Certificate in American Sign Language
The Certificate in American Sign Language (ASL) will be awarded to students who successfully complete ASL Levels 1 through 4 and American Deaf Culture, demonstrating competence in expressive and receptive language skills as well as knowledge of the culture in which the language is used. ASL, the language of the Deaf in the US and Canada, is as rich and complex as any spoken language, but differs in modality of production and perception. Knowledge of ASL gained in these courses will also teach students about the human capacity for language, even when access to the more common channel of language reception (hearing) is compromised. In addition to the value of learning ASL as described, competence in ASL and an understanding of American Deaf culture will benefit those who may encounter Deaf individuals in the future, including those in health professions, education, and legal fields. The certificate will also function as a foundation for those who wish to go on to certification programs in ASL-English interpreting, education of the Deaf and hearing-impaired, and other related fields.
The Director of our American Sign Language Certificate is Professor Jonathan Hartmann (email@example.com). To enroll in the certificate program, please contact the academic advisor in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Lindsay Raab (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Certificate in American Sign Language (ASL) will be awarded to students who complete the following 5-course sequence:
|CSCD 1001||American Sign Language I||3|
|or CSCD 1901||Honors American Sign Language 1|
|CSCD 1002||American Sign Language II||3|
|or CSCD 1902||Honors American Sign Language 2|
|CSCD 1003||American Sign Language III||3|
|CSCD 1004||American Sign Language IV||3|
|CSCD 2011||American Deaf Culture||3|
|Total Credit Hours||15|