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2017-2018 Catalog 
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Deaf Studies, BA

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The Deaf Studies major is designed to educate students who will be advocates for and with the Deaf community in the United States to promote equality in all aspects of life for all. The curriculum provides a coherent plan of study through courses in American Sign Language, Deaf Culture, linguistics, cultural studies, and practicums involved within the Deaf community. During their final year, Deaf Studies majors will enhance their academic experience through internship, which includes fieldwork related to Deaf Studies, and a capstone designed to meet their individual objectives.

A BA in Deaf Studies can allow students the opportunity to study the disciplines of the social aspects of the Deaf community as well as Deaf individuals and to work in Deaf-related careers such as administration, research, advocacy, or education. The American Sign Language Department at Columbia College Chicago is also in a unique position by partnering with the highly active artistic Deaf community in Chicago and offers courses taught by internationally known faculty in the creative ASL artistic fields.

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