Catalog: 2014–2015 Catalog Year

AM 153: Deaf Culture

General Information

  • Name: Deaf Culture
  • Discipline: American Sign Language (AM)
  • Units (Credits): 3
  • Transfer Information: Courses with numbers 100 to 299: This course is designed to apply toward a WNC degree and/or transfer to other schools within the Nevada System of Higher Education, depending on the degree chosen and other courses completed. It may transfer to colleges and universities outside Nevada. For information about how this course can transfer and apply to your program of study, please contact a counselor.
  • Academic Division: Career and Technical Education

Prerequisites and Recommended Courses

Course Outline

I: Catalog Course Description

Offers a study of people who are deafened. Includes clinical and audiological descriptions of deafness and its course.

II: Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Describe the Culture of Deaf people.
  • Define basic elements of how deaf children are raised in our society.
  • List prominent Educational practices of Deaf children, based on research pertaining to the educational success of Deaf children.
  • Describe the language of most Deaf people and related research.
  • Associations for the Deaf.
  • Issues within the Deaf Community regarding the support of the Deaf community by some and the eradication of the Deaf Community.
  • Technology advancements as well as service provided to the Deaf.
  • Understanding laws and research that impact the Deaf Community
  • Understand the importance of cultrual traditions, diversity and ethics in the modern world.
  • Understand and apply social science principles, including an appreciation of participation in civic affairs.
  • Have problem solving, creative and critical thinking skills
  • Knowledge of agencies and services available for the Deaf.
  • Acquiring effective and efficient learning skills, including the location and evaluation of information.

III: Course Linkage

Linkage of course to educational program mission and at least one educational program outcome.

The General Education Mission is to provide a core of critical life skills. AM 153 addresses four specific General Education Student Learning Objectives from all four major areas:

Communication

  • Students will leave the course with fluency in American Sign Language which will enhance their ability to communicate with members of general society that are Deaf and/or users of American Sign Language.
  • Understand how to best communicate with persons who use sign language and those who have various levels of hearing.

Analysis

  • During this course, students will enhance their ability to analyze both English and American Sign Language from a linguistic, as well as cultural perspective.

Personal Development

  • Demonstrate ability to interact with those who have a different cultural and language background.
  • Throughout the course students will be demonstrating applied knowledge, personal skills development in both languages and apply current research to their daily professional and personal interactions.

Community Commitment

  • Students in this course will be asked to participate in many cultural and community events, thus demonstrating their enhanced knowledge of the Deaf Community and its corresponding language, American Sign Language.
  • Understand the diverse needs of persons who are deaf, hard of hearing, of deafened.
  • Use information presented in class to facilitate equal access communication opportunities for members of the deaf community


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