The American Sign Language and Interpreting Education (ASLIE) program curriculum is an intensive program of study dedicated to preparing individuals to interact in a positive and supportive manner with members of the American Deaf Community. This program is designed to assist students in acquiring competence in American Sign Language, developing an understanding of the American Deaf Community and its culture, and applying their linguistic and cultural skills and knowledge to a particular academic area of study.
The program offers a wide array of courses as well as volunteer, internship, and practicum opportunities. For students wishing to pursue a minor in ASL, the program is committed to providing opportunities that will allow them to acquire the linguistic, cognitive, and ethical decision-making skills as well as the sociocultural knowledge necessary to work in positive and supportive ways with Deaf people.
Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified.
Students are required to complete a minimum of seven classes. A maximum of two of those seven course requirements may be fulfilled by transfer credit.
Required Culture Courses
These courses must be taken at Northeastern University, not via study abroad or fulfilled via transfer credit.
|CLTR 1120||Introduction to Languages, Literature, and Culture||4|
|DEAF 1500||Deaf People in Society||4|
Required Language Courses
Students may waive up to four AMSL language courses by taking the ASL proficiency assessment in the ASL and Interpreting Education (ASLIE) program. Waived courses must be replaced by electives to meet the required number of courses in the minor.
|AMSL 1101||Elementary ASL 1||4|
|AMSL 1102||Elementary ASL 2||4|
|AMSL 2101||Intermediate ASL 1||4|
|AMSL 2102||Intermediate ASL 2||4|
|Complete one of the following:||4|
|Advanced ASL 1|
|Advanced ASL 2|
|Deaf History and Culture|
|Dynamics of the Deaf/Blind Community: Culture, History, and Communication|
2.000 GPA required in the minor