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American Sign Language Program

Faculty Contact

Dawnette Reis-Rodriguez
American Sign Language
dreis@csi.edu
(208) 732-6881

Overview

This performance-based visual-gestural language sequence focuses on conversational competence of American Sign Language (ASL), receptive and expressive, in a developmental sequence via the direct interactive method, i.e. without translating to/from a first language. Additional courses address fingerspelling, knowledge of deaf culture and community, creative use of sign language, and completion of General Education core. Videotaping and written assignments assess language proficiency and knowledge of deafness.

Sign language majors pursue baccalaureate degrees in deaf studies, early childhood education, vocational rehabilitation, educational interpreting, and may enter any number of professions including careers in human service, interpreting, education, social service, teaching, and business.

Completion of the following courses is designed to result in an associate degree, and meets the general education requirements at all Idaho public universities. Course selection should be coordinated to meet requirements for your intended transfer institution.

Career Information

Sample Career Opportunities: Interpreters and Translators

*Talk to an advisor for additional career choices