Deaf Studies Major

Description: A program that focuses on the sociological, historical and linguistic aspects of the deaf and hearing impaired, and that prepares individuals to work with the deaf and hearing impaired. Includes instruction in American Sign Language, deaf studies, American deaf culture, structure of American Sign Language, history of the American deaf community, and civil rights of deaf people. Is Deaf Studies the right major for you?
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Deaf Studies Major

What Courses Do Deaf Studies Majors Take?

The required and elective courses you would take for Deaf Studies majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.

  • Ethics
  • Foreign Language
  • History
  • Law
  • Linguistics
  • Sign Language
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