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American Sign Language (ASL) and Deaf Studies Program

The Deaf Studies Program at West Chester offers two minors: ASL and Deaf Studies.

ASL Minor

  • Our ASL minor consists of six (6) ASL courses:
  • ASL101/CSD 110 – Elementary ASL 1
  • ASL102/CSD 111 – Elementary ASL 2
  • ASL 201 – Intermediate ASL 1
  • ASL 202 – Intermediate ASL 2
  • ASL 301 – Advanced ASL 1
  • ASL 302 – Advanced ASL 

DST Minor

Our Deaf Studies minor offers two (2) track options: Culture track and Diversity track.

1.) Deaf Studies Culture track

The Deaf Studies Culture track consists of six (6) courses:

  • ASL101/CSD 110 – Elementary ASL 1
  • ASL102/CSD 111 – Elementary ASL 2
  • ASL 201 – Intermediate ASL 1
  • ASL 202 – Intermediate ASL 2
  • DST 255 – Introduction to Deaf Studies
  • DST 357 – Deaf Culture Perspectives

2.) Deaf Studies Diversity track

The Deaf Studies Diversity track consists of six (6)  courses:

  • ASL101/CSD 110 – Elementary ASL 1
  • ASL102/CSD 111 – Elementary ASL 2
  • DST 255 – Introduction to Deaf Studies
  • DST 355 – Deaf History

and two (2) choices of the following:

  • ASL 201 – Intermediate ASL 1
  • ASL 202 – Intermediate ASL 2
  • DST 457 – ASL Literature
  • CSD 203 – Speech and Hearing Science
  • CSD 204 – Speech and Language Development

Course Offerings

As of now, follow the list of courses offered below.

Fall Semester :

  • ASL 101 – Elementary ASL  1
  • ASL 201 – Intermediate ASL 1
  • ASL 301 – Advanced ASL 1
  • DST 255 – Intro to Deaf Studies
  • DST 457 – ASL Literature

Spring Semester:

  • ASL 102 – Elementary ASL 2
  • ASL 202 – Intermediate ASL 2
  • ASL 302 – Advanced ASL 2
  • DST 355 – Deaf History
  • DST 357 – Deaf Culture Perspectives

Summer Semester (contingent on students' enrollment):

  • ASL 101 – Elementary ASL 1 (Session I)
  • ASL 102 – Elementary ASL 2 (Session II)
  • ASL 201 – Intermediate ASL 1 (Session I)
  • ASL 202 – Intermediate ASL 2 (Session II)
  • DST 255 – Intro to Deaf Studies

WCU ASL Club

ASL Club is open to all students at WCU who may be interested in learning about ASL. The club meets every couple of weeks on Tuesday evenings at 6:00pm. Check out their Instagram: "wcu_aslclub" to follow their page and announcements:  https://www.instagram.com/wcu_aslclub/.

If you are interested to add ASL and/or DST minor, please follow the directions from this link: https://www.wcupa.edu/registrar/documents/SubmitanAcademicPlanChangeRequest.pdf

Contact Information

Stefanie Amiruzzaman

ASL/Deaf Studies Coordinator

125 Mitchell Hall

SAmiruzzaman@wcupa.edu

Dawn Adler

201 Mitchell Hall

dadler@wcupa.edu

Charles McGowan

201 Mitchell Hall

cmcgowan2@wcupa.edu

Debra Knerr

201 Mitchell Hall

dknerr@wcupa.edu

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