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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

Amer Sign Lang/Deaf Studies Minor

Program Description for Amer Sign Lang/Deaf Studies

Minor: Amer Sign Lang/Deaf Studies

Minor: Amer Sign Lang/Deaf Studies (32 credits)

Conditions to the Minor: A minimum of nine (9) hours under "Required Courses" must be taken at UNF.


  • ASL 2140 American Sign Language I
  • ASL 2150 American Sign Language II
  • ASL 4131 American Sign Language III
  • ASL 3435 Fingerspelling & Numbers


  • ASL 4211 American Sign Language IV (Fall/Spring Only)
  • ASL 3514 Deaf Culture (Fall/Spring Only)
  • ASL 3301 ASL Structure (Summer/Fall Only)
  • ASL 4702 ASL Literature
  • ASL 4603 First & Second Language Acquisition
  • ASL 4602 Methods of Teaching ASL