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2020-2021 Catalog 
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American Sign Language Studies, B.A.

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Coordinator: Lyra Behnke
Assistant professor: Kara Gournaris


To create and transmit knowledge of American Sign Language (ASL) in a climate that promotes respect for Deaf Culture, Deaf History, and Deaf Communities.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate the ability to express and comprehend ASL.
  2. Portray the ability to recognize and analyze ASL linguistics features.
  3. Practice sensitivity and understanding toward diverse Deaf communities.
  4. Develop foundational skills suitable for pursuing higher education and careers that use ASL.


ASL Studies majors must have a grade of C or better in courses that are used to satisfy the major requirement. Students entering ASL 301 must pass ASL 203 with a B- or above. 

* Must be taken in numerical order

Elective Credits: 20

Choose 20 credits from any ASL prefix courses or other electives approved by ASL Studies major advisor.

Total Credits: 88

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