B.A. in Deaf Studies

Course Requirements

Summary of Requirements

2013-2014

General Studies

40

Pre-Major Courses

15

Major and Related Courses

 45 or 48

Free Elective Courses

17 or 20

TOTAL

120

Required pre-major courses 15 hours

DST 201 Deaf Culture (3)
HIS 111 American History I (3)
HIS 112 American History II (3)
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology (3)
LIN 101 Introduction to Sign Language & Sign Systems (3)

Required Deaf Studies major courses 27 or 30 hours

DST 202 Introduction to Cultural Studies (3)
DST 205 Introduction to Deaf Space Concept & Methodology (3)
DST 301 Introduction to History, Theories, and Methods in Deaf Studies (3)
DST 311 Dynamics of Oppression (3)
DST 314 Oral Traditions in the Deaf Community (3)
DST 320 Internship (3 or 6)
DST 498 Senior Thesis (3)
HIS 331 History of the American Deaf Community (3)
LIN 263 Introduction to the Structure of American Sign Language (3)

Elective Deaf Studies courses 9 hours

Choose three courses

ASL 270 ASL and English : Comparative Analysis (3)
ASL 314 ASL Literature (3)
DST 315 Deaf View / Image Art (3)
DST 316 Disability Studies (3)
DST 401 Black Deaf Studies (3)
DST 402 Deaf Women Studies (3)
DST 410 Multicultural Deaf Lives: (topics to be specified) (3)

Required related courses 9 hours

Choose three courses

ASL 380 ASL Elocution Applications (3)
ASL 405 Discourse Features in ASL (3)
COM 430 Gender and Communication (3)
COM 440 Intercultural Communication (3)
COM 450 Political Communication (3)
EDU 250 Introduction to Education and Teaching (3)
ENG 325 The Deaf in Literature (3)
GOV 360 Public Policy (3)
GOV 370 Human Rights (3)
GOV 387 Nationalism and Developing Nations (3)
HIS 322 Cultural Geography (3)
HIS 332 History of Mass Media and the Deaf Community (3)
HIS 378 U.S. Women's History (3)
HIS 380 The History of Sexuality (3)
HIS 400 Deaf Women's History (3)
PSY 410 Psychology and Deaf People (3)
PSY 448 Psycholinguistics (3)
SOC 211 Race and Ethnic Relations (3)
SOC 225 Sociology of Deafness and Deaf People (3)
SOC 268 Cultural Anthropology (3)
SOC 436 Social Inequality: Race, Class and Gender (3)
SWK 318 Human Diversity (3)

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