Disciplines

American Sign Language
Cued American English
Deaf Studies and Culture
Education
English
History
Infants, Toddlers, and Families
Interpreting Education
Linguistics
Peer Mentoring
Psychology

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American Sign Language (ASL)

Beginning Fingerspelling (1 credit)

Course Dates Status
PST 136-OL1 6/8/20 - 6/26/20 CLOSED
PST 136-OL2 6/8/20 - 6/26/20 CLOSED
PST 136-OL3 6/8/20 - 6/26/20 CLOSED

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This course is designed to help students develop comprehension and production fingerspelling skills used in American Sign Language. Within a range of contexts and using a variety of topics, the instructor will guide the students through extensive fingerspelling drills that emphasize clear form and transitions. Pass/fail grading basis.
Prerequisite: Completion of ASL II or permission of the department.
Tuition: PST: $316
Course Materials: None

Intermediate Fingerspelling (1 credit)

Course Dates Status
PST 137-OL1 6/29/20 - 7/17/20 CLOSED
PST 137-OL2 6/29/20 - 7/17/20 CLOSED
PST 137-OL3 6/29/20 - 7/17/20 CLOSED

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This course expands the emphasis on using fingerspelled and abbreviated words as well as lexicalized signs in ASL within a range of contexts. The instructor will guide the student through dialogues and short stories that emphasize clear form and transitions.
Prerequisite: Completion of ASL III or permission of the department. Pass/fail grading basis.
Tuition: PST: $316
Course materials: None

Special Topic: Classifiers I (1 credit)

Course Dates Status
PST 102-OL1 6/8/20 - 6/26/20 CLOSED

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This course introduces the students to basic classifiers. Skill-building activities are included. Pass/fail grading basis
Prerequisite: Completion of ASL I or permission of the department.
Tuition: PST: $316
Course materials: None

Special Topic: Classifiers II

Course Dates Status
PST 105-OL1 6/29/20 - 7/17/20 CLOSED

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This course focuses on the application and expansion of classifiers. Rules will be provided for classifier use in various contexts, emphasizing how the signer’s perspective influences the selection of the appropriate classifier. Pass/Fail grading basis.
Prerequisite: Completion of ASL III or permission of department.
Tuition: PST: $316
Course materials: None

Visual Gestural Communication (3 credits)

Course Dates Status
PST 300-OL1 6/8/20 - 7/31/20 CLOSED

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

ASL I (3 credits)

Course Dates Status
PST 301-OL1 6/8/20 - 7/31/20 CLOSED
PST 301-OL2 6/8/20 - 7/31/20 CLOSED
PST 301-OL3 6/8/20 - 7/31/20 CLOSED
PST 301-OL4 6/8/20 - 7/31/20 CLOSED
PST 301-OL5 6/8/20 - 7/31/20 CLOSED
PST 301-OL6 6/8/20 - 7/31/20 CLOSED
PST 301-OL7 6/8/20 - 7/31/20 CLOSED
PST 301-OL8 6/8/20 - 7/31/20 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: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
2) GoReact ($19.95)
Click to view Online ASL I Syllabusin 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 6/8/20 - 7/31/20 CLOSED
PST 302-OL2 6/8/20 - 7/31/20 CLOSED
PST 302-OL3 6/8/20 - 7/31/20 CLOSED
PST 302-OL4 6/8/20 - 7/31/20 CLOSED

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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.
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 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 6/8/20 - 7/31/20 CLOSED
PST 303-OL2 6/8/20 - 7/31/20 CLOSED
PST 303-OL3 6/8/20 - 7/31/20 CLOSED
PST 303-OL4 6/8/20 - 7/31/20 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) 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)

Course Dates Status
PST 304-OL1 6/8/20 - 7/31/20 CLOSED
PST 304-OL2 6/8/20 - 7/31/20 CLOSED
PST 304-OL3 6/8/20 - 7/31/20 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 ASL IV Syllabusin 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 6/8/20 - 7/31/20 CLOSED
PST 305-OL2 6/8/20 - 7/31/20 CLOSED
PST 305-OL3 6/8/20 - 7/31/20 CLOSED

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

ASL VI (3 credits)

Course Dates Status
PST 306-OL1 6/8/20 - 7/31/20 CLOSED

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This course builds on the cultural competence and language skills developed in ASL V with an increased focus on developing comprehension and production storytelling skills.
Prerequisite: ASL V with a grade of "B" or better, or equivalent and permission of program coordinator
Tuition: PST: $950
Course Materials: 1) Provided by instructor 2) GoReact ($19.95)
Click to view ASL VI 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 5/18/20 - 7/10/20 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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CUED American English

Beginner Cued American English (2 credits)

Course Dates Status
PST 125-OL1 6/22/20 - 8/14/20 CANCELLED

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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 2.5 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

Deaf Women Studies (3 credits)

Course Dates Status
PST 222-OL1 6/22/20 - 8/14/20 CLOSED

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This course will explore how the field of women's studies came into being by way of the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention. Issues faced by both hearing and deaf women will be investigated: career, educational opportunities, reproduction, and patriarchy, among others.
Cross-listings: DST 402-OL1  Deaf Women Studies
Prerequisite: Contact aslprograms@gallaudet.edu to schedule a date and time for ASL Placement Screening.
Tuition: PST $888
Instructor: Tawny Holmes
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.

Black Deaf People's Studies (3 credits)

Course Dates Status
PST 223-OL1 5/18/20 - 7/10/20 CLOSED

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This course primarily examines black deaf people in America including the Caribbean Islands and Africa. The course is organized to focus on history, education, community culture, language, and psychosocial forces that influence black deaf people's experience. It will concentrate on the social, political, and cultural development of a unique group of people that is a part of the general deaf community and the black community.
Cross-listings: DST 401-OL1  Black Deaf People Studies
Prerequisite: Contact aslprograms@gallaudet.edu schedule a date and time for ASL Placement Screening.
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 Academic Coursework Activity Report Form
Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.


Education

Applications in ASL/English Bilingual Early Childhood Education for 0-5 (3 credits)

Course Dates Status
PSG 675-OL1 TBA CANCELLED

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This course is designed to prepare the candidates to apply an ASL/English Bilingual Framework in Early Childhood Education for deaf and hard of hearing children. This framework describes how the acquisition and learning of ASL and English (written and spoken) are being facilitated. This course reflects upon bilingual models and concepts and discusses the language planning process required to establish an environment that demonstrates value for both languages. Also, it focuses on meeting the needs of the deaf and hard of hearing children and families that it serves. Use of bilingual methodologies, assessment, effective strategies, and language teaching including oracy and literacy, and critical pedagogy will be addressed.
Cross-listings: EDU 764-OL1  Applications in ASL/English Bilingual Early Childhood Education for 0-5
Prerequisite: Admitting to Certificate Program; At least level 4 of ASL proficiency required, contact aslprograms@gallaudet.edu set up an ASL Screening or permission of department; contact; contact laurene.simms@gallaudet.edu.
Tuition: PSG: $888
Instructor: Laurene Simms
Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

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

Course Dates Status
PSG 677-OL1 5/18/20 - 7/10/20 CANCELLED

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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 the project before completing the program.
Cross-listings: EDU 768-OL1  Capstone III: 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: TBD
Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

Family Collaboration and Partnership: The ASL/English Bilingual Lens (3 credits)

Course Dates Status
PSG 676-OL1 TBA CANCELLED

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ASL and English Bilingualism at home and in school promotes healthy language development and communication and creates positive self-esteem among deaf/hard of hearing children from diverse backgrounds. This course/seminar is designed for professionals to acquire the knowledge and skills to work collaboratively with diverse families and other professionals to support the bilingual development and education of young deaf and hard of hearing children. Participants will discuss a working model of bilingual language acquisition (American Sign Language and English), approaches to providing support and encouragement to families, ways to promote positive communication with families, and the creation of culturally responsive and inclusive early childhood educational communities for all families. In addition, participants will apply basic working knowledge of Part C and Part B of the IDEA regulations as members of an early childhood education team.
Cross-listings: EDU 765-OL1  Family Collaboration and Partnership: The ASL/English Bilingual Lens
Prerequisite: Permission of the program director; contact laurene.simms@gallaudet.edu.
Tuition: PSG: $888
Instructor: Bobbie Jo Kite
Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

Language and Literacy Development for Deaf Students with Disabilities (3 credits)

Course Dates Status
PSG 684-OL1 6/22/20 - 8/14/20 CLOSED

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This course is designed to prepare graduate students to address issues related to language and literacy development for deaf students with disabilities. Topics include language and communication disorders, augmentative and alternative communication systems, cultural influence on language and literacy development, and how language and communication impact classroom performance. The course
Cross-listings: EDU 775-OL1  Language and Literacy Development for 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.

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English

Business and Technical Writing (3 credits [or 4 credits optional])

Course Dates Status
PST 555-OL1 6/22/20 - 8/14/20 CLOSED

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Study and practice of professional writing skills and genres, such as resumes, letters of application, emails, memos, proposals, short and long reports, and manuals. Also covers technical aspects of editing.
Cross-listings: ENG 380/ENG 395/GSR 220  Business and Technical Writing
Prerequisite: Instructor Permission Required, Contact kristen.harmon@gallaudet.edu
Tuition: PST: $888 ($1184 for 4 credits)
Instructor: Kristin Harmon
Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

Writing for Social Media (3 credits)

Course Dates Status
PST 556-OL1 6/22/20 - 8/14/20 CLOSED

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Study and intensive practice of writing in social media genres such as blogs and tweets. Examines rhetorical conventions for digital communication and the dissemination of information through social media for professional purposes, including developing a business social media strategy. Integrates editing techniques and competencies. May also cover theoretical issues such as copyright and authorship, visual literacy, and collaborative online environments.
Cross-listings: ENG 365  Writing for Social Media
Prerequisite: ENG 250 or permission of the instructor. Contact jill.bradbury@gallaudet.edu
Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor: Jill Bradbury
Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

Representations of Deafness on Television (3 credits)

Course Dates Status
PST 557-OL1 5/18/20 - 7/10/20 CANCELED

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Special Topics in the discipline, designed primarily for sophomores. Students may enroll in 295 Special Topics multiple times, as long as the topics differ.
Cross-listings: ENG 295  Representations of Deafness on Television
Prerequisite: GSR 150 or equivalent and permission of the instructor. Contact sharon.pajka@gallaudet.edu
Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor: Sharon Pajka
Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

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History

History of the American Deaf People (3 credits)

Course Dates Status
PST 259-OL1 5/18/20 - 7/10/20 CLOSED

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An examination of the people and the historical processes that brought together deaf individuals to form a cohesive community in the United States.
Cross-listings: HIS 331-OL1 History of the American Deaf People
Prerequisite: 
Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor: William Ennis
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.

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Infants, Toddlers,  and Families

A Developmental Approach to Programming for Infants, Toddlers, and Their Families (online, 3 credits)

Course Dates Time Status
PSG 664-OL1 5/18/20 - 6/26/20 Online CLOSED
6/26/20 - 6/28/20 Synchronous CLOSED

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This course is the fifth course in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Infants, Toddlers and Families: Collaboration and Leadership (ITF) Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate Program. The course requires both online and on-campus participation. The course will focus on both content and skill development in the areas of assessment and programming.  The collaboration will be emphasized in the assessment and implementation of goals and services for young children and their families. The processes underlying the development of IFSPs and IEP's and transitions from early intervention to preschools will be explored. Strategies and resources will emphasize best practice in interdisciplinary, developmentally and individually appropriate and culturally responsive programming. Candidates for the certificate will present their capstone projects and final portfolios to provide evidence of their knowledge, skills and professional dispositions for working with infants and toddlers who are deaf or hard of hearing, birth-to-three, and their families.  May 18th to June 28th. The majority of the course will be taught asynchronously except for the final two days of the course. From June 26th to June 28th the online course will be synchronous. 
Cross-listings: ITF 704-HY01 Developmental Approach to Programming for Infants, Toddler s 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: $888
Instructor:Jodee Crace and LaTrice Dowtin
Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

Communication, Language and Cognitive Development: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Infants and Toddlers (3 credits)

Course Dates Time Status
PSG 661-OL1 6/16/20 - 8/2/20 Online 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 the family system's 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 advocacy. The course will address strategies and resources that promote family and professional collaboration, family-to-family support networks, and family involvement. 
Cross-listings:  ITF 701-OL1  Communication, Language and Cognitive Development: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Infants and Toddlers
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:Bobbie Jo Kite Herbold and Patrick Graham
Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at eCampus.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

Socio-Cultural and Political Contexts for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Infants, Toddlers, and Their Families (3 credits)

Course Dates Time Status
PSG 660-OL1 5/16/20 - 5/17/20 Zoom 12:00PM - 4:00PM CLOSED
5/18/20 - 6/14/20 Online

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This course is the first course in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Infants, Toddlers and Families: Collaboration and Leadership (ITF) Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate Program and serves as an orientation to the program. This course requires both on-campus and online participation. Participants will examine perspectives on working with young deaf and hard of hearing children, their families, and communities and will discuss the historical foundations of birth-to-three programs and services. The impact of early hearing detection and intervention principles and practices on newborn hearing screening and programs will be addressed. The course will provide an overview of the following topics: professionalism, advocacy, ethics, dispositions, diversity, and other factors that impact deaf and hard of hearing infants and toddlers and their families. Resources to support collaboration, leadership,  and change will be included. Evidence-based research and best practice guidelines that benefit deaf and hard of hearing infants and toddlers and their families will be addressed.  May 16th to June 14th. The class will meet from 12p-4p on both Saturday and Sunday (May 16-17) via Zoom, then will resume a traditional online course format until June 14th (with Zoom meetings for 2-3 hours every Sunday).
Cross-listings: ITF 700-HY01  Socio-Cultural and Political Contexts for 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: $888
Instructor:Tawny Holmes Hlibok and Sarah Honigfeld
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 7/20/20 - 8/14/20 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 5/18/20 - 6/5/20 CANCELLED

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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.
*Note: PST credit is not applicable to a degree program at Gallaudet University. The credits may be accepted at another institution or state depending on their specific credit transfer policies.
Prerequisite: ASL proficiency
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
Instructor: Alisha Bronk
RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 2.5 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.

Working as a Deaf Interpreter (2 credits)

Course Date Status
PST 327-OL1 6/1/20 - 6/25/20 CLOSED

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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 and Steven Collins
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

NIC Test Preparation: Written

Course Dates Status
PST 170-OL1 7/6/20 - 7/31/20 CLOSED
PST 170-OL2 7/6/20 - 7/31/20 CLOSED

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This course will prepare potential test candidates to pass the written component of the CURRENT 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 pass/fail grading.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $296 plus $35 application fee
Instructor: Carol Tipton
Course Materials: Purchase your textbooks:   Sample Written Practice Test and  Master the NIC: Written Notebook
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course enrollment.

NIC Test Preparation: Interview/Performance

Course Dates Status
PST 326-OL1 7/6/20 - 7/31/20 CLOSED
PST 326-OL2 7/6/20 - 7/31/20 CLOSED

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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
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

Learning Language by Eye or by Ear (1 credit)

Course Dates Status
PST 375-OL1 7/6/20 - 7/27/20 CLOSED

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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. 
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 the  Academic Coursework Activity Report Form.
Instructor: Deborah Chen Pichler
Course Materials: Sign Language Acquisition by Deaf and Hearing Children, a video book in ASL and voiced English available for streaming from - https://signlanguageacquisition.com/ ($75 for lifetime access, $35 for 4-week access) 
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

Sign Language and Sign Systems (3 credits)

Course Dates Status
PST 374-OL1 5/18/20 - 7/10/20 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 non manual 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: Contact deanna.gagne@gallaudet.edu to obtain permission to enroll in this course.
Tuition: PST: $888
Instructor: Deanna Gagne
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.

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Peer Mentoring

Biological and Psychological Aspects of Hearing Loss (2 credits)

Course Dates Status
PSG 693-OL1 6/1/20 - 8/10/20 CLOSED

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This course will explore the various aspects of the biopsychosocial model as it relates to hearing loss with particular emphasis on the psychological (affective, behavioral, cognitive) and social impact of hearing loss on individuals, their families and group contexts in which they communicate. Learners will examine the grieving process and crisis as it relates to progressive and sudden onset hearing loss. Parallel reactions of significant others will be investigated. The range of behavioral reactions will be assessed using the assertiveness continuum.
This course will be online. Learning approaches will include articles and book chapters, case studies, real-time discussions, 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). For more information on this program, contact: pmta@gallaudet.edu
Tuition: PST: $592
Instructor: Larry Medwetsky and Sarah Sparks
Course Materials: Purchase textbook(s) at
eCampus.
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Psychology

Psychology and Deaf People (3 credits)

Course Dates Status
PST 409-OL1 5/18/20 - 7/10/20 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 and permission of the instructor.
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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