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2024-2025 College Catalog 
2024-2025 College Catalog

ASL 200 - Introduction to the Deaf Community

3 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 0 lab periods
Macroscopic view of culture and microscopic view of the Deaf life experience through culture and language. Includes cross-cultural interactions between deaf and hearing people. Also includes the history of the Deaf community, Deaf education, Deaf technologies, Deaf employment, historical trends and Deaf services.

Gen-Ed: Meets AGEC - Options and C

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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate awareness and knowledge of diversity within the Deaf community
  2. Demonstrate understanding of the place of the Deaf community in the matrix of a diverse American society
  3. Discuss and demonstrate understanding of the role of language in the development of Deaf identity and Deaf education settings
  4. Describe the historical process by which Deaf education and communication methods have evolved in the United States
  5. Discuss vocational changes and challenges for the Deaf in America in 1900 to the present
  6. Demonstrate increased awareness and knowledge of organizations of the Deaf and services for the Deaf
  7. Cite key parts of relevant laws and their impact on Deaf people in the United States
  8. Describe the impact of society’s perspective on the social, academic/educational, linguistic, and vocational
  9. Examine current technology used by Deaf people

  1. Deafness
    1. Medical perspectives
    2. Psychological perspectives
    3. Family impact
    4. Educational perspectives
    5. Social perspectives
    6. Linguistic perspectives
    7. Legislative perspectives
  2. Deaf Communities
    1. First School in France
    2. European communities/schools
    3. American communities/schools
    4. Martha’s Vineyard
  3. Education
    1. Residential schools
    2. Day schools
    3. Self-contained classes
    4. Mainstreamed classes
    5. Charter schools
    6. Technical support services
    7. Colleges/universities
  4. Organizations of the Deaf
    1. Local
    2. Statewide
    3. Nationwide
    4. Worldwide
  5. Communication Modes
    1. American Sign Language (ASL)
    2. Home signs
    3. Contact language – Pidgin Sign English (PSE)
    4. Manually coded English systems
    5. Oralism
    6. Language acquisition
  6. Technological Changes Affecting the Deaf Community
  7. Cultural Values and Norms of the Deaf Community

Effective Term:
Fall 2016