Liberal Arts and Science: Deaf Studies / Pre-Interpreting Option

This option is designed to meet the needs of students who wish to learn about Deafness and American Sign Language and want to pursue a career working directly with deaf and hard of hearing individuals. Although the Deaf Studies Option is similar to the ASL and English Interpreting degree, it does not require that students take courses specifically designed to enhance or teach interpreting skills. Instead, the Deaf Studies Option offers a more general education in liberal arts.   Apply & Register Program Details

This option is designed to meet the needs of students who wish to learn about Deafness and American Sign Language and want to pursue a career working directly with deaf and hard of hearing individuals. Although the Deaf Studies Option is similar to the ASL and English Interpreting degree, it does not require that students take courses specifically designed to enhance or teach interpreting skills. Instead, the Deaf Studies Option offers a more general education in liberal arts.

 


Area of Interest:
Humanities & Languages
Degree/Certificate:
Associate in Arts

This curriculum is currently in the process of being updated. For the up-to-date curriculum, please view our 2020 Academic Program Guide.

Code Course Credits
First Year / First Semester
ENG-101 English Composition I1 3
HIS-101 World Civilization I 3
MTH-... Mathematics General Education Elective 3
ASL-101 American Sign Language I 3
SLS-202 American Deaf Culture2 3
    15
Second Semester
ENG-102 English Composition II3 3
HIS-102 World Civilization II 3
MTH-... Mathematics General Education Elective 3
ASL-102 American Sign Language II4 3
ASL-103 Fingerspelling5 3
    15
Code Course Credits
Second Year / First Semester
...-... Laboratory Science General Education Elective 4
CIS-106 Introductory Computing using Google Apps 2
SOC-101 Introduction to Sociology 3
ASL-201 American Sign Language III6 3
ASL-200 ASL Essentials7 3
    15
Second Semester
SPE-102 Public Speaking 3
...-... Humanities General Education Elective8 3
PSY-101 Basic Psychology 3
ASL-202 American Sign Language IV9 3
SLS-201 ASL Linguistics10 3
    15
  Total Minimum Credits 60
1 Must test into ENG-101 or complete all appropriate prerequisite
2 Co-requisite: ASL-101
3 Prerequisite: ENG-101
4 Prerequisite: ASL-101
5 Prerequisite: ASL-101; Corequisite: ASL-102
6 Prerequisite: ASL-102
7 Prerequisite: ASL-102; Corequisite: ASL-201
8 Course cannot be a History or Language course
9 Prerequisite: ASL-201
10 Prerequisite: ASL-201

Program Student Learning Outcomes

At the end of the program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Use American Sign Language fluently and express knowledge of ASL Linguistics.
  2. Describe the common practices, perspectives, and behaviors patterns of Deaf people and members of the Deaf Community in the Deaf Culture.
  3. Participate in deaf-related events and activities and with members of the Deaf Community.

Employment Opportunities

  • Education
  • Counseling for the deaf
  • Audiology
  • Teaching
  • Social work
  • Speech pathology

Special Program Requirements

Students with signing experience and wishing to enter a higher-level ASL course may take the ASL Placement Test. Contact Sally Ann H. Emilius to make an appointment via email.

Contact Persons

Professor Sally Ann H. Emilius
email: semilius@camdencc.edu
ASL classes & ASL assessment

Professor Diane Falvo
(856) 227-7200, ext. 4540
email: dfalvo@camdencc.edu
Interpreting & EIPA information

Professor Martine Howard, Coordinator
(856) 227-7200, ext. 4744
email: mhoward@camdencc.edu

Registration & Advisement
(856) 227-7200, ext. 4506

Additional information

CIP Code

24.0101

Program Code

SLS.AA