Deaf CultureASL 200W
Studies the Deaf community and culture. Addresses a broad array of topics, including history, rules for social interaction, group norms, identity, language and values. Discusses Deaf perspective and its interface with the hearing culture. (45-0)
Outcomes and Objectives
Access, analyze and use information relating to Deaf culture.
- Identify through writing and orally key figures and eras of Deaf history
- List Deaf individuals that have made contributions to the general culture
- Examine the Deaf President Now movement and the changes that occurred from it
- Compare/contrast ASL and English language structure
- Discuss the importance of language in Deaf culture
- Differentiate (written and orally) between Deaf and hearing cultural behaviors
- Identify several current issues in the Deaf community
Use critical thinking skills to evaluate Deaf education.
- Debate the merits/deficiencies of different educational systems for the Deaf throughout history
- Explain changes in Deaf education and perception of the Deaf
- Evaluate current educational methods
Value and practice citizenship through an understanding of Deaf and hearing cultures.
- Appreciate differences in cultures
- Relate how understanding Deaf culture will affect future interactions
- Compare and contrast hearing and Deaf culturally accepted behaviors
- Examine Deaf in the Arts: literature, poetry, drama and art
Have productive interaction with others by group projects on Deaf culture topics.
- Identify current issues in the Deaf community and discuss in groups, write and present in class
- Display tolerance of different cultures