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American Sign Language Offerings to Change

Posted Mar. 7, 2011

Starting in Fall 2011, all American Sign Language courses at the Kent campus will be reserved for students enrolled in an ASL major or minor, Deaf Education major, or Educational Interpreting major. The Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies will phase in this restriction in the offerings of American Sign Language in Summer 2011. Offerings of ASL at the other seven KSU campuses will continue to be open to all students, and all Elementary and Intermediate ASL courses will continue to fulfill the College of Arts and Sciences foreign language requirement. Students who wish to pursue American Sign Language to fulfill the foreign language requirement have two options: enroll in a section on one of the regional campuses or (2) explore whether taking a minor in ASL at the Kent campus would be an appropriate program choice.

PLEASE NOTE: Kent campus students who are already enrolled in an Elementary ASL course or Intermediate ASL I for Spring or Summer 2011 will have the opportunity to complete the foreign language requirement at the Kent campus. Current ASL students needing assistance in enrolling in a section for Summer or Fall should contact the Assistant Chairperson, Prof. Geoff Koby (gkoby@kent.edu).”