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American Sign Language

Department Overview
Foreign language study includes learning to speak, read and write a language and an exposure to the culture or cultures that use that language. It also includes the development of an understanding of how a language is structured and of problem-solving abilities using that structure. Pierce College's World Languages department offers both European and Asian languages, as well as American Sign Language. Most courses offered are 3-quarter sequences at the introductory level. These courses meet the entrance and graduation requirements for foreign languages of most four-year programs. Students should verify requirements with their intended transfer institution. Intermediate level courses are available depending on demand, primarily in Spanish. Advanced placement is available to students with prior experience in the language. Interested students should contact the department. Students planning to transfer as foreign language majors or minors or in area studies should complete AA-DTA requirements to be admitted with junior standing and should contact the appropriate department of the transfer institution regarding specific requirements and transferable credits.

Course Listing

Course Listings for American Sign Language
ASL& 121 - American Sign Language I (formerly SIGN 101 - CCN)HumanitiesGeneral Transferable Electives
ASL& 122 - American Sign Language II (formerly SIGN 102 - CCN)HumanitiesGeneral Transferable Electives
ASL& 123 - American Sign Language III (formerly SIGN 103 - CCN)HumanitiesGeneral Transferable Electives
ASL& 221 - American Sign Language IV (formerly SIGN 201 - CCN)General ElectivesHumanitiesGeneral Transferable ElectivesPre-College & Prerequisite
ASL& 222 - American Sign Language VHumanitiesGeneral Transferable ElectivesPre-College & Prerequisite
ASL& 223 - American Sign Language VIHumanitiesGeneral Transferable ElectivesPre-College & Prerequisite