American Sign Language

The study of languages in a liberal arts setting is part of a larger humanistic project to promote critical reflection and research on the world’s history, cultures, and literatures. As such, language study prepares students to be informed, articulate, and engaged leaders in a global society. Students who study foreign languages find careers in teaching, and, with additional preparation in a content area such as political science, economics, business or international relations, are well prepared to work in private industry and government. Knowledge of foreign languages is an asset in the fields of medicine, social work and law enforcement. Likewise, facility in a foreign language enhances career opportunities in the service and hospitality industries.

CORE COMPETENCIES

Institutional Student Learning Outcomes


In accordance with its mission of ensuring that all students shall have equal access to a quality education and the opportunity to pursue and achieve their goals, it is also the college’s responsibility to ensure that students who graduate with an AA or AS degree should be able to demonstrate the following competencies:

Communication Skills

Students will demonstrate reading comprehension and expository writing skills at a college level.

Information Skills
Students will define information needs, access information efficiently and effectively, evaluate information critically, and use information ethically.


Critical Thinking/Problem solving
Students will use quantitative and logical reasoning to analyze information, evaluate ideas, and solve problems.


Global Awareness
Students will demonstrate knowledge of global interdependence; others’ values, cultures and beliefs; and the ability to describe one’s own cultural heritage. 

Aesthetic Appreciation                            

Students will critically reflect upon works of visual and performing arts in a diverse cultural context.

Personal Growth and Responsibility
(a) Students will select lifestyle choices that promote physical and mental well-being.
(b) Students will demonstrate the importance of being an informed, ethical, and active citizen in their community and the world.

Who to contact

Dean of Academic Affairs, Languages, Learning Support & Resources
Phone: (831) 755-6916
A - Library/Learning Resource Center (LRC)
Office: A150
Building: Library/Learning Resource Center (LRC)
Administrative Assistant III
Phone: 831-755-6916
A - Library/Learning Resource Center (LRC)
Office: A-152
Building: Library/Learning Resource Center (LRC)