May 26, 2019  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2018-2019 
  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2018-2019
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ASLN 291 - Deafness Culture & Community


3 Credit Hours
This course advances the factual knowledge of the evolution of the Deaf culture for students in the Deaf Studies minor. Students will hone their knowledge of sign language acquisition, behavioral norms, values, and traditions of the Deaf. Students will focus on sign language vocabulary geared towards professions such as nursing, occupational therapy, education, psychology, and criminal justice, while mastering daily sign language conversational skills. Students will also learn the importance of the national organizations of the Deaf and of the achievements of Deaf advocacy groups protecting the rights of Deaf people. Linguistics, creative arts, and literature as they apply to Deaf culture and the deaf community will be studied in greater depth.

Prerequisites: ASLN101 and ASLN102 and ASLN290

Levels: Graduate Undergraduate


College of Arts & Sciences Classics & Modern Languages



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