Credits required
N/A Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long.
Cost per credit
$297 Cost per credit is calculated using tuition per credit for the current academic year. It does not include associated fees, course materials, textbook expenses, and other expenses related to courses.
Delivery
Online You can complete all courses online. Some courses may require proctored exams in your local area.
Start terms
4 per year

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

Below is an example of the courses and term offered during the year. Refer to the OSU Ecampus Schedule of Classes for current schedule information.

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: The Ecampus schedule of classes includes available courses for the current term and up to three future terms. Class offerings are continually updated and may be added, removed, or rescheduled without notice. Check back frequently for current information

ASL culture courses

In addition to the language courses, a variety of ASL culture courses are available throughout the year. Refer to the schedule of classes for a complete listing.

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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