Minors

Plan of Study for Minor in American Sign Language and Deaf Culture

 

This interdisciplinary minor provides students with current information about ASL and the people for whom it is a primary language, the Deaf community in the U.S.

The following policies adhere to the University and CLAS policies on minors.

  • A final plan of study for the minor, signed by the American Sign Language Studies Minor Advisor, must be filed with the Registrar during the first four weeks of classes of the semester in which a student expects to graduate, along with the final plan of study for his/her major. Another copy of the signed form should go the student’s major advisor. Once filed with the Registrar, changes in the plan may be made only with the consent of the American Sign Language Studies Minor Advisor.
  • Completion of a minor requires that a student earn a C (2.0) or better in each of the courses for the minor. A maximum of 3 credits towards the minor may be transfer credits of courses equivalent to University of Connecticut courses.

 

Course Requirements

Prerequisite: ASLN 1101 and 1102 or equivalent are required but do not count toward the total credits required for the minor.

A total of 15 credits (five, 3-credit courses) of 2000-level or above coursework is required.

Students enrolled in this minor are required to complete a minimum of four 3-credit courses from the following list of courses.   An additional 3- credit course may also be from the same list or a related course that is approved by the American Sign Language Studies Minor Advisor.  No more than three credits of LILNG 3799 and not more than three credits of ASLN 3299 may count towards the minor.  Credit earned for Field Study does not count towards the minor.

  • LING 2850 Introduction to Sociolinguistics of the Deaf Community
  • ASLN 3254/WS 3254 Women and Gender in the Deaf World
  • ASLN 3650 Deaf Writers and ASL Literature
  • LING 3850 Cultural and Linguistic Variation in the Deaf Community
  • ASLN 3305 Advanced American Sign Language
  • ASLN/LING 3800 Linguistic Structure of American Sign Language
  • LING 3799 Independent Study*
  • ASLN3299 Independent Study*
  • ASLN 3298 Variable Topics*

*As approved by the ASL Studies Minor Advisor

ASL Minor Plan of Study Form

Interpreting American Sign Language and English Minor

 

Course Requirements

All students enrolled in this minor are required to complete the following four courses (12 Credits):

  • ASLN 2500 Introduction to Interpreting American Sign Language and English
  • ASLN 2600 Process of Interpreting
  • ASLN 2700 Educational Interpreting and Various Settings
  • ASLN 3305 Advanced Study of American Sign Language

Beyond these, students must complete one additional course from the following list (3 credits):

  • ASLN 2800 Consecutive Interpreting
  • LING 2850 Introduction to Sociolinguistics of the Deaf Community

Interpreting ASL and English Minor Plan of Study Form