College of Health Professions


Department of Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology and Deaf Studies

Deaf Studies

Program of Study for the DFST Human Services Area of Focus (56-58 units)

The following Program of Study is designed for students who elect the DFST Human Services focus area. Courses listed are required; the sequence of courses is a suggested program of study. Courses marked with an asterisk fulfill Core Requirements.

Freshman Year
Fall DFST 104 American Sign Language I (3) *
Fall or Spring DFST 101 Introduction to Deaf Culture (3) *
Fall or Spring PSYC 101/102 Introduction to Psychology (3) *
Fall or Spring SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology (3) *
Spring DFST 105 American Sign Language II  (3)

Sophomore Year
Fall DFST 210 Career Exploration in Deaf Studies (3)
Fall DFST 204 American Sign Language III (3)
Spring DFST 205 American Sign Language IV (3)
Spring DFST 220 Introduction to Interpreting (3)
Spring DFST 311 Audition:Science and Social Impact (3)

Junior Year
Fall DFST 318 Social Services Deaf Community (3)
Fall or Spring DFST 308 Fingerspelling/Numbers (3)
Fall or Spring DFST 304 American Sign Language V (3)
Fall or Spring DFST xxx DFST Elective (3)
Spring DFST 345 Deaf Culture (3)

Senior Year
Fall DFST 430 Linguistics of American Sign Language (3)
Fall or Spring DFST 410 Internship in Deaf Studies (3)
Fall or Spring DFST xxx DFST Elective (3)
Fall or Spring DFST xxx DFST Elective (3)

Required Electives for the DFST Human Services Area of Focus (9 units)

Students must complete a minimum of 9 units from this list of electives:
DFST 309 Introduction to Deaf Blind Culture and Communication(3)
DFST 375 Deaf History (3)
DFST 425 Deaf Literature (3)
DFST 435 Development of Signed Language and Reading
DFST 495 Service Learning in Deaf Studies (3)
COMM 315 Business/Professional Communication (3)
ENGL 310 Writing Arguments (3)
HLTH 208 Mental Health, Stress & Crisis Intervention (3)
PSYC 205 Helping Relationships (3)
PSYC 203 Human Development (3)
PSYC 325 Social Psychology (3)
PSYC 361 Abnormal Psychology (3)
SPED 301 Introduction to Special Education K-12 (3)
SOCI 343 Minority Groups (3)



Department of Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology and Deaf Studies
Van Bokkelen Hall, Room 105
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-4153
Fax: 410-704-4131
E-mail: Kay Glorioso - kglorioso@towson.edu

Diana Emanuel- Demanuel@towson.edu


 

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