Disciplines

American Sign Language
Deaf Studies and Culture
Education
GRE Preparation
Infants, Toddlers, and Families
Interpreting Education
Linguistics
Peer Mentoring
Psychology
World Languages and Culture

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American Sign Language (ASL)

ASL I (3 credits)

Course Dates Status
PST 301-OL1 08/31/20 - 12/14/20 OPEN
PST 301-OL3 08/31/20 - 10/23/20 OPEN
PST 301-OL5 08/31/20 - 10/23/20 OPEN
PST 301-OL7 08/31/20 - 10/23/20 OPEN
PST 301-OL9 08/31/20 - 10/23/20 OPEN
PST 301-OL2 10/26/20 - 12/18/20 OPEN
PST 301-OL4 10/26/20 - 12/18/20 OPEN
PST 301-OL6 10/26/20 - 12/18/20 OPEN
PST 301-OL8 10/26/20 - 12/18/20 OPEN
PST 301-OL10 10/26/20 - 12/18/20 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. This course is asynchronous and self paced.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $950
Instructor: TBD
Course Materials:
1) Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus. 2) GoReact ($19.95)
Click to view Online ASL I Syllabus in PDF format for more information.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

ASL II (3 credits)

Course Dates Status
PST 302-OL1 08/31/20 - 12/14/20 OPEN
PST 302-OL3 08/31/20 - 10/23/20 OPEN
PST 302-OL5 08/31/20 - 10/23/20 OPEN
PST 302-OL2 10/26/20 - 12/18/20 OPEN
PST 302-OL4 10/26/20 - 12/18/20 OPEN

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This course is designed to continue the development of American Sign Language (ASL) skills with a 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. This course is asynchronous and self paced.
Prerequisite: Completion of ASL I with a grade of "B" or better at Gallaudet within the last 12 months, or successful completion of an ASL Screening.
Tuition: $950
Instructor: TBD
Course Materials: 1)Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.  2) GoReact ($19.95)
Click to view Online ASL II Syllabus in PDF format for more information.
Note:
Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

ASL III (3 credits)

Course Dates Status
PST 303-OL1 08/31/20 - 12/14/20 OPEN
PST 303-OL3 08/31/20 - 10/23/20 OPEN
PST 303-OL5 08/31/20 - 10/23/20 OPEN
PST 303-OL2 10/26/20 - 12/18/20 OPEN
PST 303-OL4 10/26/20 - 12/18/20 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 a description of general surroundings, appropriate sequencing, temporal aspects, and conditionals. Information about the Deaf Community and Deaf Culture will be included. This course is asynchronous and self paced.
Prerequisite: Completion of ASL II with a grade of "B" or better at Gallaudet within the last 12 months, or successful completion of an ASL Screening.
Tuition: $950
Instructor:
TBD
Course Materials:
1)Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus2) 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)

Course Dates Status
PST 304-OL1 08/31/20 - 12/14/20 OPEN
PST 304-OL3 08/31/20 - 10/23/20 OPEN
PST 304-OL5 08/31/20 - 10/23/20 OPEN
PST 304-OL2 10/26/20 - 12/18/20 OPEN
PST 304-OL4 10/26/20 - 12/18/20 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. This course is asynchronous and self paced.
Prerequisite: Completion of ASL III with a grade of "B" or better at Gallaudet within the last 12 months, or successful completion of an ASL Screening.
Tuition: $950
Instructor: TBD
Course Materials: 1) Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus. 2) GoReact($19.95)
Click to view Online ASL IV Syllabus in PDF format for more information.
Note:
Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

ASL V (3 credits)

Course Dates Status
PST 305-OL1 08/31/20 - 12/14/20 OPEN
PST 305-OL3 08/31/20 - 12/14/20 OPEN
PST 305-OL2 08/31/20 - 12/14/20 OPEN
PST 305-OL4 08/31/20 - 12/14/20 OPEN
PST 305-OL5 08/31/20 - 12/14/20 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. This course is synchronous. Meeting times and days will be determined on the first day of class.
Prerequisite: Completion of ASL IV with a grade of "B" or better at Gallaudet within the last 12 months, or successful completion of an ASL Screening.
Tuition: $950
Instructor: TBD
Course Materials: 1) Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus. 2) GoReact($19.95)
Click to view Online ASL V Syllabus in PDF format for more information.
Note:
Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

Beginning Fingerspelling (1 credit)

Course Dates Status
PST 136-OL1 9/9/20 - 10/14/20 OPEN
PST 136-OL2 9/9/20 - 10/14/20 OPEN
PST 136-OL3 9/9/20 - 10/14/20 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. This course is synchronous. Meeting times and days will be determined on the first day of class. Pass/fail grading basis.
Prerequisite: Completion of ASL II or permission of the department.
Tuition: PST: $316
Course Materials: None

Intermediate Fingerspelling (1 credit)

Course Dates Status
PST 137-OL1 10/19/20 - 11/16/20 OPEN
PST 137-OL2 10/19/20 - 11/16/20 OPEN
PST 137-OL3 10/19/20 - 11/16/20 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. This course is synchronous. Meeting times and days will be determined on the first day of class.
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)

Course Dates Status
PST 300-OL1 8/31/20 - 10/23/20 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. This course is synchronous. Meeting times and days will be determined on the first day of class.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: PST: $950
Course materials: None

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Deaf Studies and Culture

ASL and English: Comparative Analysis (3 credits)

Course Dates Status
PST 322-OL1 10/26/20 - 12/18/20 OPEN

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This online course covers areas of vocabulary, semantics, grammar, and organization of ASL and English. Students look at the linguistic aspects of both languages and compare the two. The class also covers word classes and sentence structure of both languages. To assist students in understanding the structure of both languages,  a discussion of how languages work is included.
Cross-listings: ASL 270 ASL and English: Comparative Analysis
Prerequisite: GSR 103 or permission of department; contact arlene.kelly@gallaudet.edu.
Tuition: $888
Instructor: TBD
RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 4.5 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for the  Academic Coursework Activity Report Form.
Course Materials: All materials will be posted on Blackboard.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

ASL Literature (3 credits)

Course Dates Status
PST 203-OL1  10/26/20 - 12/18/20 OPEN

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The dynamics of oral cultures and their traditions will be introduced in this course by studying the development of oral literature and literary artists in other cultures. Then using this as background, attempts will be made to study ASL literary tradition by looking at life histories, narratives, and poetry performances. (The formal title of this course is Oral Traditions in the Deaf Community.)
Cross-listings: DST 314  ASL Literature
Prerequisite: Permission of department; contact arlene.kelly@gallaudet.edu.
Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor: Benjamin Jarashow
RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 4.5 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for the  Academic Coursework Activity Report Form.
Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

Disability Studies (3 credits)

Course Dates Status
PST 260-OL1 10/26/20 - 12/18/20 OPEN

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This course will introduce students to the field of Disability Studies. As an emerging interdisciplinary field of study, Disability Studies does not approach disability as a "medical condition, but as a human condition" (Charlton). Instead of studying the causes and rehabilitation of persons with disabilities, the class will explore the historical, social, political, religious, philosophical, and cultural influences that construct the category of "disability." The class will also examine how persons with disabilities construct their own meanings and identities.
Cross-listings: DST 316 Disability Studies
Prerequisite: Permission of department; contact arlene.kelly@gallaudet.edu.
Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor: Meredith Burke
RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 4.5 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for the  Academic Coursework Activity Report Form.
Course Materials: Materials will be provided as part of this course.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

Introduction to Deaf Studies (3 credits)

Course Dates Status
PST 210-OL1 8/31/20 -10/23/20 OPEN

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This is an introductory survey to the field of Deaf Studies that highlights cutting edge concepts and theories at use in this field. The course will show how deaf people and sign languages are integral aspects of human diversity and how societies have responded to this diversity across different social, temporal, and cultural moments and movements.
Cross-listings: DST 101 Introduction to Deaf Studies
Prerequisite: Permission of department; contact arlene.kelly@gallaudet.edu.
Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor: Carolyn McCaskill
RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 4.5 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for the  Academic Coursework Activity Report Form.
Course Materials: All materials will be posted on Blackboard.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

Introduction to Cultural Studies (3 credits)

Course Dates Status
PST 213-OL1 10/26/20 - 12/18/20 OPEN

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This course investigates how culture shapes the way people see the world. Students will explore cultural readings and examine various texts around us to understand how culture, identity and history frame experiences. Traditional courses in cultural studies assume that the meanings in this world are central in creating us -- individually and collectively. Students will examine how culture transmits a view of the world and power through critical analysis.
Cross-listings: DST 203 Introduction to Cultural Studies
Prerequisite: Permission of department; contact arlene.kelly@gallaudet.edu.
Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor: Kaj Krause
RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 4.5 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for the  Academic Coursework Activity Report Form.
Course Materials: All materials will be posted on Blackboard.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

Multicultural Deaf Lives: Ethnographic Studies (3 credits)

Course Dates Status
PST 229-OL1 8/31/20 - 10/23/20 OPEN

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This course will focus on cultural issues, values, behaviors, identities, and language of Deaf people from diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds. Students will examine autobiographies, documentaries, films, videos, and academic literature to help understand the contributions and historical development of the emerging majority of the Deaf community that is underrepresented in the United States and the world. Course may be repeated as topics change.
Cross-listings: DST 410 Multicultural Deaf Lives: Ethnographic Studies
Prerequisite:
Permission of department; contact arlene.kelly@gallaudet.edu
Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor: Carolyn McCaskill
RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 4.5 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for the  Academic Coursework Activity Report Form.
Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus
Note:
Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

Studies in the Human Rights of Deaf People (3 credits)

Course Dates Status
PST 801-OL1  8/31/20 - 10/23/20 OPEN

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This course traces the development of the human rights of deaf people within the wider context of the emergence of the concept of universal human rights after WWII. The formation of international institutions such as the United Nations, and the growth of international nongovernmental organizations dedicated to human rights work has allowed non-state actors significant opportunities to develop and use human rights tools to protect particular minorities. The emergence of the concept of linguistic human rights has been applied to signing communities and the concept promoted in the Convention on the Human Rights of Peoples with Disabilities. The concept and the Convention will be examined in depth and applied to the linguistic human rights of contemporary Deaf communities.
Cross-listings: DST 740  Studies in the Human Rights of Deaf People
Prerequisite: Permission of department; contact arlene.kelly@gallaudet.edu.
Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor: Joseph Murray
RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 4.5 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for the  Academic Coursework Activity Report Form.
Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

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Education

Capstone I: ASL/English Bilingual Early Childhood Education for 0-5 (1 credit)

Course Dates Status
PSG 672-OL1 8/31/20 - 12/14/20 OPEN

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This capstone project course provides the opportunity for candidates in the ASL/English Bilingual Early Childhood Education: Birth to Five Certificate Program to apply and demonstrate skills, knowledge, and dispositions developed throughout the courses in the program through completing a self-designed capstone project. Candidates will complete their proposed project plan for the capstone project by the end of the fall semester.
Cross-listings: EDU 767 Capstone I: ASL/English Bilingual Early Childhood Education for 0-5
Prerequisite: Admitting to Certificate Program; or permission of department; contact; contact laurene.simms@gallaudet.edu
Tuition: PSG: $296
Instructor: Christi Batamula
RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 1.5 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for the  Academic Coursework Activity Report Form.
Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

Foundations of Policy and Legislative Perspectives on Bilingualism (3 credits)

Course Dates Status
PSG 670-OL1 8/31/20 - 10/23/20 OPEN

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This course is designed to educate candidates about state and federal education policies, particularly as they pertain to bilingualism. In addition, the course will address a basic working knowledge of regulations essential to the role and as bilingual early childhood professionals. Candidates will implement policies and regulations using the language planning framework in their work in homes, schools and agencies, and the community. It elaborates and builds upon knowledge and dispositions learned in foundation courses.
Cross-listings: EDU 760 Foundations of Policy and Legislative Perspectives on Bilingualism
Prerequisite: Permission of the program director; contact laurene.simms@gallaudet.edu
Tuition: PSG: $888
Instructor: Christi Batamula
RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 4.5 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for the  Academic Coursework Activity Report Form.
Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

Introduction to Educating Deaf Students with Disabilities (3 credits)

Course Dates Status
PSG 681-OL1 8/31/20 - 10/23/20 OPEN

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This course uses a disability studies approach to familiarize students with major trends and issues in special education, including historical roots, perception of disability, policies impacting students with disabilities, labeling, over-representation, and discipline. Other topics in the course include developing Individualized Education Plans (IEPs), examining instructional practices, and working with families. This course will prepare teacher candidates to work with children and youth with a broad range of disabilities and educational needs.
Cross-listings: EDU 771  Introduction to Educating Deaf Students with Disabilities
Prerequisite: Admitting to Certificate Program, or permission of department; contact christina.yuknis@gallaudet.edu
Tuition: PSG: $888
Instructor: Catherine Krammer
RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 4.5 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for the  Academic Coursework Activity Report Form.
Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

Teaching Functional Curriculum to Deaf Students with Disabilities (3 credits)

Course Dates Status
PSG 685-OL1 10/26/20 - 12/18/20 OPEN

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This course provides an overview of functional academics for deaf students with disabilities. Topics include teaching vocational skills, teaching life skills, supporting motor development, supporting social-emotional development, developing transition plans, and selecting assistive technology devices. Course assignments are designed to allow students to apply these concepts in their current teaching setting.
Cross-listings: EDU 767 Teaching Functional Curriculum to Deaf Students with Disabilities
Prerequisite: Admission to Certificate Program; or permission of department; contact christina.Yuknis@gallaudet.edu
Tuition: PSG: $888
Instructor: Catherine Krammer
RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 4.5 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for the  Academic Coursework Activity Report Form.
Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

Theoretical Perspectives of ASL/English Bilingual Education for Birth to 5 (3 credits)

Course Dates Status
PSG 671-OL1  10/26/20 - 12/18/20 OPEN

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This course provides an overview of functional academics for deaf students with disabilities. Topics include teaching vocational skills, teaching life skills, supporting motor development, supporting social-emotional development, developing transition plans, and selecting assistive technology devices. Course assignments are designed to allow students to apply these concepts in their current teaching setting.
Cross-listings: EDU 761 Theoretical Perspectives of ASL/English Education for Birth to 5
Prerequisite: Admitting to Certificate Program; or permission of department; contact laurene.simms@gallaudet.edu.
Tuition: PSG: $888
Instructor: Maribel Garate
RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 4.5 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for the  Academic Coursework Activity Report Form.
Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

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GRE Preparation

GRE General Preparation (1 credit )

COURSE# DATES Status
PST 748-OL1 TBD

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This course prepares students for taking the general GRE as they prepare for applying to graduate school. Students will learn the type of questions presented on the exam and learn to identify the purpose and goals of questions in order to better understand them, and test-taking strategies that can also be applied to other testing situations.  A review of verbal and quantitative content, as well as writing, will further prepare students for the GRE.
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor; contact daniel.lundberg@gallaudet.edu with a copy to ccoe@gallaudet.edu
Tuition: Tuition and fees are waived for full-time students. A $35 application fee is charged to part-time students and external applicants.
Instructor: Daniel Lundberg
RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 1.5 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for the  Academic Coursework Activity Report Form.
Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

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Infants, Toddlers, and Families

Capstone Project Part 1 (1 credit)

Course Dates Status
PSG 665-OL1 8/31/20 - 12/14/20 OPEN

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This course provides the opportunity for candidates in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Infants, Toddlers and their Families: Collaboration and Leadership Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate Program to engage in leadership or collaborative project related to deaf and hard of hearing infants, toddlers, and their families.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Infants, Toddlers and Families: Collaboration and Leadership (ITF) Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate Program or permission of instructor; contact julie.mitchiner@gallaudet.edu
Tuition: PSG: $296
Instructor: TBD 
RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 1.5 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for the  Academic Coursework Activity Report Form.
Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

Families with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Infants and Toddlers: Their Cultures and Communities (3 credits)

Course Dates Status
PSG 662-OL1 8/31/20 - 12/14/20 OPEN

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This course is the third course in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Infants, Toddlers and Families: Collaboration and Leadership Interdisciplinary Certificate Program. The course requires on-line participation. This course examines family systems’ perspectives and the interrelationships among the young child who is deaf or hard of hearing, family, and communities. Family and community cultures, values and beliefs will be explored. Participants will understand the importance of building relationships and the research underlying the importance of family support systems, acceptance, and accommodation. Emphasis will be on collaboration with professionals from different disciplinary backgrounds, leadership, and advocacy. The course will address strategies and resources that promote family and professional collaboration, family-to-family support networks, and family involvement.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Infants, Toddlers and Families: Collaboration and Leadership (ITF) Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate Program or permission of instructor; contact julie.mitchiner@gallaudet.edu
Tuition: PSG: $888
Instructor: TBD 
RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 4.5 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for the  Academic Coursework Activity Report Form.
Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

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Interpreting Education

Interpreting as a Career (1 credit)

Course Dates Status
PST 325-OL1 10/26/20 -11/20/20 OPEN

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An introduction to the basic theories, principles, and practices of interpreting, this online course will address the history of the profession, interpreters' roles and responsibilities, and national/local organizations for interpreters. It is appropriate for beginning interpreters, advanced sign language students, and professionals who work with deaf people. Information is divided into four units: the field, the process, the ethics, and the setting.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: PST: $296
RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 1.5 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for the  Academic Coursework Activity Report Form.
Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

Interpretation Immersion Online: Depiction (2 credits)

Course Dates Status
PST 354-OL1 10/5/20 - 10/30/20 OPEN

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This online course is a two-credit adaptation of PST 352 - Interpretation Immersion: Enrich Your Interpretations with Depiction. This online 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 real-time and virtual practice with scientific, medical, and technical texts, and learn to create more effective and engaging translations, using videoconferencing technology and GoReact.
Prerequisite: ASL proficiency, permission of the instructor, contact alisha.bronk@gallaudet.edu
Tuition: $592 plus $35 application fee
Instructor: Alisha Bronk
RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 3 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for Academic Coursework Activity Report Form
Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

Working as a Deaf Interpreter (2 credits)

Course Date Status
PST 327-OL1 9/8/20 - 10/2/20 OPEN

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This course is designed for Deaf students to expand foundational interpreting skills and knowledge of the interpreting profession. This prepares students for the Certified Deaf Interpreter (CDI) exam. Students will learn about the history and trends of the field, and study the Code of Professional Conduct (CPC). The course will also provide practice with specialized skills most needed in the Deaf Interpreting field: English to ASL translation, reformulation and platform interpreting, and Pro-Tactile interpreting skills for working in the DeafBlind community.
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: 
$592 plus $35 application fee
RID CMP:
Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 3 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for Academic Coursework Activity Report Form
Course materials: 
To be provided
Instructor: Alisha Bronk
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

Introduction to Interpreting (3 credits)

Course Dates Status
PST 345-OL1 8/31/20 - 10/23/20 OPEN

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This course focuses on the historical progression of the emerging professional and academic field of interpreting. Beginning with early perceptions of interpreters in both signed and spoken languages, the course includes topics such as the impact of translation research and practice on interpretation, issues of equivalency and accuracy, definitions, approaches to research, professional organizations, working conditions, international perspectives, and working with oppressed groups of people.
Cross-listings: INT 101  Introduction to Interpreting
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor, contact paul.dudis@gallaudet.edu
RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 4.5 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for the  Academic Coursework Activity Report Form.
Tuition: PST: $888
Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

NIC Test Preparation: Interview/Performance

Course Dates Status
PST 326-OL1 9/14/20 - 10/9/20 OPEN

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This course will prepare test candidates to take the interview and performance components of the CURRENT National Interpreter Certification examination. For the interview portion, students will practice responding to ethical scenarios as they are presented in the test. They will practice with hypothetical questions and record themselves responding to a mock exam. For the performance portion, the ten skill domains will be covered. Students will record themselves taking a mock performance exam and analyze their work. This course has pass/fail grading.
Prerequisite: Students must have passed the NIC Written Exam, or have permission of the instructor.
Tuition: $296 plus $35 application fee
Instructor: Carol Tipton
RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 1.5 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for the  Academic Coursework Activity Report Form.
Course Materials: Purchase your textbooks:   Encounters with Reality and  Practice NIC DVD
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course enrollment.

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Linguistics

Introduction to First and Second Language Acquisition (3 credits)

Course Dates Status
PST 373-OL1 TBD

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This course introduces students to the acquisition of a native language by young children (L1 acquisition) and acquisition of a second language after childhood (L2 acquisition). The first part of the course covers the important milestones of normal L1 development in phonology, morphology, syntax, and pragmatics for both spoken and signed languages. The course then explores how delays in exposure affect the acquisition process, leading to the main topics of the second part of the course: critical period effects and L2 acquisition. Readings and discussion throughout the course will reflect the perspective that acquisition studies on a broad variety of languages, both signed and spoken, are crucial for developing accurate theories of language structure and use. Application of concepts from lectures and discussion is encouraged through student collection and analysis of L1 and L2 data.
Cross-listings: LIN 510  Introduction to First and Second Language Acquisition
Prerequisite:  ASL Fluency or permission of instructor; contact paul.dudis@gallaudet.edu
Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor: Shane Blau, Christina Healy, and Jeffrey Palmer
RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 4.5 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for the  Academic Coursework Activity Report Form.
Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

Sign Language and Sign Systems (3 credits)

Course Dates Status
PST 374-OL1 8/31/20 - 10/23/20 OPEN

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An introduction to the major features of languages and to the structure, use, and variation in the sign languages and sign systems commonly used in the United States. The course will cover four major topics: (1) Language: The nature and definition of languages, the uniqueness of language, and contrasts between language and other forms of communication; (2) Language and Culture: The role of language in human society, with special focus on language acquisition, language identity, and bilingualism; (3) American Sign Language Structure: A survey of the major features of the linguistic structure of ASL. Topics are Phonology: the structure of the physical signals; Morphology: the basic structure and composition of meaningful units of ASL; Syntax: word order and nonmanual syntactic signals in ASL sentences; (4) Language Variation: Language variation and language contact in the deaf community, including discussions of contact varieties of signing and systems for representing English.
Cross-listings: LIN 101  Sign Language and Sign Systems
Prerequisite:  ASL Fluency or permission of instructor; contact  casey.thornton@gallaudet.edu
Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor: Casey Thornton
RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 4.5 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for the  Academic Coursework Activity Report Form.
Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

Introduction to the Structure of ASL (3 credits)

Course Dates Status
PST 361-OL1 10/26/20 - 12/18/20 OPEN

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An introduction to the "phonology," grammar, and semantics of American Sign Language, including studies of variations in structure related to factors of region, social class, ethnicity, age, and sex; studies of child language acquisition of American Sign Language; and studies of short-term memory processing in American Sign Language. Some comparisons with English and other languages will be offered.
Cross-listings: LIN 263  Introduction to the Structure of American Sign Language
Prerequisite:  LIN 101 or PST 374 and permission of the instructor; contact  casey.thornton@gallaudet.edu
Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor: Casey Thornton
RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 4.5 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for the  Academic Coursework Activity Report Form.
Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

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Peer Mentoring

Hearing Loss in American: An Overview (2 credits)

Course Dates Status
PSG 691-OL1 TBD

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This course focuses on communication technology which will enhance the ability of a person with hearing to communicate more effectively. Mentors will be taught to assess the communication needs of their peers and help them select and pursue appropriate options for one on one, group and computer-based communication, as well as to access the media (TV, radio, etc.). Emphasis will be on four areas of technology: Alerting and Warning Devices, Personal Amplification System, Group Listening Systems, and Cochlear Implants. Both Consumer Strategies and Communication Strategies will be addressed in this course. This course will be online. Learning approaches will include articles and book chapters, case studies, real-time discussion, use of discussion forum and powerpoint presentations. Projects which foster experiential learning will be incorporated for many objectives.
Prerequisite: Acceptance to Gallaudet Peer Mentoring Program (RERC).
Tuition: PST: $592
Instructor: Matt Bakke, Larry Medwetsky and Sarah Sparks
RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 3 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for the  Academic Coursework Activity Report Form.
Course Materials: None
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

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Psychology

Psychology and Deaf People (3 credits)

Course Dates Status
PST 409-OL1 10/26/20 - 12/18/20 OPEN

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The course will consider the psychological development and psychosocial issues of Deaf people. Topics covered will include cognitive, linguistic, and personality development, mental health, and interpersonal behavior.
Cross-listings: PSY 270 Psychology and Deaf People
Prerequisite: permission of the instructor; contact  raylene.paludneviciene@gallaudet.edu
Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor: Raylene Paludneviciene
RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 4.5 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for the  Academic Coursework Activity Report Form.
Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

Lifespan Development (3 credits)

Course Dates Status
PST 407-OL1 8/31/20 - 10/23/20 OPEN

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In this course, students will examine major models of human development across the lifespan. Biological and psychological approaches will be used to examine physical, cognitive, and social development from conception to death. Specific attention will be paid to cultural and ethnic diversity in development.
Cross-listings: PSY 210 Lifespan Development
Prerequisite: permission of the instructor; contact  raylene.paludneviciene@gallaudet.edu
Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor: Raylene Paludneviciene
RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 4.5 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for the  Academic Coursework Activity Report Form.
Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

Health Psychology (3 credits)

Course Dates Status
PST 400-OL1 8/31/20 - 10/23/20 OPEN

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This course discusses research into the ways behavior, mental states, culture, and physical health interact. Factors underlying health, disease, prevention and treatment occur within cultural contexts that affect our views, behaviors, lifestyles and approaches will be explored. This course will also examine how socio-cultural settings in America influences development, health beliefs, and health behaviors.
Cross-listings: PSY 317 Health Psychology
Prerequisite: permission of the instructor;
Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor: TBD
RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 4.5 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for the  Academic Coursework Activity Report Form.
Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

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World Languages and Culture

Mexican Deaf Culture and Language I (3 credits)

Course Dates Status
PST 119-OL1 8/31/2020 - 12/14/2020 OPEN

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This course is designed to build basic knowledge and skills of Lengua de Señas Mexicana (LSM) and Mexican Deaf culture. Students are expected to develop basic expressive and receptive skills, through signs and grammar lessons and interactive activities. The visual and spatial language, LSM will be taught with cultural context and brief Mexican Deaf history, as well. This course is designed to teach students the fundamentals needed to initiate and partake in, and understand basic LSM conversations with LSM users.
Prerequisite: permission of the instructor; contact  armando.castro.osnaya@gallaudet.edu
Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor: Armando Castro Osnaya
RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 4.5 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for the  Academic Coursework Activity Report Form.
Course Materials: GoReact ($19.95)
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

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Mexican Deaf Culture and Language II (3 credits)

Course Dates Status
PST 120-OL1 8/31/2020 - 12/14/2020 OPEN

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This course designs to continue the development of Lengua de Señas Mexicana (LSM) and emphasize development and refinement of comprehension, production, and interpersonal skills as well as deepening understanding of Mexican Deaf Culture. The visual and spatial language, LSM II will be taught with cultural context and brief Mexican Deaf history, as well. This course is designed to teach students the fundamentals needed to initiate and partake in, and understand intermediate LSM conversations with LSM users.
Prerequisite: WLC 101 or PST 119 with a grade of "B" or better, and permission of the instructor; contact  armando.castro.osnaya@gallaudet.edu
Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor: Armando Castro Osnaya
RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 4.5 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for the  Academic Coursework Activity Report Form.
Course Materials: GoReact ($19.95)
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

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