LING 063. Supporting Literacy Among Deaf Children

(Cross-listed at THEA 033  )
In this course, we will develop ebooks for young deaf children. Adults can "read" these books with the children regardless of their knowledge of American Sign Language (or lack thereof). Working from beloved picture books, we will add video clips of actors signing the stories as well as voice-overs and questions about sign language that the interested reader can click on to find information.

Students must have a rudimentary knowledge of American Sign Language or concurrently take an attachment in ASL language. A background in linguistics, theater, film, early childhood development, or education would be helpful.

Students from Gallaudet University will join Swarthmore College students in this jointly taught course. We will travel to Gallaudet University three times and students from Gallaudet University will travel to Swarthmore College three times over the semester.
Social sciences.
1 credit.
Eligible for INTP, GLBL - Core
Fall 2020. Napoli.
Catalog chapter: Linguistics  
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