Hegis Code: 5599

Program Learning OutcomesCurriculum Code: ASL-SD-AAS

     The American Sign Language Studies sequence is a two-year course of study designed for individuals who are interested in sign language and working with Deaf people but who do not want to become sign language interpreters. Graduates will be prepared to work as para-professionals in schools with Deaf students and social service agencies that serve Deaf adults. Students with this degree will also be able to transfer to four-year degree programs to combine their knowledge of ASL and Deaf people with other areas of interest such as Education, Social Work, or Communications.

      American Sign Language Studies Sequence: To remain a student in the ASL Studies sequence, students must achieve a minimum grade of C in every ASL course. Students receiving a grade below a C in an ASL course will have their majors changed to Liberal Arts the semester following the posting of the disqualifying grade. Students may opt to repeat a course once to earn a C or better. If they do, they will be returned to the ASL Studies major the semester following the posting of the required minimum grade.

      ASL101, ASL103, ASL105, ASL201, ASL203 and ASL220 are open to non-program students who have completed the appropriate prerequisites.

American Sign Language Studies Sequence

Ammerman / ASL-SD-AAS
First Semester: 14.5 credits Lec. Lab. Cr.
ASL101: American Sign Language I 3 - 3
ASL103: Deaf Culture and Contemporary Issues 3 - 3
  COL101: Freshman Seminar 1.5 - 1.5
  ENG101: Standard Freshman Composition 3 - 3
  Physical Education - 2 1
  PSY101: Introduction to Psychology 3 - 3
SECOND SEMESTER: 15 credits Lec. Lab. Cr.
ASL105: American Sign Language II 3 - 3
ENG119: The Structure of English 3 - 3
  HSC114: Group Dynamics 3 - 3
  Humanities Elective 3 - 3
  PSY210: Lifespan Development 3 - 3
THIRD SEMESTER: 16 credits Lec. Lab. Cr.
ASL201: American Sign Language III 3 3 4
ASL203: Fingerspelling 2 - 2
BIO101: Principles of Biology 3 2 4
  PSY213: The Exceptional Child 3 - 3
Social Science Elective 3 - 3
FOURTH SEMESTER: 17-18 credits Lec. Lab. Cr.
ASL210: Comparative Linguistics: ASL and English 3 - 3
ASL220: American Sign Language IV 3 3 4
HSC101Health Concepts or other Health Elective 3 - 3
Mathematics/Science Elective 3-4 - 3-4
Physical Education - 2 1
Unrestricted Elective 3 - 3

These courses constitute the major courses in this curriculum.

English 6 credits
Sign Language 22 credits
Social Sciences 12 credits
Mathematics/Science 7-8 credits
Health Concepts 6 credits
Humanities 3 credits
Unrestricted Elective 3 credits
Freshman Seminar 1.5 credits
Physical Education 2 credits