American Sign Language Major

Description: A program that focuses on American Sign Language as a visual and motor medium of communication and discourse for deaf individuals and deaf culture. Includes instruction in the development of ASL, ASL morphology and syntax, signing technique, English translation of ASL, formal and colloquial ASL, and ASL transcription. Is American Sign Language the right major for you?
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American Sign Language Major

What Courses Do American Sign Language Majors Take?

The required and elective courses you would take for American Sign Language majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.

  • American Sign Language
  • Foreign Language
  • Linguistics
  • Psychology
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