American Sign Language

Program Description:  The Associate of Arts in Foreign Language – American Sign Language is intended to match, within the constraints of the Core Curriculum, the course of study for the first two years of a program of study in Foreign Language with a 14 hour concentration in American Sign Language. It provides the basis for students to enter careers in criminal justice, court interpreting, and other governmental professions. Other possibilities are careers in business, international relations, education, social work, and humanitarian work.

Use this Program Map as an advising guide to choose courses with your advisor and track progress toward milestones and completion of the degree program. The map provides students a suggested course sequence to timely program completion.

SEMESTER-BY-SEMESTER PROGRAM PLAN FOR FULL-TIME STUDENTS
Plans can be modified to fit the needs of part-time students by adding more semesters  

Semester 1 CR Advising Notes
ENGL 1301 - English Composition I 3
AGRI 1315 Horticulture or
ANTH 2301 Physical Anthropology
3 May select from the Life and Physical Sciences section of the Core Curriculum Course List. Students should talk with an advisor to determine the best course depending on transfer plan and degree goals.
MATH 1324 Business Math 3 May select from a different course from the Math section of the Core Curriculum Course list. Students should talk with an advisor to determine the best course depending on transfer plan and degree goals.
SGNL 1401 American Sign Language I 4 Area of Concentration
HIST 1301 United States History I 3 May select a different course from the American History section of the Core Curriculum Course List.
16 Program Semester Hours / Meet with your advisor
Semester 2
ENGL 1302 - English Composition II 3 Students should talk with an advisor to determine the best course depending on transfer plan and degree goals.
GEOL 1305 Environmental Science or
BIOL 1322 Nutrition & Diet Therapy
3 Select from the Life and Physical Sciences section of the Core Curriculum Course List. Students should talk with an advisor to determine the best course depending on transfer plan and degree goals.
ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation or
MUSI 1306 Music Appreciation or
DRAM 1310 Introduction to Theater
3 May select a different course from the Creative Arts section of the Core Curriculum Course List.
SGNL 1402 American Sign Language II 4 Area of Concentration
HIST 1302 United States History II 3 May select a different course from the American History section of the Core Curriculum Course List.
16 Program Semester Hours / Meet with your advisor
Semester 3
SGNL 2301 Intermediate Sign Language I 3 Area of Concentration.
Restrictive Elective ENGL 2311 Business and Technical Writing 3 Recommended for teachers. Meet with an advisor to determine transfer institution courses.
GOVT 2305 - Federal Government 3
TECA 1354 Child Development or
PSYC 2301 General Psychology or
SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology
3 May select a different course from the Social and Behavioral Sciences section of the Core Curriculum Course List.
SPCH 1315 - Public Speaking 3 May select a different course from the Component Area Option section of the Core Curriculum Course List. Meet with an advisor for transfer options.
15 Program Semester Hours / Meet with your advisor
Semester 4
SGNL 2302 Intermediate Sign Language II 3 Area of Concentration.
Elective 3 Meet with an advisor to determine transfer institution courses.
GOVT 2306 - Texas Government 3
ENGL 2332 World Literature I or
ENGL 2333 World Literature II or
PHIL 1301 Introduction to Philosophy or
PHIL 2306 Ethics
3 ENGL 2332 and ENGL 2333 count as TAMU International Cultural Development (ICD). May select a different course from the Language, Philosophy and Culture section of the Core Curriculum Course List.
PHED 1164 Introduction to Physical Fitness and Wellness or
Other Core Course that meets transfer degree requirement
1 May select a different course from the Component Area Option section of the Core Curriculum Course List. Overflow hours earned from courses in Mathematics or
Life and Physical Sciences Core Curriculum are applied to the Component Area Option; Students should talk with an advisor to determine the best course depending on transfer plan and degree goals.
13 Program Semester Hours
Total Program Hours 60

AttentionStudents must visit with an advisor when they have completed 30 hours toward the degree plan (typically the end of the second semester).

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