American Sign Language Studies, 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; appreciate the distinct culture of the Deaf community and behave according to the social norms of the culture; and apply semantic and/or linguistic elements of ASL in their use of the language. This certificate will not satisfy external standards or lead to licensure. 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 V|
|American Sign Language Semantics|
|American Sign Language Linguistics|
Program Learning Outcomes
Students completing this program will be expected to meet the following learning outcomes:
- demonstrate expression and comprehension skills in American Sign Language.
- demonstrate knowledge of grammatical features, narratives, target vocabulary, and cultural norms.
- demonstrate analytical knowledge and recognize of ASL linguistics.
- demonstrate sensitivity and understanding of Deaf culture and Deaf history perspectives in a global society.
- examine how ASL applied to their lifelong learning and future career.