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American Sign Language

Courses Offered

  • ASL 1: ASL 0101 (Fomerly LING 0471)
  • ASL 2: ASL 0102 (Fomerly LING 0472)
  • ASL 3: ASL 0103 (Fomerly LING 0473)
  • ASL 4: ASL 0104 (Fomerly LING 0474)

 

Instructors


Debra Hast
ASL Coordinator
dlhast@pitt.edu
Maryjean (Mj) Shahen
mjs47@pitt.edu
Kenny DeHaan
kjd43@pitt.edu
Erin (Airza) Bosley
eeb59@pitt.edu
Alan Majocha
majocha@pitt.edu
Wendy Payne
wep18@pitt.edu
Lori Milcic
ASL Interpreting
milcic@pitt.edu

About ASL

American Sign Language (ASL) is growing in use every day. Hundreds of colleges and universities accept ASL in fulfillment of language entrance and exit requirements. Schools for the Deaf have many deaf and hard of hearing students, dramatically increasing the need for sign language teachers. Many school systems are now mainstreaming their deaf and hard of hearing students, increasing the need for sign language interpreters. Television stations are using sign language in programs and advertising, and employers are looking for applicants who can sign. Mothers are often teaching their babies to sign in order to communicate many months earlier than with spoken language alone.

 

Scholarship Opportunities for Students of ASL (undergraduate and graduate)

 

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