American Sign Language

The American Sign Language program offers elementary core classes on a yearly basis (111 in the fall, 112 in the spring). Students interested in pursuing higher-level courses can do so through the ACTC consortium or other approved programs in consultation with the department.

The primary goal of the American Sign Language program at St. Thomas is to provide students with the opportunity to:

  1. Learn elementary signing skills in order to be able to both produce and understand the language.
  2. Develop cultural knowledge and intercultural skills
  3. Equip students with the skills needed to interact with the deaf and hard of hearing community in the United States.
  4. Explore the study of American Sign Language and culture as an integral part of a liberal arts education
Course Number Title Credits
AMSL  111 Elem American Sign Language 4
AMSL  112 Elem American Sign Language II 4
AMSL  476 Experiential Learning 1 TO 4