AA Deaf Studies

Expected Outcomes

  • Accurate interpretation of voice to sign and sign to voice communication SIT1
  • Understanding the culture of the deaf population SIT2
  • Developing networks for meeting the needs of the deaf population SIT3
  • Communicating the Gospel accurately to the deaf population SIT4


Biblical & Theological Studies Core (9 hours)

Jesus and the Church (3 hours)
Introduction to Biblical Interpretation (3 hours)
Introduction to Evangelism (3 hours)


Cross-Curricular Core (12 hours)

History and Literature of Israel (3 hours)
Philosophy of Religion (3 hours)
Modern Ethical Problems (2 hours)
Basic Bible Doctrines (4 hours)


Arts & Sciences Core (24 hours)

College English 1 & 2 (6 hours)
Public Speaking (3 hours)
History of the Restoration Movement (3 hours)
Math Elective (3 hours)
Behavioral/Social Science Elective (3 hours) – See Required Courses in Prof. Core
Natural Science Elective (3 hours)
Humanities Elective (3 hours)


Professional Core (25 hours & 3 hours overlapping General Education Core)

Ministry to the Deaf (1 hour) – Taken at CCU
Beginning American Sign Language 1 & 2 (6 hours) – Taken at CCU

(The remaining professional courses are taken at Cincinnati State.)
Fingerspelling & Numbers (2 hours)
Psychosocial Aspects of Deafness (2 hours) – Fulfills Beh./Social Science Elective
Deaf Culture and Heritage (2 hours) – Fulfills Behavioral/Social Science Elective
Intermediate American Sign Language 1 & 2 (6 hours)
Legal Issues of Deafness (1 hour)
Introduction to the Interpreting Profession (2 hours)
Educational Interpreting (2 hours)
Religious Interpreting (2 hours)
Interpreting Elective (2 hours)