Fall On Campus Courses

Disciplines

American Sign Language
Biology
Business
Deaf Studies
Hearing, Speech and Language
Interpreting
Linguistics
Philosophy

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American Sign Language (ASL)

Beginning Fingerspelling (1 credit)

CourseDatesDaysTimeRoomStatus
PST 136-01 9/09/19 - 10/09/19 M/W 4:00pm-5:20pm OPEN

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This course is designed to help students develop comprehension and production fingerspelling skills used in American Sign Language. Within a range of contexts and using a variety of topics, the instructor will guide the students through extensive fingerspelling drills that emphasize clear form and transitions. Pass/fail grading basis.
Prerequisite: Completion of ASL II or permission of the department.
Tuition: PST: $317
Course Materials: None

Intermediate Fingerseplling (1 credit)

CourseDatesDaysTimeRoomStatus
PST 137-01 10/14/19 - 11/13/19 M/W 4:00pm-5:20pm OPEN

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This course expands the emphasis on using fingerspelled and abbreviated words as well as lexicalized signs in ASL within a range of contexts. The instructor will guide the student through dialogues and short stories that emphasize clear form and transitions.
Prerequisite: Completion of ASL III or permission of the department. Pass/fail grading basis.
Tuition: PST: $317
Course materials: None

Visual Gestural Communication (3 credits)

CourseDatesDaysTimeRoomStatus
PST 300-01 9/07/19 - 12/07/19 S 9:00am-12:15pm OPEN

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Students will develop capabilities in non-verbal communication and visual gestural communication, studying gestures as a form of communication and a basis for visual language. Emphasis is on learning to think in pictures and building production and comprehension communication skills.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: PST: $950
Course materials: None

ASL I (3 credits)

CourseDatesDaysTimeRoomStatus
PST 301-01 8/26/19 - 12/09/19 M/W 6:30pm-7:50pm OPEN
PST 301-02 9/07/19 - 12/07/19 S 9:00am-12:15pm OPEN
PST 301-03 8/26/19 - 12/09/19 M/W 8:30am-9:50am OPEN
PST 301-04 8/27/19 - 12/05/19 T/TH 2:00pm-3:20pm OPEN

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This course introduces the basics of American Sign Language (ASL) and is designed for students who have little or no previous knowledge of ASL. Readiness for learning will be approached via visual-gestural communication techniques, visual discrimination, and visual memory exercises. ASL questions, commands, and other simple sentence structures are introduced to develop rudimentary conversational skills in ASL. Information about the Deaf Community and Deaf Culture will be introduced.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: PST: $950
Course materials: 1) Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus. 2) GoReact ($19.95)
Click to view ASL I Syllabus in PDF format for more information.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

ASL II (3 credits)

CourseDatesDaysTimeRoomStatus
PST 302-01 8/26/19 - 12/9/19 M/W 6:30pm-7:50pm OPEN
PST 302-02 9/07/19 - 12/07/19 S 9:00am-12:15pm OPEN
PST 302-03 8/26/19 - 12/09/19 M/W 8:30am-9:50am OPEN
PST 302-04 8/27/19 - 12/05/19 T/TH 2:00pm-3:20pm OPEN

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This course is designed to continue development of American Sign Language (ASL) skills with primary focus on refining the use of basic ASL sentence types. Pronominalization, classifiers, spatial referencing, pluralization, and temporal and distributional aspects are introduced. Students will learn routine communicative functions of the language: asking, requesting, providing clarification, giving and asking for directions. Information about the Deaf Community and Deaf Culture will be included.
Prerequisite: ASL I with a grade of "B" or better, or equivalent and permission of program coordinator.
Tuition: PST: $950
Course materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus. 2) GoReact ($19.95)
Click to view ASL II Syllabus in PDF format for more information.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

ASL III (3 credits)

CourseDatesDaysTimeRoomStatus
PST 303-01 8/26/19 - 12/09/19 M/W 6:30pm-7:50pm OPEN
PST 303-02 9/07/19 - 12/07/19 S 9:00am-12:15pm OPEN
PST 303-03 8/26/18-  12/09/19 M/W 12:30pm-1:50am OPEN
PST 303-04 8/27/19 - 12/05/19 T/TH 8:00am-9:20am OPEN

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This course builds on skills learned in American Sign Language (ASL) II, adding more complex ASL grammatical features and vocabulary, short stories, narratives, and dialogues. The course will include description of general surroundings, appropriate sequencing, temporal aspects and conditionals. Information about the Deaf Community and Deaf Culture will be included.
Prerequisite: ASL II with a grade of "B" or better, or equivalent and permission of program coordinator.
Tuition: $950
Instructor: TBD
Course Materials: 1) Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus. 2) GoReact ($19.95)
Click to view Online ASL III Syllabus in PDF format for more information.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

ASL IV (3 credits)

CourseDatesDaysTimeRoomStatus
PST 304-01 8/26/19 - 12/09/19 M/W 6:30pm-7:50pm OPEN
PST 304-02 9/07/19 - 12/07/19 S 9:00am-12:15pm OPEN
PST 304-03 8/26/19 - 12/09/19 M/W 12:30pm-1:50pm OPEN
PST 304-04 8/27/19 - 12/05/19 T/TH 8:00am-9:20am OPEN

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This course expands on the development of American Sign Language (ASL) vocabulary and grammar, including the use of two to three character role shifts. Students describe settings, and explain or discuss everyday objects and their use, step-by-step processes, cause and effect, and culturally significant topics relating to the Deaf Community.
Tuition: $950
Instructor: TBD
Course Materials: 1) Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus. 2) GoReact ($19.95)
Click to view ASL IV Syllabus in PDF format for more information.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration

ASL V (3 credits)

CourseDatesDaysTimeRoomStatus
PST 305-01 8/26/19 - 12/09/19 M/W 6:30pm-7:50pm OPEN
PST 305-02 9/07/19 - 12/07/19 S 9:00am - 12:15pm OPEN

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This course applies knowledge of American Sign Language (ASL) grammar and vocabulary to the description of increasingly complex constructs, processes and situations. Students incorporate multiple character role shifting into medium-length stories, narratives and the discussion of hypothetical issues. Information on cultural values and attitudes as they relate to the Deaf Community is also examined.
Prerequisite: ASL IV with a grade of "B" or better, or equivalent and permission of program coordinator.
Tuition: PST: $950
Course materials: 1) Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus. 2) GoReact ($19.95)
Click to view ASL V Syllabus in PDF format for more information.

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Biology

Introduction to Human Biology and Lab (4 credits)

CourseDatesDaysTimeRoomStatus
PST 759-01 8/27/19 - 12/10/19 T/TH 11:00am-12:20pm OPEN
PST 759-02 8/27/19 - 12/10/19 T/TH 9:30am-10:50am OPEN
PST 759-03 8/26/19 - 12/09/19 M/W 10:00am-11:20am OPEN
PST 759-04 8/28/19 - 12/ W 1:00pm-3:00pm OPEN
PST 759-05 8/27/19 - 12/10/19 T 12:30pm-2:20pm OPEN
PST 759-06 8/30/19 - 12/ F 10:00am-11:50am OPEN

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This course addresses human biology through the lens of evaluating scientific claims. Students will learn about select organ systems (reproductive, skeletal and muscular, immune and nervous systems) and about human genetics in a way that helps them make decisions relevant to their daily lives. The course focuses on developing skills that scientists use: basic experimental design, research methods, and scientific writing. It also teaches the language of biology and especially how to critique arguments related to human biology that we encounter in the media. Three hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory per week.
Crosslistings: BIO 105 Introduction to Human Biology & Lab
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor is required, contact
Tuition: PST: $1184
Instructor: Adebowale Ogunjirin, Cara Gormally, Anna Robinson
Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

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Business

Business Computer Applications (3 credits)

CourseDatesDaysTimeRoomStatus
PST 436-01 8/26/19 - 12/09/19 M/W 10:00am-11:20am OPEN
PST 436-02 8/27/19 - 12/10/19 T/TH 9:30am-10:50am OPEN

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This course focuses on computer applications that are used widely in business. The course emphasizes the use of spreadsheets and database applications. Through hands-on Raining and lectures, student will learn to create professional looking spreadsheet documents and personal database management systems.
Crosslistings: BUS 181-01  Business Computer Applications
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor: Karen Alkoby
Course materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

Business Ethics (3 credits

CourseDatesDaysTimeRoomStatus
PST 453-01 8/27/19 - 12/10/19 T/TH 11:00am-12:20pm OPEN

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This course is cross-listed and is otherwise known as PHI 341. It introduces the student to the normative theories of moral philosophy as they apply to business. Students use films, case studies and current events to critically assess how to resolve moral issues commonly faced by managers, employees, marketers, and consumers.
Crosslistings: BUS 341-01 Business Ethics
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor; contact thomas.baldridge@gallaudet.edu
Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor: Thomas Baldridge
Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

Business Law I (3 credits)

CourseDatesDaysTimesRoomStatus
PST 454-01 8/27/19 - 12/10/19 T/TH 9:30am-10:50am OPEN

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Business Law I introduces students to the American business legal environment and covers basic concepts in contracts, the uniform commercial code, corporations and partnerships, agency, intellectual property, employment, antitrust, consumer protection, security regulation, environmental and international law, and business ethics and social responsibility.
Crosslistings: BUS 371-01  Business Law I
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor; contact thomas.baldridge@gallaudet.edu
Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor: Thomas Baldridge
Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

Financial Accounting I (3 credits)

CourseDatesDaysTimesRoomStatus
PST 471-01 8/26/19 - 12/09/19 M/W 10:00am-11:20pm OPEN
PST 471-02 8/27/19 - 12/10/19 T/TH 9:30am-10:50am OPEN

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An introduction to basic financial accounting theory and practice. This course provides students with the ability to understand business activities and the decisions that managers make by studying the accounting methods used in preparing financial reports. A user approach is emphasized so that students will learn to interpret financial reports in an accurate and relevant away by focusing on how accounting methods affect the evaluation of business results and the quality of business decisions that have been made.
Crosslistings: ACC 201-01  Financial Accounting I
Prerequisite: Permission of the department; contact 
Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor: Makur Aciek
Course materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

Managerial Accounting (3 credits)

CourseDatesDaysTimesRoomStatus
PST 472-01 TBD

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Management (or Managerial) Accounting comprises financial and non financial information intended to meet internal users' needs. It involves the development and interpretation of accounting information intended to specifically assist management in the operation of the business. Topics include the use of accounting information for planning and control, performance evaluation, decision making, and statement of cash flows, along with financial statement analysis. The course will cover cost behavior, job order costing, process costing, cost volume-profit relationship, relevant costing/benefits, budgeting, activity-based costing, cash flow and financial statement analysis. Computer lab required.
Crosslistings: ACC 203-01  Managerial Accounting
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor; contact scott.recht@gallaudet.edu
Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor: TBD
Course materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

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Communication Studies

Business and Professional Communication (3 credits)

CourseDatesDaysTimeRoomStatus
PST 561-01 8/26/19 - 12/09/19 M/W 10:00am-12:20am OPEN

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This course prepares students to be effective communicators in the workplace and includes interviewing, professional presentations at staff meetings, business writing, and interaction with a variety of professionals.
Crosslistings: COM 340 Business and Professional Communication
Prerequisites: COM 280 or 290 or permission of instructor; cintact amy.stevens@gallaudet.edu
Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor: Amy Stevens
Course materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

Introduction to Mass Communication (3 credits)

CourseDatesDaysTimeRoomStatus
PST 562-01 8/27/19 - 12/10/19 T/TH 11:00am-12:20pm OPEN

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This course involves a critical study of the development, scope, influence, and theories of mass communication in America.
Crosslistings: COM 350 Introduction to Mass Communication
Prerequisites: COM 290; junior or senior standing or permission of instructor; contact amy.stevens@gallaudet.edu
Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor: Amy Stevens
Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

Political Communication (3 credits)

CourseDatesDaysTimesRoomStatus
PST 563-01 8/27/19 - 12/10/19 T/TH 9:2:00pm-3:20am OPEN

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An examination of the persuasive strategies used by mainstream politicians, social activists, and propagandists. Special emphasis is on the rituals and implicit rules of conducting public information campaigns and electoral campaigns, and the relationship among politicians, the voting public, and the mass media that link them.
Crosslistings: COM 450 Political Communication
Prerequisite: COM 150 or permission of the instructor; contact amy.stevens@gallaudet.edu
Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor: Amy Stevens
Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

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History

World Civilization I (3 credits)

CourseDatesDaysTimeRoomStatus
PST 174-01 8/26/19 - 12/09/19 M/W     TBD     OPEN

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A survey of the history of world civilizations from pre-History to approximately 1500. Topics usually include the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia and the Near East, Persia, Egypt, India, and China; pre-modern Africa; ancient Greece and Rome; the development of Christianity; the development of Islam; Byzantium; Medieval China and Southeast Asia; Medieval Europe; the European Renaissance and Reformation.
Crosslistings: HIS 101 World Civilization I
Prerequisites: None
Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor: Eileen Vo
Course materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

American History I (3 credits)

CourseDatesDaysTimeRoomStatus
PST 171-01 8/26/19 - 12/09/19 M/W/F 11:00am-11:50pm OPEN

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This general survey of American history examines the colonial period through the end of the Civil War. Issues covered include: slavery, Native American experiences, women's history, and westward expansion. Students will examine America's change from a colony into an independent nation and the factors leading to America's Civil War.
Crosslistings: HIS 111 American History I
Prerequisites: None
Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor: William Ennis
Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

American History II (3 credits)

CourseDatesDaysTimesRoomStatus
PST 172-01 8/27/19 - 12/10/19 T/TH 3:30pm-4:50pm OPEN

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This is a general survey of American history since the Civil War. Topics in this course include; Reconstruction, foreign policy, political reforms, women's history, technological and economic growth, immigration, civil rights, and America's complex identity in the 20th century.
Crosslistings: COM 450 Political Communication
Prerequisite: HIS 111 or permission of the instructor
Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor: Jeffrey Brune
Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

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Interpreting

ASL to English Translation (3 credits)

CourseDatesDaysTimeRoomStatus
PST 353-01 TBD TBD TBD

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This course is designed for interpretation students to expand their capacity to create ASL-English translations. Students will apply the use of depiction, constructed action, depicting verbs and visual spatial aspects of ASL to their translations. The course will explore the differential in how English and ASL convey ideas differently to produce messages in different settings (business, medical, government, and education) in ASL discourse and Deaf culture.
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor, contact alisha.bronk@gallaudet.edu
Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor: Alisha Bronk
Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

Interpreting Immersion: Enrich Your Interpretations with the Power of Depiction (3 credits)

CourseDatesDaysTimeRoomStatus
PST 352-01 TBD TBD TBD

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This course is designed for interpreters working in scientific and technical settings that often require expression in advanced ASL discourse. This course will explore and teach the three vital components of an effective ASL message: advanced non-manual signals, classifiers, and facial grammar. Students will get hand-on practice with scientific, medical, and technical texts, and learn to create more effective and engaging translations.
Crosslistings: INT 595 Interpreting Immersion: Enrich Your Interpretations with the Power of Depicition
Prerequisite: ASL proficiency (minimum of ASL III). Some prior interpreting coursework, training, and/or experience. Permission of the instructor, contact alisha.bronk@gallaudet.edu
Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor: Alisha Bronk
Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

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Linguistics

Iconicity and Depiction (3 credits)

CourseDatesDaysTime
PST 376-01 TBD TBD TBD

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Crosslistings: LIN 537 Iconicity and Depiction
Prerequisite:
TBD
Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor: TBA
Course materials: All course materials will be made available in Blackboard.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

Introduction to the Structure of ASL (3 credits)

CourseDatesDaysTime
PST 361-01 TBD TBD TBD
PST 361-02 TBD TBD TBD

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This course provides an introductory overview of the major linguistic structures of American Sign Language. Major topics are: phonology, morphology, syntax, language use, and linguistic applications. Some comparisons with English and other spoken and signed languages will be examined.
Crosslistings: INT 263 Introduction to the Structure of ASL
Prerequisite: PST 374, or Permission of the instructor
Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor:
Course materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration

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PHILOSOPHY

Bioethics and the Deaf Community (3 credits)

CourseDatesDaysTimeRoomStatus
PST 261-01
PHI 450-01
8/26/19 - 12/9/19 W TBD OPEN

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Bioethics is a branch of applied ethics, which in turn is a part of the philosophical field of ethics. Bioethics applies ethical theory to issues in the biological sciences, including scientific research and healthcare. This course introduces major theoretical approaches to bioethics and applies them to topics of interest to the deaf community, including (but not limited to) eugenics, cochlear implant surgery, and genetic technology. Bioethics theories and concepts covered will include informed consent, research ethics, individual and group rights, surrogate decision-making, quality of life, genetic enhancement versus gene therapy, and wrongful life. The potential impact of new and emerging technologies on the deaf community will also be discussed.
Crosslistings: PHI 450 Bioethics and the Deaf Community
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor
Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor: Teresa Burke
Course materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration

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