Communication Sciences and Disorders
The minor in Deaf Studies provides students with a detailed view of persons who have a hearing loss. This cluster of courses examines the development of the sense of hearing through adulthood and the ramifications of hearing loss on development, language choice, academic achievement, identity, and adult life. The minor also emphasizes a cultural view of Deafness that includes Deaf literature, history, and American Sign Language. In addition, students will gain an awareness of the various settings and fields where people who are D/deaf or hard of hearing would be encountered.