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American Sign Language

The minor in ASL Studies would complement an already expanding major in American Sign Language/English Interpreting. Students that feed IUPUI’s ASL/EI BS degree program have, up until recently, transferred over from the ASL Studies AA degree program at Vincennes University. With the addition of several courses over the last five years, students are now able to begin their studies in American Sign Language at IUPUI and complete all four years here. Many of those students will continue on to study interpreting. But many others would prefer to minor in ASL Studies while majoring in other subject areas.

The minor in ASL Studies would allow students to delve more deeply into the study of American Sign Language and the diversity of Deaf culture. Students would complete basic requirements in ASL and choose from a list of courses to complete the 15 credits required for the minor.

Minor Requirements (application & checklist)

  • 15 hours of coursework at the 200 level or above;
  • 6 hours must be at the 300 level above;
  • All coursework must be completed with a minimum grade of C;
  • 6 hours must be completed on IUPUI campus;
  • coursework chosen from the courses below:
    • ASL A215 Advanced Fingerspelling and Numbering Systems in ASL
    • ASL A219 The History and Culture of the American Deaf Community
    • ASL A221 Linguistics of ASL
    • ASL A311 Third Year ASL 1
    • ASL A312 Third Year ASL 2
    • ASL I250 Introduction to Interpreting
    • ASL I303 ASL for Interpreters
    • ASL I305 Text Analysis 
Return application for minor to CA401.