Human Services Career Program

Degree offered

Associate in Arts in Deaf Studies (Human Services Concentration)

Credits required 62/63

Dean Joanne Preston

Program contact Sandra Lygren, Coordinator and Professor of Deaf Studies, ext. 2748

Program Goals Statement

This program provides a Deaf Studies and liberal arts foundation that includes specialized courses needed for transfer into a BS/BA program in the human services area of choice. Students in this option are seeking entry-level or assistant positions in Deaf human service settings or they plan to transfer and specialize in social work, vocational rehabilitation, counseling or other related fields.

Student Learning Outcomes

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Infused General Education Competencies

First-Year Experience, Oral Communication

Program Information

We offer several Deaf Studies options to meet your career or academic goals.

Students who also wish to complete the MassTransfer block should take an additional 3-4 credit science elective.

Adhere to semester sequencing to ensure completion of necessary pre-requisites.

After BCC

If you plan to transfer to a four-year institution, visit the Transfer Affairs Web site at www.BristolCC.edu/transfer

Degree Requirements

General Courses

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

SOC 101Principles of Sociology

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:9

 

Elective Courses

Historic Awareness Elective

3 credits

Lab Science Elective

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:10-11

Choose from MassTransfer electives, unless otherwise specified

Program Courses

ASL 101Elementary American Sign Language

3 credits

ASL 102Elementary American Sign Language II

3 credits

ASL 181Visual/Gestural Communication

2 credits

ASL 201Intermediate American Sign Language I

3 credits

ASL 202Intermediate American Sign Language II

3 credits

ASL 284ASL/Deaf Studies Capstone Seminar

1 credit

ASL 285Community-based Learning in Deaf Studies

1 credit

DST 101Introduction to Deaf Studies

3 credits

DST 110Deaf Culture

3 credits

DST 151Deaf History

3 credits

DST 210The Deaf Community in Society

3 credits

DST 251Deaf Literature and ASL Folklore

3 credits

PSY 101General Psychology

3 credits

SER 101Introduction to Social Welfare

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:37

Program Electives - (Choose two)

COM 113Interpersonal Speech

3 credits

PSY 254Psychology of Personality

3 credits

PSY 255Abnormal Psychology

3 credits

PSY 258Introduction to Behavior Modification

3 credits

SER 251Principles and Methods of Interviewing

3 credits

SOC 212The Sociology of Social Problems

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:6

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 1

ASL 101Elementary American Sign Language

3 credits

DST 101Introduction to Deaf Studies

3 credits

DST 110Deaf Culture

3 credits

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

SER 101Introduction to Social Welfare

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 2

ASL 102Elementary American Sign Language II

3 credits

ASL 181Visual/Gestural Communication

2 credits

DST 151Deaf History

3 credits

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

PSY 101General Psychology

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Summer

Students may opt to take General Education courses during the summer between semesters 2 and 3 to lighten course load.

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 3

ASL 201Intermediate American Sign Language I

3 credits

DST 210The Deaf Community in Society

3 credits

SOC 101Principles of Sociology

3 credits

ELECTIVE

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 4

ASL 202Intermediate American Sign Language II

3 credits

ASL 284ASL/Deaf Studies Capstone Seminar

1 credit

ASL 285Community-based Learning in Deaf Studies

1 credit

DST 251Deaf Literature and ASL Folklore

3 credits

ELECTIVE

3 credits

Lab Science Elective

4 credits

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