DST 101 Introduction to Deaf Studies

This is the foundation course for Deaf Studies majors. Students survey various discourse communities and key concepts within 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 and "e-learning skills of a Deaf Studies major.  Open to Deaf Studies degree and certificate majors, or by permission of program director for non-majors.  Four lecture hours per week as well as outside hours.  Instructional Support Fee applies.  Competency met: Critical Thinking, Technical Literacy, First Year Experience .  
4 credits  Fall

4 credits
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