Course Department: 
Deaf Studies
Course Frequency: 
Fall
Course Description: 

This course covers issues relating to deafness, deaf people and the Deaf community, focusing on the cultural and linguistic aspects of deafness rather than the medical condition. It explores such questions as whether deafness is something to be “fixed” or celebrated, and it considers alternative ways of looking at members of society who are “different” in some way. It considers policy making, and explores the way that the “hearing” community influences opinions, decisions, and policies that affect the Deaf community. This course is a requirement for students proposing a CIS Student-Designed major or minor which includes Deaf Studies as one of its disciplines. Taught in English. One unit.

Course Number: 

109