ASLP 222 - Deaf History and Culture
Provides students the opportunity to immerse themselves in Deaf culture, history, and language. This course will present an in-depth consideration of Deaf history and the social, cultural, political, educational, and social aspects of the community as a cohesive American co-culture. Students will examine the norms and values of Deaf culture, as well as the linguistic, educational, social, and professional influences in Deaf culture and history. Recommended to be taken concurrently with ASLP 210 . PREREQUISITE(S): ASLP 121 and ASLP 200 , or consent of department. Three hours each week. Formerly SL 222.
3 semester hours
Upon completion of this course a student will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of significant events and dates that have shaped Deaf History in the United States and Europe.
- Identify fundamental features of Deaf linguistics and its history.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the impact that the major institutions of education and family have historical had on Deaf people.
- Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of practices, products, and perspectives of Deaf culture and history.
- Explore the meaning and criterion of “culture” through readings and videotapes that show evidence that supports the Deaf people as a culture minority and a population that has experience discrimination.
- Demonstrate a sociological understanding of Deaf people as a unique cultural group that has spent much of its history fighting oppression and confirming ASL as a language.
- Interact with Deaf students, adults, or staff in areas of Maryland.
- Participate actively in ASL-related events in community and school settings using ASL.
- Educate peers about particular aspects of Deaf history and culture, such as the participation of the Deaf in times of war, unsung Deaf heroes, and the Americans with Disabilities.
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