Georgia State University American Sign Language Program Teaches Fluency and Cultural Awareness
When considering world languages, for some, European languages might be the first the come to mind.
However, Perimeter College at Georgia State University also offers an associate’s degree in a pathway focusing on American Sign Language (ASL), providing an in-depth understanding and using those skills in allyship for the deaf community. Rick Robinson, the Associate Chair of Humanities who works with world languages which houses the ASL department.
“The deaf community has their own culture, and then they have their own language and they’re underrepresented” said Rick Robinson, Associate Chair of the Humanities Department at Perimeter. “People are often afraid to approach deaf people because they are afraid of not knowing the culture.”