American Sign Language - B.A. Program Requirements
Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive
||DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE (1 credit)|
|US||10097||Destination Kent State: First Year Experience||1|
|II.||PREREQUISITE REQUIREMENTS (14 credits) *|
|ASL||19201||Elementary American Sign Language I||4|
|19202||Elementary American Sign Language II||4|
|29201||Intermediate American Sign Language I||3|
|29202||Intermediate American Sign Language II||3|
|III.||MAJOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (33 credits)**Courses count in major GPA|
|WIC||ANTH||48214||Politics of Culture***||3|
|ASL||39201||Advanced American Sign Language I||3|
|39202||Advanced American Sign Language II||3|
|49108||American Sign Language Linguistics I||3|
|49109||American sign Language Linguistics II||3|
|WIC||49309||Introduction to Deaf Studies*||3|
|49350||American Sign Language Literature||3|
|49401||Deaf Culture and Community||3|
|49601||Activity Design, Implementation and Evaluation||3|
|DD||SOC||32570||Inequality in Societies||3|
|IV.||ADDITIONAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (73 credits)|
|Kent Core Additional (must be from two categories)||6|
|Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory)||6-7|
|Kent Core Composition||6-8|
|Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (minimum one course from each)
|Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning||3-5|
|Kent Core Social Sciences (must be from two disciplines)
|College General Requirements (must be from Kent Core Basic Sciences)****
|College General Requirements (must be from Kent Core Social Sciences)*****
|General Electives (minimum 6 upper-division credit hours)
Credits required depends on meeting minimum 121 credit hours and minimum 42 upper-division credit hours
*Students majoring in American Sign Language may have some proficiency in the language through high-school study. Students with previous American Sign Language study should take the American Sign Language Placement Test, offered twice per semester, and enroll in the correct course based on their score.
**All courses taken from the list of major program requirements are used in the calculation of the major GPA.***A minimum C grade must be earned in either ANTH 48214 or ASL 49309 to fulfill writing-intensive requirement.
****One additional course taken from the Kent Core Basic Science courses in the following Arts and Sciences disciplines: Anthropology (ANTH), Biological Sciences (BSCI), Chemistry (CHEM), Geography (GEOG), Geology (GEOL) or Physics (PHY). Students may take the courses listed in the "introductory" sequences with the restrictions noted above in the Kent Core Basic Science section. The course may not be from the student's major.
*****One additional course taken from the Kent Core Social Sciences courses in the following Arts and Sciences disciplines: Anthropology (ANTH), Applied Conflict Management (CACM), Geography (GEOG), Criminology and Justice Studies (JUS), Political Science (POL), Psychology (PSYC) or Sociology (SOC). The course may not be from the student's major.
ASL 49096 Individual Investigation is a recommended elective. Students should consult with their major advisor at least one semester before registering since a completed, approved research proposal is required before taking the course.