When you study in the Department of American Sign Language, you’re part of a community unlike any other at Columbia.
The Department of American Sign Language offers a major in ASL–English Interpretation, a major in Deaf Studies and a minor in ASL Studies. Our curriculum emphasizes work with the Deaf population as a linguistic and cultural minority. Our ASL–English Interpretation program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education.
As a graduate of our department, you’ll not only become aware of and sensitive to issues concerning Deafness; you'll have the potential to become a cultural and linguistic mediator working across diverse communities.
This basic introduction to American Sign Language (ASL) is a six-week course concentrating on development of conversational fluency in ASL. Participants learn to accurately recognize and produce signs in ASL with appropriate nonmanual behaviors and grammatical features. Participants develop expressive and receptive ASL skills by exchanging personal information and talking about surroundings, residences, families and activities. Taught by our Deaf faculty, this two-hour class meets weekly on Tuesdays for six weeks. Starts July 7. 6-8 p.m., at Columbia College Chicago.Register Now
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