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The Deaf and hard-of-hearing community exists as a linguistic and cultural minority group often featured in various forms of media. This course raises questions concerning the portrayal of Deaf and hard-of-hearing people in television, film, theater, books, and news media. This course will examine the changing attitudes towards the community, deafness, and sign language throughout history up to current times. Language, rhetoric, imagery, and treatment of both characters and actual persons in the media will also be examined.