Deaf Studies

Certificate

The Deaf Studies certificate program will help students gain an in-depth understanding of the Deaf Community as well as understanding of bilingual and bicultural issues, especially those with B.A degree or higher.

Advisor: Job Ayantola, jayantola@nwcc.commnet.edu, 860-738-6370



Program Requirements

ASL*101 American Sign Language I 3
ASL*102

American Sign Language II

3

ASL*201

American Sign Language III 3

ASL*202

American Sign Language IV 3

ASL*205

Linguistics of ASL 3

DSC*101

Visual/Gestural Communication3

3

DSC* 114

Introduction to Deaf People & Deaf Culture 3
DSC*218 Selected Topics in Deaf Studies 3

DSC*219

ASL Literature 3

DSC*222

Field Experience in Deaf Studies 3
  Total 30


Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates should be able to:

  1. Communicate at an advanced level using American Sign Language.
  2. Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of and sensitivity to American deaf culture.
  3. Describe the major characteristics of ASL literature and storytelling.
  4. Understand the linguistical aspects of American Sign Language.
  5. Educate others with information on deafness and available resources.

Career Opportunities

  • Teacher’s Aide
  • Residential program counselors
  • Job coaches
  • Communication specialist
  • Deaf community advocate
  • Paraprofessional with the deaf

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