This is a six-week course providing a historical overview of the American Deaf community and its evolving culture. Theoretical frameworks from sociology are explored. Deafness as a culture and not a disability is explained as participants are guided into the world of Deaf culture.
American Deaf Culture
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There are 6 modules in this course
Introduction to course and explanation of Civil Rights struggles for the American Deaf community. Detailed explanation of the term “audism”.
7 videos2 readings
Overview of commonly used terminology and jargon related to deafness. Introduction to the existence of Deaf Culture.
8 videos1 reading
Summary and analysis of communication options for those that are members of the American Deaf community. Introduction of the impact of American Sign Language and the import of language acquisition for deaf children.
Overview of the Core Values of the American Deaf culture. Explanation of the medical vs. cultural view of the American Deaf community.
10 videos1 reading
: Discussion of U.S. Laws enacted that affect the American Deaf community and educational options.
11 videos1 reading
Summary of course objectives and final exam.
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