Course of study

Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:
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 skills suitable for pursuing careers in education, government, social services, graduate work and life-long learning of ASL.

American Sign Language Studies Major

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American Sign Language Studies Major prerequisites:

  • ASL 101 American Sign Language I* (4)
  • ASL 102 American Sign Language II* (4)
  • ASL 103 American Sign Language III* (4)
  • ASL 201 American Sign Language IV* (4)
  • ASL 202 American Sign Language V* (4)
  • ASL 203 American Sign Language VI* (4)
  • LING 210 Introduction to Linguistics (4)

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 have a grade of B or better to satisfy the major/minor requirements.

 

American Sign Language Studies (B.A. only: 60 credits beyond second year ASL)
Students will work with an advisor to complete 64 credit hours from the following list of approved courses:

  • ASL 205 Introduction to ASL Studies (3)
  • ASL 301 American Sign Language VII* (4)
  • ASL 302 American Sign Language VIII* (4)
  • ASL 303 American Sign Language IX* (4)
  • ASL 315 American Deaf Culture (3)
  • ASL 353 Linguistics of ASL (3)
  • ASL 413 American Sign Language Cherology/Phonology (3)
  • ASL 420 Sociolinguistics of Deaf Communities (3)
  • ASL 456/556 First and Second Language Acquisition: Deaf and Hard of Hearing (3)

* Must be taken in numerical order

 

Electives: (30)

Students will work with an advisor to complete 30 credit hours from the following list of approved courses:

  • ASL 210 Cultural Competencies Needed for Working with Latino Deaf (3)
  • ASL 215 Visual Gestural Communication (2)
  • ASL 310 ASL Fingerspelling (2)
  • ASL 320 Deaf Women: Sociolinguistic, Historical and Contemporary (3)
  • ASL 325 American Sign Language Literature (3)
  • ASL 330 Special Topics in American Sign Language (4)
  • ASL 339 Service Learning (3)
  • ASL 406 Special Individual Studies (1-15)
  • ASL 407 Seminar: ASL Studies (1-3)
  • ASL 408 Workshop (1-15)
  • ASL 409 Practicum (1-12)
  • INT 409 Practicum: Seabeck (3)
  • ASL 414 American Sign Language Morphology (3)
  • ASL 415 American Sign Language Syntax and Semantics (3)
  • ASL 425 Introduction to ASL Teaching (3)
  • ASL 429 Deaf History: Social and Cultural Issues (3)
  • ASL 430 Methodology ad Curriculum: ASL Teaching (3)
  • ASL 435 Mentoring of ASL Specialists and Teachers (3)
  • ASL 439 Portfolio (3)
  • ASL 440/540 Mental Health in the Deaf Community (3)
  • INT 470 Deaf Blind Interpreting (3)
  • RC 475 Assistive Listening Devices and Technology (1)

American Sign Language Minor (18 credits)

ASL 301, 302, 303 (12)

Six additional upper division credits (6)

Students who begin coursework at a higher level than 301 may substitute other courses in consultation with their advisor. All courses for minor must be passed with a C or better with the exception of ASL 301, 302, and 303 which must be passed with the grade of B.

 

Students interested in ASL studies should contact the Division of Deaf Studies and Professional Studies office: RWEC 139 / 503-838-8322 / dsps@wou.edu

CONTACT US: dsps@wou.edu

 
Brent Redpath Program Coordinator & Instructor ASL Studies Program redpathb@wou.edu / VP:503-831-8277 RWEC 136 Kathy Heide Kathy Heide Administrative Program Assistant Division of Deaf Studies and Professional Studies heidek@wou.edu / 503-838-8322 RWEC 139