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AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE

The American Sign Language (ASL) Studies program prepares students for personal or professional related skills to be able to understand and communicate with the deaf community in a Christ-centered faith-based setting. The vision of the ASLS program is to educate the WJU students about the deaf community, which has its own culture and language. Through this understanding the students will have a better respect for the community as individuals in the world culture.

18 UNITS

15 WEEK SEMESTERS

ROCKLIN CAMPUS

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Students in the ASLS program will have the unique opportunity as the only Northern California ASL program that is Christ-centered. This will fulfill a need in our community to produce skilled Christian signers who can communicate and witness to/with our deaf community. The ASLS program will prepare students with the basic courses needed if they desire to further or complement their education in the field of deaf education, special education, speech-language pathology, Deaf Studies, sign language interpreting, or other related fields of study.

This program could complement any student’s learning in the field of Business, Creative Arts, Family and Children’s Ministry, Christian Leadership, TESOL, Liberal Studies, Pastoral Ministry, Psychology, Public Policy, Youth Ministry and Education. These courses add additional General Electives and could meet the GE humanities requirement.

  • Possession of an informed Christian aesthetic and the ability to apply their aesthetic to various art forms and artistic media.
  • An increased knowledge of the history of the arts and/or specific media and practices.
  • The ability to effectively analyze art forms from an informed artistic sensibility as viewed through the lens of a Judeo-Christian worldview.
  • Cultivated technical skill sets in various artistic areas.
  • Acquisition of a broad knowledge and aesthetic appreciation of music literature through study and performance.
  • The ability to effectively serve the church and/or the community through practicing his or her art form.

Minor
American Sign Language

Concentrations
American Sign Language Studies

Program Courses
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Bobbette Long

Program Advisor

We hope our program inspires creativity in worship, develops leadership skills and connects students with the ASL community. – Bobbette Long

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