Fall Online Courses

Disciplines

American Sign Language
Business
CUED American English
Deaf Studies and Culture
Education
GRE Preparation
Infants, Toddlers, and Families
Interpreting Education
Linguistics
Peer Mentoring
Psychology

The registration deadline is 2 weeks prior to the start date of course.
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American Sign Language (ASL)

ASL I (3 credits)

Course Dates Status
PST 301-OL1 08/26/19 - 10/18/19 CLOSED
PST 301-OL3 08/26/19 - 10/18/19 CLOSED
PST 301-OL5 08/26/19 - 10/18/19 CLOSED
PST 301-OL2 10/21/19 - 12/13/19 CLOSED
PST 301-OL4 10/21/19 - 12/13/19 CLOSED
PST 301-OL6 10/21/19 - 12/13/19 CLOSED
PST 301-OL8 10/21/19 - 12/13/19 CLOSED

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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: $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 08/26/19 - 10/18/19 CLOSED
PST 302-OL3 08/26/19 - 10/18/19 CLOSED
PST 302-OL2 10/21/19 - 12/13/19 CLOSED
PST 302-OL4 10/21/19 - 12/13/19 CLOSED
PST 302-OL6 10/21/19 - 12/13/19 CLOSED

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This course is designed to continue 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.
Prerequisite: ASL I with a grade of "B" or better, or equivalent and permission of program coordinator.
Tuition: $950
Instructor: TBD
Course Materials: 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 08/26/19 - 10/18/19 CLOSED
PST 303-OL3 08/26/19 - 10/18/19 CLOSED
PST 303-OL2 10/21/19 - 12/13/19 CLOSED
PST 303-OL4 10/21/19 - 12/13/19 CLOSED

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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.
Prerequisite: ASL II with a grade of "B" or better, or equivalent and permission of program coordinator.
Tuition: $950
Instructor:
TBD
Course Materials: 
1.  NO TEXTBOOK REQUIRED   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)

Course Dates Status
PST 304-OL1 08/26/19 - 10/18/19 CLOSED
PST 304-OL2 10/21/19 - 12/13/19 CLOSED

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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 Online ASL IV Syllabus in PDF format for more information.
Note:
Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

ASL and English: Comparative Analysis (3 credits)

Course Dates Status
PST 322-OL1 10/21/19 - 12/13/19 CLOSED

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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: Don Miller
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.

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Business

Introduction to Entrepreneurship (3 credits)

Course Dates Status
PST 437-OL1 10/21/19 - 12/13/19 CLOSED

Course Description     Sign Up

One of the most powerful and influential forces of change in the world is Entrepreneurship. Innovation in the technology sector has accelerated the growth and success of companies like Amazon, Apple, eBay, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Virgin Group. This "on-line" course will help you re-evaluate your views of entrepreneurship within the framework of entrepreneurial thinking; and, you will put this mindset into action. Throughout this course, you will develop a mindset that enables you to create and evaluate entrepreneurial opportunities, marshal resources, and form teams driven by creativity, leadership, and smart action. In sum, this course is a journey through the fuzzy front-end of early-stage entrepreneurial activity. This course is an immersion experience for finding and creating innovative opportunities.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor: Lynda Schott
Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

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CUED American English

Beginner Cued American English (2 credits)

Course Dates Status
PST 125-OL1 10/21/19 - 12/13/19 CLOSED

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This course covers two critical areas in Beginner Cued Speech: skills development and context. The skills portion of this course covers all eight handshapes and phonemes used in the system then focuses on developing proficient expressive skills and beginning receptive skills. This course also covers related topics such as the various applications of cued American English and evidence-based use with children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. Discussions on various ways how cued American English and American Sign Language can be immersed in a variety of settings will also take place.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor is required; contact amy.crumrine@gallaudet.edu
Tuition: PST $592
Instructor: Amy Crumrine
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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Deaf Studies and Culture

ASL Literature (3 credits)

Course Dates Status
PST 203-OL1  8/26/19 - 10/18/19 CLOSED

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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 10/21/19 - 12/13/19 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 8/26/19 - 10/18/19 CLOSED

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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: 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: 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 10/21/19 - 12/13/19 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: 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: 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 10/21/19 - 12/13/19 CLOSED

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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: Summer Crider
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 8/26/19 - 10/18/19 CLOSED

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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 international non-governmental 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: This is a graduate-level course. Evidence of a bachelor's degree and written permission of the instructor are required.; 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.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.


Education

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

Course Dates Status
PSG 672-OL1 8/26/19 - 10/18/19 CLOSED

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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
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 8/26/19 - 10/18/19 CLOSED

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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: Patrick Graham
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 8/26/19 - 10/18/19 CLOSED

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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 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
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 10/21/19 - 12/13/19 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
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  10/21/19 - 12/13/19 OPEN

Course Description     Sign Up

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: Patrick Graham
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 9/30/19 - 11/5/19 CLOSED

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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
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 8/26/19 - 12/9/19 CLOSED

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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: LaTrice Dowtin and Jodee Crace
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 8/26/19 - 12/9/19 CLOSED

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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: Marilyn Sass-Lehrer and Amy Szarkowski
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 10/28/19 - 11/22/19 CLOSED

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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.

NIC Test Preparation: Written (1 credit)

Course Dates Status
PST 170-OL1 10/14/19 - 11/7/19 CLOSED

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This course will prepare potential test candidates to pass the written component of the National Interpreting Certification examination. The course will cover the ten content domains tested in this examination and techniques for handling the type of multiple-choice test questions utilized. Students will take several practice tests to gauge their readiness for the actual examination. This course has a pass/fail grade.
Prerequisite:  Must have completed an ITP Program, have taken an Introduction to Interpretation class and a Linguistics of ASL class, or permission of instructor; contact carol.tipton@gallaudet.edu
Tuition: 
PST: $296
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:  Students need to have the following material ready on the first day of class:
1.  Pareja, Shonna. (2009). Master the NIC: Written Workbook Shonna Pareja, LLC 
2.  Sample Generalist Written Test, published by RID
Additional Materials:
1.    CASLI NIC Knowledge Exam Information
2.   Preservation of the Sign Language, George Veditz 
3.    Handeyes - Preservation of Sign Language
4.   Code of Professional Conduct
5.   RID Standard Practice Papers

NIC Test Preparation: Performance (1 credit)

Course Dates Status
PST 326-OL1 10/14/19 - 11/7/19 CLOSED

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This course will prepare test candidates to take the current 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 a pass/fail grade.
Prerequisite: Proof of passing knowledge Exam, or permission of instructor; contact carol.tipton@gallaudet.edu
Tuition: PST: $296
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:
The following two items must be purchased and received prior to the start of class:
1. Encounters With Reality, 2nd Edition, by Brenda Cartwright
2. RID NIC Practice DVD
Additional Required Reading
3. RID  Information and   NIC Information
4. Code of Professional Conduct

Working as a Deaf Interpreter (2 credits)

Course Date Days Time Room Status
PST 327-HY01 12/2/19 - 12/15/19 Online Online N/A CLOSED
On-campus 12/16/19 - 12/20/19 M-F 8:00am-5:00pm SAC1010 CLOSED

Course Description     Announcements will be made when it's ready for enrollment. If you wish to be contacted, please sign up.

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
Instructor:
Alisha Bronk and Steven Collins
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:  To be provided
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

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Linguistics

Introduction to First and Second Language Acquisition (3 credits)

Course Dates Status
PST 373-OL1 8/26/19 - 12/9/19 CLOSED

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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
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.
Instructor: Shane Blau, Christina Healy, and Jeffrey Palmer
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 8/26/19 - 10/18/19 CLOSED

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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
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.
Instructor: Casey Thornton
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 8/26/19 - 12/9/19 CLOSED

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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
Course Materials: None
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

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Psychology

Development I: Child Psychology

Course Dates Status
PST 403-OL1 10/21/19 - 12/13/19 CLOSED

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This course examines the physical, psychological, social, and cognitive development from conception to the end of childhood. It will include discussion of the interaction of genetic and environmental factors in shaping personality. It will describe language development and social and emotional adjustment of the child.
Cross-listings: PSY 311 Development I: Child Psychology
Prerequisite:
Completion of PSY 210 with a grade of C or better
Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor: Deborah Schooler
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 8/26/19 - 10/18/19 CLOSED

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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 327  Health Psychology
Prerequisite: Completion of Introduction to Psychology with a grade of C or better
Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor: Raylene Paludneviciene
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 8/26/19 - 10/18/19 CLOSED

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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 210  Lifespan Development
Prerequisite: Completion of Introduction to Psychology with a grade of C or better
Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor:
Raylene Paludneviciene
Course Materials:
Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
Note:
Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

Psychology and Deaf People (3 credits)

Course Dates Status
PST 875-OL1 10/21/19 - 12/13/19 CLOSED

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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: A minimum grade of C in PSY 101
Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor: Raylene Paludneviciene
Course Materials:
Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
Note:
Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

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