I am writing to inform you of some upcoming changes in the scheduling of the American Sign Language (ASL) courses offered in the Department of Speech and Hearing Science. The ASL 4-cousrse sequence consists of ASL 1 (SHS 121), ASL 2 (SHS 221) and ASL 3 (SHS 321) which provide language instruction, as well as Language and Culture of Deaf Communities (SHS 222). Due to programmatic considerations, we will not be offering SHS 121 in Summer 2015 or Fall 2015. We understand that some students have enrolled in the 4-course sequence to fulfill the foreign language requirement. In order to allow students who have started the ASL language sequence the opportunity to finish, we will offer SHS 221 and 321 in Fall 2015, and SHS 321 in Spring 2016. SHS 222 will continue to be offered every semester.
We will work with you to ensure that all students can finish the ASL sequence. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns I can address.
Karen Iler Kirk, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow
Shahid and Ann Carlson Khan Professor and Head
Department of Speech and Hearing Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign