LING 140 - Introduction to Deaf Culture
Section: 001
Term: FA 2012
Subject: Linguistics (LING)
Department: LSA Linguistics
Credits:
3
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course introduces students to Deaf culture within the United States, and focuses on the link between culture and language (in this case, American Sign Language). An analysis of medical and cultural models of perceiving deafness is investigated to familiarize students with the range of perceptions held by members of the cultural majority and the effect it has on the Deaf community. The influencing factors of educational systems on deaf children are reviewed to understand the link between language systems used in the classroom and the development of a Deaf identity. The historical roots of American Sign Language and the value of language preservation provide for additional overview of attitudes in American society. Social adaptations to deafness and individual factors of communicative and linguistic development are analyzed for understanding the implications of family and social systems on deaf children and adults.

Instructor will use a course pack.

Course Requirements:

There will be weekly written assignments (1-2 paragraph reaction statements to readings from the course pack) or weekly quizzes. There will be a written midterm and final.

Intended Audience:

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LING 140 - Introduction to Deaf Culture
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
P
12101
Open
2
 
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TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM
NOTE: Data maintained by department in Wolverine Access. If no textbooks are listed below, check with the department.


ISBN: 0913072362
Sign language and the deaf community : essays in honor of William C. Stokoe, Author: ed. by Charlotte Baker., Publisher: National Association of the Deaf 8. print. 1999
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0932130097
American deaf culture : an anthology, Author: edited by Sherman Wilcox., Publisher: Linstok Press 1989
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0915035634
A journey into the deaf-world, Author: Harlan Lane ; Robert Hoffmeister ; Ben Bahan, Publisher: DawnSignPress 1996
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0674194241
Deaf in America : voices from a culture, Author: Carol Padden, Tom Humphries., Publisher: Harvard University Press 1988
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
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