American Deaf Culture & Hist (ASL-208)
This course is a study of the status of Deaf people as both a linguistic and cultural minority group. This course is designed for individuals who may or may not have had prior experience with Deaf people. The course raises questions on the nature of sign language and its varieties, the education of Deaf people, the historical treatment of Deafness, the sociological and cultural make up of Deaf individuals, and the nature of ASL Literature and poetry. The course also covers the history of Deaf people in the Western World, with emphasis on the American Deaf Community and its relation to hearing society.