Undergraduate Catalog

PSY 370 Health Disparities in the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Community

One of the defining characteristics of deaf health in the U.S. is a wide gap in deaf health outcomes compared to the general population. This course is designed to help students explore three issues: 1) deaf health inequalities, disparities, and inequities 2) why they exist, and 3) how to intervene against health disparities in the deaf community. Students first explore resources and strategies for documenting deaf health disparities. With this knowledge, students then turns to the question of how deaf health disparities come into being via inaccessibility, communication barriers, and power imbalances, among other things.




Prerequisite: PSY 341 or BIO 201 or instructor permission.


Bachelors, Undergraduate