Modern Languages at UTA
Faculty Highlights
Cynthia Nagy

Cynthia Nagy

ASL Department Lecturer

Mentis Profile
Cris Nunn

Cris Nunn

ASL Department Lecturer

Mentis Profile

American Sign Language


Welcome to the American Sign section!


Welcome to the American Sign Language Program of the Department of Modern Languages at the University of Texas at Arlington! Our mission is to promote linguistic competence in American Sign Language (ASL) and an understanding of Deaf culture.

Explore ASL at UTA!


Courses

We offer beginning and intermediate courses in American Sign Language.

See descriptions here.

ASL 1441: Beginning American Sign Language I

Introduction to the basic production (expressive skills) and comprehension (receptive skills) of American Sign Language (ASL). Includes the manual alphabet and numbers, develops conversational ability, introduces Deaf culture, and exposes students to ASL grammar. No prerequisite.

ASL 1442: Beginning American Sign Language II

Builds on production (expressive skills) and comprehension (receptive skills) of American Sign Language (ASL) developed in ASL 1441. Includes the manual alphabet and numbers, conversational skills, in-depth discussion of Deaf culture, and continuous exposure to ASL grammar. Prerequisite: ASL 1441, or the equivalent, with a grade of C or better.

ASL 2313: Intermediate American Sign Language I

Expands on expressive and receptive skills of American Sign Language (ASL) developed in ASL 1442, adding more complex grammatical features, vocabulary, and communicative activities, as well as continued discussion of Deaf culture. Prerequisite: ASL 1442, or the equivalent, with a grade of C or better.

ASL 2314: Intermediate American Sign Language II

Expands on the expressive and receptive skills, grammar, and vocabulary of American Sign Language (ASL) developed in ASL 2313, including more complex communicative activities and discussion of the use of culturally significant topics relating to the Deaf Community. Prerequisite: ASL 2313, or the equivalent, with a grade of C or better.


Faculty

  • Cindi Nagy, Lecturer of American Sign Language
  • Cris Nunn, Lecturer of American Sign Language

Programs


Our American Sign Language (ASL) courses fulfill the language requirement for majors that require four semesters of language study.

Our ASL program contributes to the minor in Disability Studies.


Scholarships

Modern Languages majors are eligible to apply for a variety of scholarships. See our scholarships page.