May 19, 2022  
2021-2022 University of Wyoming Catalog 
2021-2022 University of Wyoming Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

American Sign Language Studies Certificate

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The American Sign Language Studies (ASL Studies) certificate program provides a foundation of American Sign Language skills and an introduction to Deaf sociocultural issues. The ASL Studies certificate program also prepares future professionals in health and education fields to communicate with and understand individuals who are Deaf. The certificate will be an asset to students who wish to pursue more education and employment in the fields of speech-language pathology, sign language interpreter, deaf educator, preschool and K-12 education, audiology, nursing, counseling and other areas. Students can obtain the ASL Studies certificate alone, or in combination with a bachelor’s degree for a major they have selected.

The ASL Studies program has three learning outcomes:

  1. ASL Studies students will demonstrate foundational skills in American Sign Language.
  2. ASL Studies students will understand sociocultural considerations with Deaf communities.
  3. ASL Studies students will engage in teaching others how to use basic American Sign Language.

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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