- The Learning Environment
The Learning Environment
Class size is limited for language courses in order to promote each student’s participation and interaction with the instructors, as well as other students in a visually accessible environment. The use of the target language is essential in class, and, as such, classes are taught only using American Sign Language. Aspects of Deaf Culture are deeply incorporated, and all courses require students to explore and experience ASL with the Deaf Community directly by attending ASL immersion events within the community. A visually accessible medium is incorporated whenever possible. All assignments are posted and submitted via UBLearns, and online resources and multimedia tools are heavily utilized to accommodate diverse learning styles, and to promote deep engagement and participation.
About Our Facilities
The Department of Linguistics is housed in Baldy Hall, and has several dedicated classrooms and meeting spaces. The department also holds classes in centrally scheduled space throughout the campus.
About Our Faculty
The faculty of the Linguistics department includes internationally known and respected scholars, with diverse backgrounds and interests. The American Sign Language courses are taught by a full-time faculty director and three adjunct faculty members. All instructors are Deaf, and the class is taught with a philosophy of full immersion, exclusively in American Sign Language.
Faculty List Directory
Please visit the American Sign Language department website for additional information about our faculty.