3 Credit Hours
This course introduces students to the various aspects of the Global Deaf experience with an emphasis on Deaf people living in the United States. Designed for individuals who may or may not have had prior experience with Deaf people. Content will cover the culture, history and contemporary experiences of the Deaf community in regards to language, education, historical treatment, and socio-cultural issues important to the Deaf community. Additionally, this course will raise questions that allow students to examine issues of power, privilege, and oppression within the Deaf community and how service providers (interpreters, educators, etc.) in the Deaf community may contribute un/consciously to systems of inequality or injustice.