Courses in American Sign Language and Deaf Studies

Register for classes using WebAdvisor. Review the searchable online Class Schedule for class dates and times. American Sign Language (ASL) classes use the Subject Code "ASL". Course descriptions are available in the Catalog. Contact a counselor with your questions or to review academic program requirements.

Courses for this discipline include (not a complete list):

Skip list of courses.

  • ASL-101A/B Principles of American Sign Language I
  • ASL-102A/B Principles of American Sign Language II
  • ASL-103A/B Principles of American Sign Language III
  • ASL-104A/B Principles of American Sign Language V
  • ASL-140 Deaf Education
  • ASL-142 Deaf Culture
  • ASL-145 Deaf History
  • ASL-150 Linguistics of ASL
  • ASL-152 Advanced Fingerspelling
  • ASL-154 Advanced American Sign Language Vocabulary
  • ASL-155 ASL Literature (Folklore)
  • ASL-156 Advanced Reception of ASL
  • ASL-157 ASL Storytelling
  • ASL-158 Classifiers in ASL
  • ASL-160/161 American Sign Language Field Work
  • ASL-181A/B Conversational ASL
  • ASL-183 ASL Skill Building
  • ASL-190A/B/C Workshop in Beginning ASL
  • ASL-191A/B/C Workshop in Intermediate ASL

Textbooks, Online Access Codes, Other Supplies and Resources

Most Ohlone College classes require the purchase of a textbook, and some classes require the purchase of online access codes (also known as keys) or other supplies. Most of these purchases are available at the Ohlone College Bookstore.

Students may also be required to pay additional fees for access to online resources that are not available through the Ohlone College Bookstore. Please check with the instructor.

More at Textbooks: Information and Purchasing, including Online Orders, Newark Center Textbooks and Supplies, Book Buybacks, and Textbook Costs.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the courses in this discipline, the student will have acquired the following knowledge and skills:

  • Students will increase their knowledge of the language, culture, and history of American Deaf people.
  • The student will become a “Deaf Ally” by imparting their knowledge and appreciation of Deaf Culture and the Deaf Community
  • Students will demonstrate growth in their receptive and expressive skills.
  • The student will meet the diversity requirement for a college degree by completing one or more courses within the ASL/Deaf Studies program.
  • The student will demonstrate readiness for transfer to a 4-year college/university program to continue his/her education by being accepted to a university in a Deaf related field.
  • The student will meet the state requirements for employment at the California School for the Deaf and/or state/private agencies that serve Deaf people.
  • The student will become better equipped to work with his/her Deaf students or colleagues in his/her environment.
  • The high school student will earn college credits by co-enrolling at his/her high school and receiving a passing grade.