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Minor in American Sign Language (ASL) and Deaf Cultures

Program Description

Students will focus on acquisition of American Sign Language (ASL) and American Deaf Cultures in order to gain linguistic and cultural competence in community interactions.

Requirements

Lower Division (15 units):

Take the following course:

  • ASLD 124 American Deaf Cultures (3)
    Prerequisite: None

Take three of the following courses:

  • 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.
  • 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.

Upper Division (6-7 units):

Take the following course:

  • ASLD 424 Global Deaf Culture and Languages (3)
    Prerequisite: ANTH/LING 170, ASLD 101 (formerly LING 151), and ASLD 124; or consent of instructor.

Take one of the following:

  • ASLD 305 American Sign Language 5 (4)
    Prerequisite: ASLD 124 and ASLD 202; or consent of instructor.
  • ASLD 306 ASL Linguistics (3)
    Prerequisite: LING/ANTH 170 required. Background in ASL recommended, but not
    required.
  • LING 423 Semantics (3)
    Prerequisites: None
  • LING 470 Language and Gender (3)
    Prerequisites: None
  • LING 472 Language and Social Justice (3)
    Prerequisites: Students must have scored 11 or higher on the GWAR Placement
    Examination or completed the necessary portfolio course that is a prerequisite for a GWAR Writing Intensive Capstone.

 


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