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American Sign Language

ASL I (3 credits)

COURSE #DATESINSTRUCTORS
PST 301-OL1 8/27/18 - 10/19/18 TBD
PST 301-OL2 10/22/18 - 12/14/18 TBD
PST 301-OL3 8/27/18 - 10/19/18 TBD
PST 301-OL4 10/22/18 - 12/14/18 TBD
PST 301-OL5 8/27/18 - 10/19/18 TBD

Course description: This course introduces the basics of American Sign Language (ASL) and is designed for students who have little or no previous knowledge of ASL. Readiness for learning will be approached via visual-gestural communication techniques, visual discrimination, and visual memory exercises. ASL questions, commands, and other simple sentence structures are introduced to develop rudimentary conversational skills in ASL. Information about the Deaf Community and Deaf Culture will be introduced.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $950*
Course Materials: 1) Lentz, E.M., Mikos, K., and Smith, C. 2008.  Signing Naturally Student DVD & Workbook (Units 1, 2, 3, 4, 6)
2) GoReact ($19.95)
Click to view Online ASL I Syllabus in PDF format for more information.

ASL II (3 credits)

COURSE #DATESINSTRUCTORS
PST 302-OL1 8/27/18 - 10/19/18 TBD
PST 302-OL2 10/22/18 - 12/14/18 TBD
PST 302-OL3 8/27/18 - 10/19/18 TBD
PST 302-OL4 10/22/18 - 12/14/18 TBD


Course description: This course is designed to continue development of American Sign Language (ASL) skills with primary focus on refining the use of basic ASL sentence types. Pronominalization, classifiers, spatial referencing, pluralization, and temporal and distributional aspects are introduced. Students will learn routine communicative functions of the language: asking, requesting, providing clarification, giving and asking for directions. Information about the Deaf Community and Deaf Culture will be included.
Prerequisite: ASL I with a grade of "B" or better, or equivalent and permission of program coordinator.
Tuition: $950*
Course Materials: Lentz, E.M., Mikos, K., and Smith, C. 2014. Signing Naturally Student DVD & Workbook.(Units 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11 will be covered)
2) GoReact ($19.95)
Click to view Online ASL II Syllabus in PDF format for more information.

ASL III (3 credits)

COURSE #DATESINSTRUCTORS
PST 303-OL1 8/27/18 - 10/19/18 TBD
PST 303-OL2 10/22/18 - 12/14/18 TBD

Course description: This course builds on skills learned in American Sign Language (ASL) II, adding more complex ASL grammatical features and vocabulary, short stories, narratives, and dialogues. The course will include description of general surroundings, appropriate sequencing, temporal aspects and conditionals. Information about the Deaf Community and Deaf Culture will be included.
Prerequisite: ASL II with a grade of "B" or better, or equivalent and permission of program coordinator.
Tuition: $950*
Course Materials: Lentz, E.M., Mikos, K., and Smith, C. 1993. Signing Naturally Level 2 Student DVD and Workbook (Units 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 will be covered)
2) GoReact ($19.95)
Click to view Online ASL III Syllabus in PDF format for more information

ASL IV (3 credits)

COURSE #DATESINSTRUCTORS
PST 304-OL1 8/27/18 - 10/19/18 TBD
PST 304-OL2 10/22/18 - 12/14/18 TBD

Course description: This course expands on the development of American Sign Language (ASL) vocabulary and grammar, including the use of two to three character role shifts. Students describe settings, and explain or discuss everyday objects and their use, step-by-step processes, cause and effect, and culturally significant topics relating to the Deaf Community.
Prerequisite: ASL III with a grade of "B" or better, or equivalent and permission of program coordinator.
Tuition: $950*
Course Materials:
Lentz, E.M., Mikos, K., and Smith, C. 2001. Signing Naturally Level 3 Student DVD and Workbook 18, 19, 20, 21 will be covered)<
2) GoReact ($19.95)
Click to view Online ASL IV Syllabus in PDF format for more information.

ASL and English: Comparative Analysis (3 credits)

COURSE#DATESINSTRUCTOR
PST 322-OL1
ASL 270-OL2
10/22/18 - 12/15/18 TBD

Course description: This online course covers areas of vocabulary, semantics, grammar and organization of ASL and English. Students look at the linguistic aspects of both languages and compare the two. The class also covers word classes and sentence structure of both languages. To assist students in understanding the structure of both languages, discussion of how languages work is included.
Prerequisite: GSR 103 or permission of department; contact h-dirksen.bauman@gallaudet.edu.
Tuition: PST: $888; Undergraduate: $2064
RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 4.5 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for Academic Coursework Activity Report Form.
Course Materials: All materials will be posted in Blackboard.


Deaf Studies and Culture

Disability Studies (3 credits)

COURSE#DATESINSTRUCTOR
PST 260-OL1
DST 316-OL1
10/22/18 - 12/14/18 Meredith Burke

Course description: This course will introduce students to the field of Disability Studies. As an emerging interdisciplinary field of study, Disability Studies does not approach disability as a "medical condition, but as a human condition" (Charlton). Instead of studying the causes and rehabilitation of persons with disabilities, the class will explore the historical, social, political, religious, philosophical, and cultural influences that construct the category of "disability." The class will also examine how persons with disabilities construct their own meanings and identities.
Prerequisite: DST 101 or GSR 103 or permission of department; contact h-dirksen.bauman@gallaudet.edu
Tuition: PST: $888; Undergraduate: $2064
RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 4.5 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for Academic Coursework Activity Report Form
Course Materials: Materials will be provided as part of this course.

Introduction to Deaf Studies (3 credits)

COURSE#DATESINSTRUCTOR
PST 210-OL1
DST 101-OL3
8/27/18 - 10/19/18 Joseph Murray

Course description: This is an introductory survey to the field of Deaf Studies that highlights cutting edge concepts and theories at use in this field. The course will show how deaf people and sign languages are integral aspects of human diversity and how societies have responded to this diversity across different social, temporal, and cultural moments and movements.
Prerequisite: DST 101 or GSR 103 and permission of Department; contact h-dirksen.bauman@gallaudet.edu
Tuition: PST: $888; Undergraduate: $2064
RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 4.5 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for Academic Coursework Activity Report Form.
Course Materials: All materials will be posted in Blackboard.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.

ASL Literature (3 credits)

COURSE#DATESINSTRUCTOR
PST 203-OL1
DST 314-OL1
8/27/18 - 10/19/18 Benjamin Jarashow

Course description: The dynamics of oral cultures and their traditions will be introduced in this course by studying the development of oral literature and literary artists in other cultures. Then using this as background, attempts will be made to study ASL literary tradition by looking at life histories, narratives, and poetry performances.
Prerequisite: DST 201 or permission of Department; contact h-dirksen.bauman@gallaudet.edu
Tuition: PST: $888; Undergraduate: $2064
RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 4.5 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for Academic Coursework Activity Report Form.
Course Materials: Bauman,H., Nelson,J, and Rose, H. (2006) Signing the Body Poetic: Essays on American Sign Language Literature. University of California Press. ISBN-13: 978-0520229761 | ISBN-10: 0520229762

Introduction to Cultural Studies (3 credits)

COURSE#DATESINSTRUCTOR
PST 213-OL1
DST 203-OL2
10/22/18 - 12/14/18 Joseph Murray

Course description: This course investigates how culture shapes the way people see the world. Students will explore cultural readings and examine various texts around us to understand how culture,identity and history frame experiences. Traditional courses in cultural studies assume that the meanings in this world are central in creating us -- individually and collectively. Students will examine how culture transmits a view of the world and power through critical analysis.
Prerequisite: Permission of department is required; contact h-dirksen.bauman@gallaudet.edu
Tuition: PST: $888; Undergraduate: $2064
RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 4.5 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for Academic Coursework Activity Report Form.
Course Materials: All materials will be posted in Blackboard.
Note: Payment must be received to finalize your course registration.


Education

Beginner Cued American English (2 credits)

COURSE#DATESINSTRUCTOR
PST 125-OL1 10/22/18 - 12/14/18 Amy Crumrine

Course description: This course covers two critical areas in Beginner Cued Speech: skills development and context. The skills portion of this course covers all eight handshapes and phonemes used in the system then focuses on developing proficient expressive skills and beginning receptive skills. This course also covers related topics such as the various applications of cued American English and evidence based use with children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. Discussions on various ways how cued American English and American Sign Language can be immersed in a variety of settings will also take place.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor is required; contact amy.crumrine@gallaudet.edu
Tuition: PST $592*

Capstone I: ASL/English Bilingual Early Childhood Education for 0-5 (2 credits)

COURSE#DATESINSTRUCTOR
PST 673-OL1
EDU 795-OL1
10/22/2018 - 12/14/2018 Julie Mitchiner

Course description: This capstone project course provides the opportunity for candidates in the ASL/English Bilingual Early Childhood Education: Birth to Five Certificate Program to apply and demonstrate skills, knowledge, and dispositions developed throughout the courses in the program through completing a self-designed capstone project. Candidates will complete their proposal plan for the capstone project by the end of the fall semester.
Prerequisite: Admitting to Certificate Program; or permission of department; contact laurene.simms@gallaudet.edu
Tuition: PST: $592*; Graduate: $2020
Course Materials: Overton, T. (2011). Assessing learners with special needs, 7th edition. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Merrill Prentice Hall.

Foundations of Policy and Legislative Perspectives on Bilingualism (3 credits)

COURSE#DATESINSTRUCTOR
PST 658-OL1
EDU 760-OL1
8/27/2018 - 10/19/2018 Patrick Graham

Course description: This course is designed to educate candidates about state and federal education policies, particularly as they pertain to bilingualism. In addition, the course will addresses a basic working knowledge of regulations essential to the role and as bilingual early childhood professionals. Candidates will implement policies and regulations using the language planning framework in their work in homes, schools and agencies, and the community. It elaborates and builds upon knowledge and dispositions learned in foundation courses.
Prerequisite: Permission of the program director; contact laurene.simms@gallaudet.edu
Tuition: PST: $888; Graduate: $3030
Course Materials: No required texts; the course consists of readings (articles)

Teaching Functional Curriculum (3 credits)

COURSE#DATESINSTRUCTOR
PST 715-OL1
EDU 776-OL1
10/22/2018 - 12/14/2018 Karen Terhune

Course description: This course provides an overview of functional academics for deaf students with disabilities. Topics include teaching vocational skills, teaching life skills, supporting motor development, supporting social-emotional development, developing transition plans, and selecting assistive technology devices. Course assignments are designed to allow students to apply these concepts in their current teaching setting.
Prerequisite: Admitting to Certificate Program; or permission of department; contact laurene.simms@gallaudet.edu
Tuition: PST: $888; Graduate: $3030*
Course Materials:TBD

Theoretical Perspectives of ASL/English Bilingual Education for Birth to 5 (3 credits)

COURSE#DATESINSTRUCTOR
PST 697-OL1
EDU 761-OL1
10/22/2018 - 12/14/2018 Bobbie Jo Kite

Course description: This course provides an overview of functional academics for deaf students with disabilities. Topics include teaching vocational skills, teaching life skills, supporting motor development, supporting social-emotional development, developing transition plans, and selecting assistive technology devices. Course assignments are designed to allow students to apply these concepts in their current teaching setting.
Prerequisite: Admitting to Certificate Program; or permission of department; contact laurene.simms@gallaudet.edu
Tuition: PST: $888; Graduate: $3030
Course Materials:TBD

Trends in Special Education (3 credits)

COURSE#DATESINSTRUCTOR
PST 711-OL1
EDU 771-OL1
8/27/2018 - 10/19/2018 Catherine Krammer

Course description: This course uses a disability studies approach to familiarize students with major trends and issues in special education, including: historical roots, perception of disability, policies impacting students with disabilities, labeling, over representation, and discipline. Other topics in the course include developing Individualized Education Plans (IEPs), examining instructional practices, and working with families. This course will prepare teacher candidates to work with children and youth with a broad range of disabilities and educational needs.
Prerequisite: Admitting to Certificate Program; or permission of department; contact julie.mitchiner@gallaudet.edu
Tuition: PST: $888; Graduate: $3030
Course Materials:TBD


Foreign Language

French II (4 credits)

COURSE#DAYSINSTRUCTOR
PST 956-OL1
FRE 112-OL6
8/27/2018 - 12/15/2018 Cristina Youbara

Course description:This is the second semester of a two-semester course sequence. Intensive study of the principles of grammar and usage of the language. Basic vocabulary building, reading, composition, and translation of elementary texts. A contrastive grammar approach will be incorporated, drawing upon elements of English and ASL. Expressive use of the target language will be supported by real-time conferencing software and/or simple fingerspelling-based activities. While oral/aural skills are not normally taught, they may be incorporated optionally into the curriculum. Students will also be exposed to aspects of the target culture(s), including information on the deaf community abroad, where feasible. Four hours of classroom-based instruction will be supplemented by a required weekly session in the department's Learning Laboratory.
Prerequisite: FRE111 and permission of the department if more than two semesters have elapsed since enrollment in FRE111
Tuition: PST: $1184; Undergraduate: $2752
Course Materials: TBD

Spanish II (4 credits)

COURSE#DAYSINSTRUCTOR
PST 113-OL1
SPA 112-OL
8/27/2018 - 12/15/2018 Cristina Youbara

Course description:This is the second part of a two-semester course sequence. Intensive study of the principles of grammar and usage of the language. Basic vocabulary building, reading, composition, andtranslation of elementary texts. A contrastive grammar approach will be incorporated, drawing upon elements of English and ASL. Expressive use of the target language will be supported by real-time conferencing software and/or simple fingerspelling-based activities. While oral/aural skills are not normally taught, they may be incorporated optionally into the curriculum. Students will also be exposed to aspects of the target culture(s), including information on the deaf community abroad, where feasible. four hours of classroom-based instruction will be supplemented by a required weekly session in the department's Learning Laboratory.
Prerequisite: SPA111 and permission of instructor if more than two semesters have elapsed since enrollment in SPA11
Tuition: PST: $1184; Undergraduate: $2752
Course Materials: TBD


Government

American Constitutional Law: Powers and Checks (3 credits)

COURSE#DAYSINSTRUCTOR
PST 481-OL1
GOV 351-OL1
1/16/18 - 5/5/18 Karen Terhune

Course description:This course provides a study of the American Constitution through judicial interpretation. Major decisions of the Supreme Court are analyzed and discussed using the case law approach. Basic constitutional principles that control the exercise of government power in the political system are examined with special consideration given to the rulings and doctrines of the Supreme Court.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor - karen.terhune@gallaudet.edu
Tuition: PST: $888*; Undergraduate: $2064
Course Materials: Mason/Stephenson, American Constitutional Law, 16th edition ISBN -13: 978-0-295-10899-2 ISBN-10: 0-205010899-7
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Infants, Toddlers and Families

Capstone Project Part 1 (1 credit)

COURSE#DATESINSTRUCTOR
PST 665-OL1
ITF 705-OL1
8/27/18 - 12/15/18 TBD

Course description: This course provides the opportunity for candidates in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Infants, Toddlers and their Families: Collaboration and Leadership Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate Program to engage in a leadership or collaborative project related to deaf and hard of hearing infants, toddlers and their families.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Infants, Toddlers and Families: Collaboration and Leadership (ITF) Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate Program or permission of instructor; contact julie.mitchiner@gallaudet.edu
Tuition: PST: $296; Graduate: $1010
Course Materials: None

Families with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Infants and Toddlers: Their Cultures and Communities (3 credits)

COURSE#DATESINSTRUCTOR
PST 662-OL1
ITF 702-OL1
8/27/18 - 12/15/18 TBD

Course description: This course is the third course in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Infants, Toddlers and Families: Collaboration and Leadership Interdisciplinary Certificate Program. The course requires on-line participation. This course examines family systems’ perspectives and the interrelationships among the young child who is deaf or hard of hearing, family, and communities. Family and community cultures, values and beliefs will be explored. Participants will understand the importance of building relationships and the research underlying the importance of family support systems, acceptance and accommodation. Emphasis will be on collaboration with professionals from different disciplinary backgrounds, leadership and advocacy. The course will address strategies and resources that promote family and professional collaboration, family-to-family support networks, and family involvement.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Infants, Toddlers and Families: Collaboration and Leadership (ITF) Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate Program or permission of instructor; contact julie.mitchiner@gallaudet.edu
Tuition: PST: $888; Graduate: $3030
Course Materials: TBD


Linguistics

Sign Language and Sign Systems (3 credits)

COURSE#DATESINSTRUCTOR
PST 374-OL1
LIN 101-OL6
8/27/2018 - 10/19/2018 TBD

Course description: An introduction to the major features of languages and to the structure, use, and variation in the sign languages and sign systems commonly used in the United States. The course will cover four major topics: (1) Language: The nature and definition of languages, the uniqueness of language, and contrasts between language and other forms of communication; (2) Language and Culture: The role of language in human society, with special focus on language acquisition, language identity, and bilingualism; (3) American Sign Language Structure: A survey of the major features of the linguistic structure of ASL. Topics are: Phonology: the structure of the physical signals; Morphology: the basic structure and composition of meaningful units of ASL; Syntax: word order and nonmanual syntactic signals in ASL sentences; (4) Language Variation: Language variation and language contact in the deaf community, including discussions of contact varieties of signing and systems for representing English.
Prerequisite: Qualifying performance on the English assessment or screening and passing ASL screening.
Tuition: PST: $888; Undergraduate: $2064
RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 4.5 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for Academic Coursework Activity Report Form.
Course Materials: TBA


Peer Mentoring

Communication Assistive Technology (2 credits)

COURSE#DATESINSTRUCTOR
PST 779-OL1 8/27/-018 - 12/14/18 Matt Bakke
Sarah Sparks

Course description: This course will provide an overview of hearing loss in America. Students will read articles and complete experiential activities to help them develop a broad understanding of the impact of hearing loss on U.S. citizens. A weekly open discussion on readings and program related assignments will be chat-room based with ongoing dialogue through the Blackboard-based discussion forum. Topics of this course will include demographics of hearing loss in the U.S., micro-, meso- and macro-impact of hearing loss on individuals with hearing loss and their family, friends and co-workers; economic cultural, healthcare and legal impact, related social policy and law. This course will be online. Learning approaches will include articles and book chapters, case studies, real time discussion, use of discussion forum and power point presentations. Projects which foster experiential learning will be incorporated for many objectives.
Prerequisite: Acceptance to Gallaudet Peer Mentoring Program (RERC).
Tuition: PST: $592
Course Materials: None


Psychology

Development II: The Psychology of Adolescence (3 credits)

COURSE#DATESINSTRUCTOR
PST 403-OL1
PSY 313-OL1
8/27/2018 - 10/19/2018 Deborah Schooler

Course description: The course will consider the psychological development and psychosocial issues of Deaf people. Topics covered will include cognitive, linguistic, and personality development, mental health, and interpersonal behavior.
Prerequisite: "C" or better in PSY 210 or permission of instructor is required; contact deborah.schooler@gallaudet.edu
A study of developmental processes in adolescence. Included is the study of puberty and the intellectual, social, moral, emotional, religious, sexual, personality, and family transitions occurring during this period. Emphasis is given to the influence of the above changes on personal identity and current problems of the adolescent in American society. Also included is a discussion of levels of aspiration and vocational choice.
Tuition:
PST: $888; Undergraduate: $2064
Course Materials: TBD

Health Psychology (3 credits)

COURSE#DATESINSTRUCTOR
PST 400-OL1
PSY 317-OL1
10/22/2018 - 12/15/2018 Raylene Paludneviciene

Course description: This course discusses research into the ways behavior, mental states, culture, and physical health interact. Factors underlying health, disease, prevention and treatment occur within cultural contexts that affect our views, behaviors, life­styles and approaches will be explored. This course will also examine how socio-cultural settings in America influences development, health beliefs, and health behaviors.
Prerequisite: C or better in PSY 101 or permission of instructor is required; contact raylene.paludneviciene@gallaudet.edu
Tuition: PST: $888; Undergraduate: $2064
Course Materials: Straub, Robert O. (2012). Health Psychology. Worth Publishers. ISBN-10: 1464109370; ISBN-13: 978-1464109379 Washington, D.C.: Gallaudet University Press.

Lifespan Development (3 credits)

COURSE#DATESINSTRUCTOR
PST 407-OL1
PSY 210-OL1
8/27/2018 - 10/19/2018 Raylene Paludneviciene

Course description: In this course, students will examine major models of human development across the lifespan. Biological and psychological approaches will be used to examine physical, cognitive, and social development from conception to death. Specific attention will be paid to cultural and ethnic diversity in development.
Prerequisite: a minimum grade of C in PSY 101 or permission of instructor is required; contact raylene.paludneviciene@gallaudet.edu
Tuition: PST: $888; Undergraduate: $2064
Course Materials: TBD

Psychology and Deaf People (3 credits)

COURSE#DATESINSTRUCTOR
PST 875-OL1
PSY 270-OL1
8/27/-018 - 12/14/18 Raylene Paludneviciene

Course description: The course will consider the psychological development and psychosocial issues of Deaf people. Topics covered will include cognitive, linguistic, and personality development, mental health, and interpersonal behavior.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor is required; contact raylene.paludneviciene@gallaudet.edu
Tuition: PST: $888; Undergraduate: $2064
RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 4.5 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level. Please click here for Academic Coursework Activity Report Form.
Course Materials: TBD


Social Work

Child Welfare(3 credits)

COURSE#DATESINSTRUCTOR
PST 883-OL1
SWK 595-OL1
8/27/2018 - 12-15/2018 Miriam Bowman

Course description: This course introduces the student to the fields of child welfare with an emphasis on child maltreatment. It looks at child abuse and neglect in all its forms (physical, sexual, emotional) in an ecological context (individual, familial, social, and cultural forces that interact with one another to cause abuse). Students are introduced to the historical con­text of child maltreatment, the current social policies that are in place that affect the protection of children, and the role of the social worker in child protection. Also covered are the procedures for child abuse investigation and report­ing, interviewing the child and family, and the role of the court system. Controversial issues and opposing viewpoints are considered such as imprisonment of abusers, effective­ness of prevention programs, foster care, and proposed policy changes designed to reduce violence and harm to children.
Prerequisite: or permission of instructor is required; contact miriam.bowman@gallaudet.edu
Tuition:
PST: $888; Undergraduate: $2064; Graduate: $3030
Course Materials: TBD

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