New in 2015: Deaf Studies program

The first section of the program will meet on Thursdays from 6 – 8 PM in 9 sessions from February to June. The cost is $150.00. All materials will be provided.

The Deaf Studies program will provide students with a deeper knowledge of the culture and history of the Deaf community in the U.S. and elsewhere. Students will be amazed to learn of the rich heritage of Deaf people through the ages.

The course dates:  Feb 19, Mar 5, 19, April 2, 16, May 7, 21, June 4, 18

What is culture?  What is a society?  What is a community?

The age of philosophers – what did they think about deaf people and their language?

Clerics of the middle ages – their ideas about deaf people.

The “French Method” and the “German Method” of teaching the deaf compete.

The Golden Age of Deaf education in America, culminating in the opening of a college for the Deaf.

The Age of Oralism.  Nationalism; ethnocentrism; evolution, Social Darwinism/Social Engineering, eugenics; the Milan Congress.

What happened to the Deaf community during the Age of Oralism?

The comeback – William Stokoe – “The father of modern ASL.”  Department of Education report.

DPN – Deaf President Now – the reply to Milan.

Deaf culture today.