The minor in American Sign Language Studies (reference studies 307) requires a minimum of 21 hours. Students will learn communication competency in a visual language and gain a better understanding of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing culture. This minor builds a solid foundation of ASL language and skills but does not lead to interpreter or Deaf Education certification. Students are required to take the following courses: ASL 101, 102, 201, 301, 401, and 403. In addition, students must select a 3-hour elective from one of the following courses: ASL 306, 309, or 402.
Provides analysis of the sociological, cultural and political impacts of deafness and compares various dynamics between Deaf and Hearing cultures in the United States.
Expands the student's global understanding and knowledge of language, culture, education, law, technology, services provided and careers for the deaf and hard of hearing in other countries.