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College of Education and Human Services

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

Required Courses

  • ASL 3435 Fingerspelling/Numbers in ASL (Fall, Spring and Summer)
  • ASL 3514 Deaf Culture (Fall, Spring and Summer)
  • ASL 4131 ASL III (Fall, Spring)
  • ASL 4211 ASL IV (Fall, Spring)
  • ASL 3301 ASL Structure (Fall, Spring and Summer)

UNF Course Catalog