American Sign Language – Online Courses

Why learn American Sign Language (ASL)

Whether you're an aspiring teacher or interested in a career in the medical field, knowing ASL gives you a competitive advantage in your field. Additionally, the current demand for American Sign Language interpreters is high making it a great career path for those who want to put their Sign Language skills to work every day. Learning American Sign Language is a great way to give back to others and it offers rewarding volunteer opportunities. With over 20 million hearing impaired individuals in the U.S., many choose to learn ASL in order to communicate with deaf family and friends.

Courses offered

First-year American Sign Language Courses (4 credits each)

Course #SummerFallWinterSpring
ASL 111      
ASL 112      
ASL 113      

Second-year American Sign Language Courses (4 credits each)

Course #SummerFallWinterSpring
ASL 211      
ASL 212      
ASL 213      

Note: Future term data are continually updated. Class offerings may be added, removed, or rescheduled without notice. Check the Ecampus Schedule of Classes frequently for current information.

Learn from a well-respected university

ASL courses are developed and taught by Oregon State faculty within the Department of World Languages and Cultures and all course material is delivered through multimedia instruction coupled with realistic learning objectives. Students will interact with their classmates through online discussion boards and interactive content to gain competency communicating with sign language. Online students receive the same curriculum and transcripts as our on-campus students.

Transferring your credits

All students enrolled in Oregon State Ecampus classes pay in-state tuition, making online classes affordable and flexible. It is important to note that Oregon State University runs on a quarter system. If you are transferring credits be sure to confirm the transfer policy of your home institution. Learn more about transferring credits.

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