2018-2019 Catalog Winter Update [Archived]

FRL 262 Deaf Culture & History

(Contact Hours: 3) This course looks closely at the unique experiences of those in the deaf community. Individuals examine the history of the deaf community in America, the sociology of the hearing impaired (both deaf and hard of hearing), and the psychological ramifications of deafness. A goal is to provide more in depth understanding and knowledge of the experience of deafness, thus, assisting the individual to interact more effectively with members of the deaf community and members of the hearing community on issues directly related to deafness as well as everyday life. This is a standard course in interpreter training programs. In addition, the course may fulfill general studies sociology or history requirements. Recommended prerequisite: FRL 161 or instructor permission. Minimum benchmarks will be enforced.