‘The best decision I’ve made’: Students, faculty reflect on the first full cycle of ASL classes | The Princetonian

Two years after the program’s inception, this semester marks the first time that students have been able to fulfill the University’s language requirement using the American Sign Language (ASL) sequence. The sequence, which starts with ASL 101 and finishes with ASL 107, allows students to learn ASL while being exposed to Deaf culture and studies. 

ASL 107: Advanced American Sign Language currently has 21 students enrolled across two sections. 

“This group has been incredible to work with,” wrote Noah Buchholz, who teaches ASL 107, in a message to The Daily Princetonian. “It has been incredible to see how much more visual and spatial their signing has become since they started the sequence. It is one of the things about the ASL program here at Princeton that I’m proud of.” 

Buchholz is a Lecturer in the Council of the Humanities and Program in Linguistics, as well as the ASL Course Sequence Head.

Buchholz is also a Ph.D. candidate in Religion and Society at the Princeton Theological Seminary.

“Taking the ASL sequence has been the best decision that I’ve made at Princeton,” wrote Paige Landry ’25 in an email to the ‘Prince.’

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