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SLS 1501     Deaf Culture and History     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.
Prerequisite: Grade of 'C+' or better in SLS 1030 or consent of departmental designee.
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.

This course will allow students to compare prevailing American values, beliefs and institutions with those of the Deaf community in the United States. An examination of the history of the American Deaf community from 1700 - present will provide information about important milestones, technological advances, and influential figures. Subjects covered will include Deaf people's contributions to American culture and the values, identities, group norms, social mores, literature, art, and traditions of the Deaf community. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3