Associate Professors: Dr. Eddy F. Laird and Dr. Mark M. Rust; Assistant Professor: Dr.Sandra K. Wood; Lecturer: Mr. Paul Fitzpatrick
No major is offered in this field. The minor in ASL/Deaf Studies offers a variety of courses related to the language, culture, and literature of Deaf people in the United States and Canada as well as a glimpse at international perspectives in the field. This program of study includes various opportunities for immersion in the language and culture of Deaf people including an option to be a visiting student for a semester at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., or residing in the ASL House for a full year on campus, as well as completing a January Term internship in an ASL environment. For students wishing to pursue a career in teaching Deaf students, McDaniel College offers a nationally recognized graduate program in Deaf Education. The ASL/Deaf Studies minor provides a critical foundation for the graduate degree and includes courses that satisfy prerequisites for Deaf Education. All courses are taught in ASL. Voice interpreters are provided for the ASL 2230 course only.