CCOG for ASL 240 Winter 2022
- Course Number:
- ASL 240
- Course Title:
- Introduction to the Deaf Community
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Addendum to Course Description
This course introduces pathological and cultural perspectives of Deaf people and their community; Deaf history and organizations; and past and current perspectives on education. It covers services, employment, legislation, special technology, communication systems and attitudes toward languages and their impact on the Deaf community. It introduces basic terminology and explains the difference between signers and interpreters
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Apply an understanding of the two social perspectives on the Deaf community (pathological and cultural) and how they impact the Deaf community, in order to use novel and creative approaches to educating the public.
- Using an awareness of the adaptations Deaf people have made, describe the creative, political, and technological developments of the Deaf community and their contributions to the larger society and world.
- Use an understanding of the Deaf community, its history and culture to develop as allies of and ethical guests in Deaf society.
Students completing an associate degree at Portland Community College will be able to reflect on one’s work or competencies to make connections between course content and lived experience.
General education philosophy statement
This ASL course teaches Deaf culture and history. As part of this course, students will learn about the Deaf community and how visual communication impacts Deaf culture. Students will also develop an understanding of Deaf culture and how it relates to other cultures. Students will gain a deeper level of social awareness and diverse ways of being. This awareness supports the development of self-awareness, social responsibility, and multicultural communications skills.
Students completing an associate degree at Portland Community College will be able to analyze and evaluate how cultural systems relate to broader social dynamics.
Course Activities and Design
In class activities may include student presentations, group discussion, viewing videotapes of several topics related, and a panel from the deaf community. Students will be required to participate in at least one activity in the Deaf community.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Assessments will be done by quizzes, midterm, and final exams, and research papers, and student presentations.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
Two perspectives of Deaf community, Deaf history, organizations, past and current perspectives on education, services, employment, legislation, signers vs. interpreters, special technology, terminology, communication systems and attitudes toward language.