American Sign Language - Minor
Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies
109 Satterfield Hall
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 to a minor is open to students declared 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 declared 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.
|Prerequisite Requirements 1|
|ELEMENTARY AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE I|
|ELEMENTARY AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE II|
|INTERMEDIATE AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE I|
|INTERMEDIATE AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE II|
|ASL 19401||EXPLORATION OF DEAF CULTURE||3|
|ASL 39201||ADVANCED AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE I||3|
|ASL 39202||ADVANCED AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE II||3|
|ASL 49108||AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE LINGUISTICS I||3|
|Minor 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|
|INTRODUCTION TO DEAF STUDIES (ELR) (WIC)|
|AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE LITERATURE|
|DEAF CULTURE AND COMMUNITY|
|Minimum Total Credit Hours:||21|
Prerequisites may be satisfied with demonstrated language proficiency.
|Minimum Minor GPA|
- 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).
- Minimum 6 credit hours in the minor must be upper-division coursework (30000 and 40000 level).
- Minimum 6 credit hours in the minor must be outside of the course requirements for any major or other minor the student is pursuing.
- Minimum 50 percent of the total credit hours for the minor must be taken at Kent State (in residence).
- 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.