Curriculum Guides 2004-2005
(Fall 2004, Spring 2005, Summer 2005)

These curriculum guides are based on the Ohlone College 2004-2005 degree requirements. Students who will be graduating using a different catalog for their degree requirements should see a counselor and/or refer to the appropriate Ohlone College Catalog (view Ohlone's Catalog Rights Policy). All students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to review degree requirements and/or have questions answered.

American Sign Language and Deaf Studies
AA Degree
Certificate of Achievement

This curriculum is designed to prepare students for paraprofessional positions in areas of deaf education (instructional aides, dorm counselors, etc.), research, human services, or community services. This program will also help students with other majors and with their personal and/or professional contacts with Deaf persons.

Requirements for AA Degree:

  1. Complete Major Field, Major Field Electives, and Supporting Courses with a 2.0 grade point average.
  2. Complete Plan A, B, or C General Education requirements. These are specified in the Ohlone College Catalog.
  3. Complete at least 60 degree-applicable units with a 2.0 grade point average.
  4. Complete at least 12 units at Ohlone College.

Requirements for Certificate of Achievement:

  1. Complete Major Field courses as indicated below.
  2. Complete at least six units at Ohlone College.
  3. Maintain a 2.0 grade point average in Major Field and Major Field Electives.

Major Field

Major Field Courses
Number Title Units
ASL-101A Principles of American Sign Language I 5
ASL-102A Principles of American Sign Language III 5
ASL-103A Principles of American Sign Language III 5
ASL-104A Principles of American Sign Language IV 5
ASL-140 Deaf Education 3
ASL-142 Deaf Culture 3
ASL-152 Advanced Fingerspelling 1
ASL-154 American Sign Language Vocabulary 2
ASL-156 Advanced Reception of ASL 3
ASL-160-161 American Sign Language Field Work 1-2

Major Field Electives

Complete at least 3 of the following courses for 9 units:

Major Field Electives
Number Title Units
ASL-145 Deaf History 3
ASL-150 Linguistics of ASL 3
ASL-155 American Sign Language Literature 3
ASL-157 ASL Storytelling 3
ASL-158 Classifiers in ASL 3

Supporting Courses

These supporting classes are approved California State Education Requirements for the California School for the Deaf.

Complete a minimum of 3 semester units in at least 3 different areas from those listed below:

Child Growth and Development

Select three units from:
ECS-195A1, ECS-300, ECS-301, ECS-302, ECS-303, ECS-304, ECS-305, ECS-306, ECS-307A3, ECS-307A4, ECS-307A5, ECS-307B3, ECS-307B4, ECS-307B5, ECS-307C3, ECS-307C4, ECS-307C5, ECS-308, ECS-317, ECS-321, ECS-322, ECS-323, ECS-325A, ECS-325A1, ECS-327, PSY-105, PSY-106, PSY-108.

Education Techniques

Select three units from:
ECS-309, ECS-310, ECS-311, ECS-312, ECS-313, ECS-314, ECS-316, ECS-328, PD/PSY-114.

English Composition or Report Writing

Select three units from:
ENGL-101A, ENGL-101B, ENGL-101C, ENGL-151A, ENGL-151B.

Health, Science, and Hygiene

Select three units from:
BIOL-102, BIOL-103A, BIOL-103B, BIOL-104, BIOL-105, BIOL-106, BIOL-107, BIOL-108, BIOL-109, BIOL-130, BIOL-131D, BIOT-110A, BIOT-110B, BIOT-111, BIOT-112, BIOT-120, HLTH-101, PE-257.

Psychology, Sociology, Behavioral Sciences, Handicapping Conditions, Family Life, Social Work, or Rehabilitation

Select three units from:
ECS-324, PSY-101, PSY-102, PSY-110, PSY-112, PSY-139, SOC-101.

Recreational Planning and/or Physical Education Methodology for Children

Select three units from:
PE-255, PE-258, PE-262, PE-264, PE-265, PE-266, PE-267, PE-268, PE-381, PE-382.

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