Dec 07, 2023  
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SIGN 2030 - Deaf Culture and History

This course will present an in-depth consideration of Deaf history and the cultural, political, educational, and social aspects of the community as a cohesive American co-culture. Students will examine the history of Deaf people in the Western World, with emphasis on American Deaf culture and the unique perspectives, norms and values within such communities. Students will explore the nature of American Sign Language and its varieties, the education of Deaf people, the historical treatment of Deafness, and the sociological and cultural make up of Deaf individuals. The nature of Deaf art in various forms, ASL Literature and poetry will also be discussed. This course is taught in American Sign Language.

Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisites:  SIGN 2010 and SIGN 2020 (SIGN 2020 may be taken concurrently), or approval of instructor. A minimum grade of “C” is required in all prerequisites.

Credits: 3 hours

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