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ASL Studies


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.


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Deaf children signing the Star-Spangled Banner in Cincinnati, c. 1918. (Photo: Library of Congress/ LC-DIG-npcc-33373)

ASL 302

Deaf Culture in America

Provides analysis of the sociological, cultural and political impacts of deafness and compares various dynamics between Deaf and Hearing cultures in the United States.

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Deaf children learn signing at an early intervention center in Bangladesh (Deaf Child Worldwide; https://www.globalpartnership.org/blog/deaf-children-poor-communities-have-right-world-class-education-too)

ASL 303

International Deaf Studies

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.



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 Last Modified 7/7/20