This interdisciplinary minor provides students with current information about ASL and the people for whom it is a primary language, the Deaf community in the U.S.
A total of 15 credits (five 3-credit courses) of 2000-level or above coursework is required.
Students enrolled in this minor are required to complete a minimum of four 3-credit courses from the following list of courses: ASLN 3292, 3299*, 3298*, 3305, 3306W, 3360, 3650; ASLN/WGSS 3254; ASLN/LING 3800; LING 2850, 3799*, 3850.
An additional three-credit course may also be from the same list or a related course that is approved by the American Sign Language Studies minor advisor. No more than three credits of LING 3799 and no more than three credits of ASLN 3299 may count towards the minor. Credit earned for field study does not count towards the minor. Only one overlapping course may be used by students doing minors in both American Sign Language and Deaf Studies and Interpreting American Sign Language and English.
*As approved by the American Sign Language and Deaf Culture minor advisor.
The minor is offered by the Literatures, Cultures and Languages Department.