For Students in the College of Arts and Sciences
In order to declare the American Sign Language minor, you must have at least sophomore standing (45 credits completed) and a declared major. There are no other admissions requirements to the American Sign Language minor, although it is strongly recommended that you have taken or be enrolled in first year American Sign Language.
An American Sign Language minor may be of particular interest to students in Speech and Hearing Sciences, Education, Social Work, and Nursing.
Requirements for the American Sign Language minor:
- Second-year American Sign Language: ASL 201, 202, and 203 (15 credits)
- Culture and History (3 credits):
- Deaf Studies (ASL 305)
- Theory and Structure (8-10 credits):
- Survey of Linguistic Method and Theory (LING 400)* or Syntax I (LING 461)
- Either Introduction to the Linguistics of ASL (ASL 343) or Structure of American Sign Language (LING 403)
- Elective Courses (minimum 7 credits):
- Additional courses in American Sign Language or related fields. See the list of approved electives for the American Sign Language minor.
- Total credits: 33-35