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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:  
  ASL 3050 Advanced American Sign Language 3
  ASL 3530 Modern Deaf Culture WE  3
  ASL 3610 ASL Literature I 3
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 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
ASL 3050 Advanced American Sign Language 3
  Semester total: 3
Notes: Prerequisite of ASL 1010, ASL 1020, ASL 2010 and ASL 202G are required for ASL 3050.
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ASL 3530 Modern Deaf Culture WE 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

Languages and Cultures

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