2023-2024 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Sep 24, 2023  
2023-2024 Catalog and Student Handbook

Deaf Studies, AAS



The Deaf Studies program prepares students to work in a variety of situations with the deaf community. Students will obtain a strong understanding, receptively and expressively, of American Sign Language, deaf culture and history.


CSN AAS Deaf Studies Map  


Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Acquire ASL vocabulary relevant to day-to-day discourse, academic topics, medical issues, financial issues, familial issues, political issues, and recreational activities.
  2. Acquire vocabulary relevant to figurative language in ASL.
  3. Exhibit an ability to conduct spontaneous discourse with native and near native ASL users.
  4. Exhibit an ability to apply ASL classifiers relevant to situations and rules of usage.
  5. Exhibit an ability to explain the basic grammar rules of ASL relating to questions, clauses, and non-manual signals.
  6. Exhibit an ability to apply their skills and knowledge in non-rehearsed situations.

General Education Requirements



Mathematics (3 Credits)

NOTE: Your first college-level MATH course MUST be completed before reaching 30 total college-level credits.

English Composition (3-5 Credits)

NOTE: Your first college-level ENG course MUST be completed before reaching 30 total college-level credits.

Fine Arts/Humanities/Social Science (3 Credits)

  • any AM prefix course
  • or  any ANTH prefix course (except ANTH 102 and ANTH 110L)
  • or  any ART prefix course
  • or  any COM prefix course
  • or  any ECON prefix course
  • or   or above
  • or  
  • or  any HIST prefix course
  • or  any MUS prefix course (MUS 100)
  • or  any PHIL prefix course
  • or  any PSC prefix course
  • or  any PSY prefix course
  • or  any SOC prefix course
  • or  any THTR prefix course (except THTR 275)
  • or  
  • or  World Languages 101B or above (this includes the following course prefixes: ARA, ARM, CHI, FIL, FREN, GER, GRE, ITAL, JPN, KOR, LAT, PORT, RUS, SPAN, and THAI)