American Sign Language/Deaf Studies Minor
An American Sign Language (ASL) minor is designed to provide students with basic knowledge of the rich heritage of the language and culture of Deaf people. It benefits students in a way that gives them an edge in employment opportunities such as teacher, interpreter, social worker, translator, criminal justice personnel, medical personnel, salesperson and many more professional career opportunities. The ability to communicate with Deaf people is often viewed as an asset by employers, particularly in the helping professions, such as counselors and advisors. Theater and arts students can benefit because of the inherent physical expressiveness of ASL. This is a language that can be passed on to children and to children's children as a skill to communicate with others in a unique way.
A minimum of nine (9) hours of courses under the Minor Requisites category must be taken at UNF. For questions, contact the Department of Exceptional, Deaf and Interpreter Education, 904.620.2930 or contact Michael.firstname.lastname@example.org