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American Sign Language

What Is American Sign Language?

Perimeter College offers beginning through intermediate level classes in American Sign Language (ASL). Students on a guided pathway in American Sign Language can earn an Associate of Arts degree. American Sign Language is the third most studied world language in the United States and can be a valuable asset as a secondary skill for employment.

Why Study American Sign Language?

Learning a new language can expand a student’s thinking, perspective and opportunities. Perimeter College’s guided pathway in American Sign Language prepares students for transfer to baccalaureate programs in interpreting, education or social service.

For information about the required courses in the Sign Language Interpreting pathway, view the Associate Level Undergraduate Catalog.

Areas A-E of the Core Curriculum (42 Credit Hours) Required Courses (unless used to satisfy Area D requirements) (9 Credit Hours):

  • [ASL 1001] Elementary American Sign Language I (3 Credit Hours)
  • [ASL 1002] Elementary American Sign Language II (3 Credit Hours)
  • [ASL 2001] Intermediate American Sign Language II (3 Credit Hours)
Area F: Select from the following to complete 18 credit hours in Area F:
  • ANTH 2020 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3 Credit Hours)
  • [ASL 2002] Intermediate American Sign Language II (3 Credit Hours)
  • EDUC 2110 Investigating Issues in Education (3 Credit Hours)
  • EDUC 2120 Exploring Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Diversity in Educational Contexts (3 Credit Hours)
  • EDUC 2130 Exploring Teaching and Learning (3 Credit Hours)
  • PHIL 2030 Introduction to Ethics (3 Credit Hours)
  • [SCOM 2900] Intercultural Communication (3 Credit Hours)
  • SOCI 1101 Introduction to Sociology (3 Credit Hours)
  • SOCI 1160 Introduction to Social Problems (3 Credit Hours)
  • [SOCW 2000] Introduction to Social Work (3 Credit Hours)
  • THEA 1603 or THEA 2613
Total Credit Hours: 60

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