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ASL 145   Introduction to the Deaf Community* (3 Hours)

Prerequisites or corequisites: ASL 120 with a grade of "C" or higher or FL 180 with a grade of "C" or higher.

This course will prepare students to develop and recognize the diversity within the Deaf Community, significant events and figures in Deaf History, and basic norms and values of Deaf Culture. Students will examine and compare Deaf Culture and hearing culture in America. The daytime sections are open only to students in the interpreter training program. INTR 145 and ASL 145 are the same course; do not enroll in both.

American Sign Language Studies Certificate

The American Sign Language (ASL) Studies sequence of courses has been developed based on the need for professionals and community members to develop conversational proficiency in ASL and understanding of Deaf culture. This program is intended as supplementary education only and does not prepare the learner to work as an interpreter.