Course Details

ASL416 Deaf People in Society

This is an upper level course that focuses on Deaf people as part of a linguistic and cultural minority. This course is taught in ASL and is not interpreted into English. Topics that will be covered include perspectives on Deafhood and Deaf/deaf communities, attitudes toward Deaf people and signed languages, technology and communication, history of the Deaf community, contributions of Deaf people to society, communication issues and the politics of language use, choices, and power, perspectives surrounding various legislations that affect Deaf people throughout their life cycle, and the impact of various educational choices and experiences of Deaf people.

Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisites: ASL 120 and ASL 305