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2023-2024 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
2023-2024 Cal State East Bay Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

American Sign Language Minor

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The American Sign Language Minor promotes the understanding of the Deaf Community as a linguistic and cultural minority group.  Students are encouraged to apply what they have learned in the program to work both within their own communities and others to promote empowerment and combat oppression/audism of the Deaf Community. The minor at Cal State East Bay is unique because there is a strong focus on ASL proficiency which will lead to successful integration into entry-level jobs working with or alongside Deaf populations.

Lower Division Exemption or Coursework

All American Sign Language (ASL) minor students are required to have an intermediate-level understanding of ASL. Incoming students with prior experience with ASL may have some or all of the lower division courses waived.  Students may also challenge any of the lower division courses by exam.  To determine which lower division coursework to take contact your MLL advisor for exemption procedures and forms.  Students who do not achieve any lower division exemptions must take all of the following coursework:

Upper Division Coursework

All ASL minor students will be required to take advanced language coursework.  Choose one course for 4 units:

Elective Coursework

All students must choose at least one elective course for 3-4 units.  To complete the minimum required coursework of 15 units for the minor, some students will need to take additional elective units.  Choose from the following list:

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Modern Languages and Literatures Courses

Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

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Modern Languages and Literatures

Modern Languages and Literatures: American Sign Language

Modern Languages and Literatures: Chinese

Modern Languages and Literatures: French

Modern Languages and Literatures: Japanese

Modern Languages and Literatures: Spanish

Modern Languages and Literatures: Spanish-American Literature and Culture

Modern Languages and Literatures: Spanish Peninsular Literature and Culture


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