American Sign Language
Access to language is a human right.
- National Association of the Deaf
Few things are more essential to human life and experience than language. And in a world where most direct person-to-person communication is done via an audible, spoken language, challenges exist for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.
American Sign Language (ASL) was developed to meet this challenge. It gives deaf and hard of hearing individuals a visual rather than audible language that they can use to communicate with both the hearing and non-hearing world.
Studying ASL at MCC can be a rewarding experience. Not only may it satisfy foreign language graduation requirements, but it will give students the chance to be able to communicate with deaf and hard of hearing individuals in their communities. (Students should check with an advisor or the transfer school for exact foreign language requirements.)