Undergraduate Catalog

Deaf Studies: Minor

Interdisciplinary Minor in Deaf Studies (18 credits)

  • A grade of C- or better is required for credit toward the minor.
  • Students may not cross-count more than 9 credits with another major or minor.

Required core courses
.............................9 credits
CMD202 Deaf Culture & Heritage (3)

Select two of the following (6 credits):
CMD101 Elementary American Sign Language 1 (3)
CMD102 Elementary American Sign Language 2 (3)
CMD203 Intermediate American Sign Language 1 (3)
CMD205 Intermediate American Sign Language 2 (3)

Elective courses*.....................................9 credits
Select three of the following:
ANT407 Visual Anthropology (3)
CMD200 Survey of Communication Disorders (3) - not available for CMD majors
CMD203 Intermediate American Sign Language 1 (3), if not counted above
CMD205 Intermediate American Sign Language 2 (3), if not counted above
CMD306 Language Development in Children (3) - not available for CMD majors
CMM100 Introduction to Communication (3)
CMM355 Nonverbal Communication (3)
CMM359 Communications Among Cultures (3)
DFS494 Deaf Studies Fieldwork
EDS340 Sociological & Philosophical Foundations of Education (3)
EDS376 Expressive Arts in Education I (3) or EDS377 Expressive Arts in Education II (3)
EED370 Education of Diverse Populations (3) - Education students only
LIN413 Sociolinguistics (3)
PSY305 Psychology of Perception (3) or PSY352 Perception (3)
PSY402 Psychology of Language (3) or PSY353 Psycholinguistics (3)
PSY403 Health Psychology (3) or PSY384 Health Psychology (3)
SAB339 Ethiopia Deaf Study Abroad (3)
SED358 Education Across Borders (3)
SOC220 Social Inequality in the United States (3)
SOC350 Introduction to Human Services (3)*
SPE106 Multiple Voices: Diversity in US Education (3)
SPE142 Introduction to Disability Studies (3)

*Students who have a major in Sociology with a concentration in Human Services (CHS) may count SOC444 and SOC481 in the elective category of the minor with a relevant internship (requires CHS and minor advisor approval).