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Deaf Communication Studies: American Sign Language
Certificate of Specialization in Deaf Communications Studies: American Sign Language is a 22-credit-hour program that provides a foundation in American Sign Language.
The foundation of the curriculum is American Sign Language, which is the native, indigenous language of the North American deaf community. Students of this program will learn to recognize and adapt to the variations in language that exists within the deaf and non-deaf communities. Students learn to create equivalency in meaning between English and ASL.
These entry-level language courses are open to all members of the deaf and non-deaf community. The Certificate of Proficiency works cooperatively with the two-year Associate in Applied Science degree in Deaf Communications Interpreter Education.