This course will focus on the socio cultural view of the American Deaf Community. We will explore the two prevailing perspectives, pathology (disability) and socio-cultural (culture, language, mores, folklore), as we discuss contemporary American Deaf Culture. Finally, students will consider the role of history in the development of Deaf Culture.
This course is an introduction to the basic skills in production and comprehension of American Sign Language (ASL). It includes the manual alphabet and numbers, as well as exposure to grammar. Students will develop conversational ability and culturally appropriate behaviors.
This course will assist the student in developing the ability to use and understand sign language at the beginning level. Classes will include readiness exercises, skills development, direct interaction activities and sign vocabulary building.