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American Sign Language (lor)

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Official Title of Letter: American Sign Language, Letter of Recognition

Award: Letter of Recognition

Total Credit Hours: A minimum of nine

About the American Sign Language program

Purpose: An American Sign Language (ASL) Letter of Recognition provides a basic foundation of ASL and an appreciation of Deaf history and culture or an understanding of ASL interpretation. This makes it possible for learners in any area of study to serve the Deaf and Hard of Hearing population. These courses integrate basic ASL conversations adhering to ASL linguistic structures and cultural norms with introductory history and culture of the American Deaf community or the theoretical processes and ethics of interpreting. Note: This letter of recognition does not qualify recipients as interpreters.

Special Conditions

Financial Aid: This program has not been approved by the U.S. Department of Education for eligibility for federal student aid. Students enrolled in this program may not be eligible to receive financial aid from the U.S. Department of Education (Pell Grants, SEOG, Federal Work-Study, Direct Loans or PLUS loans) or the Maryland Higher Education Commission (Educational Assistance Grants, Senatorial Scholarships or Delegate Scholarships). For current information on eligible programs, contact Financial Aid by calling 410-777-2203, emailing or stopping by a Financial Aid office.

Degree/Award Requirements

Award Requirements

Completion of the required courses with a grade of C or better. Students must apply to the Records and Registration office for the letter of recognition after they have completed the requirements.

Requirements: 9 credits

And at least one (1) of the following: 3 credits

Related Educational Opportunities

Related Educational Opportunities

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