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Associate of Science (A.S.) 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 Sign Language Educational Interpreting Program, or for students who wish to obtain an interim degree before entering another major, such as Deaf Education. The SLS degree focuses on American Sign Language (ASL) skills through academic courses and labs designed to provide a small-group setting to facilitate instructor feedback and guidance. The Associate of Science is only offered on our Pocatello campus.

Sign Language Studies (SLS) Program Learning Outcomes

  • Illustrate a thorough understanding and awareness of Deaf culture and the sociolinguistic aspects of being Deaf, deaf, or hard-of-hearing.
  • Demonstrate language proficiency of American Sign Language at conversation levels in both receptive and expressive abilities.
  • Recognize the importance of making ethically and culturally correct choices in signing environments.
  • Transfer skills learned in American Sign Language to life long learning.

Students interested in the A.S. in Sign Language Studies should contact Curt Radford at curtradford@isu.edu for additional information.

SLI and SLS Policy and Procedures Handbook

Please see the Sign Language Interpreting Suggested Course Sequence for the Associate of Science (A.S.) in Sign Language Studies sequence.

Please visit ISU catalog for required courses for the Associate of Science (A.S.) in Sign Language Studies.


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