American Sign Language – Associate in Arts Degree, Certificate of Achievement

Top Code: 0850.00

The American Sign Language (ASL) area of emphasis offers a number of courses. There are four levels of language courses, which focus three skills—comprehension, production, and culture knowledge. The culture course provides training in critical thinking while exploring cultural and literary themes in a historical context. The purpose of this major is twofold: to develop proficiency in receptive and expressive communication through ASL, as well as to foster an understanding and appreciation of cultural diversity. The skills acquired will prepare students to pursue careers in education, interpreting, business, linguistics, art, medical, and humanities.

Program Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in communicating in expressive and receptive forms in American Sign Language.
  2. Examine and explain the culture and history of the Deaf community.

Requirements for the major in American Sign Language

Courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. Students must complete a minimum of eighteen (18) units selected from the courses listed below.

ASL 001ELEMENTARY AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE4
ASL 002ELEMENTARY AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE4
ASL 003INTERMEDIATE AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE4
ASL 004INTERMEDIATE AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE--LEVEL 24
ASL 015INTRODUCTION TO DEAF CULTURE3
Total Units19

General Education Requirements for the Associate in Arts Degree