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American Sign Language (ASL) and Interpreter Studies

Associate of Arts - Concentration

Learn pre-interpreting skills such as cognitive processing and translation. This program includes lecture and laboratory skills. Students will develop the intralingual skills needed to analyze discourse in English and American Sign Language (ASL). 

Program/Major/Concentration Code:  AOAALA/ALA1/ASLI

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: Yes

What can I do with this concentration?

Academic options:  Complete a bachelor's degree in Special Education & Rehabilitation - Deaf Studies emphasis at the UA.  This program may transfer to other institution, but some required courses may not transfer.

Program Requirements 2019-2020


Arizona General Education Curriculum Requirements (AGEC-A)

This section lists general education requirements that are not fulfilled by core or support courses.* Also select courses to fulfill the I and G requirements from the categories below.** A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

English Composition 6
Humanities and Fine Arts
   Recommend: ANT 112 and THE 105
Biological and Physical Sciences
   Recommend: CHM 121IN for one of the courses
Mathematics 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences
   Recommend:  PSY 132 and SOC 201
Subtotal 29

Required Core Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation

Course # Course Title Credits
ASL 101 American Sign Language I 4
ASL 102 American Sign Language II 4
ASL 200 Introduction to the Deaf Community 3
ASL 201 American Sign Language III 4
ASL 202 American Sign Language IV 4
ASL 203 Comprehensive Analysis of ASL and English 3
ASL 215 ASL Literature:  Narratives 3
ITP 201 Ethics and Social Justice of Interpreting 3
ITP 211 Fundamentals of Interpreting I 3
ITP 212 Fundamentals of Interpreting II 3
Subtotal 34
Total 63

* Other general education requirements are fulfilled by core and support courses:  Other Requirements - ASL 101 & 102

**ASL 201 fulfills the C requirement.  The I and G requirements should be fulfilled by selecting appropriate courses in this section.