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Deaf Studies, Minor

Requirements

In the Deaf Studies minor, students will examine elements of what culturally-Deaf people in America have traditionally called "the Deaf-World" with special attention to the framework of meaning from within which culturally-Deaf people interpret what it means to be Deaf. This minor challenges students to approach cultural descriptions critically, and provides a historical, cultural, and linguistic foundation.

Total Program Credits: 21

Matriculation Requirements:  
  1. Declaration of a major in a bachelor degree program at UVU
  2. Completion of ASL 202G or equivalent
Discipline Core Requirements: 21 Credits 
Complete the following: 9
  ASL 3050   Advanced American Sign Language  (3.0)  
and ASL 3530   Deaf Culture from 1970  (3.0)  
and ASL 3610   ASL Literature I  (3.0)  
Complete additional 12 credits of upper-division ASL or LANG coursework  12

 Graduation Requirements:

  1. Overall GPA of 2.0 or above.
  2. Residency hours--minimum of 12 credits counting towards the minor through attendance at UVU.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is intended to be a guide. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ASL 3050 Advanced American Sign Language 3
  Semester total: 3
Notes: Prerequisite of ASL 1010, 1020, 2010 and 202G are required for ASL 3050
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ASL 3530 Deaf Culture from 1970 3
ASL Elective  (see advisor/coordinator for list) 3
  Semester total: 6
Notes:  Prerequisite of ASL 202G or equivalent is required for ASL 3530; IDST elective credit may be earned with courses from affiliated departments, including anthropology, history, linguistics, interpretation and translation, education, psychology, sociology, public administration, political science, social work, philosophy, ethics, art, literature, and American Sign Language (ASL) instruction. Students should consult the IDST advisor and/or individual program coordinator to identify appropriate course options and ensure that any pre- or co-requisites are met.
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
ASL 3610 ASL Literature 3
ASL Elective  (see advisor/coordinator for list) 3
  Semester total: 6
Notes:  Prerequisite of ASL 3050 or instructor approval is required for ASL 3610; IDST elective credit may be earned with courses from affiliated departments, including anthropology, history, linguistics, interpretation and translation, education, psychology, sociology, public administration, political science, social work, philosophy, ethics, art, literature, and American Sign Language (ASL) instruction. Students should consult the IDST advisor and/or individual program coordinator to identify appropriate course options and ensure that any pre- or co-requisites are met.
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
ASL Elective  (see advisor/coordinator for list) 3
ASL Elective  (see advisor/coordinator for list) 3
  Semester total: 6
Notes:  IDST elective credit may be earned with courses from affiliated departments, including anthropology, history, linguistics, interpretation and translation, education, psychology, sociology, public administration, political science, social work, philosophy, ethics, art, literature, and American Sign Language (ASL) instruction. Students should consult the IDST advisor and/or individual program coordinator to identify appropriate course options and ensure that any pre- or co-requisites are met.
  Degree total: 21

Department

Name:

Languages and Cultures

Location:

LA 003a

Telephone:

801-863-8518

Email:

Amelia.Riding@uvu.edu

Web Address:

uvu.edu/lang

Chair:

Jeff Packer

 
 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Languages and Cultures at Utah Valley University is to prepare students to interact effectively in a global community by acquiring competent communicative skills, and developing sensitivity toward cultural differences. By engaging with linguistic and cultural artifacts such as history, literature, and contemporary social structures and systems, language and culture students learn to think critically and behave ethically as they mature in linguistic and cultural literacy. This department prepares students to enter the global work force, further graduate studies and enjoy lifelong enrichment.

 
 

Languages and Cultures

  • Advisor: Sarah Lindsey
  • Telephone: 801-863-8518 for appointments
  • Email:  sarahl@uvu.edu
 
 

Faculty

Dale Boam(2006)

Assistant Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., Sociology, University of Utah; J.D., Northeastern University School of Law

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Gregory Briscoe(2002)

Associate Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., Spanish, Utah State University; M.A., Spanish, University of California, Berkeley; Ph.D., Spanish, University of Pennsylvania.

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Ana Chaparro(2010)

Lecturer

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., Spanish Translation, M.A., Spanish Peninsular Literature, Brigham Young University.

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Tammy Christensen(2013)

Lecturer

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., M.A., French Studies, Brigham Young University.

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Mari DeDios(2014)

Lecturer

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., Psychology, Colombia College; M.B.A., Business, Stevens Henager College.

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Bryan Eldredge(1998)

Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies Program
Coordinator, Deaf Studies

B.A., English, M.A., Linguistics, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Linguistic Anthropology, University of Iowa.

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Debora Ferreira(2001)

Associate Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., Language and Literature, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil; M.A., Ph.D., Romance Languages, University of Georgia.

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Gloria Gilmore(2006)

Associate Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., M.A., French, Ph.D., Languages and Literature, University of Utah.

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Dan Hoffman(2012)

Instructor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., Communicatin Studies, Gallaudet University; M.S., Dean Studies/Deaf Education; Lamar University.

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Benjamin Jarashow(2009)

Lecturer

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., M.A., Deaf Studies, Gallaudet University.

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Douglas Jensen(2000)

Associate Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., Spanish, M.A., Languages and Literature, University of Utah; Ph.D., Spanish American Literature, University of Iowa.

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Ana Lopez-Aguilera(2014)

Assistant Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., English, M.A., Spanish, University of Malaga; M.A., Ph.D., Spanish, University of Nebraska.

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Jorge Nisguritzer(2007)

Assistant Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., Spanish, Weber State University; M.A., Spanish Literature, Ph.D., Languages & Literature, University of Utah.

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Jeffrey Packer(2007)

Associate Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Department Chair, Department Chair



B.A., German Teaching, M.A., German Literature, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., German Studies, University of Cincinnati.

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Sara Ulloa(2003)

Associate Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., Spanish Translation and Communications, M.A., Spanish Linguistics, Brigham Young University.

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Frederick White(2010)

Associate Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty

Department: Interdisiplinary Studies Program
Coordinator, Russian Studies

B.A., Russian Language and Literature, Ohio State University; M.A., Russian Literature, University of Kansas; Ph.D., Slavic Languages and Literature, University of Southern California.

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Travas Young(2010)

Visiting Assistant Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.S., Geography, College of Natural Resources; M.A., Linguistics, Gallaudet University.

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Guofang Yuan(2010)

Assistant Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., English Language and Literature and Teaching, Shanghai Teachers’ University; M.A., English Teaching, Beijing Normal University; Ph.D., Educational Policy, Cleveland State University.

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Careers

Careers:  
The Deaf Studies minor prepares students to become certified interpreters, ASL and Deaf studies teachers, and/or to pursue graduate work in deaf education and a variety of other disciplines, and to engage in any number of professional fields related to deafness.
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