Graduate Catalog

Certificate in Deaf Cultural Studies

Overview

Dr. Erin Moriarty Harrelson, Program Coordinator

The Graduate Certificate Program in Deaf Cultural Studies provides students with historical and theoretical foundations in Deaf Studies. Students may select courses from an interdisciplinary curriculum in the areas of cultural studies, history, critical theory, philosophy, literature, disability studies, visual culture, critical pedagogy, public policy and advocacy. This 18-credit program will enhance students' knowledge of Deaf Studies, better preparing them to work in fields relating to Deaf communities.

Admissions Procedures and Requirements

Applicants for the Graduate Certificate in Deaf Studies must complete the application procedures and meet the requirements for graduate study at Gallaudet University. Visit the Graduate Admissions web site for more information and a checklist of application requirements. Detailed program information and course descriptions are also available under the 'Overview' and 'Courses' tabs.

DEADLINE DATE
First Date for Consideration of Application: No set date
Due Date for Completed Application: No set date

Program Specific Requirements:

  • ASLPI result: 3 or above
  • GPA 3.0 or above
  • Signed (ASL) Digital Video Statement of Interest: Applicants must submit a signed (ASL) video indicating why they want to pursue a Graduate Certificate in Deaf Studies. Signed video essays should be limited to three minutes and should provide a sense of how the Certificate will support the professional and academic interests of the applicant.

The Certificate program can be taken at student's own pace. Courses will be offered in the following sequence.

Fall semesters:

DST 703Deaf Cultural Studies

3

DST 705Language, Culture, and Power

3

DST 740Studies in the Human Rights of Deaf People

3

Spring semesters:

DST 712Enforcing Normalcy: Deaf and Disability Studies

3

DST 741Development of the Transnational Deaf Public Sphere

3

DST 743Language Advocacy in Deaf Communities

3

Students may also substitute one or more of the following courses in order to fulfill the requirements of the graduate certificate:

DST 710Cultural Practices in the Deaf Community

3

DST 714Critical Pedagogy

3

DST 735Sensory Studies

3

DST 737Law & Public Policy: The Deaf Community

3

One of the following courses from the History Department can be used to fulfill requirements:

HIS 731History of the American Deaf Community

3

HIS 732History of Mass Media and the Deaf Community

3

HIS 733Topics in European Deaf History

3

HIS 734Deaf People in Hitler's Europe

3

HIS 735History of Disability in the United States

3