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ASL 200W - Deaf Culture

Credits: 3
Instructional Contact Hours: 3

Studies the Deaf community and culture. Addresses a broad array of topics, including history, rules for social interaction, group norms, identity, language and values. Discusses Deaf perspective and its interface with the hearing culture.

Prerequisite(s): None
Corequisite(s): None
Lecture Hours: 45 Lab Hours: 0
Meets MTA Requirement: Humanities
Pass/NoCredit: Yes

Outcomes and Objectives
  1. Access, analyze and use information relating to Deaf culture.
    1. Identify through writing and orally key figures and eras of Deaf history
    2. List Deaf individuals that have made contributions to the general culture
    3. Examine the Deaf President Now movement and the changes that occurred from it
    4. Compare/contrast ASL and English language structure
    5. Discuss the importance of language in Deaf culture
    6. Differentiate (written and orally) between Deaf and hearing cultural behaviors
    7. Identify several current issues in the Deaf community
  2. Use critical thinking skills to evaluate Deaf education.
    1. Debate the merits/deficiencies of different educational systems for the Deaf throughout history
    2. Explain changes in Deaf education and perception of the Deaf
    3. Evaluate current educational methods
  3. Value and practice citizenship through an understanding of Deaf and hearing cultures.
    1. Appreciate differences in cultures
    2. Relate how understanding Deaf culture will affect future interactions
    3. Compare and contrast hearing and Deaf culturally accepted behaviors
    4. Examine Deaf in the Arts: literature, poetry, drama and art
  4. Have productive interaction with others by group projects on Deaf culture topics.
    1. Identify current issues in the Deaf community and discuss in groups, write and present in class
    2. Display tolerance of different cultures

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