Aug 17, 2022  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2022-23 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2022-23
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CSD 2140 - Introduction to Deaf Culture

This course is designed to provide students with an in-depth study of American Deaf culture and the American Deaf community from the multidisciplinary perspective. It is an introduction to topics such as cultural identity, core values, group norms, communication, language as well as significant contributions made by Deaf people to the world community. Designed for students who may or may not have had any previous experience or exposure, this course will answer some of the most commonly asked questions about the Deaf community and its rich culture. Views and perspectives of and from the Deaf community will be explored along with the implications of cultural differences when the Deaf and hearing worlds overlap. The oppression experienced by the Deaf community and the impact hegemony has had on the attitudes, values, and beliefs of both the hearing and D/deaf community will be examined.

Requisites: No credit for this course if taken after DSI 2860
Credit Hours: 3
OHIO BRICKS Foundations: Intercultural Explorations
General Education Code (students who entered prior to Fall 2021-22): 2CP
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of current and historical practices within the hearing world that impact the d/Deaf community.
  • Students will be able to describe the impact of global and societal perspectives on the social, social, academic/educational, linguistic, and vocational experiences of the Deaf children and adults.
  • Students will be able to compare and contrast historical and cultural perspectives on interactions between Deaf and hearing groups and subcultures within the Deaf community.
  • Students will be able to describe significant features of Deaf culture including language, membership, cultural transmission patterns, cultural activities, appropriate terminology, humor, values, and how their contributions benefit the American society.
  • Students will be able to articulate the historical process by which Deaf education evolved in the United States via language versus various communication methods.
  • Students will be able to describe the implications of audism, modern technology/medical interventions on Deaf people and culture.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate curiosity regarding Deaf culture and experience as well as openness to aspects of Deaf culture which differ from hearing culture.
  • Students will be able to act in a supportive and empathetic manner toward Deaf people.

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