American Sign Language

American Sign Language

aslOur Goals:

Through engaged teaching, innovative research, diverse creative activity and dedicated service, the Department strives to:

  • Communicate an understanding of American Sign Language, and its literature and culture within a humanistic liberal education;
  • Connect individuals and the Deaf community within the Department, campus, and greater community;
  • Contribute to the University’s goals as we prepare our students to excel in a variety of professions and graduate studies.

Did you know?

  • American Sign Language (ASL) is a unique language as different from English as French or Spanish
  • The ASL used today originated sometime in 19th century France
  • When learning to communicate in ASL, you will learn about ASL folklore, literature, and culture
  • We teach American Sign Language the same way we teach spoken languages
  • ASL is reported to be the third most used language in the USA

ASL Minor Courses Offered:

  • ASL 101 Elementary American Sign Language I
  • ASL 102 Elementary American Sign Language II
  • ASL 203 Intermediate American Sign Language I
  • ASL 204 Intermediate American Sign Language II
  • ASL 245 Introduction to the Deaf Community