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Disciplines

American Sign Language

  • ASL Composition (3 credits)

    This course introduces students to critical, academic discourse in American Sign language. Students will be given opportunities to analyze and evaluate academic ASL and to compose logical arguments by synthesizing information from sources with their own critical perspectives. The course has been developed using a Multicultural Education philosophy that advocates the belief that students and their experiences should be placed at the center of the teaching and learning process, and that teaching and learning should occur in a context that addresses multiple ways of thinking.

  • Prerequisite: Contact the instructor for permission to enroll
    Course Dates Status Tuition
    PST 321-OL1 6/17/2024 – 7/19/2024 OPEN $993

 

Accounting

  • Financial Accounting I (3 credits)

    This course introduces students to basic financial accounting theory and practice. It teaches students the knowledge and tools to identify and record business activities and to prepare and interpret financial statements and reports in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Students will learn how accounting methods affect the evaluation of business results and the quality of business decisions.

  • Prerequisite: Contact the instructor for permission to enroll.
    Course Dates Status Tuition
    PST 471-OL1 5/13/2024 – 6/14/2024 CLOSED $993
  • Financial Accounting II (3 credits)

    As the second part of the introduction to Financial Accounting, this course provides detailed coverage of long-term liabilities, long-lived assets, stockholder’s equity, investments, cash flows, and financial statement analysis. Special topics such as payroll accounting, accounting for partnership, and other related topics are also covered.

  • Prerequisite: Contact the instructor for permission to enroll.
    Course Dates Status Tuition
    PST 472-OL1 6/17/2024 – 7/19/2024 OPEN $993
  • Managerial Accounting (3 credits)

    Management (or Managerial) Accounting comprises financial and non-financial information intended to meet internal users’ needs. It involves the development and interpretation of accounting information intended to assist management in the operation of the business. Topics include financial statement analysis and the use of accounting information for planning and control, performance evaluation, and decision-making. The course will cover cost behavior, job order costing, process costing, cost volume-profit relationship, relevant costing/benefits, budgeting, activity-based costing, cash flow and financial statement analysis. Computer lab is required.

  • Prerequisite: Contact the instructor for permission to enroll.
    Course Dates Status Tuition
    PST 473-OL1 5/13/2024 – 6/14/2024 CLOSED $993

 

Caregiving and Community Health

  • Deaf Centered National Caregiver Course (1 credit)

    Upon completing the course and the exam, students will receive their caregiver certificate from the American Caregiver Association (ACA). The National Caregiver Certification Course (NCCC) from Gallaudet University, in collaboration with the American Caregiver Association (ACA), is intended to provide relevant and useful information about the most common responsibilities and duties of caregiving. This course is designed specifically for Deaf caregivers and those providing caregiving services to Deaf senior citizens.
    Course Dates Status Tuition
    PST 93-OL1 5/6/2024 – 5/31/2024 CLOSED $331
    PST 93-OL2 6/3/2024 – 6/28/2024 OPEN $331
    PST 93-OL3 7/3/2024 – 7/31/2024 OPEN $331
    PST 93-OL4 8/5/2024 – 8/30/2024 OPEN $331

 

Data Sciences

  • Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems (3 credits)

    The course introduces students to ArcGIS Pro, an online Geographic Information System (GIS) application from Esri. With GIS, the student can explore, visualize, and analyze data; create 2D maps and 3D scenes with several layers of data to visualize multiple data sets at once; and share work to an online portal. GIS analytics tools are used in many disciplines and fields of practice including public health, history, sociology, political science, business, biology, international development, and information technology. In the end of the course, students will have the opportunity to take additional training on GIS applications in their specific field of interest.

  • Prerequisite: Contact the instructor for permission to enroll.
    Course Dates Status Tuition
    PST 382-OL1 5/13/2024 – 7/5/2024 CLOSED $993

 

Deaf Studies

  • Deaf Women’s Studies (3 credits)

    This course explores 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.

  • Prerequisite: Completion of a Deaf Studies course or ASL 4 at Gallaudet in the last 12 months, or screening placement into ASL 5. Contact ASL Connect to schedule an ASL Screening. Permission of department; contact H-Dirksen Bauman
    Course Dates Status Tuition
    PST 211-OL1 5/13/2024 – 6/21/2024 FULL $993
  • Black Deaf Studies (3 credits)

    This course primarily examines Black Deaf people in America as well as those in the Caribbean Islands and Africa.  The course is organized to focus on the history, education, community and culture, language and psychosocial forces which influence their experience.   It will concentrate on the social, political and cultural development of a unique group of people that are part of both the general Deaf community and the Black community.  Readings will be from varied journalistic literature.

  • Prerequisite: Completion of a Deaf Studies course or ASL 4 at Gallaudet in the last 12 months, or screening placement into ASL 5. Contact ASL Connect to schedule an ASL Screening. Permission of department; contact H-Dirksen Bauman
    Course Dates Status Tuition
    PST 212-OL1 6/24/2024 – 8/2/2024 FULL $993
  • History of the American Deaf Community (3 credits)

    An examination of the people and the historical processes that brought together deaf individuals to form a cohesive community in the United States.

  • Prerequisite: Contact the instructor for permission to enroll
    Course Dates Status Tuition
    PST 207-OL1 5/13/2024 – 7/5/2024 FULL $993

 

Early Intervention Studies

  • Socio-Cultural & Political Contexts of Early Educ. for Deaf/HH Infants, Toddlers and Families (3 credits)

    This course is the first in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Infants, Toddlers and Families: Collaboration and Leadership Interdisciplinary Certificate Program and serves as an orientation to the program and requires both face-to-face and on-campus participation. Participants will understand the impact of early hearing detection and intervention principles and practices on newborn hearing screening and programs. The course will provide an overview of the following topics: professionalism, advocacy, ethics, dispositions, diversity, cultural and linguistic backgrounds, socio-economic resources, ethnicities, religion and other factors that influence values, beliefs and practices and the impact of these factors on deaf and hard of hearing infants and toddlers and their families. Resources to support collaboration, leadership and change will be included.

  • This course is Hybrid On-Campus and Online Asynchronous.
  • Prerequisite: Contact the instructor for permission to enroll.
    Course Dates Status Tuition
    PSG 660-OL1 5/13/2024 – 6/7/2024 FULL $993
  • Developing Communication, Language & Cognition in Deaf/HH Infants and Toddlers (3 credits)

    This course is the second course in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Infants, Toddlers and Families: Collaboration and Leadership (ITF) Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate Program. The course requires on-line participation. The course addresses language, communication, and cognitive development and developmental milestones. Participants will examine socio-cultural factors that impact linguistic, cognitive and communication development from diverse perspectives. The course addresses language learning models for ASL and English, bilingual, multilingual and dual language learning. Participants will explore visual, auditory and tactile modalities, technological devices for supporting language and communication development, and the research that underlies current practices. Participants will explore how professionals with varying disciplinary expertise can collaborate to provide support to families to enhance their child’s development. Family language learning models including Deaf Professional/ Advisor programs and family sign language programs will also be addressed.

  • Prerequisite: Contact the instructor for permission to enroll; instructor TBD.
    Course Dates Status Tuition
    PSG 661-OL1 6/24/2024 – 8/2/2024 FULL $993
  • A Developmental Approach to Programming for Infants/Toddlers and their Families (3 credits)

    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 on-line and on-campus participation. The course will focus on both content and skill development in the areas of assessment and programming. 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.

  • Prerequisite: Contact the instructor for permission to enroll; instructor TBD.
    Course Dates Status Tuition
    PSG 664-OL1 6/10/2024 – 7/5/2024 OPEN $993

 

Education

  • Introduction to Research in Education (3 credits)

    The focus of this course is research as a strategy of inquiry for improving practice and advancing our professions.  The general principles of qualitative, quantitative, and action research designs will be considered, along with related problems of measurement, statement and clarification of research problems, and basic statistical methods for describing data.  The goal is to produce professionals who are consumers of research in their fields who can apply research for the improvement of their school or work settings.

  • Prerequisite: Contact the instructor for permission to enroll,
    Course Dates Status Tuition
    PST 729-OL1 5/13/2024 – 7/5/2024 CLOSED $993
  • Applications in ASL/English Bilingual Early Childhood Education for 0-5 (3 credits)

    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 signacy, oracy and literacy and critical pedagogy will be addressed.

  • Prerequisite: Contact the instructor for permission to enroll.
    Course Dates Status Tuition
    PSG 675-OL1 5/13/2024 – 6/21/2024 CLOSED $993
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  • Family Collaboration and Partnership: The ASL/English Bilingual Lens (3 credits)

    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 , ways to promote positive communication with families, and the creation of culturally responsive and inclusively early childhood educational communities for all families. In addition, participants will apply a basic working knowledge of Part C and Part B of the IDEA regulations as members of an early childhood education team.

  • Prerequisite: Contact the instructor for permission to enroll.
    Course Dates Status Tuition
    PSG 676-OL1 6/24/2024 – 8/2/2024 OPEN $993
  • Home-School Continuum: Collaboration with Families, Paraeducators, and Professionals (3 credits)

    In this course students will examine current trends and concerns which characterize the changing American family and draw implications for education, students with disabilities, and their families. They will examine family, community and school structures, patterns and relationships. Students will explore a variety of theories, concepts, principles and models utilized when implementing effective family, school, and community partnership, in addition to collaboration among IEP team members and when working with other professionals regarding students and families with special and diverse needs. Students will identify and discuss the uses and applications of community and school resources in supporting families and students with disabilities. They will also learn and simulate techniques for interacting with parents and examine collaboration strategies for interdisciplinary team efforts. In addition, students will focus on topics/challenges that face families with children with disabilities such as: sibling support, respite care, financial planning, transition planning, independent living and IEP meetings.

  • Prerequisite: Contact the instructor for permission to enroll.
    Course Dates Status Tuition
    PSG 683-OL1 6/24/2024 – 8/2/2024 OPEN $993
  • Language and Literacy Development for Deaf Students with Disabilities (3 credits)


    This course is designed to prepare graduate level students to address issues of language and literacy development for students with disabilities, with an emphasis on deaf children 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 will inform students about augmentative and alternative communication systems for use by individuals who do not have or are limited in expressive language, whether it is ASL or English.

  • Prerequisite: Contact the instructor for permission to enroll.
    Course Dates Status Tuition
    PSG 684-OL1 5/13/2024 – 6/21/2024 CLOSED $993

 

Linguistics

  • Depiction, Iconicity, & Gesture (3 credits)

    Students are introduced to a descriptive framework with which to identify and analyze iconicity and depiction in ASL and other signed languages and spoken languages as well. The course focuses on depiction typology, examining the structure of role-shifting, constructed action and dialogue, classifier constructions/depicting verbs, aspectual constructions, abstract/metaphorical depictions, and other imagistic uses of space, including different types of gesture.

  • Prerequisite: Contact the program coordinator for permission to enroll.
    Course Dates Status Tuition
    PST 377-OL1 5/13/2024 – 7/5/2024 CANCELLED $993
  • Sign Language & Sign Systems (3 credits)

    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: Contact the program coordinator for permission to enroll.
    Course Dates Status Tuition
    PST 374-OL1 5/13/2024 – 7/5/2024 CLOSED $993
  • Introduction to the Structure of American Sign Language (3 credits)

    An introduction to the “phonology,” grammar, and semantics of American Sign Language, including studies of variations in structure related to factors of region, social class, ethnicity, age, and sex; studies of child language acquisition of American Sign Language; and studies of short-term memory processing in American Sign Language. Some comparisons with English and other languages will be offered.

  • Prerequisite: Contact the program coordinator for permission to enroll.
    Course Dates Status Tuition
    PST 361-OL1 5/13/2024 – 7/5/2024 CLOSED $993

 

Sexuality and Gender Studies

  • Introduction to Sexuality and Gender Studies (3 credits)

    This 3 credit course will provide an introduction into Sexuality and Gender Studies. This course will use texts, articles, speakers, literature, and film to bring students to a deeper understanding of LGBTQ+ cultures and communities. This course will educate students on the central concepts of sexual orientation and gender identity within historical, political, and societal frameworks. Throughout this course, students will work towards an understanding of the intersectional dynamics of privilege and oppression as they relate to LGBTQ+ individuals and culture by exploring the lived experiences of LGBTQ+ individuals and their partners/families. Special attention will be given to each Unit on LGBTQ+ issues within the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Communities.

  • PSU: Undergrad level course work; PSG: Graduate level course work.
  • Prerequisite: Please contact the instructor for permission to enroll.
    Course Dates Status Tuition
    PSU 460-OL1 5/13/2024 – 6/14/2024 FULL $993
    PSG 760-OL1 5/13/2024 – 6/14/2024 FULL $993

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