DFST 358 Deaf Community Culture 4 cr.

This course explores the deaf community and culture of the United States and Canada, through diverse and interrelated local, regional and national deaf communities, during the sixteenth century to present. Significant topics of interest are covered (but not limited to), deaf cultural issues; deaf community perspectives; deaf civil rights movement influences; influences of residential schools for the deaf; deaf community social clubs; influences of Oralism and Audism; employment of the deaf and deaf empowerment.