Syllabus Overview for HCD-551-DL Phonetic Transcription and Introduction to Acoustic Phonetics

3 Credits

Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Course Materials

Please visit the Institute's online bookstore for information regarding required course materials.

Note:  Phonetic Transcription and Introduction to Acoustic Phonetics will run for 12 weeks.


  • Fundamentals of Phonetics
  • Anatomy & Physiology of the Articulators of Speech
  • Vowels (Parts 1 & 2)
  • Consonants (Parts 1 & 2)
  • Acoustic Characteristics of Vowels and Consonants
  • Connected Speech
  • Phonological Processes
  • Diacritics
  • Language Differences

General Course Activities


Practice exercises


Participation in weekly online discussion


Final Examination

Course Expectations

A student is expected to devote 10-15 hours per week to complete readings and course activities.

Technology Requirements

This course uses the learning platform software called Desire2Learn (D2L.)  D2L integrates text, video, and audio. Before enrolling in the course, review the D2L system recommendations.

Students will be required to perform tasks for assignments requiring the use of technology: downloading and installing fonts to your computer, converting a word file to a .pdf, etc.

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