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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:
- RP & SE X01 - First Semester ASL
- RP & SE X02 - Second Semester ASL
- RP & SE X03 - Third Semester ASL
- 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