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World Languages and Cultures

College of Arts and Humanities

American Sign Language


American Sign Language (ASL) is a valuable and fun language to learn.
Over 20 million Americans are deaf or hard of hearing, yet few people in our communities know enough ASL to be able to communicate with them. ASL also leads to advantageous and socially minded careers, like teaching, interpreting, and working in the health-care sectors or government agencies. There is currently a high demand for ASL speakers to work in these fields, and a minor in ASL will set you on the right career path and allow you to contribute to society in many ways. As well as becoming teachers or interpreters, our graduates have gone on to use ASL in a myriad other careers. Small, focused classes, with a dedicated and passionate professor are your way forward!
ASL is offered in the Summer click here for more information!

American Sign Language is Central!


Everything you need to know about the American Sign Language (ASL) Minor at Central Washington University!

For students with sufficient preparation, the 200-level sequence may be challenged. A C+ is required for any ASL class to count towards the minor.

Minor information:

Required courses

ASL 251, 252, 253 (Second year ASL)

ASL 301 (ASL Literature)

ASL 310 (Deaf Culture)

ASL 343 (Deaf Education)

Once you have finished your First Year of ASL, you are able to declare an American Sign Language Minor. All you have to do is submit the Major/Minor form.


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