Montgomery College 2020-2021 Catalog 
    Apr 18, 2024  
Montgomery College 2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ASLP 121 - Introduction to the Deaf Community and Culture

(BSSD, GCP) (R only)

Provides a broad introduction to concepts related to the Deaf, Deaf culture, and the languages of people within Deaf communities in particular and Deaf society in general. The course examines current issues and languages in the Deaf community, including technology and diversity. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 011 , READ 120 . Three hours each week. Formerly SL 121.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of how Deaf people interact among themselves.
  • Identify fundamental features of Deaf language and culture.
  • Compare the Deaf community with other diverse communities.
  • Demonstrate a culture understanding of practices, products, and perspectives appropriate to the culture in which ASL is used.
  • Compare and assess ASL use in the community.
  • Discuss current issues within the Deaf community.
  • Identify the contribution of Deaf Americans.
  • Describe the technologies utilized by Deaf people.

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