American Sign Language Minor

ASL Minor Requirements

33 credits

ASL 1010Beginning American Sign Language I (ALCI)4
ASL 1020Beginning American Sign Language II (FL, ALCI)4
ASL 2010Intermediate American Sign Language I (ALCI)4
ASL 2020Intermediate American Sign Language II (ALCI)4
ASL 3060Advanced American Sign Language I3
ASL 3070Advanced American Sign Language II3

ASL Minor Elective Requirements 

Complete nine (9) credit hours from the following:9
Introduction to Deaf Culture
Fingerspelling and Numbers in American Sign Language (2 credits)
Introduction to Interpreting
Current Trends in Interpreting (ALPP)
American Sign Language Linguistics
Advanced Interpreting (ALPP)
Advanced Deaf Culture
Ethics of Interpreting

Completion Requirement

  • Complete all courses that fulfill requirements in the minor with a grade C or higher.


An academic minor is an attribute of a baccalaureate degree, not an entity by itself, and can only be awarded at the same time a student graduates with a bachelor’s degree.  Students must declare a minor prior to submitting a graduation application.  A minor may not be added to a previously awarded degree.  Students must complete the minor requirements prior to or concurrent with completion of their bachelor’s degree requirements.  Minors are not available with associate’s degrees.

Students may not declare a minor that is in the same discipline as their major.  Example:  English majors cannot declare any English minor.  

Integrated Studies majors may not have an academic minor in the same discipline as either of their two declared emphases.  Example:  An Integrated Studies major with emphases in English and Spanish cannot receive a minor in either English or Spanish.

American Sign Language Program Learning Outcomes

At the successful conclusion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to communicate in American Sign Language at an advanced level on a variety of subjects with native users of ASL.
  2. Compare and contrast personal culture with Deaf culture in terms of cultural artifacts, behaviors and traditions.
  3. Use American Sign Language to connect with other disciplines and acquire information.
  4. Develop insight into the nature of language and culture specifically what processes and parameters define what constitutes a language and its accompanying cultural aspects.
  5. Use American Sign Language to generate participation in communities at home and around the world.    
  6. Combine knowledge of spoken English and American Sign Language to create an effective interpretation between ASL/ENG by preserving the communicative intent and negotiating cultural and linguistic nuances. ​