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Foundation of Deafness

IDT 1123

Credit(s): 3

This course will provide students with knowledge in types of communication problems resulting from deafness, ease in mixing with deaf persons, occupational trends for the deaf, causes and physiological aspects of deafness, and social barriers faced by deaf individuals. Deaf individuals and leaders in the community will be invited into the classroom to discuss these topics along with professionals working with the deaf in various situations. The course is also designed for students majoring in interpreting for the deaf, teachers, teachers’ aides, school counselors, and so forth. This course provides a review of a normal mechanism of speech and hearing and how they are affected by hearing loss, as well as an emphasis on the history of deafness, trends in deaf education, and the deaf community and its culture. (3,3,0)