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American Sign Language (ASL)

Why Study American Sign Language at UAA?

The city of Anchorage has a large and diverse deaf community. Learning sign language provides a portal into deaf culture in Anchorage and nationwide. It can enhance one's personal life and one's career opportunities. 

ASL Club

An open opportunity to practice your sign language skills with other UAA students!

Facebook logo    Email: theaslclubuaa@gmail.com 
    The ASL Club meets once a month. Please
    visit the ASL Club Facebook page for
    information about future meetings.
UAA students practicing ASL in the SSB Lobby

Courses

ASL A101 Elementary American Sign Language I 4 Credits

Introductory course for students with no previous knowledge of American Sign Language (ASL). Develops receptive and expressive signing skills in ASL for effective communication at the elementary level. Students gain understanding of basic cross-cultural perspectives.
Special Note: Course conducted in American Sign Language.

Attributes: UAA Humanities GER.

ASL A102 Elementary American Sign Language II 4 Credits

Continuation of introductory course. Further develops elementary receptive and expressive signing skills in American Sign Language for effective communication. Enhances appreciation of cross-cultural perspectives.
Special Note: Course conducted in American Sign Language.

Prerequisites: ASL A101 with a minimum grade of C.

Attributes: UAA Humanities GER.

ASL A201 Intermediate American Sign Language I 4 Credits

Intermediate course for students with basic knowledge of American Sign Language. Enhances receptive and expressive signing skills for effective communication at the intermediate level. Students critically examine diverse cultural perspectives.
Special Note: Course conducted in American Sign Language.

Prerequisites: ASL A102 with a minimum grade of C.

Attributes: UAA Humanities GER.

ASL A202 Intermediate American Sign Language II 4 Credits

Continuation of first semester in intermediate American Sign Language (ASL). Further develops receptive and expressive signing proficiency for effective communication and in preparation for advanced study of ASL. Students interpret diverse cultural perspectives.
Special Note: Course conducted in American Sign Language.

Prerequisites: ASL A201 with a minimum grade of C.

Attributes: UAA Humanities GER.