2019-2020 Catalog 
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2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SLNG 1347 - Deaf Culture

Credit Hours: 3
Contact Hours - Lecture: 3
Provides a historical and contemporary perspective of American deaf culture using a sociocultural model. Includes cultural identity, values, group norms, communication, language, and significant contributions made by deaf people to the world. This course will also identify organizations of the deaf and will explore implications of deafness on family dynamics.
Prerequisite: College Level Readiness in Reading OR Writing.
Student Learning Outcomes
1 - The student will demonstrate an understanding of deaf culture and apply this knowledge to situations they may encounter in the interpreting profession. 2 - Trace the historical roots of American deaf culture and deaf education. 3 - Exhibit an understanding of the values, norms, cultural identity, and rules of social interaction within the American deaf community. 4 - The student will explore the experiences of co-cultural communities within the larger American deaf community (I.E., racial and ethnic groups such as Hispanic, African-American/Black, Asian/Pacific-Islander, and Native American) as well as other cultural 5 - (Continuation of above outcome) identities such as gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, socioeconomic class, educational background and generational perspective.