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2023 - 2024 Catalog Year
Deaf Studies (Part-time)

Degree: Short-term Technical Certificate
Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences

This Sample Program Pathway is designed to provide an example of course selections in a term by term sequence. Please see an Academic Advisor for a plan specific to your academic needs.

Fall Semester (First Year)
Hours
 

Description: This course provides a foundation for non-signers to study American Sign Language (ASL) and learn about deaf culture. It includes principles, methods and techniques for communicating with deaf individuals who sign. Focusing on development of receptive and expressive sign skills, manual alphabet, numbers, sign vocabulary, syntax, grammar and culture.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035

Description: In English Composition I students learn reflective, analytical and argumentative writing strategies, incorporating sources and personal experience. Students will negotiate between public and private rhetorical situations and purposes to achieve academic literacy. They will write multiple drafts using a recursive writing process as they work toward fluency in style and mechanics.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 or Other (Placement Test Score)

 

Term hours subtotal:

6

Spring Semester (First Year)
Hours
 

Description:

Study the culture of the American Deaf community. Issues raised include the relationship between language and culture, the history of deaf education, the Deaf President Now revolution and the collective goals and values of the Deaf community. Gain an understanding of the effects of hearing loss by way of basic audiology, speech pathology and the anatomy of the ear. We will also address access to services for the Deaf, hard-of-hearing, and Deaf-Blind consumers.

Description: Continue to study American Sign Language (ASL) grammatical structure, vocabulary, fingerspelling, use of signing space, conversational regulators and introductory aspects of deaf culture.

Prerequisites: ASL 1111 and ENG 1101

 

Term hours subtotal:

6

Fall Semester (Second Year)
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Description: Express abstract concepts in ASL using appropriate grammatical structure, signing space, vocabulary, fingerspelling and nonmanual markers. The course also features continued development of conversational regulators and aspects of deaf culture.

Notes: Fall only

Prerequisites: ASL 1112

 

Term hours subtotal:

3

Spring Semester (Second Year)
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Description:

Expands ability to express abstract concepts in American Sign Language (ASL), further develops vocabulary and receptive and expressive fluency. Read and discuss topics related to deaf culture. Deaf community interaction required.

Notes: Spring only

Prerequisites: ASL 1101 and ASL 1228 and ENG 1101

 

Term hours subtotal:

3

This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances. View current catalog.