On the left, there is an image of a bust of the historical figure Laurent Clerc next to Gallaudet’s clock tower with the American flag, on the right. They are both outlined with the color blue, against a blue sky background.
Begin your Deaf Studies journey online
ASL Connect offers a variety of Deaf Studies courses for credit. These ASL/English bilingual courses have been designed by leading scholars in the field of Deaf Studies. See below for a description of our Deaf Studies offerings.
In the background is the painting of the blue globe with abbreviations of different sign languages written into where countries’ names are typically displayed with red, yellow, black, and white hands in front, forming a chain, signing “CONNECT” (artist: Nancy Rourke)
Introduction to Deaf Studies
This course introduces students to the foundations of Deaf Studies--the key concepts in the history, language and culture of Deaf individuals.
African-American woman wearing a patterned sweater is seen in the middle as she signs “study”. In the background, she can be seen again in sections at the top with a teal background and is signing “ANALYZE,” and “PHILOSOPHY” but her hands are slightly cut off. The bottom half of background is blank and is of the color blue.
Introduction to Cultural Studies
This course investigates how culture shapes the way people see the world. Students will engage with critical theories, including marxism, feminism, postcolonialism and critical race theory as a means of understanding the intersectionalities of deaf lives.
The background is of a DNA strand, alternating colors of blue, dark and light green and yellow and there is a another strand but is larger and transparent. While there are two hands in the “two” handshape, indicating the sign for “GENETICS”
This course explores the historical, social, political, and cultural influences that construct concept of normalcy, as well as resistances to medicalized notions of disability though art and activism.
In black and white, three historical African-American people are facing forward and are outlined with buff. In the background, there is a photo of a group shot of African-American children in the background with a blue transparent hue.
Black Deaf People Studies
This course focuses on the history, education, language, and psychosocial forces that influence Black Deaf people's experience.