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ASL 4500. Advanced Deaf Culture. 3 Hours.

This course focuses on specific historical events that have contributed to the formation of the Deaf community. Students will explore how members of the Deaf community identify with their ethnic, cultural and linguistic characteristics. Students will explain how audism and oppression have impacted members of the Deaf community and how legislation and regulations have contributed both positively and negatively to events in the Deaf community. This course includes lecture, community experiences and basic comparison between Deaf culture and the student's own culture. This course is taught in American Sign Language. Prerequisite: ASL 1500. SP.