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ASL 220 - American Deaf History and Culture

Class: 3 Credits: 3
This course surveys the history of American Sign Language, its users, and their culture. It explores how identity has been framed and describes the influence of community, society and education on this minority group.

Prerequisite(s): Take ENG 032  and RDG 100  with a minimum grade of “C”.
Course Topics:

  • History of ASL and Deaf Culture
  • Leaders and events in Deaf history
  • Organizations
  • Audism
  • How culture affects language
  • Membership in Deaf community
  • The deaf child in the family
  • Education
  • Technology
  • Attitudes towards individuals who are deaf
  • Advocacy

Textbook information can be found on the Book Inn Web site
Required Materials:

  • Computer internet access with current browser
  • MS Word or compatible system

Grading System:
An overall grade of C or higher is required for transferability.

A 90 - 100
B 80 - 89
C 70 - 79
D 60 - 69
F 0 - 59

Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Discuss historical milestones and people who have influenced American Sign Language and American Deaf Culture.
  2. Describe the influence of education on the Deaf community.
  3. Explain how the Deaf community fits the category of collectivist cultures.
  4. Evaluate how societal perspectives have influenced the community.
  5. Examine how technology has changed the social, linguistic and political landscape.

For SCC Online Courses:
If the course you are taking is online, please review the SCC Online Course Policies  that include:

  • Identity Verification
  • Required materials for all online courses
  • Mandatory Attendance Requirement
  • Orientation and Support
  • Proctored Exams

Standard SCC Course Policies:
Please review the Standard Course Policies  on the following topics:

  • Academic Integrity
  • Add/Drop period
  • Attendance
  • Classroom Conduct
  • Equal Access
  • IT Access
  • Online Behavior
  • Online Confidentiality
  • Services For Students with Disabilities
  • Student Concerns
  • Student Help Services
  • Withdrawals

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