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Bachelor of Arts in American Sign Language Linguistics and Deaf Culture - Option in ASL-English Interpreting (120 units)

Program Description

This program is designed to teach students to be linguists who can work with signed and spoken languages and their cultures. The Option to our general BA expands on studentsā€™ language and culture training to additionally train them to become interpreters between ASL and English. For admission, students must receive a C or better in all required lower division courses, a 2 or higher on the ASLPI national exam, and have a successful interview with an invitation from the CSULB BA Option admissions committee to join a Fall semester cohort of 20-25 students.

Admission Requirements

Lower Division

* ā€œCā€ or better

  • ASLD 101 American Sign Language 1 (4)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: One GE Foundation course.
  • ASLD 102 American Sign Language 2 (4)
    Prerequisite: ASLD 101 or equivalent.
  • ANTH/LING 170 Introduction to Linguistics (3)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: Any GE Foundation course.
  • ASLD 124 American Deaf Cultures (3)
    Prerequisite: None
  • ASLD 201 American Sign Language 3 (4)
    Prerequisite: ASLD 101 and ASLD 102 or consent of instructor.
  • ASLD 202 American Sign Language 4 (4)
    Prerequisite: ASLD 201 or consent of instructor.
  • ASLD 211 Beginning Interpreting and Ethics 1 (3)
    Prerequisites: ANTH/LING 170 and ASLD 124.
  • ASLD 212 Beginning Interpreting and Ethics 2 (3)
    Prerequisite: ANTH/LING 170, ASLD 124, and ASLD 211.

Upper Division

  • ASLD 305 American Sign Language 5 (4)
    Prerequisite: ASLD 124 and ASLD 202; or consent of instructor.
  • ASLD 306 American Sign Language Linguistics (3)
    Prerequisite: LING/ANTH 170 required. Background in ASL recommended, but not required.
  • ASLD 311 Intermediate Interpreting and Ethics 1 (4)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: ANTH/LING 170, ASLD 124, and ASLD 212. Corequisite: ASLD 305; admission to the BA Option in ASL-English interpreting; or consent of instructor
  • ASLD 312 Intermediate Interpreting and Ethics 2 (4)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: ANTH/LING 170, ASLD 124, and ASLD 305, ASLD 311. Corequisite: ASLD 306; admission to the BA Option in ASL-English interpreting; or consent of instructor.
  • ASLD 411 Advanced Interpreting and Ethics 1 (4)
    Prerequisite: ANTH/LING 170, ASLD 124, ASLD 305, ASLD 306, and ASLD 312; admission to the BA Option in ASL-English interpreting; or consent of instructor.
  • ASLD 412 Advanced Interpreting and Ethics 2 (4)
    Prerequisite: ANTH/LING 170, ASLD 124, ASLD 305, ASLD 306, and ASLD 411; admission to the BA Option in ASL-English interpreting; or consent of instructor.
  • ASLD 424 Global Deaf Culture and Languages (3)
    Prerequisite: ANTH/LING 170, ASLD 101 (formerly LING 151), and ASLD 124; or consent of instructor.
  • ASLD 434 Practicum (3)
    Prerequisite: ANTH/LING 170, ASLD 124, ASLD 305, ASLD 306, ASLD 412, ASLD 424; admission to the BA Option in ASL-English interpreting; or consent of instructor.

 


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