Minor in American Sign Language
Beginning Fall 2022, all American Sign Language courses will use the prefix AMSL instead of AUSP.
The School of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) offers a minor in American Sign Language (ASL). This program is for students in various disciplines across campus who are interested in learning and using ASL. The minor is intended to teach students the fundamentals of ASL as well as enrich students' knowledge of the Deaf and Deaf Culture.
Earning the minor or major in American Sign Language does not prepare a student to work as an ASL interpreter. Graduates with this minor should not or to identify themselves as a certified interpreters. To learn more about becoming a certified ASL interpreter, please see the following sites:
Students interested in the minor do not need to clear it with the ASL instructors or the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Students should let their major advisors know. CSD does not have undergraduate advising staff at this time. If you need an undergraduate advisor, please call the Academic Counseling Center at 678.2062. They will either be able to connect you with an advisor or provide academic advising to develop your schedule. For more information, please contact the ASL Program Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders.
A minimum of 18 credit hours is required.
- 9 credit hours of introductory and intermediate ASL (AMSL 1010, 1020, and 2010)
- 9 hours at the upper division level (3000 and 4000 level)
AMSL 1010 Introduction to American Sign Language I
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AMSL 1020 Introduction to American Sign Language II
AMSL 2010 Intermediate American Sign Language I
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Upper Division Courses (9 hours)
Choose any three of the following courses:
- AMSL 3010 - Advanced American Sign Language Credit Hours: (3)
- AMSL 3020 - Advanced Fingerspelling Credit Hours: (3)
- AMSL 4106 - Introduction to Audiology Credit Hours: (3)
- AMSL 4205 - ASL for Speech, Audio, & Educ Credit Hours: (3)
- AMSL 4206 - Deaf Culture and Deaf History Credit Hours: (3)
- AMSL 4207 - Psychological, Sociological, and Educational Perspectives of Deafness Credit Hours: (3)
- AMSL 4208 - Introduction to Interpreting ASL Credit Hours: (3)
- AMSL 4209 - Linguistics in American Sign Language Credit Hours: (3)
The following upper division courses outside the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders can also count toward ASL minor:
- PSYC 3530 - Psychology of Language
- ENGL 3511- Intro to Linguistics
- COMM 4375 - Intercultural Communication
- SOCI 3422—Racial and Ethnic Minorities
- PSYC 3030 – Multicultural Psychology