May 26, 2019  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2018-2019 
  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2018-2019
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ASLN 290 - Deafness Origins & Orientation


3 Credit Hours
This course will introduce students to the evolution of the Deaf culture, in particular to major concepts about and issues facing the Deaf community, and to psychological and social aspects of Deafness. Students will learn about the acquisition of sign language, and behavioral norms, values, and traditions of the Deaf. Students will study the impact of influential Deaf individuals such as Thomas Gallaudet, Marlee Matlin, and Laurent Clerc and their accomplishments in raising awareness of the unique problems that face members of the Deaf community. Secondary areas of study include linguistics, creative arts, and literature as they apply to Deaf culture and the Deaf community. Most lectures and discussions will be presented both orally and through signing, which will supplement students\2019 ability in the language.

Prerequisites: ASLN101 and ASLN102

Levels: Graduate Undergraduate


College of Arts & Sciences Classics & Modern Languages



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