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Taking ASL to Satisfy the L&S Non-English Language Requirements

The following section is mean for L&S degree-seeking candidates who are interested in using American Sign Language to satisfy their BA or BS language requirement.
Students earning their undergraduate degree in the College of Letters & Science are able to use American Sign Language (ASL) to fulfill either their BA or BS non-English language requirement.  
As of Spring 2024, UW-Madison offers the first two semesters of ASL in Language Studies.   These two courses are:
  • LINGUIS 351 - American Sign Language 1 (1st semester language course)
  • LINGUIS 352 - American Sign Language 2 (2nd semester language course)
Currently UW-Madison does not offer ASL language courses beyond the second semester.  Thus, using ASL to satisfy the L&S BA or BS language requirement is difficult for most students at this time.  The closest school/university in the area offering UW-Madison approved ASL coursework that will count toward the L&S BA or BS language requirement is the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.   Additional information about the UW-Milwaukee courses can be found at American Sign Language Studies
In order for the ASL courses to count toward the L&S BA or BS language requirement, the course would need to transfer back to UW-Madison as the following equivalents:
  1. RP & SE X01 - First Semester ASL
  2. RP & SE X02 - Second Semester ASL
  3. RP & SE X03 - Third Semester ASL
  4. RP & SE X04 - Fourth Semester ASL
Other ASL transfer coursework that does not equate to the equivalents above will not count toward the L&S BA or BS language requirement.  Please make sure you work with the Credit Evaluation Service in the Registrar's Office to determine who this course will transfer back to UW-Madison before enrolling in the course.
Contact L&S Undergraduate Academic Deans' Services with further questions: 
Phone: (608) 262-0617

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Created2018-08-07 14:37:53Updated2024-02-06 12:44:44
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