American Sign Language Certificate

Joseph Abbott, PhD, Chair
Phone: (419) 995-8856
Office: TL 145E

The Humanities and Social Sciences Department offers an American Sign Language Certificate in which students will learn the basic knowledge and skills to interpret and communicate using American Sign Language. 

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the Deaf culture heritage and Deaf values through presentations, papers, and written exams.
  2. Demonstrate expressive and comprehensive skills in American Sign Language.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of grammatical features, narratives, target vocabulary, and cultural norms.
  4. Demonstrate analytical knowledge and recognition of ASL linguistics.
  5. Describe the knowledge and skills of ASL that will support the understating of study and employment in education of the Deaf, interpreting, and in various professional and paraprofessional occupations where one may encounter members of the Deaf community.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate in ASL with members of the Deaf community in various settings.