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American Sign Language

ASL/Deaf Studies Program is now part of the School of Languages and Cultures. ASL/Deaf Studies Program is dedicated to providing comprehensive and interactive curricula for students interested in learning American Sign Language (ASL) as a second language in five areas: Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, and Community. Using direct instruction and immersion in ASL, the program’s instructors engage learners in acquiring and developing increasing levels of proficiency in expressive and receptive use of the language.

ASL/Deaf Studies Program offers undergraduate and graduate courses in language, ASL structure and linguistics, ASL literatures, Deaf Arts and culture for all majors and minors on campus.

ASL and Deaf Studies Minor

Obtaining a minor in ASL and Deaf Studies is also possible in SLC. This minor is designed to introduce students to ASL and teach them about ASL as a lnaguage, and Deaf culture. The Plan of Study for the Minor can be found here.


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