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EDSE 420: Deaf History and Culture

Important: For the most up-to-date information, refer to the official George Mason Course Catalog

General Information

Credits: 3


Studies the history of the Deaf people in Europe and its influence on the Deaf people in the United States. Explores the Deaf people’s experience as an oppressed minority similar to the experience of many oppressed populations. Applies knowledge to understanding the attitudes toward Deaf people today. Studies the cultural practices, ideology, power, identity, and heritage of Deaf people in the United States. Analyzes Deaf community as a part of societal diversity. Emphasizes issues of multiculturalism, linguistic code-switching, and language dominance. Offered by School of Education. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: (EDSE 316C or 316XS).
C Requires minimum grade of C.
XS Requires minimum grade of XS.

Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

Current Sections

This course is not offered this semester.

Upcoming Sections

  • Fall 2024, Section: 001, CRN 81730, Format: Hybrid, Instructor: Roxie Dummett
Prior Sections (partial list)