american sign language – minor

Even if you don’t plan to work in a field that requires ASL proficiency, having expertise in this crucial second language can be a significant advantage on your resume. Brush up on your ASL skills while learning more about the deaf community and language acquisition with an ASL minor.

credits required for the American Sign Language minor

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of students are assigned multiple advisers devoted to guiding them through their four years at WOU

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of students who apply to WOU are selected for admission

student clubs and organizations are waiting to welcome you in

Highlights of the program

  • Communicate with members of the deaf community no matter what your career
  • Gain a deeper understanding of an underserved population
  • Hone your communication skills in a way that translates to all levels of work

Example Courses

Faculty

CAROLYN BALL

NTT Assistant Professor/Adjunct Instructor, Deaf Studies & Professional Studies
ballc@wou.edu

LYRA BEHNKE

NTT Instructor, Deaf Studies & Professional Studies
503-838-8322 | behnkel@wou.edu | RWEC 139

TIE BURCHAM

NTT Instructor, Deaf Studies & Professional Studies
503-838-8324 | burchamt@wou.edu | RWEC 139

JEN BYRNES

NTT Instructor, Deaf Studies & Professional Studies
byrnesj@wou.edu | WOU BUTTER #21

LISA CATHERWOOD

NTT Instructor, Deaf Studies & Professional Studies
catherwoodl@wou.edu

BENJAMIN CAVALETTO

Lead Interpreter/Adjunct Instructor, Deaf Studies & Professional Studies
503-838-8250 | cavaletb@wou.edu | AP

VICKI DARDEN

NTT Visiting Assistant Professor/Adjunct Lecturer, Deaf Studies & Professional Studies, Deaf Studies & Professional Studies
503-838-8803 | dardenv@wou.edu | RWEC 143

MARTHA DODSWORTH

NTT Instructor, Deaf Studies & Professional Studies
dodsworthm@wou.edu

KARA GOURNARIS

Assistant Professor, Deaf Studies & Professional Studies
503-838-8322 | gournark@wou.edu | RWEC 149

PATRICK GRAHAM

Associate Professor, Deaf Studies & Professional Studies
503-838-8322 | grahamp@wou.edu | RWEC 132

SARAH HEWLETT

NTT Instructor, Deaf Studies & Professional Studies
503-838-9124 | hewletts@wou.edu | RWEC 145

KATHLEEN KENYON

Mx., Deaf Studies & Professional Studies
503-838-9415 | kenyonk@wou.edu | RWEC 158

ELAYNE KULETZ

NTT Instructor, Deaf Studies & Professional Studies
503-838-8471 | kuletze@wou.edu | RWEC 120

AMY KYLER-YANO

NTT Instructor, Deaf Studies & Professional Studies
kyleryanoa@wou.edu

CHIEN-CHUN LIN

Assistant Professor, Deaf Studies & Professional Studies
503-838-9305 | linc@wou.edu | RWEC 141

ELISA MARONEY

Professor, Deaf Studies & Professional Studies
503-838-8735 | maronee@wou.edu | RWEC 144

FRAN NI

Associate Professor, Deaf Studies & Professional Studies
503-838-8038 | nic@wou.edu | RWEC 135

BRIAN PEET

NTT Instructor, Deaf Studies & Professional Studies
503-838-8324 | peetb@wou.edu | RWEC 139

KATHERINE PFAFF

NTT Instructor, Deaf Studies & Professional Studies
503-838-8322 | pfaffk@wou.edu | RWEC 150

KIMBERLY POAGE

NTT Instructor, Deaf Studies & Professional Studies
503-838-8758 | poagek@wou.edu | RWEC 159

BRENDA PUHLMAN

NTT Instructor, Deaf Studies & Professional Studies
puhlmanb@wou.edu

BRENT REDPATH

NTT Instructor, Deaf Studies & Professional Studies
503-831-8277 | redpathb@wou.edu | RWEC 136

BETH SHULER-KRAUSE

NTT Instructor, Deaf Studies & Professional Studies
shulerkrauseb@wou.edu

AMANDA SMITH

Professor, Division Chair, Deaf Studies & Professional Studies
503-838-8650 | smithar@wou.edu | RWEC 140

DENISE THEW

Program Coordinator, Associate Professor, Deaf Studies & Professional Studies
503-838-9341 | thewd@wou.edu | RWEC 134

ERIN TRINE

NTT Lecturer, Deaf Studies & Professional Studies
503-838-8730 | trinee@wou.edu | RWEC 142

QUESTIONS - ASL minor

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Contact Us

Phone: 503-838-8322

Email: heidek@wou.edu

Location: RWC 140