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Deaf Cultural Studies, 1 year certificate

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Course listing for the 2023-2024 catalog year.

Plan of Study Grid
First TermCredits
ASL 160 Visual/Gestural Communication 2
ITP 111 Advanced ASL § 4
ITP 122 Discourse Analysis § 2
ITP 180 Field Experience I: Applied ASL § 2
Deaf Studies Electives 6
Second Term
ASL 230 Black Deaf Culture 4
ITP 123 Intercultural Communication for Interpreters § 4
ITP 181 Field Experience II: Applied ASL § 1
ITP 230 ASL Linguistics I § 3
Deaf Studies Electives 2
Third Term
ASL 220 Black American Sign Language 3
ITP 231 ASL Linguistics II § 3
ITP 265 Introduction to Ethical Practices in Interpreting § 3
Deaf Studies Electives 7
 Total Credits46

Course contains Related Instruction and cannot be substituted with another course.

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