Spring On Campus Courses

Disciplines

American Sign Language
Business
Interpretation Education

American Sign Language (ASL)

Beginning Fingerspelling (1 credit)

CourseDatesDaysTimes
PST 136-01 1/28/19-2/27/19 M/W 4:00pm-5:20pm

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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: $316
Course Materials: None

Intermediate Fingerseplling (1 credit)

CourseDatesDaysTimes
PST 137-01 3/18/19-4/17/19 M/W 4:00pm-5:20pm

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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: $316
Course materials: None

Visual Gestural Communication (3 credits)

CourseDatesDaysTimes
PST 300-01 1/26/19-5/04/19 S 9:00am-12:15pm

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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)

CourseDatesDaysTimes
PST 301-01 1/23/19-5/06/19 M/W 6:30pm-7:50pm
PST 301-02 1/26/19-5/04/19 S 9:00am-12:15pm
PST 301-03 1/23/19-5/06/19 M/W 8:30am-9:50am
PST 301-04 1/22/19-5/02/19 T/TH 2:00pm-3:20pm

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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)

CourseDatesDaysTimes
PST 302-01 1/23/19-5/06/19 M/W 6:30pm-7:50pm
PST 302-02 1/26/19-5/04/19 S 9:00am-12:15pm
PST 302-03 1/23/19-5/06/19 M/W 8:30am-9:50am
PST 302-04 1/22/19-5/02/19 T/TH 2:00pm-3:20pm

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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)

CourseDatesDaysTimes
PST 303-01 1/23/19-5/06/19 M/W 6:30pm-7:50pm
PST 303-02 1/26/19-5/04/19 S 9:00am-12:15pm
PST 303-03 1/23/19-5/06/19 M/W 12:30pm-1:50pm
PST 303-04 1/22/19-5/02/19 T/TH 8:00am-9:20am

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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)

CourseDatesDaysTimes
PST 304-01 1/23/19-5/06/19 M/W 6:30pm-7:50pm
PST 304-02 1/26/19-5/04/19 S 9:00am-12:15pm
PST 304-03 1/23/19-5/06/19 M/W 12:30pm-1:50pm
PST 304-04 1/22/19-5/02/19 T/TH 8:00am-9:20am

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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)

CourseDatesDaysTimes
PST 305-01 1/23/19-5/06/19 M/W 6:30pm-7:50pm
PST 305-02 1/26/19-5/04/19 S 9:00am-12:15pm

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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 n PDF format for more information.

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BUSINESS

Business Computer Applications (3 credits)

CourseDatesDaysTimes
PST 436-01 1/22/19 - 5/15/19 T/TH 9:30am-10:50am
PST 436-02 1/23/19 - 5/15/19 M/W 10:00am-11:20pm

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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.
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

CourseDatesDaysTimes
PST 453-01 1/22/19 - 5/15/19 T/TH 11:00am-12:20pm

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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.
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)

CourseDatesDaysTimes
PST 454-01 1/22/19 - 5/15/19 T/TH 9:30am-10:50am

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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.
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.

Investments (3 credits)

CourseDatesDaysTimes
PST 457-01 1/22/19 - 5/15/19 T/TH 11:00am-12:20pm

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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.
Prerequisite: Permission of the department; contact fouad.moussa@gallaudet.edu
Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor: Fouad Moussa
Course materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

Financial Accounting I (3 credits)

CourseDatesDaysTimes
PST 471-01 1/23/19 - 5/15/19 M/W 11:00am-12:20pm

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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.
Prerequisite: Permission of the department; contact scott.recht@gallaudet.edu
Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor: Scott Recht
Course materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

Managerial Accounting (3 credits)

CourseDatesDaysTimes
PST 472-01 1/22/19 - 5/15/19 T/TH 9:30am - 10:50am

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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.
Prerequisite:Permission of the instructor; contact scott.recht@gallaudet.edu
Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor: Scott Recht
Course materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

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Interpretation Education

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Disaster Risk Reduction & Emergency Preparedness (3 credits)

CourseDatesDaysTimes
PST 603-UG01 1/22/19 - 5/15/19 T 4:00pm-6:50pm
PST 603-G01 1/23/19 - 5/15/19 T 4:00pm-6:50pm

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Global Climate Change-related disasters are becoming more frequent and more severe, demanding specialists prepared to engage research, training, and leadership across a range of fields and service sectors. Taught by faculty from six university departments and programs, together with personnel from the US Federal Emergency Management Agency, this course introduces students to climate change science, key concepts and activities involved in disaster management and emergency preparedness, and engages students in practical skill-building applications to gain experience toward four career-track areas: 1) Emergency First Responders; 2) Signed-Spoken language interpretation/translation in Disaster/Emergency settings; 3) Climate change and public health surveillance 4) Language and communication needs-assessment for deaf and disability advocacy and leadership in disaster crisis management and preparation. Each department/program will teach 2-3 course sessions, with a culminating project presentation for the campus community, FEMA, and other external partnering organizations.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor: Audrey Cooper
Course materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.


PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND RECREATION

Coastal Culture & Wilderness: The South Carolina Low-Country (3 credits)

CourseDatesDaysTimes
PST 265-01 2/13/19 - 3/6/19 W 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Field Trip 3/13/18 - 3/20/19 W Departure: 7:00pm

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The Low-Country of South Carolina is just a few miles up the coast from Charleston, but is rural area of National Forest and protected coastlines that can give one a sense they have stepped back in time. Our trip will consist of paddling kayaks and stand-up paddle boards, in addition to hikes in the National Forest and on barrier islands, all the while learning from local naturalists about the coastal ecosystem and wildlife. We will visit varied landscapes, from Cyprus swamps and tidal marshes to barrier islands. The heart of this course will be two nights of camping on Caper’s Island, while other nights we will camp along the Intercostal Waterway. Expect to see lots of wildlife, including dolphins, alligators, lizards, owls and eagles, river otters and the rare swallow-tailed kite. Learn camping, paddling and other wilderness travel skills. Engage with federal land managers, adventure recreation business owners and professional naturalists. Earn your Learn Leave No Trace (LNT) certification as part of this course.
Click on the link to view Coastal Culture & Wilderness: The South Carolina Low-Country video.
Cost Breakdown
Tuition: PST: $888
Material Fee: $650; packing list is in syllabus - email matthew.mckinney@gallaudet.edu
Instructor: Matthew McKinney
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

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