B.A. in American Sign Language (ASL)

Major Requirements

Summary of Requirements


General Studies


Pre-Major Courses


Major and Related Courses


 Elective Courses


Free Elective Courses




Required pre-major courses 3 hours

ASL 270 ASL and English: Comparative Analysis (3)

Required major courses 33 hours

ASL 302 Visual Language Resource Development (3)
ASL 303 Depiction: Theory and Applications (3)
ASL 304 ASL Fingerspelling and Numbers: Theory and Applications (3)
ASL 305 Non-manual Grammatical Signals in ASL (3)
ASL 314 ASL Literature (3)
ASL 380 ASL Elocution: Applications (3)
ASL 401 ASL Practicum (3)
ASL 405 Discourse Features in ASL (3)
ASL 421 Introduction to ASL Instruction (3)
ASL 490 ASL Internship (3)
ASL 494 Senior Seminar (3)

Elective major courses 9 hours

ASL 401 ASL Practicum: (1-6)
ASL 491 ASL Internship: (1-6)
ASL 495 Special Topics (3)
ASL 499 Independent Study (3)

Elective non-major courses 9 hours

Choose three courses:
DST 201 Deaf Culture (3)
DST 202 Introduction to Cultural Studies (3)
DST 301 Introduction to History, Theories, and Methods in Deaf Studies (3)
DST 311 Dynamics of Oppression (3)
DST 314 Oral Traditions in the Deaf Community (3)
DST 315 Introduction to Deaf View/Image Art (3)
DST 410 Multicultural Deaf Lives (3)
HIS 331 History of the American Deaf community (3)
LIN 263 Introduction to the Structure of American Sign Language
LIN 301 Introduction to Phonology and Morphology (3)
LIN 302 Introduction to Syntax and Discourse (3)
LIN 480 Linguistics Research Experience (3)
LIN 510 Introduction to 1st and 2nd Language Acquisition (3)

With the elective non-major course list above, students are able to minor in Linguistics and/or Deaf Studies.

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