This course will expose students to current engineering advances that have altered the lives of deaf individuals, specifically cochlear implants and translation gloves. After studying the evolution of such devices, we will discuss the ethics surrounding their use and the consequences they may pose to deaf culture.
Students will be taught sign language and expected to converse in sign language with their peers during each class period.
In addition, this course will utilize a combination of lectures, discussions, and collaborative learning between peers. Students will be encouraged to work with their peers on assignments and in preparation for exams and quizzes. This course is ideal for any undergraduate interested in language acquisition and engaging in different cultures.
Demonstrate knowledge regarding current and past engineering advances in the deaf world
Understand the evolution, morals, and ethics of such devices, particularly cochlear implants
Convert simple English sentences to ASL sentences
Knowledge of conversational American Sign Language and Deaf culture to further students’ engagement in this community
Gain understanding of how to visually express feelings, ideas, and opinions
1. Attendance and Punctuality (10%)
2. Class Participation (10%)
3. Homework Assignments & In-Class Assignments (19%)
4. Conversation Hour (3%)
5. Effect of Engineering Advances on Deaf Culture Paper (3%)
6. Quiz (5%)
7. Midterm Examination (20%)
8. Final Project (Oral) (10%)
9. Final Exam (20%)
Please refer to the syllabus for more information.
|Section 1||Syed Adil & Yasmine Ibrahim||--||Haas S300P||[Th] 5:00PM-6:30PM||2/15/18||