Graduate Catalog

Certificate in Deaf History

Overview

Admissions suspended for the 2020-2021 academic year

The Graduate Certificate Program in Deaf History offers training in the growing field of deaf history. It provides graduate level courses in a broad range of related topics, including Deaf American, European, Media, and Disability history. Our courses promote history research methods and content, emphasizing how techniques of social and cultural history can be applied to the history of deaf people and communities around the world. Professionals who learn about the history of deaf people will bring new insights and scholarship to their teaching, sign language interpreting, researching, writing, counseling, and social work.

Admissions Procedures

Applicants for the Graduate Certificate in Deaf History must complete the application procedures including a statement of goals and meet the requirements for graduate study at Gallaudet University. Visit the Graduate Admissions website for more information and a checklist of application requirements. Detailed program information and course descriptions are also available below.

DEADLINE DATE
First Date for Consideration of Application: No set date
Last Date for Completed Application: April 18

Prerequisite Coursework

Sign Language (or experience using Sign Language)

Plan of study

Required Courses for Certificate

HIS 731History of the American Deaf Community

3

Electives

One U.S. history course from the following electives

3

One European history course from the following electives

3

Two additional electives

6

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

HIS 755Deaf Women's History

3

HIS 787Introduction to Historical Methods and Research

3

HIS 793History Research Project I

3

HIS 794History Research Project II

3

HIS 795Special Topics

1-3

HIS 799Independent Study

1-3