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Hegis Code: 5599

Program Learning OutcomesCurriculum Code: ASL-SD-AAS

     The American Sign Language Studies program is designed for individuals who are interested in sign language and working with deaf people. Graduates will be prepared to work as a para-professional in programs for deaf students and adults and/or transfer to four-year degree programs in Sign Language Interpreting, Deaf Studies, Deaf Education, Deafness Rehabilitation, Special Education and other careers that involve deaf and hard-of-hearing children and adults.

     To continue as a student in the American Sign Language Studies program, students must achieve a minimum grade of C in every ASL course. Students may opt to repeat a course once to earn a C or better.

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

FIRST SEMESTER: 14 credits Credits
ASL101: American Sign Language I 3
ASL103: Deaf Culture and Contemporary Issues 3
  COL101: College Seminar 1
  ENG101: Standard Freshman Composition 3
  Physical Education 1
  PSY101: Introduction to Psychology 3
SECOND SEMESTER: 15 credits Credits
ASL105: American Sign Language II 3
ENG119: The Structure of English 3
  HSC114: Group Dynamics 3
  Humanities Elective 3
  PSY210: Lifespan Development 3
THIRD SEMESTER: 16 credits Credits
ASL201: American Sign Language III 4
ASL203: Fingerspelling 2
BIO101: Principles of Biology 4
  PSY213: The Exceptional Child 3
Social Science Elective 3
FOURTH SEMESTER: 17-18 credits Credits
ASL210: Comparative Linguistics: ASL and English 3
ASL220: American Sign Language IV 4
HSC101: Health Concepts or other Health Elective 3
Mathematics/Science Elective 3-4
Physical Education 1
Unrestricted Elective 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
College Seminar 1 credit 
Physical Education 2 credits