American Sign Language - Associate of Arts Degree
The American Sign Language major at Crafton Hills College is comprised of the four introductory courses in American Sign Language and one course in Deaf Culture. Students must also complete at least two units from the list of elective courses.
|American Sign Language I
|American Sign Language II
|American Sign Language III
|American Sign Language IV
|The American Deaf Experience: Introduction to Deaf Studies
Students must complete at least two (2) units from the following courses:
|American Sign Language V
|Introduction to Interpreting for the Deaf
|Fingerspelling, Numbers, Classifiers, and Non-Manuals
Total Credit Hours: 21.00-22.00
Lower division requirements for students interested in transferring to a four-year institution in this field may differ from associate degree requirements. Prospective transfer students should complete the general education and lower division requirements of the school to which they will be transferring. See a counselor for details. Information is also available at www.assist.org.
A student receiving a degree in this field will be able to:
- Cultural Diversity and Appreciation: Students will demonstrate appropriate knowledge of the Deaf Community regarding social interactions, beliefs, values, arts, literature, entertainment, and diversity. They will interact with members of the Deaf Community, compare and contrast cultural norms, and appreciate the similarities and differences.
- Expressive Communication: Students will demonstrate language proficiency by signing American Sign Language at a beginning to intermediate level (ASL conceptualization and grammar, sign production, speed/fluency, and non-manual grammar are assessed).
- Receptive Communication and Linguistics: Students will interpret visual/signed ASL at a beginning to intermediate level and demonstrate understanding of ASL grammar structures and concepts.