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Course Overview

This core course provides incoming doctoral students with a broad overview of the history of deaf education and current trends and issues in the field as well as an introduction to the essential skills of doctoral study and scholarship. This course serves as the foundation for ensuing doctoral core courses in the areas of: curriculum, language, culture, literacy, assessment and instruction with deaf and hard of hearing children and youth. This course provides significant preparation for the content and skills addressed by the Qualifying Examination. Students will be exposed to the literature related to demographics, contextual issues in Deaf Education, including legal, public policy, and placement issues, and interdisciplinary trends and issues related to home, school, professional organizations, advocacy groups, the Deaf Community, funding sources, research units, and legislative bodies.

Credits: 3
Distribution: Doctorate, Graduate
Prerequisite: Admission to the program or permission of the program director

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Admissions Requirements

Hearing Undergraduate