Major in ASL Studies

For the ASL Studies major, students must meet the minimum graduation requirements including the completion of 120 credits, 45 of which must be numbers 2000 or higher, including 24 credits in the major and 12 credits in related courses; meet the CLAS general education and concentration requirements, and have an overall grade point average of at least 2.0 (see, CLAS BA Degree Requirements).   ASL 1101-1104 are prerequisites and the credits do not count towards the major.  ALL courses are available only at the Storrs campus.

Students must satisfy courses within the following three sections:

  1. Students must complete the following 15 credits:
    • ASLN 3305 Advanced American Sign Language I (Fall)
    • ASLN 3306W Advanced American Sign Language II (Spring)
    • ASLN/LING 3800 Structure of American Sign Language (Spring)
    • LING 2850 Introduction to Sociolinguistic of the Deaf Community (Fall)
    • LING 3850 Cultural and Linguistic Variation in the Deaf Community (Spring)
  2. Students must complete one of two concentrations: Deaf Studies or Interpreting ASL and English.
    1. Deaf Studies Concentration: Students must complete a minimum of 9 credits, of which, a minimum of 6 credits must be from group A.  All 9 credits may be satisfied from Group A.
      1. GROUP A:
        • ASLN 3266 Methods of Teaching American Sign Language (TBD)
        • ASLN/WGSS 3254 Women and Gender in the Deaf World (Spring)
        • ASLN 3650 Deaf Writers and ASL Literature (Fall)
        • ASLN 3360 Deaf Art and Artists (Fall)
      2. GROUP B:
        • ASLN 3193 Foreign Study
        • ASLN 3290 Field Study
        • ASLN 3292 Experiential Learning
        • ASLN 3295 Special Topics
        • ASLN 3298 Variable Topics
        • ASLN 3299 Independent Study
    2. Interpreting ASL and English Concentration: Students must complete courses in Group A (12 credits) with an additional 3 credits from Group B.
      1. GROUP A:  Courses do not need to be taken sequentially.
        • ASLN 2500 Introduction to the Profession of Interpreting (Spring)
        • ASLN 2600 Process of Interpreting (Fall)
        • ASLN 2700 Interpreting in Various Settings (Fall)
        • ASLN 2800 Consecutive Interpreting (Spring)
      2. GROUP B:
        • ASLN 3193 Foreign Study
        • ASLN 3290 Field Study
        • ASLN 3292 Experiential Learning
        • ASLN 3295 Special Topics
        • ASLN 3298 Variable Topics
        • ASLN 3299 Independent Study
  3. Related Courses: Students must also complete 12 additional credits required in 2000, 3000, and 4000-level.  Related courses can not be the same courses as their chosen concentration.   Courses can include:
    • Any modern or classical language course.
    • Any English, linguistics, psychology, or philosophy course.
    • Any course that is directly related to second language acquisition.
    • Any human rights courses or any courses covering disability-related topics.
    • Any history, political science, art history, anthropology, sociology, economics, or geography course that focuses on Deaf culture or people who are Deaf.
    • Any course that does not meet these specific requirements should be approved by the advisor.

Students may choose from a list of recommended, pre-approved related courses, however, courses are not limited to this list.

 

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For more information, please go t0 Plan of Study ASL Studies.