Subject Code ASLA
Co-ordinator  Celia Young
Levels Offered 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th year Full course list *
Minor Available Yes More details
Placement Test Required for students with previous knowledge More details
* Not all courses are offered every term, please check Carleton Central and/or the Public Class Schedule for course availability.

About the Language

American Sign Language (ASL) is a system of communication used by the North American Deaf and Hard of-Hearing communities. It consists of visual representations created through the movement of hands, fingers and arms to present ideas, in conjunction with facial expressions to give inflection, tone and grammatical signals. ASL is a fully developed language of more than 4000 signs based on solid linguistic principles and systematically developed concepts of how to present meaning visually. Finger-spelling is used for loan signs and names as represented in other languages.

Click here to learn more about the “Certificate in American Sign Language”.

Registration Information

Space in language courses is limited.  Register as early as possible.  If the course is full when you attempt to register, please submit a Course Registration Override Request or, if applicable, add your name to a waitlist on Carleton Central.  Click here to learn more about how waitlisting works.

Course Previews

If you want to learn more about the requirements of each course, look over the course previews in the list below.

IMPORTANT: These previews will give you an idea of the types of assignments, readings, and instructor expectations you may encounter in the course. However, please be aware that these documents are NOT OFFICIAL COURSE OUTLINES. The actual courses you take may differ considerably from the descriptions provided in the previews.