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Course Content and Outcome Guide for ITP 131

Course Number:
ITP 131
Course Title:
Deaf Culture
Credit Hours:
4
Lecture Hours:
40
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Studies values, social customs, literature, folklore, language, Deaf - hearing interaction, cross-cultural issues and current perspectives of Deaf-World. Admission into Sign Language Interpretation program required. Prerequisite: ASL 130.

Addendum to Course Description

This course studies four major aspects of Deaf people and their culture: 1) discuss the different perspectives from Deaf and hearing and the oppression issues, 2) values, social customs and culture of Deaf people, 3) analysis and discuss the literature and folklore of Deaf cultural arts and 4) the implications of cultural differences at the intersection of the Deaf and hearing worlds. These aspects are interrelated through the course.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Students discuss and understand the different perspectives from Deaf people with variety of backgrounds, language, communication modes, from young to old, gender, and ethnic.

Students will learn to appreciate and respect the values, social customs and cultural aspects of Deaf people in depth.

Throughout the course the students will also learn to identify their own values, social customs and various cultural aspects and how they differ from other culture's values, social customs, and various cultural aspects within America and other countries in the world.

Students will explore the variety of literature and folklore as presented by various Deaf people in theatre, storytelling and cultural arts. The importance of preserving the literature and folklore work to represent the Deaf people's cultural, language and experiences will be analyzed and discussed in depth.

Students will explore the implications of cultural differences such as collectivism and individualism; high context and low context; time orientation; polychronic and monochronic; reasoning and rhetoric and other areas at the intersection of the Deaf and hearing worlds.

Students will explore the diversity of Deaf people within their own cultural and its differences and similarities between many other minorities' cultures.

Course Activities and Design

In class activities may include group discussion, viewing videotapes of several topics related, short student presentations, reaction paper and some cultural activities.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Assessment will be done through quizzes, exams, assignments and reaction paper.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Culture in general, American Culture, American Deaf Culture, different perspectives based or from background, language, communication mode, gender, young to old, ethnic, values, social customs, cultural aspects, historical, theatre, storytelling, literature, folklore, cross-cultural,and high and low context.

Related Instruction

Human Relations
Hours: 45

Outcomes:  

 Students discuss and understand the different perspectives from Deaf people with variety of backgrounds, language, communication modes, from young to old, gender, and ethnic.

Students will learn to appreciate and respect the values, social customs and cultural aspects of Deaf people in depth.