Deaf Studies

Program Description:

This certificate program is designed to give students a foundation in American Sign Language (ASL) and to acquaint them with basic issues of concern to the Deaf Community. Furthermore, the program offers an opportunity to individuals already working in the Deaf community to increase their understanding of ASL and Deaf Culture in order to strengthen their knowledge and their communication skills.

Upon completion of the One-Year Certificate Program in Deaf Studies, the graduate will be able to:

REQUIRED COURSES for the Academic Year 2014-2015
(Suggested Sequence)

Course Course Title Hours
ASL 101 American Sign Language1 3
ASL 105 American Deaf Community1 3
ASL 220 Resources for the Deaf Community 3
COL 101 New Student Seminar 3
ENL 111 Written Communication2 3
IT 101 Fundamentals of Computers 3
ASL 102 American Sign Language II3 3
ASL 103 Fingerspelling 3
ASL 110 American Deaf Culture 3
ASL 205 American Deaf Community History 3
ASL 210 Deaf People in American History4 3


1   ASL 101, and ASL 105 have a prerequisite of REA 098, or placement in 100-level reading.
2   ENL 111 has a prerequisite of ENL 095, or placement in 100-level English, and REA 098, or placement in 100-level reading.
3   ASL 102 has a prerequisite of ASL 101.
4   ASL 210 has a prerequisite of ASL 105, and ASL 110, and ASL 205.


**Click here for the 2014-2015 Advising Sheet**
**Click here for the 2013-2014 Advising Sheet**
**Click here for the 2012-2013 Advising Sheet**