Jan 28, 2023
CODE: DS-AAS | TOTAL CREDITS: 60 | FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBILITY: Eligible
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.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Acquire ASL vocabulary relevant to day-to-day discourse, academic topics, medical issues, financial issues, familial issues, political issues, and recreational activities.
- Acquire vocabulary relevant to figurative language in ASL.
- Exhibit an ability to conduct spontaneous discourse with native and near native ASL users.
- Exhibit an ability to apply ASL classifiers relevant to situations and rules of usage.
- Exhibit an ability to explain the basic grammar rules of ASL relating to questions, clauses, and non-manual signals.
- Exhibit an ability to apply their skills and knowledge in non-rehearsed situations.
General Education Requirements
TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION CREDITS: 25
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.
Communications (3-5 Credits)
Human Relations (3 Credits)
Natural Science (6 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 ENG 223 - Themes of Literature or above
- or GEOG 106 - Introduction to Cultural Geography
- 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 WMST 113 - Gender, Race, and Class
- 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)
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions (4-6 Credits)
Special Program Requirements
TOTAL SPECIAL PROGRAM CREDITS: 35