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American Sign Language & Special Populations Minor

The American Sign Language and Special Populations Minor is designed to assist individuals who wish to work with the deaf or hard of hearing and/or children with special needs.

Requirements (19 Units)

  • One of the following:
  • CD 253 Prenatal and Infant Development
  • CD 255 Early Childhood Development
  • CD 256 Middle Childhood Development
  • CD 350 Perspectives: Life-Span Development
  • American Sign Language (6 units)
  • CD 109Y American Sign Language I*
  • CD 109Z American Sign Language II
  • Language Acquisition (3 units)
  • CD 355 Language Development
  • Special Needs Populations (7 units)
  • CD 366 Exceptional Children and their Families and
  • COMM 417/ENGL 417 Second Language
    Acquisition or
  • COMM 322 Intercultural Communication
    or
  • COMM 324 Nonverbal Communication

*Challenge Exam

  • *Students with extensive prior experience
    using ASL may take the challenge exam to complete CD 109Y. NOTE: Challenge process requires students to enroll in the course and inform instructor of desire to challenge and take exam within the first two weeks of the semester. The student must earn a 70% or greater on the challenge exam to earn a credit in CD 109Y and before proceeding to CD 109Z.