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Global Language Requirement Options

Students seeking a Bachelor of Arts through the College of Letters and Sciences may need to meet the global language requirement.  Students have several options for meeting this requirement.

French, German, Japanese, or Spanish

Students take 14 credits of French, German, Japanese or Spanish which generally includes two four-credit courses: 110, 111; and two three-credit courses, 203 and 204, for a total of 14 credits.

American Sign language

One other option for students to meet the global language degree requirement is to take 9 credits of American Sign Language including the three-credit courses Special Education 202, 303 & 304. 

After completing Special Ed 404, students who want ASL & Deaf Culture certification can take the capstone experiences in certification, Special Ed 405, Manual Communication and Special Ed 407, Deaf Culture, offered each fall.

One way for students to get a head start on the course material before committing to the ASL sequence is to attend the weekly meetings of Sign Language club.   Dates and times for the Sign Language club are available from the Special Education department office, (920) 424-3421, or the American Sign Language club.

Be advised, that tuition for the ASL courses is in a different category from the general university courses.  This means, that the student will be charged for the credits at the current normal university rate of approximately $315 per credit or $945 for the three-credit course even if they already are a full time student.  So, if a student has 10 credits of other university courses and signs up for an ASL course, they would pay full time tuition plus an additional $315 for the credit over the 12-credit full time class load.