Department of Linguistics

Minor in Deaf Studies

The Deaf Studies minor offers training in American Sign Language and knowledge of the American Deaf Community. These skills can enhance your undergraduate education and may be applied to various settings such as education, human services, social work, health care, counseling, and many others. The Deaf Studies minor will also provide specific ASL skills necessary to apply to graduate programs such as Deaf Education, ASL linguistics, rehabilitation counseling, and more.

Required Coursework

Note: Some of these courses have prerequisites -- see course list.

ASL 201 Intermediate American Sign Language I
ASL 202 Intermediate American Sign Language II 
ASL 401 Advanced American Sign Language I
ASL 402 Advanced American Sign Language II
LIN 203 Introduction to the Deaf World

One of the following courses: 
ASL 415 ASL Literature in ASL
ASL 416 ASL Linguistics in ASL
ASL 417 Deaf Art, Film, and Theater in ASL
LIN 105 Contrastive Analysis: ASL and English
LIN 310 Signs of Language in the Brain
LIN 315 Field Methods
LIN 395 Research Internship 

Total number of credits: 22