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Speech and Language Pathology Minor

The College of Staten Island offers a Minor in Speech and Language Pathology (SLP), typically completed in conjunction with a Linguistics Concentration. In addition to providing a basic background in the study of speech and speech and language disorders, the program offers prerequisite courses required for admission to most SLP master's programs.


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Speech and Language Pathology Minor (24 credits)

Pre-Minor Required Courses (12 credits)

  • LING 301  Introduction to Linguistics (4 credits)
  • LING 302  Phonetics (4 credits)
  • BIO 106 & BIO 107  Principles of Biology + Lab (4 credits)
  • or  BIO 170 & BIO 171  General Biology + Lab (4 credits)

Required Courses (12 credits)

  • LING 402  Speech Science (4 credits)
  • LING 420  Anatomy & Physiology for Speech Science (4 credits)
  • LING 430  Phonetic and Phonological Disorders (4 credits)

Spring 2022




LING 301

Introduction to Linguistics

Prof. O. Popescu

LING 301

Introduction to Linguistics

Prof. O. Popescu

LING 302


Prof. C. Zhou

LING 402

Speech Science

Prof. J. Colon

LING 430

Phonetic and Phonological Disorders

Prof. L. Colonna

  • LING 301 Introduction to Linguistics
  • LING 301 Introduction to Linguistics
  • LING 302 Phonetics
  • LING 420 Anatomy & Physiology for Speech Science

LING 301                                 INTRODUCTION TO LINGUISTICS                                  POPESCU
This course is an introduction to the scientific study of human language, a prerequisite for further study in linguistics/speech-language pathology. We will cover the basic areas of linguistic grammar: phonetics, phonology, morphology and syntax. Students may also have the opportunity to explore applications of linguistic theory to questions about language change (historical linguistics), first language acquisition (how children learn language), second language learning (how adults learn a second language), sign languages, language and the brain (psycholinguistics and neurolinguistics), and computational linguistics. 
*This is a Linguistics course.

LING 302                                             PHONETICS                                                           ZHOU
This course is an introduction to the linguistic subfield of phonetics—the study of how speech sounds are articulated, transcribed, and represented in the mind/brain. Students will learn how to use the International Phonetic Alphabet and how to produce nearly all of the basic sounds used in all of the world's languages. This course is a prerequisite for all upper-level courses related to speech sounds, including courses related to speech-language pathology.


LING 402                                 SPEECH SCIENCE                                                       COLON
 An introduction to the experimental methods used to study speech production and perception. Using the facilities of the CSI Speech Laboratory, students will learn to analyze speech acoustically and physiologically. This course will also involve research design and the writing of research papers. For English majors and minors, this is designated as a linguistics course.
*This is a Linguistics course.

LING 430                     PHONETIC AND PHONOLOGICAL DISORDERS                   COLANNA         


An introduction to major disorders of linguistic speech sounds, both phonetic (articulatory) and phonological (cognitive) in nature. The course highlights theories of description and assessment, and linguistic approaches to intervention.
*This is a Linguistics course