
1:45p.m.
SPCH 70500
Speech Science

Dr. Bishop
    SPCH 80700
Seminar in
Language Science:
Bilingualism Across
the Lifespan

Dr. Goral & Dr. Shafer

2:00p.m.
4:00p.m.

SPCH 80900
Seminar in Speech
Science: Birds and
Babies - The
Acquisition of
Communication

Dr. Whalen &
Dr. Tchernichovski
     
4:15p.m.
6:15p.m.
SPCH 82600
Seminar in Child
Language Disorders

Dr. Schwartz
SPCH 70600
Hearing Science

Dr. Sagi

SPCH 71700
Language Acquisition

Dr. Brooks

SPCH 89900
Dissertation Seminar

Dr. Goral

SPCH 80700
Seminar in
Language Science:
Matching Theories
and Methods in
Cognitive and Language Sciences

Dr. Marton


SPCH70500 - Speech Science

3 Credits  (Cross-listed with LING79100)
COURSE OFFERING: Spring 2021
Day/Time: Monday, 11:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Room: N/A
Instructor: Prof. Jason Bishop
Email: jbishop@gc.cuny.edu

This course presents basic knowledge about speech acoustics, production, and perception in a combined lecture/laboratory format. Laboratories are to be completed outside of class (approximately 2 hrs/week). This is good preparation for the Speech Science First Exam or for courses in phonology. Students will write several short papers on various topics in speech science and acoustic phonetics: e.g., source-filter theory; myoelastic/aerodynamic theory of phonation, speech sound sources (how, where, and by what physiological mechanisms they are produced), acoustic cues for vowels and for consonant manner, place, and voicing; categorical perception.


SPCH70600 - Hearing Science

3 Credits 
COURSE OFFERING: Spring 2021
Day/Time: Tuesday, 4:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
Room: N/A
Instructor: Prof. Elad Sagi
Email: dreladsagi@gmail.com

This course will provide a background in the anatomy, mechanics physiology of the auditory periphery (outer, middle and inner ear) and the anatomy and physiology of the central nervous system, in addition to an introduction to psychoacoustics (the perception of auditory stimuli).  The laboratory experience will consist of acoustic and psychoacoustic research.  Students will be expected to complete experimental tasks using available equipment and write up the results of their experiments.


SPCH71700 - Language Acquisition

(Cross-listed with EDPSY 71700)
COURSE OFFERING: Spring 2021
Day/Time: Tuesday, 4:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
Room: N/A
Instructor: Prof. Patricia Brooks
Email: patricia.brooks@csi.cuny.edu
Phone: 718.982.3793

This course focuses on contemporary research on language and communicative development and its effects on education. It includes a consideration of empirical research on the following topics: structural and functional development, age and critical period, processes of development, first language development, second language development, language environments, and preschool development.

Prerequisite: Statistical Methods in Psychology I and II (PSYC70500 and PSYC70600)


SPCH80700 - Seminar in Language Science: Bilingualism Across the Lifespan

3 Credits (Cross-listed with LING79100)
COURSE OFFERING: Spring 2021
Day/Time: Thursday, 11:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Room: N/A
Instructor: Prof. Mira Goral & Prof. Valerie Shafer
Email: mgoral@gc.cuny.edu & vshafer@gc.cuny.edu
Office: 7400.14
Phone: 212-817-8805

This course will introduce the concept of bilingualism/multilingualism and major relevant theoretical models.  Main methodological approaches in the study of multilingual people will be reviewed, including psycholinguistic and neurolinguistics studies. Topics covered will include bilingual/multilingual language development, heritage language users, language processing in typical and atypical populations, and the relation between language and cognition in bilingual/multilingual people.


SPCH80700 - Seminar in Language Science: Matching Theories and Methods in Cognitive and Language Sci

3 Credits 
COURSE OFFERING: Spring 2021
Day/Time: Thursday, 4:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
Room: N/A
Instructor: Prof. Klara Marton
Email: kmarton@gc.cuny.edu 

The purpose of this class is to introduce students to the theoretical constructs, methods and terminology of the Language Sciences and the application of these theories to the understanding of typical and atypical language behavior.  Students will become familiar with the major theoretical approaches (e.g., Principle and Parameters; Non-linear Phonology), the principal methods (e.g., grammaticality judgments, psycholinguistic experiments), and the basic terminology (e.g., feature, agreement, prototype, cohesion) used in linguistics, psycholinguistics, and neurolinguistics.


SPCH80900 - Seminar in Speech: Birds and Babies-The Acquisition of Communication

3 Credits (Cross-listed LING79200)
COURSE OFFERING: Spring 2021
Day/Time: Monday 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Room: N/A
Instructors: Prof. Douglas Whalen and Prof. Ofer Tchernichovski
Email: dwhalen@gc.cuny.edu & otchernichovski@gc.cuny.edu
Office: 7400.16
Phone: 212-817-8806

Communication within a species is critical for survival.  Many species have limited vocabularies that require little learning.  Birds and humans share a great reliance on learning from parents and peers to master their communication systems.  This course will explore the similarities and differences between them.  Behavioral, acoustic and neurolinguistics evidence will illuminate the critical stages of learning, the role of variability in production and perception, and the abilities that seem to be necessary at birth for the acquisition to be successful. We will attempt to connect the individual and mechanistic neuronal levels to network and multi-generational collective processes, giving a broad perspective on the biology of communication.


SPCH82600 - Seminar in Child Language Disorders

3 Credits 
COURSE OFFERING: Spring 2021
Day/Time: Monday, 4:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
Instructor: Prof. Richard Schwartz
Email: rschwartz@gc.cuny.edu

This course provides an overview of child language disorders including current research on the bases of such disorders (e.g., linguistics, emergentist models, neurobiology, genetics), the types of disorders (specific language impairment/developmental language disorder, autism spectrum disorder, dyslexia, hearing disorder, Down Syndrome, Fragile X syndrome, and Williams syndrome), social context (African American English, bilingualism, cross-linguistic), disorder areas (syntax, morphosyntax, semantics, reading and writing, processing speed, attention and perception, working memory), and research methods (production, comprehension, neuroscience, intervention, and assessment). Students will be expected to write two article critiques, and make a presentation with discussion for one class session. They will also write a research proposal in journal article format.


SPCH89900 - Dissertation Seminar

0 Credits
COURSE OFFERING: Fall/Spring Semesters
Day/Time: Third Wednesday of each month  4:15 - 6:15pm
Spring 2021
Room: N/A
Instructor: Prof. Mira Goral
Email: mgoral@gc.cuny.edu
Office: 7107.01
Phone: 212-817-8802

Students preparing their dissertation proposals enroll in this seminar.  The class meets once every month and is attended by students preparing proposals, the faculty based at the Graduate School (i.e., Martin, Obler, Schwartz, Shafer and Whalen), and the Executive Officer. Students report monthly progress on the development of their dissertation proposals, and are required to make two major presentations at different stages of their proposals during the academic year (review of the literature and research question; research design including results of pilot data). 

Time/Day Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
11:45pm
1:45pm
SPCH 79300
The Responsible
Conduct of Research

Dr. Schwartz
Rm. 7102
    SPCH 70700
Language Science

Dr. Shafer
Rm. 7102
2:00pm
4:00pm
SPCH 81800
Articulatory Phonology

Dr. Whalen
Rm. 7102
SPCH 71900
Doctoral Research

Dr. Martin
Rm. 7102
   
4:15pm
6:15pm
SPCH 82800
Seminar: Research
Methods in Language Acquisition -
Child Language

Dr. Schwartz
Rm. 7102
SPCH 89900
Dissertation
Seminar

Dr. Goral
Rm. 7102
 

SPCH70700 - Language Science

3 Credits 
Class: 61002
COURSE OFFERING: Fall 2020
Day/Time: Thursday 11:45 am - 1:45 pm
Room: 7102
Instructor: Prof. Valerie Shafer
Email: vshafer@gc.cuny.edu

The purpose of this class is to introduce students to the theoretical constructs, methods and terminology of the Language Sciences. Students will become familiar with the major theoretical approaches (e.g., Principle and Parameters; Non-linear Phonology), and the principal methods (e.g., grammaticality judgments, psycholinguistic experiments), and the basic terminology (e.g., feature, agreement, prototype, cohesion) used in linguistics, psycholinguistics, and neurolinguistics.


SPCH71900 - Doctoral Research

3 Credits
Class: 61004
COURSE OFFERING: Fall 2020
Day/Time: Tuesday 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Room: 7102
Instructor: Prof. Brett Martin
Email: bmartin@gc.cuny.edu 
Office: 7400.17
Phone: 212-817-8810
 

The overall goal is to provide students with a sound overview of scientific research to prepare them to begin doctoral research. Students’ ability to apply the scientific method to speech, language, and hearing research will be advanced. Students will refine their ability to evaluate the research literature, formulate a research question, and develop a research design.


SPCH79300 - Responsible Conduct of Research (Research Ethics)

1 Credit
Class: 61005
COURSE OFFERING: Fall 2020
Day/Time: Monday 11:45 am - 1:45 pm
Room: 7102
Instructor: Prof. Richard Schwartz
Email: rschwartz@gc.cuny.edu 
Office: 7400.12
Phone: 212-817-8804
 

This course will include discussion and readings concerning ethical and practical issues in the history of the protection of human subjects, current human subject practices, the IRB review process, plagiarism; authorship, intellectual property, conflict of interest, the ethical conduct of research, scientific misconduct, sexual harassment policy, and equal opportunity policies. This course is five weeks.


SPCH82800 - Research Methods in Language

3 Credits 
Class: 62864
COURSE OFFERING: Fall 2020
Day/Time: Monday 4:15 pm - 6:15 pm
Room: 7102
Instructor: Prof. Richard Schwartz
Email: rschwartz@gc.cuny.edu 
Office: 7400.12
Phone: 212-817-8804

This course focuses on research design and research methods used to explore language production, comprehension and acquisition. Topics include: scientific explanation and theory, research hypotheses development, quantitative methods and issues, research approaches and designs, experimental software (E-Prime, Presentation, Psychopy, Gorilla, etc.), methodological issues, ethical issues, research criticism, and research reporting.


SPCH81800 - Articulatory Phonology

3 Credits (Cross-listed with LING79200)
Class: 61003
COURSE OFFERING: Fall 2018
Day/Time: Mon 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Room: 7102
Instructor: Prof. Douglas Whalen
Email: dwhalen@gc.cuny.edu  
Office: 7400.16
Phone: 212-817-8806

Articulatory Phonology is a theory of the phonological structure of speech that takes the gesture as its main primitive. Phonological distinctions are based on the presence vs. absence of gestures, differences in specifications of the gestures (such as degree of constriction) and the temporal coordination of gestures within a unit. Certain phonological patterns fall out more naturally in this model than in feature-based systems, while the reverse is true for other patterns. This course will explicate and evaluate Articulatory Phonology both on its own terms and in relation to featural accounts. Possible redefinitions of clinical disorders (e.g., misarticulation of segments) in these terms will be explored.


SPCH89900 - Dissertation Seminar

0 Credits
Class: 61007
COURSE OFFERING: Fall/Spring Semesters
Day/Time: Second Wednesday of each month  4:15 - 6:15pm
Room: 7102
Instructor: Prof. Mira Goral
Email: mgoral@gc.cuny.edu
Office: 7107.01
Phone: 212-817-8802

Students preparing their dissertation proposals enroll in this seminar.  The class meets once every month and is attended by students preparing proposals, the faculty based at the Graduate School (i.e., Martin, Obler, Schwartz, Shafer and Whalen), and the Executive Officer. Students report monthly progress on the development of their dissertation proposals, and are required to make two major presentations at different stages of their proposals during the academic year (review of the literature and research question; research design including results of pilot data). 

Time/Day Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
11:45a.m.
1:45p.m.
  LING79500 -
SPCH80900
Special Topics in Speech Science:
Prosody and
Intonation

Dr. Bishop
  SPCH81900
Seminar in
Electrophysiological
Methods

Dr. Shafer
Rm. 7102
2:00p.m.
4:00p.m.
SPCH80400
Seminar in
Speech Perception

Dr. Whalen
Rm. 7102
SPCH70500
Speech Science

Dr. Bishop
Rm. 7102
   
4:15p.m.
6:15p.m.
SPCH79500
Professional Issues Seminar

Dr.  Schwartz
Rm. 7102
SPCH80700
Seminar in Language
Science

Dr.  Obler
Rm. 7102
SPCH 89900
Dissertation Seminar

Dr. Goral
Rm. 7102
SPCH76400
Instrumentation

Dr. Shafer
Rm. 7300
6:30p.m.
8:30p.m.
      SPCH70600
Hearing Science

Dr. Sagi
Rm. 7102

SPCH70500 - Speech Science

3 Credits  (Cross-listed with LING79100)
COURSE OFFERING: Spring 2020
Day/Time: Tuesday, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Room: 7102
Instructor: Prof. Jason Bishop
Email: jbishop@gc.cuny.edu

This course presents basic knowledge about speech acoustics, production, and perception in a combined lecture/laboratory format. Laboratories are to be completed outside of class (approximately 2 hrs/week). This is good preparation for the Speech Science First Exam or for courses in phonology. Students will write several short papers on various topics in speech science and acoustic phonetics: e.g., source-filter theory; myoelastic/aerodynamic theory of phonation, speech sound sources (how, where, and by what physiological mechanisms they are produced), acoustic cues for vowels and for consonant manner, place, and voicing; categorical perception.


SPCH70600 - Hearing Science

3 Credits 
COURSE OFFERING: Spring 2020
Day/Time: Thursday, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Room: 7102
Instructor: Prof. Elad Sagi
Email: dreladsagi@gmail.com

This course will provide a background in the anatomy, mechanics physiology of the auditory periphery (outer, middle and inner ear) and the anatomy and physiology of the central nervous system, in addition to an introduction to psychoacoustics (the perception of auditory stimuli).  The laboratory experience will consist of acoustic and psychoacoustic research.  Students will be expected to complete experimental tasks using available equipment and write up the results of their experiments.


SPCH76400 - Instrumentation for Research in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences

3 Credits
COURSE OFFERING: Spring 2020
Day/Time: Thursday, 4:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
Room: 7300
Instructor: Prof. Valerie Shafer
Email: vshafer@gc.cuny.edu
Office: 7400.14
Phone: 212-817-8805

In this course students are introduced to various pieces of software, hardware, and laboratory techniques common to research laboratories in the speech, language, and hearing sciences. Basic principles underlying the generation, recording and analysis of sound are covered. Through lecture, hands-on experience, and structured experiments, students learn to use the basic tools that are important for research in this field.
Note: Course is in two parts, lecture and lab.


SPCH79500 - Professional Issues Seminar

2 Credits
COURSE OFFERING: Spring 2020
Day/Time: Monday, 4:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
Room: 7102
Instructor: Prof. Richard Schwartz
Email: rschwartz@gc.cuny.edu
Office: 7400.12
Phone: 212-817-8804

This course addresses writing for publication and funding, the publication process, grant reviews, mentor-mentee relationships, job hunting, and career development.


SPCH80400 - Seminar in Speech Perception

3 Credits (Cross-listed with LING79200)
COURSE OFFERING: Spring 2020
Day/Time: Monday, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Room: 7102
Instructor: Prof. Douglas Whalen
Email: dwhalen@gc.cuny.edu
Office: 7400.16
Phone: 212-817-8806

Speech perception seems simple because all typically developing humans perform it easily, but humans are biologically geared to overcome the complications thanks to thousands of years of evolution. In this class, we will explore some of the phenomena that show speech perception to be quite involved, such variability, categoricity, categorical perception, loss of phonetic sensitivity during acquisition, and the effect of first language on second language perception. Major theories, such as Quantal Theory, the Motor Theory, acoustic theories generally and exemplar theory, will be discussed in detail. Implications for linguistic sound systems, language impairment, and second language learning will be explored. The course assumes familiarity with phonetics.


SPCH80700 - Seminar in Language Science: Geschwind's Area and Language Processing

3 Credits (Cross-listed with LING79300)
COURSE OFFERING: Spring 2020
Day/Time: Tuesday, 4:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
Room: 7102
Instructor: Prof. Loraine Obler
Email: lobler@gc.cuny.edu 
Office: 7400.09
Phone: 212-817-8809

The purpose of this class is to introduce students to the theoretical constructs, methods and terminology of the Language Sciences and the application of these theories to the understanding of typical and atypical language behavior.  Students will become familiar with the major theoretical approaches (e.g., Principle and Parameters; Non-linear Phonology), the principal methods (e.g., grammaticality judgments, psycholinguistic experiments), and the basic terminology (e.g., feature, agreement, prototype, cohesion) used in linguistics, psycholinguistics, and neurolinguistics.


LING79500 - SPCH80900 - Special Topics in Speech Science: Prosody and Intonation

3 Credits (Cross-listed LING79500)
COURSE OFFERING: Spring 2020
Day/Time: Tuesday, 11:45am-1:45pm
Instructor: Prof. Jason Bishop
Email: jbishop@gc.cuny.edu

The Seminar in Speech Science addresses subparts of the field in greater detail.  Topics vary from semester to semester.  In Speech Production, methods and tools for addressing typical and disordered generation of speech are examined.  In Speech Perception, the many factors in hearing (and seeing) speech, and the many competing theoretical accounts for the process, are in focus.  The theory of Articulatory Phonology, which takes gestures as linguistic primitives, receives extensive examination in another semester.


SPCH81900 - Seminar in Electrophysiological Methods in Speech and Language Sciences

3 Credits (Cross-listed with LING79600)
COURSE OFFERING: Spring 2020
Day/Time: Thursday, 11:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Room: 7102
Instructor: Prof. Valerie Shafer
Email: vshafer@gc.cuny.edu
Office: 7400.14
Phone: 212-817-8805

This course focuses on electrophysiological methods applied to the empirical study of auditory, speech and language processing. Issues, such as stimulus selection and delivery, maximizing signal/noise ratio, as well as considerations of study length, fatigue factors, habituation, etc. will be discussed.  Analysis approaches for data reduction, cleaning and source separation (e.g., global field power, principal components analysis, dipole analysis) will be introduced and discussed.


SPCH89900 - Dissertation Seminar

0 Credits
COURSE OFFERING: Fall/Spring Semesters
Day/Time: Second Wednesday of each month  4:15 - 6:15pm
Spring 2020
Room: 7102
Instructor: Prof. Mira Goral
Email: mgoral@gc.cuny.edu
Office: 7107.01
Phone: 212-817-8802

Students preparing their dissertation proposals enroll in this seminar.  The class meets once every month and is attended by students preparing proposals, the faculty based at the Graduate School (i.e., Martin, Obler, Schwartz, Shafer and Whalen), and the Executive Officer. Students report monthly progress on the development of their dissertation proposals, and are required to make two major presentations at different stages of their proposals during the academic year (review of the literature and research question; research design including results of pilot data). 

Time/Day Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
11:45p.m.
1:45p.m.
      SPCH 80700
Seminar in
Language Science:
Neurodevelopment
of Bilingual Language
Learning

Dr. Shafer
Rm. 7102
SPCH 80700
Seminar in
Language Science:
Executible Functions
and Bilingualism

Dr. Marton
2:00p.m.
4:00p.m.
SPCH80500
Seminar in
Speech Production

Dr. Whalen
Rm. 7102
SPCH71900
Doctoral Research

Dr. Martin
Rm. 7102
     
4:15p.m.
6:15p.m.
  SPCH 79300
The Responsible
Conduct of Research

Dr. Obler
Rm. 7102
SPCH/EPSY71700
Language Acquisition
/
Language and
Communicative
Development

Dr. Brooks
SPCH89900
Dissertation Seminar

Dr. Goral
Rm. 7102
SPCH70700
Language Science

Dr. Shafer
Rm. 7102
 

SPCH70700 - Language Science

3 Credits 
Class: 57797
COURSE OFFERING: Fall 2019
Day/Time: Thursday 4:15-6:15pm
Room: 7102
Instructor: Prof. Valerie Shafer
Email: vshafer@gc.cuny.edu

The purpose of this class is to introduce students to the theoretical constructs, methods and terminology of the Language Sciences. Students will become familiar with the major theoretical approaches (e.g., Principle and Parameters; Non-linear Phonology), and the principal methods (e.g., grammaticality judgments, psycholinguistic experiments), and the basic terminology (e.g., feature, agreement, prototype, cohesion) used in linguistics, psycholinguistics, and neurolinguistics.


SPCH71900 - Doctoral Research

3 Credits
Class
: 57798
COURSE OFFERING: Fall 2019
Day/Time: Tuesday 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Room: 7102
Instructor: Prof. Brett Martin
Email: bmartin@gc.cuny.edu 
Office: 7400.17
Phone: 212-817-8810
 

The overall goal is to provide students with a sound overview of scientific research to prepare them to begin doctoral research. Students’ ability to apply the scientific method to speech, language, and hearing research will be advanced. Students will refine their ability to evaluate the research literature, formulate a research question, and develop a research design.


SPCH79300 - Responsible Conduct of Research (Research Ethics)

1 Credit
Class
: 57801
COURSE OFFERING: Fall 2019
Day/Time: Tuesday 4:15pm - 6:15pm
Room: 7102
Instructor: Prof. Loraine Obler
Email: lobler@gc.cuny.edu 
Office: 7400.09
Phone: 212-817-8809

This course will include discussion and readings concerning ethical and practical issues in the history of the protection of human subjects, current human subject practices, the IRB review process, plagiarism; authorship, intellectual property, conflict of interest, the ethical conduct of research, scientific misconduct, sexual harassment policy, and equal opportunity policies. This course is five weeks.


SPCH80500 - Seminar in Speech Production

3 Credits (Cross-listed LING79100)
Class: 57803
COURSE OFFERING: Fall 2019
Day/Time: Monday 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Room: 7102
Instructors: Prof. Douglas Whalen
Email: dwhalen@gc.cuny.edu
Office: 7400.16
Phone: 212-817-8806

This class will examine the ways in which language is expressed by the human vocal tract. Combining insights from motor control studies and linguistic analysis, the theoretical side of the class will explore the intricacies of expressing the meaningful elements of a language’s phonology. This will be combined with more practical examination of various means of measuring articulation: electroglottography (EGG),
static palatography, optical tracking, electromagnetic articulometry, and ultrasound. Applications to special populations and to cross-language comparisons will be discussed. The final project will either be a survey paper or a small physiological experiment. Familiarity with phonetics is assumed.


SPCH80700 - Seminar in Language Science: Neurodevelopment of Bilingual Language Learning

3 Credits 
Class: 57806
COURSE OFFERING: Fall 2019
Day/Time: Thursday 11:45pm - 1:45pm
Room: 7102
Instructor: Prof. Valerie Shafer
Email: vshafer@gc.cuny.edu 
Office: 7400.14
Phone: 212-817-8805

This course would focus on speech and language development in the context of two languages. We would cover studies of bilingual development in infants and young children versus later second-language experience (in late childhood through the adult years) and examine how the timing of second language input affects brain structure and function of language systems as well as systems supporting language (e.g., auditory attention).


SPCH80700 - Seminar in Language Science: Executive functions and bilingualism

3 Credits
Class: 59961
COURSE OFFERING: Fall 2019
Day/Time: Friday 11:45pm - 1:45pm
Room: 7102
Instructor: Prof. Klara Marton
Email: kmarton@gc.cuny.edu
Office: 7107.01
Phone: 212-817-8802

In this course we will review and critically analyze the most relevant theoretical models of executive functions /cognitive control. We will pay particular attention to comprehensive models that attempt to integrate executive functions and language processing to reflect the dynamic nature of the bilingual experience.
Following the evaluation of the most relevant theoretical accounts, we will analyze the relationship between the theoretical constructs and the experimental paradigms that have been used to assess various executive components and processes in bilingual populations. We will determine the underlying processes that these tasks measure and will create recommendations for best practices with consideration to individuals’ bilingual experiences (e.g., language proficiency, frequency of language use, age of acquisition, biliteracy, etc.).


SPCH89900 - Dissertation Seminar

0 Credits
Class: 57812
COURSE OFFERING: Fall/Spring Semesters
Day/Time: Second Wednesday of each month  4:15 - 6:15pm
Spring 2019:
Room: 7102
Instructor: Prof. Mira Goral
Email: mgoral@gc.cuny.edu
Office: 7107.01
Phone: 212-817-8802

Students preparing their dissertation proposals enroll in this seminar.  The class meets once every month and is attended by students preparing proposals, the faculty based at the Graduate School (i.e., Martin, Obler, Schwartz, Shafer and Whalen), and the Executive Officer. Students report monthly progress on the development of their dissertation proposals, and are required to make two major presentations at different stages of their proposals during the academic year (review of the literature and research question; research design including results of pilot data). 

Time/Day Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

11:45a.m.
1:45p.m.

SPCH80800
Seminar in Hearing
Science: Evaluating
Hearing and Speech
Perception in Infants
and Young Children

Dr. Martin
Rm. 7102
     

SPCH80800
Seminar in
Hearing Science

This course is:
CSC83060
Speech and Audio
Understanding

2:00p.m.
4:00p.m.

SPCH80900
Seminar in Speech:
Birds and Babies
The Acquisition of Communication

Dr. Whalen &
Dr. Tchernichovski
Rm. 7102
SPCH82200
Neuroscience
of Aphasia

Dr. Obler
Rm. 7102
  SPCH76400
Instrumentation
for Research in
Speech and
Hearing Science

Dr. Shafer
Rm. 7300
 

4:15p.m.
6:15p.m.

SPCH82900
Seminar in Typical
and Atypical
Bilingual Development

Dr. Schwartz
Rm. 7102
SPCH70500
Speech Science

Dr. Bishop
Rm. 7102

SPCH89900
Dissertation
Seminar

Dr. Goral
Rm. 7102

   

SPCH70500 - Speech Science

3 Credits  (Cross-listed with LING79200)
COURSE OFFERING: Spring 2019
Day/Time: Tues. 4:15-6:15pm
Room: 7102
Instructor: Prof. Jason Bishop
Email: jbishop@gc.cuny.edu

This course presents basic knowledge about speech acoustics, production, and perception in a combined lecture/laboratory format. Laboratories are to be completed outside of class (approximately 2 hrs/week). This is good preparation for the Speech Science First Exam or for courses in phonology. Students will write several short papers on various topics in speech science and acoustic phonetics: e.g., source-filter theory; myoelastic/aerodynamic theory of phonation, speech sound sources (how, where, and by what physiological mechanisms they are produced), acoustic cues for vowels and for consonant manner, place, and voicing; categorical perception.


SPCH76400 - Instrumentation for Research in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences

3 Credits
COURSE OFFERING: Spring 2019
Day/Time: Thurs. 11:45am - 1:45pm
Room: 7300
Instructor: Prof. Valerie Shafer
Email: vshafer@gc.cuny.edu
Office: 7400.14
Phone: 212-817-8805

In this course students are introduced to various pieces of software, hardware, and laboratory techniques common to research laboratories in the speech, language, and hearing sciences. Basic principles underlying the generation, recording and analysis of sound are covered. Through lecture, hands-on experience, and structured experiments, students learn to use the basic tools that are important for research in this field.
Note: Course is in two parts, lecture and lab.


SPCH80800 - Seminar in Hearing Science: Evaluating Hearing and Speech Perception in Infants and YounG

3 Credits
COURSE OFFERING: Spring 2019
Day/Time: Mon. 11:45am - 1:45pm
Room: 7102
Instructor: Prof. Brett Martin
Email: bmartin@gc.cuny.edu
Office: 7400.17
Phone: 212-817-8810

There is a growing research literature on the evaluation of hearing and speech perception in infants and young children who have normal hearing or hearing impairment, who may have other developmental disorders, or who are developing native or non-native speech perception skills.  This seminar will compare research on the evaluation of hearing and speech perception in these populations using behavioral techniques, complimented by a range of objective procedures, such as evoked potentials, NIRS, and eye tracking.  Implications for research in hearing science, speech perception, and language research will be discussed and students will propose a research project in one of the areas covered in the seminar.


SPCH80900 - Seminar in Speech: Birds and Babies-The Acquisition of Communication

3 Credits (Cross-listed LING79100)
COURSE OFFERING: Spring 2019
Day/Time: Mon. 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Room: 7102
Instructors: Prof. Douglas Whalen and Prof. Ofer Tchernichovski
Email: dwhalen@gc.cuny.edu & otchernichovski@gc.cuny.edu
Office: 7400.16
Phone: 212-817-8806

Communication within a species is critical for survival.  Many species have limited vocabularies that require little learning.  Birds and humans share a great reliance on learning from parents and peers to master their communication systems.  This course will explore the similarities and differences between them.  Behavioral, acoustic and neurolinguistics evidence will illuminate the critical stages of learning, the role of variability in production and perception, and the abilities that seem to be necessary at birth for the acquisition to be successful. We will attempt to connect the individual and mechanistic neuronal levels to network and multi-generational collective processes, giving a broad perspective on the biology of communication.


SPCH82200- Neuroscience of Aphasia

3 Credits (Cross-listed with LING79300)
COURSE OFFERING: Spring 2019
Day/Time: Tues. 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Room: 7102
Instructor: Prof. Loraine Obler
Email: lobler@gc.cuny.edu
Office: 7400.08
Phone: 217-817-8809

In this class we will read the classics of aphasiology, dementia, and primary progressive aphasia as they pertain to the interaction of brain, language and cognition (Wernicke, 1874, Lichtheim, 1886/2006, Roch Lecours on the 1906 debates of the Paris Society of Anthropology, Alzheimer 1907 and 1911, then turn to the late 20th and 21st century works on the course topic: Mesulam, 1982, Gorno-Tempini and colleagues, Cahana-Amitay and Albert, 2017. Our goal will be to determine the different approaches to understanding how cognition may underpin language performance and/or be dissociated from it according to these and other authors. Students will participate in weekly on-line discussions of the readings preceding each class. Doctoral students will prepare a lecture for the class based on their particular areas of interest in the topic. Note: this class is graded as Pass/Fail.


SPCH82900 - Seminar on Typical and Atypical Bilingual Development

3 Credits 
COURSE OFFERING: Spring 2019
Day/Time: Mon. 4:15pm - 6:15pm
Room: 7102
Instructor: Prof. Richard Schwartz
Email: rschwartz@gc.cuny.edu 
Office: 7400.12
Phone: 212-817-8804

This course provides an in depth review of research on language development in children acquiring more than one language with and without language disorders. Introductory material will include the nature of typical bilingual development and early second language acquisition, and cross-linguistic characteristics of child language disorders. The course will also cover the nature of language deficits in bilingual children with language disorders, approaches to assessment, and intervention. Students will be expected to make a presentation and lead a discussion for one class session. They will also write a research proposal in journal article format.


SPCH89900 - Dissertation Seminar

0 Credits
COURSE OFFERING: Fall/Spring Semesters
Day/Time: Second Wednesday of each month  4:15 - 6:15pm
Spring 2019: , , , 
Room: 7102
Instructor: Prof. Mira Goral
Email: mgoral@gc.cuny.edu
Office: 7107.01
Phone: 212-817-8802

Students preparing their dissertation proposals enroll in this seminar.  The class meets once every month and is attended by students preparing proposals, the faculty based at the Graduate School (i.e., Martin, Obler, Schwartz, Shafer and Whalen), and the Executive Officer. Students report monthly progress on the development of their dissertation proposals, and are required to make two major presentations at different stages of their proposals during the academic year (review of the literature and research question; research design including results of pilot data). 

Time/Day Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

11:45am - 1:45pm

SPCH79300
Responsible Conduct
of Research
(Research Ethics)

Dr. Schwartz
Rm. 7102
     

2:00pm - 4:00pm

SPCH81800
Articulatory Phonology

Dr. Whalen
Rm. 7102
SPCH71900
Doctoral Research

Dr. Martin
Rm. 710
  SPCH70700
Language Science

Dr. Shafer
Rm. 7102

4:15pm - 6:15pm

SPCH82800
Research Methods
in Language

Dr. Schwartz
Rm. 7102
SPCH81500
Seminar in
Neurolinguistics
of Bilingualism
 
Dr. Obler
Rm. 7102
SPCH89900
Dissertation Seminar

Rm. 7102
 

6:30pm - 8:30pm

    SPCH70600
Hearing Science

Dr. Sagi
Rm. 7102
 

SPCH70600 - Hearing Science

3 Credits 
COURSE OFFERING: Fall 2018
Day/Time: Wed 6:30-8:30pm
Room: 7102
Instructor: Prof. Elad Sagi
Email: dreladsagi@gmail.com

This course will provide a background in the anatomy, mechanics physiology of the auditory periphery (outer, middle and inner ear)  and the anatomy and physiology of the central nervous system, in addition to an introduction to psychoacoustics (the perception of auditory stimuli).  The laboratory experience will consist of acoustic and psychoacoustic research.  Students will be expected to complete experimental tasks using available equipment and write up the results of their experiments.


SPCH70700 - Language Science

3 Credits
COURSE OFFERING: Fall 2018
Day/Time: Thurs 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Room: 7102
Instructor: Prof. Valerie Shafer
Email: vshafer@gc.cuny.edu
Office: 7400.14
Phone: 212-817-8805
 

The purpose of this class is to introduce students to the theoretical constructs, methods and terminology of the Language Sciences. Students will become familiar with the major theoretical approaches (e.g., Principle and Parameters; Non-linear Phonology), and the principal methods (e.g., grammaticality judgments, psycholinguistic experiments), and the basic terminology (e.g., feature, agreement, prototype, cohesion) used in linguistics, psycholinguistics, and neurolinguistics.


SPCH71900 - Doctoral Research

3 Credits
COURSE OFFERING: Fall 2018
Day/Time: Tues 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Room: 7102
Instructor: Prof. Brett Martin
Email: bmartin@gc.cuny.edu 
Office: 7400.17
Phone: 212-817-8810
 

The overall goal is to provide students with a sound overview of scientific research to prepare them to begin doctoral research. Students’ ability to apply the scientific method to speech, language, and hearing research will be advanced. Students will refine their ability to evaluate the research literature, formulate a research question, and develop a research design.


SPCH79300 - Responsible Conduct of Research (Research Ethics)

1 Credit
COURSE OFFERING: Fall 2018
Day/Time: Mon 11:45pm - 1:45pm
Room: 7102
Instructor: Prof. Richard Schwartz
Email: rschwartz@gc.cuny.edu 
Office: 7400.12
Phone: 212-817-8804
 

This course will include discussion and readings concerning ethical and practical issues in the history of the protection of human subjects, current human subject practices, the IRB review process, plagiarism; authorship, intellectual property, conflict of interest, the ethical conduct of research, scientific misconduct, sexual harassment policy, and equal opportunity policies. This course is five weeks.


SPCH81500 - Seminar in Neurolinquistics of Bilingualism

3 Credits (Cross-listed with LING79100)
COURSE OFFERING: Fall 2018
Day/Time: Tues 4:15pm - 6:15pm
Room: 7102
Instructor: Prof. Loraine Obler
Email: lobler@gc.cuny.edu 
Office: 7400.08
Phone: 212-817-8809
 

This course will review the current and earlier literature on brain representation and processing of bilingualism and multilingualism. The neurolinguistic methods included are the study of spared and impaired language functions in individuals with aphasia, imaging techniques like fMRI and ERP, and language and cognition in special populations (talented and poor L2 learners, conference interpreters). We will treat the following foci of neurolinguistics research on bilingualism: the phenomena associated with bilingual and multilingual aphasia, research on treatment of multilinguals with aphasia, age-of-acquisition variables, neuroimaging studies of bilingual processing, aging bilingual brains. Please note: This clourse will be graded Pass/Fail.


SPCH81800 - Articulatory Phonology

3 Credits (Cross-listed with LING79200)
COURSE OFFERING: Fall 2018
Day/Time: Mon 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Room: 7102
Instructor: Prof. Douglas Whalen
Email: dwhalen@gc.cuny.edu  
Office: 7400.16
Phone: 212-817-8806

Articulatory Phonology is a theory of the phonological structure of speech that takes the gesture as its main primitive. Phonological distinctions are based on the presence vs. absence of gestures, differences in specifications of the gestures (such as degree of constriction) and the temporal coordination of gestures within a unit. Certain phonological patterns fall out more naturally in this model than in feature-based systems, while the reverse is true for other patterns. This course will explicate and evaluate Articulatory Phonology both on its own terms and in relation to featural accounts. Possible redefinitions of clinical disorders (e.g., misarticulation of segments) in these terms will be explored.


SPCH89900 - Dissertation Seminar

0 Credits
COURSE OFFERING: Fall/Spring Semesters
Day/Time: Second Wednesday of each month  4:15 - 6:15pm
Fall 2018: 9/12, 10/3, 11/7, 12/5 Room: 7102
Instructor: Prof. Mira Goral
Email: mgoral@gc.cuny.edu
Office: 7107.01
Phone: 212-817-8802

Students preparing their dissertation proposals enroll in this seminar until they have completed their proposals. The class meets once every month and is attended by the student's dissertation mentor and the faculty based at the Graduate School (i.e., Martin, Obler, Schwartz, Shafer and Whalen) and the Executive Officer. Students report monthly progress on the development of their dissertation proposals, and are required to make three major presentations at different stages of their proposals during the academic year (e.g., review of the literature, research design, results of pilot data, etc.)

Time/Day Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

9:30a.m.
11:30a.m.

  SPCH76400
Instrumentation
for Research in
Speech and
Hearing Sciences

Dr. Martin
Rm. 7300
   

11:45a.m.
1:45p.m.

    SPCH72000
Research Practicum

Dr. Obler
Rm. 7102
SPCH81900
Seminar in
Electrophysiological
Methods in
Speech and
Language Sciences

Dr. Shafer
Rm. 7102

2:00p.m.
4:00p.m.

SPCH70500
Speech Science

Dr. Whalen
Rm. 7102
     

4:15p.m.
6:15p.m.

SPCH79500
Professional
Issues Seminar

Dr. Schwartz
Rm. 7102
SPCH80700
Seminar in
Language Science:
Working Memory
and Executive
Functions

Dr. Marton
Rm. 7102
SPCH89900
Dissertation Seminar

Dr. Marton
Rm. 7102
 

SPCH70500 - Speech Science

3 Credits  (Cross-listed with LING)
COURSE OFFERING: Spring 2018
Day/Time: Mon 2:00-4:00pm
Room: 7102
Instructor: Prof. Douglas Whalen
Email: dwhalen@gc.cuny.edu
Office: 7400.16
Phone: 212-817-8806

This is a basic course which includes topics in speech acoustics, articulation, and speech perception.  Lectures and discussions are accompanied by a laboratory in which students learn basic acoustical analysis, direct measurement of articulators and perceptual testing techniques.


SPCH76400 - Instrumentation for Research in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences

3 Credits
COURSE OFFERING: Spring 2018
Day/Time: Tue 10:00am - 1:45pm
Room: 7300
Instructor: Brett Martin
Email: bmartin@gc.cuny.edu
Office: 7400.07
Phone: 212-817-8810

In this course students are introduced to various pieces of software, hardware, and laboratory techniques common to research laboratories in the speech, language, and hearing sciences. Basic principles underlying the generation, recording and analysis of sound are covered. Through lecture, hands-on experience, and structured experiments, students learn to use the basic tools that are important for research in this field.
Note: Course is in two parts, lecture and lab.


SPCH79500 - Professional Issues Seminar

2 Credits
COURSE OFFERING: Spring 2018
Day/Time: Mon 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Room: 7102
Instructor: Prof. Richard Schwartz
Email: rschwartz@gc.cuny.edu
Office: 7400.12
Phone: 212-817-8804

This course addresses writing for publication and funding, the publication process, grant reviews, mentor-mentee relationships, job hunting, and career development.


SPCH80700 - Seminar in Language Science: Working Memory and Executive Functions

3 Credits
COURSE OFFERING: Spring 2018
Day/Time: Tue 4:15pm - 6:15pm
Room: 7102
Instructor: Prof. Klara Marton
Email: kmarton@gc.cuny.edu
Office: 7107.01
Phone: 212-817-8802

In this course we will review and analyze the major working memory (WM) models from the experimental literature. We will pay specific attention to the role of executive processes in the different WM accounts. Although the focus will be on verbal WM, some distinctive aspects of visuo-spatial WM will also be discussed. Following the evaluation of the most relevant models, we will analyze the relationship between the theoretical constructs and the experimental paradigms that have been used to assess various WM and executive processes in different populations (e.g., in developmental studies, in the bilingualism literature, in neurodevelopmental disorders, etc.). Papers on specific populations will be selected according to students’ interest.


SPCH81900 - Seminar in Electrophysiological Methods in Speech and Language Sciences

3 Credits (Cross-listed with LING)
COURSE OFFERING: Spring 2018
Day/Time: Thu 11:45am - 1:45pm
Room: 7102
Instructor: Prof. Valerie Shafer
Email: vshafer@gc.cuny.edu
Office: 7400.14
Phone: 212-817-8805

This course focuses on electrophysiological methods applied to the empirical study of auditory, speech and language processing. Issues, such as stimulus selection and delivery, maximizing signal/noise ratio, as well as considerations of study length, fatigue factors, habituation, etc. will be discussed.  Analysis approaches for data reduction, cleaning and source separation (e.g., global field power, principal components analysis, dipole analysis) will be introduced and discussed.


SPCH89900 - Dissertation Seminar

0 Credits
COURSE OFFERING: Fall/Spring Semesters
Day/Time: Second Wednesday of each month  4:15 - 6:15pm
Spring 2018: 2/14, 3/14, 4/11, 5/9
Room: 7102
Instructor: Klara Marton
Email: kmarton@gc.cuny.edu
Office: 7107.01
Phone: 212-817-8802

Students preparing their dissertation proposals enroll in this seminar until they have completed their proposals. The class meets once every month and is attended by the student's dissertation mentor and the faculty based at the Graduate School (i.e., Martin, Obler, Schwartz, Shafer and Whalen) and the Executive Officer. Students report monthly progress on the development of their dissertation proposals, and are required to make three major presentations at different stages of their proposals during the academic year (e.g., review of the literature, research design, results of pilot data, etc.)

Complete Course Listing

The required courses can be found in the following fields:

Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
General Courses

Required:

SPCH 70500 Speech Science

This is a basic course which includes topics in speech acoustics, articulation, and speech perception.  Lectures and discussions are accompanied by a laboratory in which students learn basic acoustical analysis, direct measurement of articulators and perceptual testing techniques.


SPCH 70600 Hearing Science

This course will provide a background in the anatomy, mechanics physiology of the auditory periphery (outer, middle and inner ear) and the anatomy and physiology of the central nervous system, in addition to an introduction to psychoacoustics (the perception of auditory stimuli).  The laboratory experience will consist of acoustic and psychoacoustic research.  Students will be expected to complete experimental tasks using available equipment and write up the results of their experiments.


SPCH 70700 Language Science

The purpose of this class is to introduce students to the theoretical constructs, methods and terminology of the Language Sciences. Students will become familiar with the major theoretical approaches (e.g., Principle and Parameters; Non-linear Phonology), and the principal methods (e.g., grammaticality judgments, psycholinguistic experiments), and the basic terminology (e.g., feature, agreement, prototype, cohesion) used in linguistics, psycholinguistics, and neurolinguistics.


SPCH 71300 Neurophysiology of Language

This course will explore the theoretical views and methodologies applied by different disciplines to the study of the neurophysiology of language. Hypotheses concerning how language is organized and processed in the brain have been generated from linguistic, neurophysiological and neurological theories. Behavioral, neurophysiological, and neuroanatomical evidence will be used to critically examine these hypotheses and theories. The advantages and limitations of methods (e.g., dichotic listening, electrophysiology, functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging, etc.), and populations (e.g., aphasics, specific language impairment, William's syndrome, etc.) used to understand the neurophysiology of language will also be discussed.


SPCH 71500 Introduction to Neurolinguistics

Prerequisite: Speech and Hearing 709 or equivalent
The goal of this course is to acquaint students with the basic principles of studying the relation between language processing and the brain. Because neuroimaging studies are now becoming of great interest in the field, we will use a textbook that reviews the 'standard beliefs' and read coupled behavioral and imaging articles pertinent to the populations discussed in it (e.g., aphasics, right-brain-damaged patients, bilinguals).
In addition to the content, students will learn the structure of scientific articles and presentations in the field, learn how to read/listen to a research paper critically, learn, along with me, how to use the internet critically for research, and practice oral-presentation skills.


SPCH 71700 The Acquisition of Language

Prerequisite: Statistical Methods in Psychology I and II (PSYC70500 and PSYC70600)


SPCH 71900 Doctoral Research

The overall goal is to provide students with a sound overview of scientific research to prepare them to begin doctoral research. Students’ ability to apply the scientific method to speech, language, and hearing research will be advanced. Students will refine their ability to evaluate the research literature, formulate a research question, and develop a research design.


SPCH 76400 Instrumentation for Research in Speech and Hearing Sciences

In this course students are introduced to various pieces of software and hardware, along with laboratory techniques common to research in the speech, language, and hearing sciences.  This course covers the basic principles underlying the generation, recording and analysis of sound.  Through lecture, hands-on experience, and structured experiments, students learn to use the basic tools that are important for research in this field.  The emphasis of the course is on gaining practical, hands-on experience, with a variety of software and hardware. 
The goal of this course is to prepare students to make sound decisions regarding laboratory instrumentation for their research experiments. One way to accomplish this goal is to expose students to hands-on experience with the software, hardware and laboratory techniques that are common to some extent to speech, language, and hearing research.  At completion of the course, students will have an understanding of basic pieces of software, equipment, and laboratory techniques relevant to research in the speech, language, and hearing sciences.


SPCH 80400 Seminar in Speech Perception

Speech perception seems simple because all typically developing humans perform it easily, but humans are biologically geared to overcome the complications thanks to thousands of years of evolution. In this class, we will explore some of the phenomena that show speech perception to be quite involved, such variability, categoricity, categorical perception, loss of phonetic sensitivity during acquisition, and the effect of first language on second language perception. Major theories, such as Quantal Theory, the Motor Theory, acoustic theories generally and exemplar theory, will be discussed in detail. Implications for linguistic sound systems, language impairment, and second language learning will be explored. The course assumes familiarity with phonetics.


SPCH 80500 Seminar in Speech Production

This class will examine the ways in which language is expressed by the human vocal tract. Combining insights from motor control studies and linguistic analysis, the theoretical side of the class will explore the intricacies of expressing the meaningful elements of a language’s phonology. This will be combined with more practical examination of various means of measuring articulation: electroglottography (EGG),
static palatography, optical tracking, electromagnetic articulometry, and ultrasound. Applications to special populations and to cross-language comparisons will be discussed. The final project will either be a survey paper or a small physiological experiment. Familiarity with phonetics is assumed.


SPCH 80700 Seminar in Language Science

The purpose of this class is to introduce students to the theoretical constructs, methods and terminology of the Language Sciences and the application of these theories to the understanding of typical and atypical language behavior.  Students will become familiar with the major theoretical approaches (e.g., Principle and Parameters; Non-linear Phonology), the principal methods (e.g., grammaticality judgments, psycholinguistic experiments), and the basic terminology (e.g., feature, agreement, prototype, cohesion) used in linguistics, psycholinguistics, and neurolinguistics.


SPCH 80800 Seminar in Hearing Science

Selected topics in hearing science are systematically explored. Topics involve the processing and perception of sound, including speech, by a normal or impaired auditory system.  The anatomy, physiology, or psychophysical bases of sound detection and perception may be explored, along with procedures, instrumentation, and techniques employed in hearing science research.  Topics vary from semester to semester and are announced in advance.


SPCH 80900 Seminar in Speech Science

The Seminar in Speech Science addresses subparts of the field in greater detail.  Topics vary from semester to semester.  In Speech Production, methods and tools for addressing typical and disordered generation of speech are examined.  In Speech Perception, the many factors in hearing (and seeing) speech, and the many competing theoretical accounts for the process, are in focus.  The theory of Articulatory Phonology, which takes gestures as linguistic primitives, receives extensive examination in another semester.


SPCH 81500 Seminar in the Neurolinguistics of Bilingualism

This course will review the current and earlier literature on brain representation and processing of bilingualism and multilingualism. The neurolinguistic methods included are the study of spared and impaired language functions in individuals with aphasia, imaging techniques like fMRI and ERP, and language and cognition in special populations (talented and poor L2 learners, conference interpreters). We will treat the following foci of neurolinguistics research on bilingualism: the phenomena associated with bilingual and multilingual aphasia, research on treatment of multilinguals with aphasia, age-of-acquisition variables, neuroimaging studies of bilingual processing, aging bilingual brains.


SPCH 81700 Bilingual Effects in Speech Perception and Production

The first language we learn exerts a strong influence on our phonetic perception and production.  How does acquisition of two languages influence these processes? If the phonetic categories differ are both represented?  Are they equal or does one language have to dominate?  This course will explore the multiple effects that living with more than one language has on the mental organization of speech sounds and how factors, such as age of acquisition and types of experience affect perception and production of first and second language speech sounds.


SPCH 81800 Articulatory Phonology

Articulatory Phonology is a theory of the phonological structure of speech that takes the gesture as its main primitive. Phonological distinctions are based on the presence vs. absence of gestures, differences in specifications of the gestures (such as degree of constriction) and the temporal coordination of gestures within a unit. Certain phonological patterns fall out more naturally in this model than in feature-based systems, while the reverse is true for other patterns. This course will explicate and evaluate Articulatory Phonology both on its own terms and in relation to featural accounts. Possible redefinitions of clinical disorders (e.g., misarticulation of segments) in these terms will be explored.


SPCH 81900 Seminar in Electrophysiological Methods

This course focuses on electrophysiological methods applied to the empirical study of auditory, speech and language processing. Issues, such as stimulus selection and delivery, maximizing signal/noise ratio, as well as considerations of study length, fatigue factors, habituation, etc. will be discussed.  Analysis approaches for data reduction, cleaning and source separation (e.g., global field power, principal components analysis, dipole analysis) will be introduced and discussed.

SPCH 72000 Research Practicum

In this practicum, students will discuss the design and execution of an empirical research project. Progress will be measured from a required written paper that includes the methods and results (pilot or completed results).


SPCH 82000 Seminar in Neurobiology of Child Language Disorders

This course provides an in depth review of research on the neurobiology of child language disorders including autism, specific language impairment, and genetic syndromes such as Fragile X and Down Syndrome. The course will include a review of normal neurobiological development for language, methods of studying developmental neurobiology, and recent findings concerning the neurobiological deficits associated with language deficits in these children. Students will be expected to make a presentation and lead a discussion for one class session. They will also write a research proposal in journal article format.


SPCH 82200 Neuroscience of Aphasia

In this class we will briefly consider historical foundations of aphasia, then turn to current theories and data on aphasia, including imaging and treatment studies.


SPCH 82300 Cross language study of Aphasia

In this course we will review the literature on how aphasia manifests differently in different languages, considering the implications for linguistic and aphasiological theory. After I review the phenomena associated with aphasia that should be differently vulnerable across languages, students will choose a language to report on and introduce the class to the phonological, morphological, syntactic and pragmatic structures that might be expected to break down in aphasia in that language.
In the next set of classes, students will present on what is known about aphasia in the language they have chosen, leading the class in discussion of the papers they have selected (with me) for the entire class to read on the topic. For the final project, students will conduct original analyses of data from a patient who speaks that language, either from data they have available, or from the chapters in Menn and Obler, 1999.


SPCH 82400 Seminar in Autism

This course provides an overview of autism including current research on the biological (genetics and neurobiology), theories of autism, cognitive deficits; and social deficits.  Language deficits will be the primary focus. Assessment and intervention will be discussed in detail. Students will be expected to make a presentation and lead a discussion for one class session. They will also write a research proposal in journal article format.


SPCH 82500 Seminar in Language in Aging and Dementia

In this course we will review the literature on language changes associated with healthy aging and those associated with the dementias, particularly Alzheimer’s Dementia and the Primary Progressive Aphasias. As well, we will consider the cognitive phenomena, themselves affected by dementia, that underlie declines in language and communication in the dementias.


SPCH 82600 Seminar in Child Language Disorders

This course provides an overview of child language disorders including current research of the bases of such disorders (e.g., linguistics, emergentist models, neurobiology, genetics), the types of disorders (specific language impairment, autism spectrum disorder, dyslexia, hearing disorder, Down Syndrome, Fragile X syndrome, and Williams syndrome), social context (African American English, bilingualism, cross-linguistic), disorder areas (syntax, morphosyntax, semantics, reading and writing, processing speed, attention and perception, working memory) and research methods (production, comprehension, neuroscience, intervention, and assessment). Students will be expected to make a presentation and lead a discussion for one class session. They will also write a research proposal in journal article format.


SPCH 82800 Research in Methods in Language

This course focuses on research design and research methods used to explore language production, comprehension and acquisition (behavioral methods, ERPs, imaging, eye tracking and pupillometry). Topics include: scientific explanation and theory, the development of research hypotheses, quantitative methods, research approaches and designs, methodological issues, ethical issues, research criticism, research reporting and research proposals.


SPCH 82900 Seminar in Typical and Atypical Bilingual Development

This course provides an in depth review of research on language development in children acquiring more than one language with and without language disorders. Introductory material will include the nature of typical bilingual development and early second language acquisition, and cross-linguistic characteristics of child language disorders. The course will also cover the nature of language deficits in bilingual children with language disorders, approaches to assessment, and intervention. Students will be expected to make a presentation and lead a discussion for one class session. They will also write a research proposal in journal article format.

SPCH 80100 Factors Affecting Auditory Evoked Potentials

Auditory evoked and event-related potentials are now widely used for research in the Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences.  In order to understand and interpret the results from atypical populations, it is critical to have a thorough knowledge of the factors influencing these potentials.  This course will examine these factors in the context of current research that applies these potentials to the speech, language and hearing sciences.  Students will design research proposals that take into account relevant parametric factors related to stimulus presentation and data collection/analysis as well as participant-related issues involving language, cognition, memory and hearing.


SPCH 80200 Speech Perception and Hearing Loss

This course covers speech perception by listeners with hearing loss.  Areas covered include:  acoustics of speech perception, effects of hearing loss, role of vision, role of auditory prostheses, effects of distance, background noise and reverberation, role of auditory training and other habilitative strategies and lifespan issues.  Students will become familiar with the theoretical and practical issues underlying speech perception performance in listeners with hearing loss and will use the knowledge gained to develop important and well-designed research proposals. In each class session, students will read and present on key papers relevant to the topic.  Current research as well as other key papers will be included.


SPCH 84200 The Acoustic Change Complex

This course will examine current research involving the acoustic change complex (ACC) and place this response in the context of what is known regarding the P1-N1-P2 complex elicited by sound onset.  The nature of the ACC, its role in auditory processing and its potential value as a tool for translational research will be examined.  In addition, discussion of how the ACC complements other neurophysiologic indices of acoustic change processing such as mismatch negativity and P3 will be included.  Students will propose a research project involving the ACC.  In addition, students will gain experience in recording and analyzing the ACC via a class exercise.


SPCH 84300 Cochlear Implants

This course covers selected topics in cochlear implants with a focus on current literature and trends. Students will read current and classic papers on each topic and will present on current papers in class.  They will also write a review paper on a relevant topic of interest.


SPCH 84400 Psychophysics of Sensorineural Hearing Loss


SPCH 84500 Speech Perception in Bilingual Listeners with Hearing Loss

This course will examine current research in the area of speech perception in bilingual listeners with hearing loss. The theoretical models of speech perception in bilinguals and theoretical models of speech perception in listeners with hearing loss will be examined and implications for the combination of hearing loss and bilingualism will be discussed. 
The goal of this course is to become familiar with the historical, theoretical and practical issues in this area of research in order to develop important and well-designed research project proposals.

Required:

SPCH 79300 The Responsible Conduct of Research (Research Ethics)

This course will include discussion and readings concerning ethical and practical issues in the history of the protection of human subjects, current human subject practices, the IRB review process, plagiarism; authorship, intellectual property, conflict of interest, the ethical conduct of research, scientific misconduct, sexual harassment policy, and equal opportunity policies.


SPCH 79400 College Teaching

This course will focus on a wide range of issues dealing with college teaching. The topics covered will include, but not be limited to, teaching methodology, testing, grading, searching for a full-time position, interviewing, tenure, and promotion. There will be assigned readings for each class meeting. At approximately two of our meetings, guest speakers will be invited to speak to the class and take part in our discussion. These speakers will include undergraduate students, graduate students, and newly appointed full-time faculty. This course is aimed at providing a thorough overview of life as a faculty member and should be particularly useful to those who plan a career in academia.


SPCH 79500 Professional Issues Seminar

This course focuses on mentor-mentee relationships, writing, revising, and reviewing for publication; grant writing, reviewing, and revising; job hunting and interviewing; and academic career development. Students will gain experience in writing for publication, grant-writing, editing, reviewing, and planning for job searches, interviews and career development.


SPCH 79600 Special Problems


SPCH 89800 Independent Study


SPCH 89900 Dissertation Seminar

Students preparing their dissertation proposals enroll in this seminar.  The class meets once every month and is attended by students preparing proposals, the faculty based at the Graduate School (i.e., Martin, Obler, Schwartz, Shafer and Whalen), and the Executive Officer. Students report monthly progress on the development of their dissertation proposals, and are required to make two major presentations at different stages of their proposals during the academic year (review of the literature and research question; research design including results of pilot data).


SPCH 90000 Dissertation Supervision