Building the skills students need to engage with Deaf and hard of hearing communities both locally and internationally

The American Sign Language Program offers an undergraduate minor. It also offers a number of courses open to all students. They include a four-semester course sequence in American Sign Language (ASL), and courses on fingerspelling, Deaf culture, ASL literature, ASL interpreting, and other topics. The four-course ASL sequence satisfies the World Languages requirement of the GE CLAS Core. Classroom instruction is supplemented by video materials and interactive software.

Minor in American Sign Language

The minor in American Sign Language provides the opportunity to develop both broad training in cultural analysis and emphasis of particular interests within the study of American culture.

Learning Outcomes

Students are expected to demonstrate:

  • a deepened knowledge and critical understanding of American history, cultures, and society;
  • the ability to interpret a range of sources and to integrate those sources into a persuasive argument about American culture; and
  • the ability to explain one’s own perspective on American identity and to place that identity in the diverse, global context of our time.

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Learn more about the program, including courses, curriculum, and requirements here.