Dec 03, 2023  
Academic Catalog 2022-2023 
Academic Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

American Sign Language Minor

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs of Study by Department

The minor in American Sign Language (ASL) provides students with a foundation for the development of their expressive and receptive skills applicable to the professional and/or educational setting and in the understanding of Deaf Culture, Deaf Identity, and Diversity. Students minoring in ASL will have the opportunity to develop a cross-cultural understanding of the rich, cultural heritage of the Deaf community including literature, the performing arts, and the educational and political aspects surrounding the community. The minor in ASL is open to all students at Flagler College.


All students who wish to earn a minor in ASL must complete a minimum of 15 hours of coursework in ASL or related study (ex. Approved EDD options).  


Note that there are separate requirements for students majoring in Deaf Education (EDDEL).


In addition to the 15 hour  minimum ASL requirement, students who are majoring in Deaf Education must choose at least one additional course to satisfy the requirements for the ASL minor.


The ASL minor is not a direct pathway to earning the Florida Teaching ASL Endorsement. If you are interested in earning a Teaching ASL endorsement, please review the requirements outlined here: Program: Endorsement in Teaching American Sign Language in the Public Schools - Flagler College - Acalog ACMS™

Required Courses

The ASL Minor requires 15 hours of study within the language. The basic core for the Minor include: 


SLS 201 (American Sign Language I)

SLS 202 - (American Sign Language II)

SLS 301 - (American Sign Language III)

SLS 302 - (American Sign Language IV)


Students who test out of any of the core courses for the minor, will be required to select from available electives in order to meet their 15 hour requirement. 


Elective Courses

Four courses are offered as electives in the ASL minor. They are: 


EDD 448/548 - ASL in the Classroom Setting (3)

SLS 401 - American Sign Language V: Proficiency in American Sign Language (3)*

EDD 425/525 - Linguistics of American Sign Language (3)*

EDD 444/544 - American Sign Language Literature (3)*


*These courses may be taken for Master’s credit with approval and are offered only as an 8-week online courses. These courses do not count towards the core coursework for the Master’s in Deaf Education.


Students who were enrolled at Flagler between 2016-2018 who have already taken EDD 349 and/or ESE 365 will be “grandfathered in” and allowed to count these courses towards their ASL minor. Students enrolled between 2016-2018 who have not yet taken EDD 349 and/or ESE 365 will adhere to the new changes.

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs of Study by Department