American Sign Language

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Why study American Sign Language (ASL)?

Knowing ASL will allow you to communicate with the many deaf or hearing-impaired ASL users in your community.

Knowing ASL may also provide you with enhanced career opportunities.

The Core Curriculum

In order to be eligible for a bachelor's degree at a Texas public college or university, you must first complete a Core Curriculum of courses.

When completed at Dallas College, the Core Curriculum is guaranteed to transfer as a block to any public university in the state of Texas.

You may take either SGNL 1301 or ​​​SGNL 1302 to satisfy the "Tier 1: Speaking and Listening" requirement of the Core Curriculum. Check eConnect or the online course schedules for current course availability.

Concurrent (Noncredit) Enrollment

If you want to take academically rigorous courses in ASL but do not need college credit for them, then you might consider taking our credit ASL courses “concurrently,” i.e., for noncredit.

If you are interested, please contact Brookhaven's Workforce and Continuing Education Division.