The minor in American Sign Language (ASL) requires 15 s.h. of ASL course work, including 12 s.h. in advanced courses numbered 2500 or above taken at the University of Iowa. Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in all courses for the minor and in all UI courses for the minor. Course work in the minor may not be taken pass/nonpass.
The minor must include ASL:2002 American Sign Language IV or demonstrated equivalent proficiency. Students may count a maximum of one of the following courses taught in English toward the minor and taken for 3 s.h.—ASLE:2500 Introduction to Interpreting or ASLE:3905 Teaching Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students. If students enroll in ASLE:2500 and/or ASLE:3905 for 4 s.h. (with discussion conducted in ASL), the courses will count toward the minor as ASL course work.
Students may earn the minor in American Sign Language or the Certificate in American Sign Language and Deaf Studies, but not both.