american sign language – minor

Even if you don’t plan to work in a field that requires ASL proficiency, having expertise in this crucial second language can be a significant advantage on your resume. Brush up on your ASL skills while learning more about the deaf community and language acquisition with an ASL minor.

credits required for the American Sign Language minor

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of students are assigned multiple advisers devoted to guiding them through their four years at WOU

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of students who apply to WOU are selected for admission

student clubs and organizations are waiting to welcome you in

Highlights of the program

  • Communicate with members of the deaf community no matter what your career
  • Gain a deeper understanding of an underserved population
  • Hone your communication skills in a way that translates to all levels of work

Example Courses

Faculty

LYRA BEHNKE

NTT Instructor, Deaf Studies & Professional Studies
503-838-8322 | behnkel@wou.edu | RWEC 139

TIE BURCHAM

NTT Instructor, Deaf Studies & Professional Studies
503-838-8324 | burchamt@wou.edu | RWEC 139

BENJAMIN CAVALETTO

Designated Staff Interpreter/Adjunct Instructor, Deaf Studies & Professional Studies
503-838-8250 | cavaletb@wou.edu | AP

VICKI DARDEN

NTT Visiting Assistant Professor/Adjunct Lecturer, Deaf Studies & Professional Studies, Deaf Studies & Professional Studies
503-838-8803 | dardenv@wou.edu | RWEC 143

KARA GOURNARIS

NTT Instructor, Deaf Studies & Professional Studies
503-838-8322 | gournark@wou.edu | RWEC 149

PATRICK GRAHAM

Assistant Professor, Deaf Studies & Professional Studies
503-838-8322 | grahamp@wou.edu | RWEC 132

SARAH HEWLETT

NTT Instructor, Deaf Studies & Professional Studies
503-838-9124 | hewletts@wou.edu | RWEC 145

KATHLEEN KENYON

NTT Instructor, Deaf Studies & Professional Studies
503-838-9415 | kenyonk@wou.edu | RWEC 158

CHIEN-CHUN LIN

Assistant Professor, Deaf Studies & Professional Studies
503-838-9305 | linc@wou.edu | RWEC 141

CHAD LUDWIG

Interim Director of Regional Resource Center on Deafness, Deaf Studies & Professional Studies
503-838-8444 | ludwigc@wou.edu | RWEC 137

HEATHER LYNCH

NTT Instructor, Deaf Studies & Professional Studies
503-838-8322 | lynchh@wou.edu | RWEC 139

ELISA MARONEY

Professor, Deaf Studies & Professional Studies
503-838-8735 | maronee@wou.edu | RWEC 144

FRAN NI

Associate Professor, Deaf Studies & Professional Studies
503-838-8038 | nic@wou.edu | RWEC 135

JELICA NUCCIO

NTT Instructor, Deaf Studies & Professional Studies
nuccioj@wou.edu

MICHAEL OLIVIER

NTT Instructor, Deaf Studies & Professional Studies
503-838-8324 | olivierm@wou.edu | RWEC 142

BRIAN PEET

NTT Instructor, Deaf Studies & Professional Studies
peetb@wou.edu

KATHERINE PFAFF

NTT Instructor, Deaf Studies & Professional Studies
503-838-8322 | pfaffk@wou.edu | RWEC 150

KIMBERLY POAGE

NTT Instructor, Deaf Studies & Professional Studies
503-838-8758 | poagek@wou.edu | RWEC 153

DIANE PRAIRIE

NTT Instructor, Deaf Studies & Professional Studies
503-838-8322 | prairied@wou.edu | RWEC 139

BRENT REDPATH

NTT Instructor, Deaf Studies & Professional Studies
503-831-8277 | redpathb@wou.edu | RWEC 136

AMANDA SMITH

Professor, Division Chair, Deaf Studies & Professional Studies
503-838-8650 | smithar@wou.edu | RWEC 140

DENISE THEW

Associate Professor, Deaf Studies & Professional Studies
503-838-9341 | thewd@wou.edu | RWEC 134

ERIN TRINE

NTT Lecturer, Deaf Studies & Professional Studies
503-838-8730 | trinee@wou.edu | RWEC 142

VALENTINO VASQUEZ

NTT Instructor, Deaf Studies & Professional Studies
vasquezv@wou.edu

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Contact Us

Phone: 503-838-8322

Email: heidek@wou.edu

Location: RWC 140