Fall Online Courses

Discplines

American Sign Language
CUED American English
Deaf Studies and Culture
Education
Foreign Language*
Government
Grant Writing
Infants, Toddlers and Families
Interpretation Education
Linguistics
Peer Mentoring
Psychology
Social Work
Test Preparation
Theater Arts*

*Note: Some courses have both online and face-to-face components, which are called hybrid courses. (Prefixed HY0)

American Sign Language (ASL)

ASL I (3 credits)

CourseDates
PST 301-OL1 8/27/18 - 10/19/18
PST 301-OL2 10/22/18 - 12/14/18
PST 301-OL3 8/27/18 - 10/19/18
PST 301-OL4 10/22/18 - 12/14/18
PST 301-OL5 8/27/18 - 10/19/18
PST 301-OL7 8/27/18 - 12/10/18

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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)

CourseDates
PST 302-OL1 8/27/18 - 10/19/18
PST 302-OL2 10/22/18 - 12/14/18
PST 302-OL3 8/27/18 - 10/19/18
PST 302-OL4 10/22/18 - 12/14/18

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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: $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)

CourseDates
PST 303-OL1 8/27/18 - 10/19/18
PST 303-OL2 10/22/18 - 12/14/18

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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:
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)

CourseDates
PST 304-OL1 8/27/18 - 10/19/18
PST 304-OL2 10/22/18 - 12/14/18

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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)

CourseDates
PST 322-OL1 10/22/18 - 12/19/18

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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, discussion of how languages work is included.
Prerequisite: GSR 103 or permission of department; contact h-dirksen.bauman@gallaudet.edu.
Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor: Wanda Riddle
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 Academic Coursework Activity Report Form.
Course Materials: All materials will be posted in Blackboard.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

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CUED American English

Beginner Cued American English (2 credits)

CourseDates
PST 125-OL1 10/22/18 - 12/14/18

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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
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)

CourseDates
PST 203-OL1 8/27/18 - 10/19/18
PST 203-OL2 10/22/18 - 12/14/18

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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.)
Prerequisite: Permission of department; contact h-dirksen.bauman@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 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)

CourseDates
PST 260-OL1 10/22/18 - 12/14/18

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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.
Prerequisite: Permission of department; contact h-dirksen.bauman@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 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)

CourseDates
PST 210-OL1 8/27/18 - 10/19/18

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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.
Prerequisite: Permission of department; contact h-dirksen.bauman@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 Academic Coursework Activity Report Form.
Course Materials: All materials will be posted in Blackboard.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

Introduction to Cultural Studies (3 credits)

CourseDates
PST 213-OL1 10/22/18 - 12/14/18

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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.
Prerequisite: Permission of department; contact h-dirksen.bauman@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 Academic Coursework Activity Report Form.
Course Materials: All materials will be posted in Blackboard.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

Multicultural Deaf Lives: DeafBlind Studies (3 credits)

CourseDates
PST 229-OL1 8/27/18-10/19/18

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Catalog Description: 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.

Instructor Description: This is the first ever course in the area of DeafBlind Studies. In the class,we will delve into topics and concepts that demand more analysis and research. The major areas we will discuss include DeafBlind history, literature, and representations. We examine these topics using primary sources, ethnography, and recent frameworks that have emerged in the DeafBlind community, particularly frameworks inspired by the Protactile movement.
In order to make this course fully DeafBlind accessible it will be conducted through an English only listserv format. Emphasis will be placed on content and depth of analysis and not on English composition.
Prerequisite: Permission of department; contact h-dirksen.bauman@gallaudet.edu.
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 Academic Coursework Activity Report encouraged to download them for your personal use.
Note:
Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

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

CourseDates
PST 801-OL1 8/27/18-10/19/18

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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 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
Prerequisite: This is a graduate level course. Evidence of a bachelors degree and written permission of the instructor are required.; contact h-dirksen.bauman@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 Academic Coursework Activity Report encouraged to download them for your personal use.
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)

CourseDates
PST 673-OL1 8/27/2018-12/10/2018

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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 proposal plan for the capstone project by the end of the fall semester.
Prerequisite: Admitting to Certificate Program; or permission of department; contact; contact laurene.simms@gallaudet.edu.
Tuition: PST: $592
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)

CourseDates
PST 658-OL1 8/27/2018 - 10/19/2018

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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 addresses 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.
Prerequisite: Permission of the program director; contact laurene.simms@gallaudet.edu.
Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor: Patrick Graham
Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

Teaching Functional Curriculum (3 credits)

CourseDates

PST 715-OL1

10/22/2018 - 12/14/2018

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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.
Prerequisite: Admitting to Certificate Program; or permission of department; contact laurene.simms@gallaudet.edu.
Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
Course Materials: Catherine Krammer
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

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

CourseDates
PST 697-OL1 10/22/2018 - 12/14/2018

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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.
Prerequisite: Admitting to Certificate Program; or permission of department; contact laurene.simms@gallaudet.edu.
Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor: TBD
Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

Trends in Special Education (3 credits)

CourseDates
PST 711-OL1 8/27/2018 - 10/19/2018

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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.
Prerequisite: Admitting to Certificate Program; or permission of department; contact laurene.simms@gallaudet.edu
Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor: Catherine Krammer
Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

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Foreign Language

Basic French I (4 credits)

CourseDates
PST 111-HY01 8/27/18 - 12/15/18
On Campus T/TH 3:30pm - 4:50pm

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This course is the first part of a two-semester course sequence. This course combines an intensive study of the principles of grammar and usage of the language with exposure to various aspects of Francophone [French-speaking] culture(s), including the cultures of Deaf communities abroad. The course focuses on basic vocabulary building, reading, translation, and composition. A contrastive grammar approach will be incorporated, drawing upon elements of English and ASL, and French signs (LSF), as appropriate. When offered face to face, the course has four hours of classroom instruction plus an additional, required weekly hour in the department¿s Learning Laboratory. When offered on-line or as hybrid, the lab hour is part of the on-line component.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition:
PST: $1184
Instructor:
Gregoire Youbara
Course Materials:
Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

Basic French II (4 credits)

CourseDates
PST 112-OL1 8/27/18 - 12/15/18

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This is the second part of a two-semester course sequence. This course builds on the basic communicative skills developed in French 111. It combines an intensive study of the principles of grammar and usage of the language, vocabulary building, reading, composition, and translation at the novice-mid/novice-high level. A contrastive grammar approach will be incorporated, drawing upon elements of English and ASL and LSF, as appropriate. Students will also be exposed to aspects of the target culture(s), including information on Deaf communities abroad. When offered face to face, the course has four hours of classroom instruction plus an additional, required weekly hour in the department¿s Learning Laboratory. When offered on-line or as hybrid, the lab hour is part of the on-line component.
Prerequisite: PST 111
Tuition:
PST: $1184
Instructor:
Gregoire Youbara
Course Materials:
Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

Basic Spanish I (4 credits)

CourseDates
PST 113-OL1 8/27/2018 - 12/15/2018

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This is the second part of a two-semester course sequence. This course builds on the basic communicative skills developed in Spanish 111. It combines an intensive study of the principles of grammar and usage of the language, vocabulary building, reading, composition, and translation at the novice-mid/novice-high level. A contrastive grammar approach will be incorporated, drawing upon elements of English and ASL. Students will also be exposed to aspects of the target culture(s), including information on Deaf communities abroad. When offered face to face, the course has four hours of classroom instruction plus an additional, required weekly hour in the department's Learning Laboratory. When offered on-line or as hybrid, the lab hour is part of the online component.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: PST: $1184
Instructor: Roberto Herrera
Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

Basic Spanish I (4 credits)

CourseDates

PST 113-HY01

8/27/2018 - 12/15/2018
On Campus M/W 3:00pm - 4:20 pm

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This is the first part of a two-semester course sequence. This course combines an intensive study of the principles of grammar and usage of the language with basic vocabulary building, reading, composition, and translation of elementary texts. A contrastive grammar approach will be incorporated, drawing upon elements of English and ASL. Students will also be exposed to aspects of the target culture(s), including information on Deaf communities abroad. When offered face to face, the course has four hours of classroom instruction plus an additional, required weekly hour in the department’s Learning Laboratory. When offered on-line or as hybrid, the lab hour is part of the on-line component.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: PST: $1184
Instructor: Pilar Pinar
Course Materials: TBD
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

Introduction to Mexican Sign Language (3 credits)

CourseDates
PST 119-OL1 8/27/18 - 12/10/18

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This course is designed to build basic knowledge and skills of Lengua de Senas Mexicana (LSM) and the Deaf culture. Students are expected to develop basic expressive and receptive skills, through signs and grammar lessons and interactive activities. The visual, spatial and tactile 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: None
Tuition:
PST: $888
Instructor:
Armando Castro Osnaya
Course Materials:
Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

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Government

Civil Rights and Civil Rights Movement (3 credits)

COURSE#DAYS
PST 482-OL1 8/27/18 - 12/15/18

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This course will provide an in-depth look at equality in the US. Amendments 13, 14, 15 and 19 will be emphasized and the evolution of their interpretation in the Supreme Court will be studied. At the same time, the influence of movements for abolition, women's suffrage and women's rights, civil rights on the interpretation will be studied. In addition, current movement for equality in the disability and GLBT communities will be discussed.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor; contact karen.terhune@gallaudet.edu
Tuition: PST: $888
Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
Instructor: Karen Terhune
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

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Grant Writing

Successful Grant Writing, Part I (3 credits)

COURSE#DAYS
PST 589-OL1 8/27/18 - 10/19/18

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This online course will introduce newgrant writers to the different types of proposals and the individual components of a grant proposal. If you are new to grant writing and need a good overview of the grant development process, Successful Grant Writing, Part 1 is for you. All assignments, discussions, group activities and other forms of participation will be conducted online. Participants are expected to critically respond to questions and engage in inquiry both individually and with others to reflect upon the grant writing process. At the end of the course, participants will have a better understanding of where to find funding, how to develop grant proposals and how to prepare their organization to submit and receive grants.
Prerequisite: Instructor permission is required - audrey.foster@gallaudet.edu
Tuition: PST: $888
Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
Instructor:
Audrey Foster
Note:
Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

Grant Writing

Successful Grant Writing, Part II (3 credits)

COURSE#DAYS
PST 599-OL1 10/22/18 - 12/14/18

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Working in a highly interactive online environment, participants gain hands on experience in how nonprofits, state and federal agencies, and schools can develop successful non-construction grant applications for funding. This course will provide a grant writing experience over 8 weeks for individuals with experience in working within the United States nonprofit or educational sectors (i.e. program staff, university faculty, executive directors, school administrators and program directors). All assignments, discussions, group activities and other forms of participation will be conducted online. Participants are expected to critically respond to questions and engage in inquiry both individually and with others to reflect upon the grant writing process. At the end of the course, participants will have a completed grant proposal for submission.
Prerequisite: Completion of PST 598 or instructor permission - audrey.foster@gallaudet.edu
Tuition: PST: $888
Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
Instructor:Audrey Foster
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

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Infants, Toddlers and Families

Capstone Project Part 1 (1 credit)

CourseDates
PST 665-OL1 8/27/2018 - 12/10/2018

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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 a 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: PST: $296
Instructor: TBD
Course Materials: TBD
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)

CourseDates
PST 662-OL1 8/27/2018 - 12/10/2018

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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: PST: $888
Instructor:TBD
Course Materials: TBD
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

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Interpretation Education

Interpreting as a Career (1 credit )

COURSE#DAYSINSTRUCTOR
PST 325-OL1 10/29/18 - 11/30/18 Mary Lightfoot

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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 course is offered for 1.5 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Participants interested in CEUs will need to submit an 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)

CourseDates
PST 170-OL1 9/17/2018 - 10/5/2018

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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.
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 Academic Coursework Activity Report Form.
Course Materials: Please click on each of links below for required reading 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 ISBN 978-0-615-30437-3
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)

CourseDates
PST 326-OL1 9/17/2018 - 10/12/2018
PST326-OL2 9/17/2018 - 10/12/2018

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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 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

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Linguistics

Introduction to First and Second Language Acquisition (3 credits)

CourseDates
PST 373-OL1 8/27/2018 - 12/10/2018

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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.
Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor, contact deborah.pichler@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 Academic Coursework Activity Report Form.
Instructor: Deborah Chen Pichler
Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

Learning Language by Eye or by Ear (1 credit)

CourseDates
PST 375-OL1 10/14/18 - 11/10/18

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This one-credit course is designed to introduce the layperson to the basics of first language acquisition, focusing on sign language acquisition as the point of departure. The first few lectures of the course will provide a crash-course in linguistics for beginners, as well as provide background for the importance of studying child language development, particularly in the context of deafness and sign language. The remainder of the course is organized chronologically, from birth to 36 months, highlighting the major developmental milestones for each age and expanding to discuss current research on selected topics of interest for each age period. Click Baby Beyond Signs to view three short videos.
Prerequisite: high school diploma or GED
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 Academic Coursework Activity Report Form.
Instructor: Deborah Chen Pichler
Course Materials: Required reading- https://signlanguageacquisition.com/
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

Sign Language and Sign Systems (3 credits)

CourseDates
PST 374-OL1 10/22/2018 - 12/14/2018

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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.
Prerequisite: Qualifying performance on the English assessment or screening and passing ASL screening.
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 Academic Coursework Activity Report Form.
Instructor: Mary Thumann
Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

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Peer Mentoring

Communication Assistive Technology (2 credits)

CourseDates
PST 779-OL1 8/27/-018 - 12/10/18

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This course will provide an overview of hearing loss in America. Students will read articles and complete experiential activities to help them develop a broad understanding of the impact of hearing loss on U.S. citizens. A weekly open discussion on readings and program related assignments will be chat-room based with ongoing dialogue through the Blackboard-based discussion forum. Topics of this course will include demographics of hearing loss in the U.S., micro-, meso- and macro-impact of hearing loss on individuals with hearing loss and their family, friends and co-workers; economic cultural, healthcare and legal impact, related social policy and law. This course will be online. Learning approaches will include articles and book chapters, case studies, real time discussion, use of discussion forum and power point 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
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Psychology

Development II: The Psychology of Adolescence

CourseDates
PST 403-OL1 8/27/2018 - 10/19/2018

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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.
Prerequisite:Completion of Introduction to Psychology with a grade of C or better
Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor: Deborah Schooler
Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
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Health Psychology (3 credits)

CourseDates
PST 400-OL1 10/22/2018 - 12/14/18

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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.
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.
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Lifespan Development (3 credits)

CourseDates
PST 407-OL1 8/27/-018 - 10/19/18

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he 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.
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)

CourseDates
PST 875-OL1 10/22/2018 - 12/14/18

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he 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.
Prerequisite: None
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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Social Work

Child Welfare (3 credits)

CourseDates
PST 883-OL1 8/27/2018 - 12/10/2018

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This course introduces the student to the fields of child welfare with an emphasis on child maltreatment. It looks at child abuse and neglect in all its forms (physical, sexual, emotional) in an ecological context (individual, familial, social, and cultural forces that interact with one another to cause abuse). Students are introduced to the historical con­text of child maltreatment, the current social policies that are in place that affect the protection of children, and the role of the social worker in child protection. Also covered are the procedures for child abuse investigation and report­ing, interviewing the child and family, and the role of the court system. Controversial issues and opposing viewpoints are considered such as imprisonment of abusers, effective­ness of prevention programs, foster care, and proposed policy changes designed to reduce violence and harm to children.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor is required;miriam.bowman@gallaudet.edu Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor: Miriam Bowman
Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
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Test Preparation

GRE General Preparation (1 credit )

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PST 748-OL1 9/24/18 - 11/10/18 Daniel Lundberg

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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. 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.
Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
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Theater Arts

Introduction to Play Writing (3 credits)

CourseDates
PST 180-HY01 Closed

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An introduction to the basic principles of creating plays for the stage. Various ways of making a play will be explored through: writing, improvisations, collaboration with other writers and/or actors, videotapes, and adaptations of other literary forms (poetry, fiction, nonfiction) into dramatic forms.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor: Willy Conley
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