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Deaf Studies - General Deaf Studies Emphasis, B.A.

Requirements

This four-year degree is a liberal arts degree that provides in-depth study into all facets of the Deaf-World. Students choose among two emphases. There is no special application process, but students should declare their major by contacting the academic advisor for the Languages Department.

This emphasis provides an opportunity for students to gain advanced ASL skills and thorough knowledge of the Deaf-World. Graduates with this emphasis will be prepared to work in various fields related to deafness. They will also work in fields that are not specifically tied to the Deaf-World but which require the skills and knowledge cultivated through the acquisition of any liberal arts degree. This emphasis is also terrific preparation for graduate school in any number of disciplines.

Total Program Credits: 120

General Education Requirements: 35 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Contexts (5.0)  
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing/Academic Writing and Research 3
Choose one of the following: 3
  MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning  (3.0)  
  MAT 1035 Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra  (6.0)  
  STAT 1040 Introduction to Statistics (3.0)  
  STAT 1045 Introduction to Statistics with Algebra (5.0)  
  MATH 1050 College Algebra  (4.0)  
  MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries  (5.0)  
  MATH 1090 College Algebra for Business (3.0)  
Choose one of the following: 3
  HIST 1700 American Civilization (3.0)  
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3.0)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (3.0)  
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3.0)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government (3.0)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History (3.0)  
Complete the following:  
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
or PHIL 205G Ethics and Values  
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness 2
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life (2.0)  
Distribution Courses:  
  Fine Arts Distribution 2 3
  Humanities Distribution 1 3
  Social/Cultural Anthropology Social Science 3 3
  Biology 4 3
  Physical Science 5 3
  Biology or Physical Science 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 35 Credits
  ASL 2030 Advanced Fingerspelling 1
  ASL 2040 ASL Numbers 6 1
  ASL 3000 Technology for Deaf Studies 3
  ASL 3050 Advanced American Sign Language 7 3
  ASL 3310 Foundations of Interpreting 3
  ASL 3530 Modern Deaf Culture WE 3
  ASL 3610 ASL Literature 3
  ASL 385G Audism/Linguicism/Oppression  3
  ASL 4410 ASL Linguistics 3
  ASL 4550 Multicultural Deaf Lives 3
  ASL 4560 Deaf People and the Law  3
  ASL 4800 Deaf Culture Studies WE  3
  LANG 3000 Language and Culture 3
Emphasis Requirements: 27 Credits
Complete the following courses:  
  ASL 3510 History of Deaf People to 1817 3
  ASL 3520 History of Deaf People after 1817 3
  ASL 3710 Deaf View/Image Art--De'VIA 3
  ASL 3750 Deaf Cinema 3
  ASL  4450 Deaf World Discourse 3
  ASL  4520 Deaf People and Disability Studies 3
  ASL  4530 Deaf Peoples of the World 3
  ASL  4610 ASL Literature II 3
  ASL  4890 Deaf Studies Senior Capstone 3
Emphasis Elective Requirements:  23 Credits
Complete 9 credits of any 3000- or 4000-level courses that are not part of the core nor emphasis requirements. 9
Complete 14 credits from any courses. ASL 3340 and ASL 3390 are strongly recommended. 14

Graduation Requirements:

  1. 120 credit hours (minimum of 40 upper division)
  2. Minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0, with no grade lower than a "C" for all core and ASL elective requirements.
  3. Completion of General Education requirements
  4. Completion of Deaf Studies major core and elective requirements
  5. Residency hours--minimum of 30 credit hours through course attendance at UVU, with at least 10 hours earned in the last 45 hours.
  6. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.

Note: Students should frequently review their program with faculty or department advisor.

Footnote
1 Highly recommend:( COMM 1020 Public Speaking and COMM 1025 Public Speaking Lab) or PHIL 1000 Intro to Philosophy or HUM 1010 Humanities Through the Arts
2 Highly recommend: DANC 1010 Dance as an Art Form
3 Highly recommend: ANTH 101G Social Cultural Anthropology , MGMT 1010 Introduction to Business , Or CJ 1010 Introduction to Criminal Justice, COMM 1050 Introduction to Communication
4 Highly recommend:  ZOOL 1090 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology or  ZOOL 2320 Human Anatomy.
5 Highly recommend:  CHEM 1010 Introduction to Chemistry or  PHYS 1010 Elementary Physics.
6 Requires ASL skills equivalent to those expected at the completion of ASL 1020 Beginning American Sign Language II LH . See advisor for more information.
7 Requires ASL skills equivalent to those expected at the completion of ASL 202G Intermediate American Sign Language II HH GI . See advisor for more information.

Graduation Plan

his graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1010 or ENGH 1005 Introduction to Academic Writing or Literacies and Composition Across Contexts 3
HIST 1700 or HIST 1740 or POLS 1000 or POLS 1100 or HIST 2700 and HIST 2710 American Civilization or US Economic History or American Heritage or American National Government or US History to 1877 and US History since 1877 3
Humanities Distribution 3
HLTH 1100/PES 1097 Personal Health & Wellness/Fitness for Life 2
ASL 3050 Advanced American Sign Language 3
ASL 2030 Advanced Fingerspelling 1
ASL 2040 ASL Numbers 1
  Semester total: 16
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing/Academic Writing and Research 3
MAT1030/MAT 1035/STAT 1040/STAT 1045/MATH 1050/MATH 1055/MATH 1090 Quantitative Requirment 3
Biology ZOOL 1090 Intro to Human Anatomy and Physiology or ZOOL 2320 Human Anatomy. Refer to GE** 3
ASL 3000 Technology for Deaf Studies 3
ASL 3510 History of Deaf People to 1817 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
Fine Arts   3
Physical Science   3
Social/Behavior Science   3
ASL 3520 Deaf Culture from 1817 3
ASL 3310 Interpreting I 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
PHIL 2050/205G Ethics and Values 3
Biology or Physical Science   3
ASL 3530 Modern Deaf Culture WE 3
ASL 3610 ASL Literature I 3
ELEC 3000+   3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
ELEC 1000+   3
ASL 4550 Multicultural Deaf Lives 3
ASL 4560 Deaf People and the Law 3
LANG 3000 Language and Culture 3
ASL 385G Audism/Linguicism/Oppression 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
ASL 3710 Deaf View/Image Art--De’VIA 3
ASL 3750 Deaf Cinema 3
ASL 4610 ASL Literature II 3
ELEC 1000+  ASL 3340 and ASL 3390 are strongly recommended. 2
ELEC 3000+   3
  Semester total: 14
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
ASL 4800 Deaf Culture Studies WE 3
ASL 4450 Deaf World Discourse 3
ASL 4410 ASL Linguistics 3
ELEC 1000+   3
ELEC 3000+   3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
ASL 4520 Deaf People and Disability Studies 3
ASL 4890 Deaf Studies Senior Capstone 3
ASL 453G Deaf Peoples of the World 3
ELEC 1000+   3
ELEC 1000+   3
  Semester total: 15
  Degree total: 120

Department

Languages and Cultures

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