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CSD 269: Deaf Culture

This guide is for students in Penn State Harrisburg's CSD 269: Deaf Culture (Fall 2022). It includes sources, search tips, and other tools needed to complete the research assignment for the course.

Welcome to the CSD 269: Deaf Culture Course Guide

Deaf Culture: Exploring Deaf Communities in the United States (2nd edition)Welcome to the library guide for CSD 269:  Deaf Culture.  

What is Deaf Culture?  According to the author, Crom Saunders:  "Deaf Culture is the cultural lens through which the shared experience of American Deaf people is viewed—as a set of learned behaviors and perceptions of a group of people who are deaf and who have their own language (American Sign Language), values, rules, and traditions." (Saunders, C. (2019). Deaf Culture. In T. Heller, S. P. Harris, C. J. Gill, & R. Gould (Eds.), Disability in American LifeAn Encyclopedia of Concepts, Policies, and Controversies (Vol. 1, p. 171). 

This guide is offered as a starting point and should be used in conjunction with other library research guides, such as Communication Sciences and Disorders, Health and Human Development, and Psychology, which are listed in the box at the bottom of the page.  Click on the buttons on the left-hand side of the page to see the library's resources that will help you to complete assignments in this course.  

If you need more help using the library, contact Heidi Abbey Moyer,, Archivist and Humanities Reference Librarian and Faculty Liaison Librarian to the School of Humanities.

Image Credit:  Cover of Required Course Textbook by Irene W. Leigh, Jean F. Andrews, Raychelle L. Harris, and Topher GonzálezS Avila, Deaf Culture:  Exploring Deaf Communities in the United States, 2nd edition (San Diego:  Plural Publishing, 2020).

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