DST 210 The Deaf Community in Society

This course provides an in-depth study of the nature and needs of the culturally Deaf, non-culturally Deaf, hard-of-hearing, and late-deafened population in the United States. It focuses on the various and diverse levels of needs found in this community which may include communication, education, daily living, support, accommodations, and assistive technology. The course also addresses social and audiological differences as well as past and present educational, advocative, rehabilitative, and political philosophies and policies that affect this group. This course gives special attention to examining societal perspectives for the deaf/hard-of-hearing, and their impact on (and merit to) this diverse community while taking into consideration each cohort's distinctive perception of self and level of need.  Prerequisite: DST 110 with a C or better. Two lecture hours per week, 8-10 hours of community observations (will be expected to travel beyond greater Fall River), and three seminar dates to be announced.
3 credits  Fall
3 credits
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