Oct 03, 2022  
2019-2020 Archived Catalog 
2019-2020 Archived Catalog

ASL.-111 Deaf Community and Culture

Credits 3 / 3 Contact Hours
Pre-requisite: Placement into RDNG-030 (ACSR-030), completion of ELAP-110 with a minimum grade of 2.0, or successful completion of RDNG-016 or ACLT-074 with a minimum grade of 3.0. 
Learning a second language at MCC gives the student the opportunity to understand and use the language of the Deaf Community. Since students will continue their learning in the community it is essential that they learn appropriate behaviors showing awareness of and respect for the Deaf Community and its history and culture. Discussions activities and readings reinforce what students learn from videotapes guest speakers and the instructor.

Course Outcomes
1. Understand and respect values of the Deaf community 2. Compare rules for social interaction for signers and non-signers 3. Observe how Deaf culture is express through ASL - sign play, story sharing, storytelling and artistic performances 4. Discuss Group Norms of the Deaf community that may be different than non-signers 5. Discuss group and self-identity 6. Address some culturally sensitive issues 7. Understand that many issues are perceived differently by members within and outside the deaf community 8. Discuss audism and oppression 9. Know and understand all avenues of the Deaf community 10. Understand cultural and medical definitions of Deaf, deaf, hard of hearing and hearing 11. Become familiar with acronyms used often in the Deaf community 12. Understand educational options for deaf children, literacy issues and importance of extracurricular activities 12. Study legislation and political forces that impact the Deaf community 13. Become aware of various consumer, professional and social organizations within the Deaf Community 14. Research historical events that impacted the Deaf Community as we know it today (DPN, Milan Conference, Oral Movement, Bilingualism) 15. Interact with members of local Deaf Community