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American Sign Language

Course Numbers

  • ASL 1: LING 0471
  • ASL 2: LING 0472
  • ASL 3: LING 0473
  • ASL 4: LING 0474

 

Instructors


Debra Hast
ASL Coordinator
dlhast@pitt.edu
Erin (Airza) Bosley
eeb59@pitt.edu
Kenny DeHaan
kjd43@pitt.edu
John Gibson
jag214@pitt.edu
Frank Sankey
fms12@pitt.edu
Maryjean (Mj) Shahen
mjs47@pitt.edu
 
Jessica Adams
ASL Interpreting
jka20@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.



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