ASL 212 Deafhood: Moving Beyond Deaf Culture (3 credits)

This intermediate-high level course provides students with a new, in-depth cultural perspective on Deaf people who use American Sign Language (ASL). The course is based on the cultural model as opposed to the pathological model. After an analysis of the history of the American Deaf community, students will explore the progress of the Deaf community in terms of language, culture, education, arts, social norms, values, psychology, and technology. Students will also explore profiles of various contemporary Deaf individuals, the community, and their contributions to the Deaf community including Deafhood and Deaf Gain. Finally, students will apply course concepts to their own involvement with the community. Class is conducted entirely in American Sign Language. Prerequisite: ASL 200 or 202, or equivalent, or permission of instructor.