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    Aug 07, 2022  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ASL 421 - Deaf Culture and Community

3 Credit Hours
Comprehensive overview of the deaf and hard-of-hearing populations of North America. Consideration also given to similarities and differences with international deaf communities. Students will explore beliefs, theories, and evidence about the experience of deaf people. Examination of the concepts and implications of disability theory, social and medical models as ways of defining the deaf population; demographics of the deaf community; distinctions among the pre- and post-lingually deaf, oral and sign language users, and under-represented groups that comprise the larger deaf community; impact of deaf education on the history and organizational structure of the deaf community.



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