Areas of Study

Course Overview

This course provides a broad overview of the dialect of ASL known as Black ASL.  Students will learn the historical and social context of the variety and its linguistic features.  Perceptions of Black and mainstreamed Deaf experiences will also be discussed.  Students are expected to develop a course project at the end of the semester.

DST 101 or permission of the instructor

Program: Deaf Studies

Credit: 3

Other Courses


Deaf Studies Senior…

This course is an extension of DST 497…

Deaf Studies

Credits 3


Independent Study

Intensive supervised study and research on topics of…

Deaf Studies

Credits 1-3


Special Topics

Grading system: letter grades only.

Deaf Studies

Credits 3


Black Deaf Studies…

An introduction to the oral history research approach…

Deaf Studies

Credits 3


Multicultural Deaf Lives…

This course will focus on cultural issues, values,…

Deaf Studies

Credits 3


Senior Seminar

This seminar gives students the opportunity to develop…

Deaf Studies

Credits 3