American Sign Language Concentration

Associate of Arts

The Language and Cultural Studies Field of Study is designed to provide students the opportunity to develop and enhance their practical communication skills and cross-cultural understanding that will provide them the foundational coursework required for careers in languages and cultural studies.

Furthermore, the field of study will focus on integrating language, culture and literature to help students gain an international perspective for living and working in today’s global society.

Students declaring a field of study in Languages and Cultural Studies may choose courses in one or both of the following concentrations: Spanish and American Sign Language.

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Field of Study - 18 credit hours
SGNL 1301Beginning American Sign Language I3
SGNL 1302Beginning American Sign Language II3
SGNL 2301Intermediate American Sign Language I3
SGNL 2302Intermediate American Sign Language II3
PHIL 2306Introduction to Ethics3
Select one of the following:;3
Introduction to Humanities I - Western
American Minority Studies
World Cultures
Introduction to the Teaching Profession
Learning Framework
Introduction to Philosophy
Introduction to Logic
Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy
Learning Framework
STC Core Curriculum - 42 credit hours
Complete 42 credit hours of required Core Curriculum 1,242
Total Credit Hours60
1

In addition to the courses in the Field of Study, the student is required to take 42 credit hours from the STC Core Curriculum. These courses must not duplicate courses taken to fulfill the field of study requirements.

2

Students who select a 3 credit hour Mathematics course to fulfill the Mathematics component of the Core Curriculum must take 4 credit hours to complete the Component Area Option for the Core Curriculum.

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Recommended Course Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 3
HIST 1301
United States History I
or Mexican-American History I
3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
SGNL 1301 Beginning American Sign Language I 3
 Credit Hours12
Second Semester
HIST 1302
United States History II
or Mexican-American History II
3
ENGL 1302 Composition II - Rhetoric 3
GOVT 2305 Federal Government 3
Creative Arts Elective - Core Curriculum 3
SGNL 1302 Beginning American Sign Language II 3
 Credit Hours15
Third Semester
Mathematics Elective - Core Curriculum 3-4
Life and Physical Sciences Elective - Core Curriculum 4
Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective - Core Curriculum 3
SGNL 2301 Intermediate American Sign Language I 3
Component Area Option - Core Curriculum (if required) 1
Elective - Field of Study  
Select one of the following: 3
Introduction to Philosophy  
Introduction to Logic  
Introduction to Ethics  
Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy  
Introduction to Humanities I - Western  
American Minority Studies  
World Cultures  
Introduction to the Teaching Profession  
World Literature  
Introduction to Forms of Literature  
Mexican-American Literature  
 Credit Hours17
Fourth Semester
GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3
Life and Physical Sciences Elective - Core Curriculum 4
Language, Philosophy & Culture Elective - Core Curriculum 3
SGNL 2302 Intermediate American Sign Language II 3
PHIL 2306 Introduction to Ethics 3
 Credit Hours16
 Total Credit Hours60 Credit Hours