American Sign Language Concentration

Program Learning Outcomes

1.  The students will be able to demonstrate the appropriate parameters (handshape, orientation, location, movement, and facial expressions) of American Sign Language expressively and receptively.

2.  Students will be able to analyze reading materials related to deaf culture.

3.  Students will be able to describe characteristics of Deaf Culture.

4.  The students will be able to demonstrate effective signing skills by presenting ASL Storytelling and Poetry.

5.  Students will be able to select appropriate vocabulary and communicative strategies in imitating and conducting dialogues.

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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

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Recommended Course Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit 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
Spring
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
Second Year
Fall
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 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  
 Credit Hours17
Spring
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