Oct 21, 2019  
2016-2017 Springfield College Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Springfield College Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Deaf Studies Minor


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(15 credits)

The minor in deaf studies program offers training to students interested in issues that affect those who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing.  The minor provides students with courses related to the communication, audiological, linguistic, cultural, educational, and social needs of people who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing.

Students learn how to communicate with those who are Deaf/HOH, educational and communication choices that families must make, how hearing is assessed, assistive technology, and specific therapeutic techniques needed to assess and increase speech, language, listening, and speechreading skills.  Emphasis is also placed on understanding Deaf history and culture and preparation for students’ service to humanity in their respective fields and careers.

Some of the courses required for the minor may also fulfill or partially fulfill the International / Multicultural General Education requirement. For more information, see the General Education Requirements section. Some courses required for minors may also satisfy courses required for majors. Students pursuing a minor should notify and consult with the appropriate department chair and complete the appropriate paperwork with the Registrar’s Office so that it can be noted on the transcript.

Required Courses (15 credits):


The minor in deaf studies program offers training to students interested in issues that affect those who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing.  The minor provides students with courses related to the communication, audiological, linguistic, cultural, educational, and social needs of people who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing.

Students learn how to communicate with those who are Deaf/HOH, educational and communication choices that families must make, how hearing is assessed, assistive technology, and specific therapeutic techniques needed to assess and increase speech, language, listening, and speechreading skills.  Emphasis is also placed on understanding Deaf history and culture and preparation for students’ service to humanity in their respective fields and careers.

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