2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog

LANG 14151 Introduction to American Sign Language and Deaf Culture

This course is an introduction to the history of Deaf Culture(s), linguistic structure of sign language(s) emphasizing American Sign Language (ASL) in the United States and globally.  The cultural and historical perspectives, viewpoints, and value systems will be addressed for this linguistic cultural minority.  American Sign Language defines the Deaf culture and basic vocabulary, fingerspelling, non-manual signs, grammar and structure will develop the awareness and cultural competence that can be applied to a variety of settings including:  professional, educational, international and health care settings.  This course fulfills the Global Experience Requirement in The Northwest Core.  (F, S, SS)