American Sign Language (ASL) introduces sign language, hearing loss community and Deaf culture. ASL is a true language with syntax, grammatical structure, and linguistic features. Students are encouraged to understand deafness from the perspective of the Deaf community. Receptive and expressive sign skills are developed rapidly due to the engaging nature of the lab activities and dialogue practices. Authentic and relevant interpersonal activities are interspersed throughout the curriculum. The courses aim to spread Deaf awareness, bridge communication gaps and inspire advocacy for the Deaf community among people living in America.
Why Study ASL?
1. ASL is the third-most-frequent language to require a court interpreter.
3. ASL is the third most-studied language, outnumbered only by Spanish and French.