American Sign Language (ASL) has rules of grammar and usage as different from English as any foreign language. We offer a four-semester sequence of language courses from introductory to advanced levels; courses in the history, literature, and culture of the deaf community in the U.S.; and courses in the representations of deaf people in literature, film, and the media.
These courses can be used to fulfill requirements for the following programs:
- ASL minor
- Certificate in ASL and Deaf Studies
- Hearing Impaired Endorsement for students seeking teaching licensure
The four-semester language course sequence (ASL:1001, 1002, 2001, 2002) satisfies the College of Liberal Arts General Education Program requirement in foreign language. Classroom instruction is supplemented by video materials and interactive software available in the Language Media Center, 120 Phillips Hall.