ASL 125 Syllabus


Division:        Arts and Sciences                                                                                       Date: February 2014


Curriculum In Which Course is Taught:  Liberal Arts and ASL Career Studies Certificate


Course Number and Title:  ASL 125, History & Culture of the Deaf Community


Credit Hours:   3                  Hours/Wk Lecture:    3       Hours/Wk Lab:                    Lec/Lab Comb: 



  1. Catalog Description:  Presents an overview of various aspects of Deaf Culture, including educational and legal issues.  Examines the history of the Deaf Community.


  1. Relationship of the course to curricula objectives in which it is taught:    This transfer quality course strengthens writing, speaking and listening critically and reflectively.  It exposes students to a significant subculture in both the U.S. and Deaf world communities.


  1. Required background:  ENF 3 competency recommended.


  1. Course Content:


A.   Psychological Perspective of Deafness

B.   The Art of Hearing

C.   Family Dynamics

D.   The Educational Environment

E.   Modes of Communication

F.    The Art of Reading

G.   Cognition and Intellectual Functioning

H.   The Deafened Adult

I.      Myths and Misconceptions

J.    Law and the Deaf

K.   Deafness and the World of Work

L.    Support Services


III.           Learner Outcomes


Students will be able to:

IV.          Evaluation

A.   Explain difficulties confronted by the Deaf Community in regards to:

1.    psychological issues

2.   hearing loss

3.    educational settings/choices

4.    the different modes of communication

5.     cognition and intellectual functioning

6.     reading/academic concerns

7.     legal issues support services for the  Deaf/hh

Learner outcomes will be measured by classroom participation, homework, quizzes and tests.


All written assignments will be assessed for spelling, punctuation, grammar and consistency according to the conventions of standard English.



VII.         This course supports the following objectives:


DCC Educational Objectives:


   Cultural and Social Understanding