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Information for module PALS0032

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Module code:PALS0032 (Add to my personalised list)
Title:Introduction to Deafhood
Credit value:15
Division:Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Module organiser (provisional):Robert Adam
Organiser's location:
Available for students in Year(s):4
Module prerequisites:None 
Module outline:The module introduces students to the new concept of Deafhood and the other key concepts which form part of Deafhood praxis ; the medical, social and culturo-linguistic models of deafness, Deaf epistemologies and ontologies, post-colonialism, and subalternism, and the lay persons concept, situating these within an introduction to Western Deaf history as viewed through a Deafhood lens. Module will be taught face to face in British Sign Language via BSL/English interpretation for non-signing students. Each session will consist of lecture and discussion. Session notes will be available online. 
Module aims:The module aims to introduce Deafhood and its related concepts, situating these in an introduction to Western Deaf history. 
Module objectives:- Students will understand the origins and nature of the concept of Deafhood. - Will understand the key concepts embedded within the Deafhood concept. - Will understand the significant movements and moments in Western Deaf history, and their relationship to the Deafhood concept. - Will be able to apply the Deafhood concept to other academic and professional domains. - Will examine intersectionality and emerging epistemologies relating to Deaf communities. 
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Module assessment:

UG FHEQ Level 6

  • Standard assessment pattern:
    • Critical review (1000 words) 30.00%
    • Essay (2500 words) 70.00%

PG FHEQ Level 7

  • Standard assessment pattern:
    • Critical review (1,000 words) 30.00%
    • Coursework (3,000 words) 70.00%
Taking this module as an option?:Yes 
Link to virtual learning environment (registered students only) 
Last updated:2017-06-23 14:58:35 by sslyrea