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Course Overview

The course serves as an introduction to graduate study in Deaf Studies. Students are guided in reflecting on the past, present, and future of Deaf Studies scholarship. Exploring the historical trends and debates in Deaf Studies, we seek out foundational questions about deaf lives and communities, including identities, power, culture, and framing from interdisciplinary perspectives. Leading with stories and lived experiences, students connect theory with practice in preparation for subsequent courses within the Deaf Studies Master’s Program. The course also aims to develop critical reading and writing skills important to graduate level scholarship.

Credits: 3
Distribution: Certificate, Graduate, Masters
Prerequisites: Matriculated in DST MA Program

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Admissions Requirements

Hearing Undergraduate