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NSU Special Education department to offer new minor

(Tahlequah, Okla.)-- Northeastern State University’s department of Special Education will begin offering a minor in American Sign Language (ASL) beginning in the fall of 2015.

The minor will be available to all students regardless of their major, and will be available in the traditional classroom setting on the Tahlequah campus. 

The ASL minor will consist of 18 credit hours, broken up into six courses: ASL I, ASL II, ASL III, ASL IV, Deaf Culture and Community/Career Seminar in ASL Studies. 

Each of the ASL courses will be a prerequisite for the next; however, Deaf Culture and Community/Career Seminar in ASL Studies can be taken concurrently with ASL IV. 

More information about the courses can be found in the Course Catalog.

“This minor in American Sign Languages Studies will allow for lifelong learning to any student majoring in any particular field of study,” Wendy Pharr, assistant professor of Special Education at NSU said. 

“The new courses and current courses will provide immersive learning opportunities and will allow our students to extensively learn about the Deaf culture, enabling them personal success in our multicultural society.”

For more information about the American Sign Language minor at NSU, contact the Special Education department at 918-444-3737 or

Published: 6/23/2015 12:08:22 PM

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