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Beginner Level

Approx. 5 hours to complete

Suggested: 2 hours per module....

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Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

Module 1: Discrimination and Audism

Introduction to course and explanation of Civil Rights struggles for the American Deaf community. Detailed explanation of the term “audism”.

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7 videos (Total 11 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
Introduction of the Interpreter (English)43s
Introduction of the Interpreter (Sign Language)59s
Outline of the Course46s
History of Oppression2m
Audism1m
Instructor's Personal Experience3m
2 readings
Grading Policy10m
Video and Article10m
1 practice exercise
Module 1 Quiz4m
Week
2
30 minutes to complete

Module 2: What is American Deaf Culture? - An Introduction

Overview of commonly used terminology and jargon related to deafness. Introduction to the existence of Deaf Culture.

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8 videos (Total 16 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
8 videos
Group Labels1m
Deaf & deaf2m
Hard-of-hearing1m
Deafened2m
Hearing1m
Hearing impaired Deaf and Dumb2m
Instructor's personal experience2m
1 reading
Video and Articles10m
1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz4m
Week
3
22 minutes to complete

Module 3: "My Child is born deaf" - Language acquisition

Summary and analysis of communication options for those that are members of the American Deaf community. Introduction of the impact of American Sign Language and the import of language acquisition for deaf children.

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11 videos (Total 18 min), 1 quiz
11 videos
Manually Coded English1m
Signed English1m
Total Communication39s
Oralism1m
Cued Speech46s
Home Sign1m
Rochester Method1m
American Sign Language3m
Language Comparison1m
Instructor's Personal Experience3m
1 practice exercise
Module 3 Quiz4m
Week
4
1 hour to complete

Module 4: What is American Deaf Culture? - an Overview

Overview of the Core Values of the American Deaf culture. Explanation of the medical vs. cultural view of the American Deaf community.

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10 videos (Total 23 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
10 videos
Cultural vs. Pathological view1m
Language/communication1m
Identity1m
Core values1m
Rules of Social Interaction4m
Tradition2m
Assistive Technology2m
Shared experiences2m
Instructor's personal experience3m
1 reading
Video and articles10m
1 practice exercise
Module 4 Quiz4m
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Top reviews from American Deaf Culture

By CPOct 10th 2017

I've gotten an Associate's in Sign Language and learned a lot about American Deaf Culture and this was a wonderful refresher for me! I did NOT want this class to end!!\n\nPlease offer more like this!

By JMJun 16th 2017

I am also a CODA, and I am so happy that a course on Deaf Culture is on CourseRA. Very proud of the collaborative efforts of exposing hearing people to the deaf community. ILY!

Instructor

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Terrell Brittain

ASLI Assistant Professor
Communication Sciences

About University of Houston System

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