American Sign Language - Minor

College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies
109 Satterfield Hall
Kent Campus
330-672-2150
mcls@kent.edu
www.kent.edu/mcls


Description

This American Sign Language minor provides students with opportunities to develop foundational receptive and expressive skills in American Sign Language, and introduces students to the study of Deaf culture.

FULLY OFFERED AT:

  • Kent Campus

Admission Requirements

Admission to a minor is open to students enrolled in a bachelor’s degree, the A.A.B. or A.A.S. degree or the A.T.S. degree (not Individualized Program major). Students enrolled only in the A.A. or A.S. degree or the A.T.S. degree in Individualized Program may not declare a minor. Students may not pursue a minor and a major in the same discipline.

 

Minor Requirements

[ASL]

Prerequisite Requirements 1
ELEMENTARY AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE I
ELEMENTARY AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE II
INTERMEDIATE AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE I
INTERMEDIATE AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE II
Minor Requirements
ASL 19401EXPLORATION OF DEAF CULTURE 3
ASL 39201ADVANCED AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE I 3
ASL 39202ADVANCED AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE II 3
ASL 49108AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE LINGUISTICS I 3
American Sign Language Electives, choose from the following:9
SPECIAL TOPICS IN AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE
SOCIOLINGUISTICS OF THE DEAF COMMUNITY (WIC)
SEMINAR IN AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE LINGUISTICS
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE LINGUISTICS II
ADVANCED PROFICIENCY
INTRODUCTION TO DEAF STUDIES (ELR) (WIC)
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE LITERATURE
DEAF CULTURE AND COMMUNITY
Minimum Total Credit Hours:21
1

Prerequisites may be satisfied with demonstrated language proficiency.

Graduation Requirements

Minimum Minor GPA
2.000
  • Students must complete at least two upper-division (30000 or 40000 level) courses in the minor at Kent State on a graded basis (A-F).

Program Note

  • Some courses in the Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies are offered on a rotating basis, and course availability may change at any time. Visit the department's website for course offering projections and advising with course planning.