Deaf Studies and Sign Language (DSSL)

DSSL 3310. Deaf Culture. 3 Hours.

Students explore the influence of Deaf Culture on society as a whole. Students situate Deaf Culture within diversity of cultures through an in-depth discussion of historical, cultural, linguistic, political, and geographical aspects of the Deaf Community.

DSSL 3320. Linguistic Structures of American Sign Language (ASL). 3 Hours.

Students use linguistic principles to examine the structure of American Sign Language, including phonology, morphology, semantics, syntax, and pragmatics. The students integrate ASL skills with linguistic concepts to describe language phenomena within the Deaf Community. Instruction is in ASL. Credit 3
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in SGNL 1401, SGNL 1402, SGNL 2311, and SGNL 2312.