American Sign Language

The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders defines American Sign Langauge (ASL) as, “A complete, natural language that has the same linguistic properties as spoken languages, with grammar that differs from English. ASL is expressed by movements of the hands and face. It is the primary language of many North Americans who are deaf and hard of hearing, and is used by many hearing people as well. ”

Communication Sciences and Disorders 

Katie Christenson,

Intro Class:
CSD 424 – Sign Language 1 (2 credits) *Course does not satisfy language degree requirement

Level: Intermediate (Counts as L&S credit)
Requisite:  Sophomore Standing

Course Description: Manual alphabet, numbers, and 300 basic signs in both American Sign Language (ASL) and Manually Coded English (MCE) systems. Class will emphasize words and sign skill for clinic/schools.

American Sign Language Studies Major at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Madison College 
ASL Courses (Non-Credit)
ASL Interpreter Program

Wisconsin Association of the Deaf
ASL Beginner Courses