Minor in Deaf Studies

College of Arts and Humanities

The minor in Deaf Studies is designed to enable students to understand and have greater awareness of, understanding of, and expertise in the Deaf community, their culture and language. Practical application of language use, cultural appreciation and understanding of deafness from a diversity viewpoint are stressed through three unique minor tracks, each with their own focus related to an integral aspect of the Deaf community. The minor prepares students from various majors to more greatly understand the population in which they provide services (Diversity track), the culture in which the Deaf individual is a member (Culture track), and develop proficiency in the cultural language of American Sign Language (Language track).  The Deaf Studies minor is open to any WCU student with an interest in the area. 

Core Requirements
ASL/CSD 110Elementary American Sign Language I3
ASL/CSD 111Elementary American Sign Language II3
Choose one of the following track:
Culture Track
Intermediate American Sign Language I
Intermediate American Sign Language II
Introduction to Deaf Studies
Deaf Culture Perspectives
Language Track
Intermediate American Sign Language I
Intermediate American Sign Language II
Advanced American Sign Language I
Advanced American Sign Language II
Diversity Track
Introduction to Deaf Studies
Deaf History
Select two of the following:6
Deaf Culture Perspectives
ASL Literature
Intermediate American Sign Language I
Intermediate American Sign Language II
Speech and Hearing Science
Speech and Language Development