Disability & Psychoeducational Studies

American Sign Language Minor

The American Sign Language minor is designed to introduce students to ASL and teach them about Deaf culture. Students will learn ASL through the core coursework of the program and will gain a deeper understanding of Deaf studies through elective courses. All ASL coursework is housed in the College of Education.

Learn and develop intermediate ASL conversational skills that can be used in a variety of settings, topics and functions.
Study the importance of communicating with your whole body, including facial expressions and the shape, placement, and movement of hands, when conveying information through ASL
Gain experience using and practicing American Sign Language

Sample Courses

Through this 18-unit minor, you will take courses from top scholars in a variety of subjects. Core coursework includes SERP 431A (American Sign Language III) and SERP 431B (American Sign Language IV). Electives include courses like:

  • SERP 433A: Introduction to the Structure of ASL
  • SERP 433B: Languages and Cultures of Deaf Communities
  • SERP 433D: ASL Literature and Film

SERP 370A and SERP 370B (American Sign Language I and II) or placement are prerequisites to SERP 431A and SERP 431B, and prerequisites to declaring this minor.

Learn more about specific course requirements.


The ASL minor program will prepare students for careers in a variety of fields, including medicine, business, interpreting, counseling, and teaching.

Contact Us

For more information about this minor, visit Academic Advising or call 520-621-7865 to set up an appointment with a College of Education advisor.