Deaf Studies Prep

Degree offered

Certificate of Accomplishment in Deaf Studies Prep

Credits required 17


Ulli K. Ryder

Program contact

Sandra Lygren, Coordinator and Professor of Deaf Studies, ext. 2748

Program Code: DD

Program Goals Statement

This certificate program is designed for students interested in American Sign Language and the lives of Deaf people. It is a great collection of gateway Deaf Studies courses for students in non-Deaf Studies degree programs that seek specialized skills and knowledge in a competitive job market. It is also an effective way to decide if Deaf Studies is a major one wants to pursue. This certificate does not lead to employment.

Program Information

  • This certificate program is a good choice for Deaf Studies students wishing to explore their program of study and career options while they complete developmental work.
  • Students are encouraged to be active in our ASL/Deaf Studies club and are required to be active in the Deaf community.
  • Students will spend an additional hour per week engaged in language lab activities with each ASL course taken.

Program Requirements

Program Courses

ASL 101Elementary American Sign Language I

3 credits

ASL 102Elementary American Sign Language II

3 credits

ASL 181Visual/Gestural Communication

1 credit

DST 101Introduction to Deaf Studies

4 credits

DST 110Deaf Culture

3 credits

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:17

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 1

ASL 101, DST 101, DST 110, ENG 101

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 2

ASL 102, ASL 181

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