American Sign Language (ASL)

ASL 121 | American Sign Language I

Lecture Credit: 5

Exposes the student to American Sign Language. Readiness activities are conducted focusing on visual/receptive skills and basic communication. Utilizes the direct experience method. Students must complete this course with a `B` or higher or pass the ASL proficiency test with a score of at least 80% or better prior to registering for ASL 122 if planning to enroll in the Interpreter Preparation Program.

Prerequisite: Demonstrated college readiness in English and Reading (

ASL 122 | American Sign Language II

Lecture Credit: 5

Develops a basic syntactic knowledge of American Sign Language (ASL), basic vocabulary and basic conversational skills. Incorporates vital aspects of deaf culture and community. The direct experience method is used to enhance the learning process. Students must complete this course with a `B` or higher or pass the ASL 121 proficiency test at 80% or better prior to acceptance into the Interpreting and Transliterating Preparation program.

Prerequisite: ASL 121 with a grade of C or better, or instructor permission

ASL 123 | American Sign Language III

Lecture Credit: 5

Provides the student an opportunity to develop a stronger grasp of American Sign Language (ASL), as well as the cultural features of the language. ASL vocabulary is also increased. The direct experience method is used to further enhance the learning process. This course is a continuation of ASL 122 with more emphasis on expressive skills in signing.

Prerequisite: ASL 122 with a grade of C or better

ASL 275 | Special Topics

Lecture Credit: 0-12

Provides students with a vehicle to pursue in depth exploration of special topics of interest.

Prerequisite: This course may require prerequisites or permission of instructor

ASL 285 | Independent Study

Independent Study Credit: 0-12

Meets the individual needs of students. Students engage in intensive study or research under the direction of a qualified instructor.

Prerequisite: Instructor permission