Last year, students requested that the department add a course in American Sign Language. Since the department houses both literature and language courses, we were happy to meet the request. Next fall, the department will offer a new elective: EN 150 Introduction to American Sign Language. The course will provide an introduction to American Sign Language, Deaf culture, and the Deaf community and will cover basic signing and fingerspelling. It’s open to all students interested in developing a new set of communication skills. To register, consult your advisor.