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2023-2024 University of Wyoming Catalog 
    
2023-2024 University of Wyoming Catalog

American Sign Language Studies Certificate


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Gain basic foundational skills in American Sign Language (ASL), understand sociocultural aspects of Deaf communities, teach other students the basics of ASL.


The American Sign Language Studies (ASL Studies) certificate provides a basic or beginning understanding of ASL and an introduction to Deaf sociocultural issues. The ASL Studies certificate may be helpful to anyone in the health and education fields in learning to communicate with and understand individuals who are Deaf. The certificate is a nominal recognition for students who wish to pursue more education in the fields of speech-language pathology, sign language interpreter, teacher of the deaf, preschool and K-12 education, audiology, nursing, counseling and other areas. The ASL Studies Certificate is not designed or adequate to meet educational requirements for any specific professional license or certification. The ASL Studies certificate from UW is a nominal recognition of basic or beginning ASL skills and Deaf culture. It does not prepare or entitle a student or recipient for any certification or licensure from any state or national associates, agencies or governmental bodies.  For more information on the ASL Studies learning objectives, see the website: http://www.uwyo.edu/comdis/american-sign-language/index.html.

ASL Studies Certificate Requirements:


Students must have earned a grade of A for all three language courses (SPPA 2110 SPPA 2120 , and SPPA 4130 ) in order to be eligible for the certificate. ASL coursework needs to have been completed within the last 5 years in order to pursue the ASL Studies Certificate, exceptions can be granted if the student demonstrated adequate skills during a structured interview with a UW ASL instructor.

Course sequence for the certificate, 16 credits total:

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