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:
- Learn elementary signing skills in order to be able to both produce and understand the language.
- Develop cultural knowledge and intercultural skills
- Equip students with the skills needed to interact with the deaf and hard of hearing community in the United States.
- Explore the study of American Sign Language and culture as an integral part of a liberal arts education
American Sign Language Undergraduate Courses
|AMSL 111||Elem American Sign Language I||4|
|Description of course Elem American Sign Language I :||This course is designed for students with little or no previous knowledge of American Sign Language. Students will acquire basic grammatical skills and vocabulary that will enable them to communicate in routine social or professional situations within an authentic cultural context.|
|AMSL 112||Elem American Sign Language II||4|
|Description of course Elem American Sign Language II :||A continuation of AMSL 111, students in this course will advance their communicative proficiency in both social and professional contexts as well as increase their cultural knowledge of the Deaf community. Pre-requisite of AMSL 111 or its equivalent with a grade of C- or better.|
|AMSL 476||Experiential Learning||1 TO 4|
|Description of course Experiential Learning :||No description is available.|
|AMSL 478||Intern/Experiential Learning||0|
|Description of course Intern/Experiential Learning :||This zero-credit course is for practical training for undergraduate students.|