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Associate of Science in Sign Language Studies

The Associate of Science Degree (A.S.) in Sign Language Studies (SLS) is a two year degree which is primarily designed for students who wish to continue their education beyond the associate degree level in the Educational Interpreting Program, or for students who wish to obtain an interim degree before entering another major, such as Deaf Education. The Sign Language Studies Degree focuses on American Sign Language skills through academic courses and labs designed to provide a small group setting to facilitate instructor feedback and guidance. The Associate of Science is offered on both of our traditional campuses: Pocatello and Meridian, ID.

The objective of the A.S. in Sign Language Studies degree is to graduate students who have a thorough awareness of the culture of the Deaf and the sociolinguistic aspects of hearing loss. Graduates of this program will have the ability to communicate conversationally with Deaf and hard of hearing signers. They will have the ability to make ethically and culturally correct choices in signing environments. An individual with an Associate Degree in Sign Language Studies will be of great benefit to any organization where conversational communication with Deaf and hard of hearing individuals might occur. While the graduate will not be trained to interpret in any environment, they will have the knowledge and awareness to secure qualified interpreting services should the situation necessitate such.

Students interested in the A.S. in Sign Language Studies should contact Elizabeth Morgan or Steven Stubbs for additional information.

Course Sequence

Year One

1st Semester
OBJ 1 Written English 3
OBJ 4 CSD 1151; ASL I; BSU or CWI 3
OBJ 4 CSD 1151L; ASL I Lab; BSU or CWI 1
OBJ 4 Humanites, Fine Arts (choose one) 3
OBJ 5 Natural Sci (choose one w/lab) 4
Elective 3
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2nd Semester
OBJ 2 Spoken English 3
OBJ 3 Math 3
OBJ 5 Natural Sci (choose one; no lab) 3
OBJ 6 Behav & Soc Sci (choose one) 3
CSD 1152 ASL II; BSU or CWI 3
CSD 1152LASL II Lab; BSU or CWI 1
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Year Two

1st Semester
OBJ 7 or 8 Crit Thinking or Info Lit 3
OBJ 6 Behav & Soc Sci (choose one) 3
CSD 1126 Deaf Studies 2
CSD 2251 ASL III & Lab; BSU or CWI 4
CSD 2205 Intro to Profes. in Comm. Sci. 3
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2nd Semester
CSD 2256 Deaf Culture/Comm (OBJ 9) 3
CSD 2258 Language Acquisition in ASL 3
CSD 2252 ASL IV & Lab; BSU or CWI 4
CSD 2249 Fingerspelling & Numbers 3
CSD 2250 Intro to Interpreting 3
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Contact Us


Elizabeth Morgan, MA NIC-M SC:L NADV CI/CT

Meridian Health Sciences Center
Sign Language Interpreter Program Director
Clinical Assistant Professor
1311 E. Central Dr.
Meridian, ID 83642

Phone: 208-373-1765
morgeliz@isu.edu

 

Steven Stubbs, CDI

Meridian Health Sciences Center
Clinical Assistant Professor
1311 E. Central Dr.
Meridian, ID 83642

Phone: 208-514-0111
stubsstev@isu.edu

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