DST 101 Introduction to Deaf Studies

This is the foundation course for Deaf Studies majors. Students survey the socio-linguistic discourse communities of Deaf Studies, the diversity of membership in the Deaf community, technology supported in the Deaf world, and careers/professions involving ASL and Deaf people.  Students develop their professional goals, their perspective on Deaf people as both consumer and expert, and their personal role in the Deaf community as member or ally.  The course consists of lectures, projects, professional observations, and community service and/or attendance at Deaf events.  Students also develop the critical thinking, reading, and writing skills of a Deaf Studies major.  Open to Deaf Studies degree and certificate majors, or by permission of program director for non-majors.  Three class hours per week as well as outside hours. Competency met: Critical Analysis (1.0), Technical Literacy (8.0).  Fall.

3 credits
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