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American Deaf Culture

2019/2020
Academic Year
ENG
Instruction in English
3
ECTS credits
Course type:
Elective course
When:
4 year, 3 module

Course Syllabus

Abstract

American Deaf Culture  This is a six-week course providing a historical overview of the American Deaf community and its evolving culture. Theoretical frameworks from sociology are explored. Deafness as a culture and not a disability is explained as participants are guided into the world of Deaf culture. Instructor: Terrell Brittain, ASLI Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences. University of Houston. https://www.coursera.org/learn/deaf-culture
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • The goal of the course is to provide a historical overview of the American Deaf community and its evolving culture, to explore the theoretical frameworks from sociology, to introduce deafness as a culture and not a disability.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Knows the commonly used terminology and jargon related to deafness
  • Knows the Core Values of the American Deaf culture, understands the medical vs. cultural view of the American Deaf community.
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • American Deaf Culture 
    This is a six-week course providing a historical overview of the American Deaf community and its evolving culture. Theoretical frameworks from sociology are explored. Deafness as a culture and not a disability is explained as participants are guided into the world of Deaf culture.
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Online course
  • non-blocking Discussion with a HSE instructor
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (3 module)
    0.3 * Discussion with a HSE instructor + 0.7 * Online course
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Woll, B., Steinbach, M., & Pfau, R. (2012). Sign Language : An International Handbook. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=494255

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Zorzi, G. (2018). Coordination and gapping in Catalan Sign Language (LSC). Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 2018. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edstdx&AN=edstdx.10803.665045