American Sign Language, Certificate
The Communication Sciences and Disorders program offers a certificate program for interested students in American Sign Language (ASL). The goals of this program are for students to develop a depth of knowledge and skill in the use of ASL; students will appreciate the distinct culture of the Deaf community and behave according to the social norms of the culture; and students will apply semantic and/or linguistic elements of ASL in their use of the language. This certificate will not satisfy external standards. Interpreters must complete a minimum of an Associate’s degree; teachers of ASL must be licensed to teach ASL or hold Deaf and Hard of Hearing teacher licensure.
|Completion of the ASL Certificate requires 18 credits of ASL coursework OR 12 resident credits of ASL coursework beyond CSD 102|
|CSD 101||American Sign Language I||3|
|CSD 102||American Sign Language II||3|
|CSD 103||American Sign Language III||3|
|CSD 201||American Sign Language IV||3|
|CSD 210||Cultural Perspectives of the Deaf||3|
|Select one course from the following:||3|
|American Sign Language Semantics|
|American Sign Language Linguistics|
Upon completion of the requirements for the certificate, the student will contact the Office of Continuing Education for final verification of completion of requirements. The Office of Continuing Education will then notify the Registrar that the student has completed all requirements. If this certificate is a second program to meet graduation requirements, the certificate requirements will appear on the degree audit. In this case, the student does not need to contact the Office of Continuing Education.