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American Sign Language and Deaf Cultural Studies Immersion

The ASL and Deaf Cultural Studies immersion prepares students in the multi-disciplinary study of American Sign Language and Deaf Culture. Open to hearing and deaf students, courses address topics in the field of ASL and Deaf Cultural Studies, including the study of ASL and its structure, ASL literature, literature in English pertaining to the Deaf experience, the history of Deaf people in the U.S. and around the world, Deaf art and cinema, the experience of Deaf people from racial, ethnic, and other underrepresented groups, intersectionality, oppression in the lives of Deaf people, and various political, legal, and educational issues affecting members of Deaf communities. Students enrolled in the ASL-English Interpretation major can pursue the immersion if they choose an emphasis on Deaf Cultural Studies. They cannot apply ASL courses towards the immersion. For ASL-English Interpretation majors, the immersion courses must also be different from the two Deaf Cultural studies courses they elect to fulfill the Deaf cultural studies requirements for their major.

Choose three of the following:
   ENGL-343    Global Deaf Literature
   ENGL-417    Deaf Literature
   FNRT-440    Deaf Art and Cinema
   HIST-230    American Deaf History
   HIST-231    Deaf People in Global Perspective
   HIST-330    Deaf People and Technology
   HIST-333    Diversity in the Deaf Community
   HIST-334    Oppression in the Lives of Deaf People
   HIST-335    Women and the Deaf Community
   HIST-430    Deaf Spaces
   HIST-431    Theory and Methods of Deaf Geographies
   MLAS-201    Beginning American Sign Language I
   MLAS-202    Beginning American Sign Language II
   MLAS-301    Intermediate Sign Language I
   MLAS-302    Intermediate Sign Language II
   MLAS-351    Linguistics of American Sign Language
   MLAS-352    American Sign Language Literature
   SOCI-240    Deaf Culture in America
   NHSS-275    Visual Expressions of Deaf Culture