Undergraduate

Major Requirements

The American Sign Language (ASL) major requires twelve classes: four core courses and eight electives. Strong ASL language skills are required for students declaring a major in ASL, and for the successful completion of the advanced ASL classes. Therefore, a student should have completed ASL 101 and ASL 102 prior to declaring a major in ASL.

Registering for Courses

For the ASL 102–106 and the 200-level ASL courses, students must have taken a class in which all communication is in ASL in the immediately preceding semester. Otherwise, they must obtain permission of the instructor.

Students must obtain a permission code from the ASL program advisor to register for ASL 106. ASL majors and minors will be permitted to register first.

Please note that some of the courses listed below require prerequisites.

Core Courses

*Students must obtain a permission code from the ASL program advisor to register for ASL 106. ASL majors and minors will be permitted to register first.

Advanced Elective Courses

Students are required to complete eight advanced elective courses with at least two courses in:

The remaining four can be taken from literature and culture, linguistics and psycholinguistics, or other ASL advanced electives listed below. Please note that no more than two of these courses can be conducted in spoken English.

See the courses page for course descriptions. Some courses may require prerequisites.

ASL Literature and Culture

Linguistics and Psycholinguistics

Advanced Electives