Montgomery College 2024-2025 Catalog 
    
    Jun 22, 2024  
Montgomery College 2024-2025 Catalog

American Sign Language AA: 608


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(R): 608

The associate of arts degree program in American Sign Language is a transfer-degree program designed for students who plan to enter fields in which they would work with Deaf people on a daily basis. The program fosters the acquisition of the language and culture of the Deaf in the United States and Canada. Following the national standards established by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, the program focuses on communication through the study of semantics, syntax, pragmatics, and culture. Following program completion, students would transfer to a four-year degree program majoring in American Sign Language, Deaf studies, Deaf education, interpreter education, or social work.

General Education Course Selections


Click here to view the Foundation/Distribution Courses  for selection to fulfill the General Education course requirements.

Suggested Course Sequence


Students should complete the required English and Math foundation courses within the first 24 credit hours. All students should review the Program Advising Guide and consult an advisor.

First Semester


Second Semester


Third Semester


Fourth Semester


Total Credit Hours: 60


* ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A , if needed for ENGL 102 /ENGL 103 , or elective.

AA and AS programs require one global and cultural perspectives (GCP) General Education course.

Program Outline / Degree Requirements


General Education Requirements


Foundation Courses


Distribution Courses


General Education Institutional Requirements


Program Requirements


Total Credit Hours: 60


* ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A , if needed for ENGL 102 /ENGL 103 , or elective.

AA and AS programs require one global and cultural perspectives (GCP) General Education course.

Program Outcomes


Upon completion of this program, a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an appreciation of the culture and cultural practices of the Deaf community and support ASL as the visual language of the Deaf community.
  • Effectively utilize signed communicative and interpreting skills learned in the classroom in general situations in and out of the Deaf community.
  • Achieve an overall proficiency rating in all skill areas, both linguistic and pragmatic, of 2.5 on the MC American Sign Language Proficiency Assessment (MC-ASLPA).

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