The Interdisciplinary Minor in American Sign Language will increase students' proficiency in sign language and provide them with key tools for the workforce of the 21st century. Students are provided a solid foundation in the way Deaf culture, Deaf history and language accessibility intersect with power, equality and human connection. A minimum of 21 credits is required for the program.

Effective Fall 2021

Students must satisfactorily complete the total credits required for the minor. Minors and interdisciplinary minors require 12 or more upper-division (300- to 400-level) credits.

Additional coursework may be required due to prerequisites.

Select a minimum of 12 credits from the following:12
Second-Year American Sign Language I
Second-Year American Sign Language II
Group Study-American Sign Language
Deafness and American Sign Language
American Sign Language for Professionals
Select a minimum of 9 credits from the following upper-division courses: 19
Language and Culture
Principles of Human Physiology
Functional Neuroanatomy
Fundamentals of Physiology
Literacy and the Learner
Infant and Child Development in Context
The Disability Experience in Society
Sensation and Perception
Cognitive Neuroscience
Dismantling Privilege and Oppression
Fields of Practice: Child Protection
Fields of Practice: Social Gerontology
Social Welfare - Policy, Issues, and Advocacy
Nonverbal Communication
Co-Cultural Communication
Program Total Credits:21

Courses with prerequisites are intended for majors in those departments who wish to add the ASL minor.