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American Sign Language Minor

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Coordinator: Brent Redpath


Create and transmit knowledge of American Sign Language (ASL) in a climate that promotes respect for Deaf culture, Deaf history and Deaf Community.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Depict language mastery in ASL linguistics including the ability to express and comprehend ASL.
  2. Demonstrate sensitivity and understanding of deaf culture and deaf history perspectives in a global society.
  3. Develop strong background knowledge and skills suitable for pursuing careers in education, government, social services, graduate work and lifelong learning of ASL.

Core Courses


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 take the WOU ASL Assessment (WASLA) and achieve a rating of Survivor+. Students entering ASL 302  and ASL 303 , must take the WASLA.

Total Credits: 18


Students who begin coursework at a higher level than 301 may substitute other courses in consultation with their adviser. All courses for minor must be passed with a C or better.

Students interested in ASL studies should contact Deaf Studies and Professional Studies at 503-838-8322 or visit our website at http://www.wou.edu/dsps/.

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