American Sign Language (ASL) | LCIT | SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Liberal Arts

Walking students

American Sign Language

MINOR - 15 Credit Hours

  • FL 120A - 3 CR HRS - Beginning Sign Lanugage 
  • FL 120B - 3 CR HRS - Beginning Sign Language 
  • FL 220A - 3 CR HRS - Intermediate Sign Language  
  • FL 220B - 3 CR HRS - Intermediate Sign Language 
  • FL 370   - 3 CR HRS - Deaf Culture 

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Pamela J. Walker, Lecturer, teaches beginning and intermediate American Sign Language (ASL). Her courses are popular and reach capacity-level quickly. Her near perfect class evaluations lend credence to her excellent teaching style. She is the past receipient of SIUC's Outstanding NTT Teacher of 2010 award (nominated by then interim chair, Dr. David Johnson). Pam was also chosen as one of 50 nationwide finalists to attend a week-long seminar at Julliard's School of Music, "Interpreting for the Theatre", studying with four of the nation's top interpreters.

Faner 2043
Phone: 453-5410

  • B.A. Westfield State College (Elementary and Special Education), 1982
  • M.A. Gallaudet University (Education of the Deaf), 1984

Teaching Interests and Specialties:

  1. American Sign Language
  2. Deaf Culture
  3. History of Deaf Education in America

Other Areas of Interest:

Theatrical and Religious Interpreting

For more information on ASL courses, download the Languages, Cultures, and International Trade 2017-2018 catalog section here