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2020-2021 College Catalog 
2020-2021 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

American Sign Language Education AA, ASL Studies Option

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Program Description

The ASL Studies option at Tulsa Community College gives students an opportunity to acquire an understanding of the Deaf community as a part of human diversity and acquire American Sign Language skills. The courses are designed to emphasize the acquisition of American Sign Language and knowledge with appreciation of Deaf culture and the language. This option complements upper division course work related to ASL teaching, ASL research and ASL linguistics at a four-year university.

For More Information Contact:
School of Liberal Arts & Communication
Southeast Campus:  (918) 595-7694

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, you will be able to:

  • Communicate with American Sign Language.
  • Display behaviors that promote respect for Deaf Culture.
  • Use correct grammar and syntax at the appropriate signing level.
  • Apply the etiquette of Deaf Culture norms.
  • Compare the cultural and languages theories.


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Student Organizations

You are encouraged to participate in the American Sign Language Club.  For more information speak to your professor or stop by the Student Life office on campus.

Degree Requirements

View a semester-by-semester course plan of study and information on transferring this degree to other colleges and universities on the American Sign Language ASL Studies Degree Map.  

General Education Requirements Credit Hours: 33-34

Mathematics 3 hours

Science 7 hours

General Ediucation Controlled Electives 5-6 hours

Select 5-6 credit hours from the following:

Specialized Course Requirements Credit Hours: 27

Total Credit Hours: 60-61

To receive an A.A. or A.S. Degree, students must demonstrate computer proficiency.

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