The Deaf Studies Certificate program will help students gain an in-depth understanding of the Deaf Community as well as understanding of bilingual and bicultural issues, especially those with a B.A degree or higher.
♦ Teacher’s Aide
♦ Residential program counselors
♦ Job coaches
♦ Communication specialist
♦ Deaf community advocate
♦ Paraprofessional with the Deaf
Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates should be able to:
1. Communicate at an advanced level using American Sign Language.
2. Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of and sensitivity to American Deaf culture.
3. Describe the major characteristics of ASL literature and storytelling.
4. Understand the linguistic aspects of American Sign Language.
5. Educate others with information on deafness and available resources
ASL* 101 American Sign Language I - 3 credits
DSC* 101 Visual/Gestural Communication - 3 credits
ASL* 102 American Sign Language II - 3 credits
DSC* 114 Intro to Deaf People & Deaf Culture I - 3 credits
ASL* 201 American Sign Language III - 3 credits
ASL* 205 Linguistics of ASL - 3 credits
DSC* 218 Selected Topics in Deaf Studies - 3 credits
ASL* 202 American Sign Language IV - 3 credits
DSC* 219 ASL Literature - 3 credits
DSC* 222 Field Experience in Deaf Studies - 3 credits
TOTAL CREDITS 30