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Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD)

CSD 269 (GS;US;IL) Deaf Culture (3) Explores the economic, social, psychological, and political aspects of the deaf culture and its interaction with the majority hearing culture.

CSD 269 CSD 269 Deafness and Society (3)

explore this community as being a distinct culture having its own rules of social interaction, values, group norms, and identity. The educational objectives are that the student will acquire an understanding of: 1) the development of the American Deaf Community, 2) factors affecting an individual’s choice to affiliate with the Deaf Community, 3) history and current trends in deaf education, 4) American Sign Language (ASL) and other forms of communication used by Deaf Americans, 5) social, emotional, and psychological aspects of deafness, 6) diversity with the Deaf Community, and 7) deafness in the literature, media, and the arts.
General Education: GS
Diversity: US;IL
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 2012

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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