ASL Major Requirements

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Below is the suggested course sequencing for ASL/English Interpreting majors. If you are a prospective student viewing this schedule, please keep in mind that your academic plan will be unique given AP/transfer credit, your ASL level placement, and any minor you be pursuing. The course sequence below is one possible plan, but is by no means the only one. Your academic advisor will be able to help you figure out the most appropriate academic path for you.

Year One (33 credits)

Fall Semester Spring Semester
  • AMSL 1101 Elementary ASL 1
  • DEAF 1500 Deaf People in Society
  • INSH 1000 Introduction to College*
  • NU Core: College Writing (ENGL 1111)
  • NU Core: Science/Technology, Level 1
  • AMSL 1102 Elementary ASL 2
  • NU Core: Social Science, Level 1
  • NU Core: Analytical Math, Level 1
  • Elective

 

Year Two (32 Credits)

Fall Semester Spring Semester
  • AMSL 2101 Intermediate ASL 1
  • DEAF 2500 Deaf History and Culture
  • LING 1150 Intro. to Language & Linguistics
  • Elective
  • AMSL 2102 Intermediate ASL 2
  • DEAF 2700 Linguistics of ASL
  • NU Core: Analytical Math, Level 2
  • NU Core: Elective, Level 2

Year Three (34 Credits)

Fall Semester Spring Semester
  • AMSL 3101 Advanced ASL 1
  • INTP 3500 The Interpreting Profession**
  • INTP 3510 Interpreting Inquiry Texts
  • NU Core: Advanced Writing in the Disciplines (ENGW 3301)
  • Elective
  • AMSL 3102 Advanced ASL 2
  • INTP 3515 Interpreting Narrative Texts
  • INTP 3550 Performance Interpreting
  • Elective

Year Four (34 Credits)

Fall Semester Spring Semester
  • INTP 4510 Interpreting Expository Texts
  • INTP 4650 Ethical Decision Making
  • INTP 4651 Ethical Fieldwork**
  • INTP 4940 Interpreting Research Practicum
  • Elective
  • INTP 4515 Interpreting Persuasive Texts
  • INTP 4995 Interpreting Practicum
  • Elective
  • Elective

 

Except as noted below, all courses are 4 credit courses.

* 1 credit course
** 2 credit course

For more information about the American Sign Language major, please see the ASL Program website.

Please also refer to Registrar’s website.