Deaf and Hard of Hearing Studies Minor

http://chhs.unh.edu/csd/deaf-and-hard-hearing-studies-minor

The minor in deaf and hard of hearing studies is intended to provide students with courses leading to specialized knowledge related to the fields of deafness and hearing loss. It is of interest to students who intend to engage in teaching, counseling, rehabilitation, social work, and other professions in which contact with individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing may be expected. There may be some interest as well on the part of students majoring in TESOL and linguistics due to the bilingual aspect of the field. Finally, it may be an option for those students who wish to move on to graduate study in the fields of deaf education, rehabilitation counseling, speech-language pathology, and audiology. Minor coordinator: Mary Jane Sullivan.

The minor in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Studies requires a minimum of 20 credits (5 courses). The number of required and elective courses will vary depending upon a student's major. Students in the minor must earn a grade of C- or better for any course to count towards the required 20 credits. A maximum of 8 credits may be accepted in transfer from another institution if approved by the Minor Coordinator, Mary Jane Sullivan. Students are advised to take the Required Courses in the order listed below.

Note: Communication sciences and disorders majors may not use a course required of their major to fulfill both major and minor requirements.Course substitutions are not allowed.  It is important to plan ahead as not all of the minor courses are offered both fall and spring semesters.

Communication Sciences & Disorders Majors:
Required two courses:
COMM 401American Sign Language I4
COMM 5364
CSD students will also take three elective courses from the following:
COMM 402American Sign Language II4
COMM 575Have You Heard? The Fundamentals of Hearing and Hearing Loss4
COMM 734American Sign Language III4
COMM 735American Sign Language IV4
COMM 738Linguistics of American Sign Language4
COMM 779Deaf and Hard of Hearing Internship4
COMM 798Special Topics1-4
ENGL/LING 405Introduction to Linguistics4
Non-Communication Sciences & Disorders Majors:
Required three courses:
COMM 401American Sign Language I4
COMM 5364
COMM 575Have You Heard? The Fundamentals of Hearing and Hearing Loss4
CSD students will also take two elective courses from the following:
COMM 402American Sign Language II4
COMM 622Acquisition of Language4
COMM 7044
COMM 705Introduction to Auditory Perception and Aural Rehabilitation4
COMM 734American Sign Language III4
COMM 735American Sign Language IV4
COMM 738Linguistics of American Sign Language4
COMM 779Deaf and Hard of Hearing Internship4
COMM 798Special Topics1-4
ENGL/LING 405Introduction to Linguistics4