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ODU offers four options to fulfill the Language degree requirement: French, Italian, Latin and American Sign Language.
Course offerings listed below may vary from year to year based on course availability. For the most up-to-date courses, course requirements and descriptions, always refer to the current University Catalog. View the current Catalog here.
ASL 110 - Elementary American Sign Language I
3 Credits

An introduction to both the expressive and receptive nature of American Sign Language, a visual language that consists of hand sign, body language and facial expressions as well as a manual alphabet. Topics include the vocabulary and grammatical structure of ASL, deaf culture and the history of sign language.

ASL 111 - Elementary American Sign Language II
3 Credits

Continuation of ASL 110. Further development of vocabulary and sentence structures of American Sign Language (ASL). Focus on the expressive and receptive skills that are needed to be able to sign with fluency. Continued study of deaf culture.

Prerequisite: ASL 110. Fulfills Language requirement.

ASL 1/2/3/485 - Special Topics
1-3 Credits

Concentrated study in a particular area of American Sign Language.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

ASL 2/3/486 - Independent Study
1-3 Credits

Intensive individual work in American Sign Language.

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor, academic advisor, division chairperson.