Welcome to the best place on campus to find information about CMU's American Sign Language course offerings!  Whether you're interested in taking a course for pleasure or pursuing a full-fledged ASL Minor, we're glad you've stopped by.  We hope you find all the information you need.

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ASL Mission Statement:

The mission of the American Sign Language (ASL) minor at Central Michigan University is to provide student-centered and community-relevant learning opportunities that prepare individuals to positively and effectively interact with members of the Deaf community. Our program strives to assist students in acquiring competence in ASL, promote understanding of historical and current issues within the Deaf community, and positively impact society by spreading awareness and understanding of ASL and Deaf culture.

What students are saying...

"I love American Sign Language at CMU! The language and culture of ASL are fascinating to me. Here at CMU, the classroom set-up is designed for learning. The instructors are helpful and the classes are very interactive so learning takes place in natural contexts..."  Jacklyn Theis, Communication Disorders major, ASL minor  
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Service learning opportunities...

Students in the ASL program have numerous opportunities to put their skills to good use throughout mid-Michigan. Whether working with hearing or Deaf children, adults or families, CMU students will gain valuable experience while engaging with the wider community.  Click here to learn more...

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