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American Sign Language - B.A. Program Requirements

For semester-by-semester course sequencing for this program, view the 2010-2011 Roadmap.

Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity and writing-intensive requirements.

Type Course Title Credits
  US 10097 Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
Type Course Title Credits
  ASL 19201 Elementary American Sign Language I 4
    19202 Elementary American Sign Language II 4
    29201 Intermediate American Sign Language I 3
    29202 Intermediate American Sign Language II 3
III. MAJOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (33 credits)  Courses count in major GPA
Type Course Title Credits
WIC ANTH 48214 Politics of Culture** 3
    39201 Advanced American Sign Language I 3
    39202 Advanced American Sign Language II 3
    49108 American Sign Language Linguistics I 3
    49109 American sign Language Linguistics II 3
    49201 Advanced Proficiency 3
WIC   49309 Introduction to Deaf Studies* 3
    49350 American Sign Language Literature 3
    49401 Deaf Culture and Community 3
    49601 Activity Design, Implementation and Evaluation 3
DD SOC 32570 Inequality in Societies 3
Type Course Title Credits
  Kent Core Additional (must be from two categories) 6
  Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory) 9-10
  Kent Core Composition 6-8
  Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (minimum one course from each)
  Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning 3-5
  Kent Core Social Sciences (must be from two disciplines) 9
  General Electives (minimum 6 upper-division credit hours) 31

*Students majoring in American Sign Language may have some proficiency in the language through high-school study. Students with previous American Sign Language study should take the American Sign Language Placement Test, offered twice per semester, and enroll in the correct course based on their score.

**A minimum C grade must be earned in either ANTH 48214 or ASL 49309 to fulfill writing-intensive requirement.

ASL 49096 Individual Investigation is a recommended elective. Students should consult with their major advisor at least one semester before registering since a completed, approved research proposal is required before taking the course.