American Sign Language I (Fall Term)

An Online Course

Introduces basics of American Sign Language and Deaf Culture; designed for students for have limited/no knowledge of ASL, focusing on receptive and expressive skills in basic conversation, dialogue, vocabulary development.

  • Eligibility

    Undergraduate Students

    UNC Degree-Seeking Students

    Current UNC students can register for this course.

    Non-Degree-Seeking Students

    If you are not seeking a degree at UNC, but have earned a GED or high school diploma, you may take this course for personal interest or to transfer to another college or university. Please note, as a non-degree seeking student, you are not eligible for federal financial aid.

    Note: UNC student immunization policies will apply to your enrollment. See the current UNC vaccination policy and directions. If you enroll for a fully online course, please contact after your enrollment to request that the immunization requirement be removed.

    Eligibility by State

    At this time, UNC can serve online education to students from every state, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. However, we are not currently accepting students to our online offerings who reside in the CNMIs.

  • Register

    Use CRN: 14934

    Activate Student Records Through Ursa

    Ursa is UNC's online access to secure information and tools. You can use Ursa to manage registration, view grades, order transcripts, view and pay student bills, complete forms and more.

    If you have taken a course previously through UNC, you will need your Bear Number.

    1. If needed, use the Look up Bear Number service.
    2. Go to the Ursa site and use your Bear Number to login. Click on "forgot password" to reset if needed.
    3. You will also need to know your "Bearmail" email address. If you have questions about your Bearmail account. Please contact Tech Support.

    If you have NOT previously taken a UNC course or been admitted to UNC...

    1. Please create your UNC account via the UNC non-degree-seeking application. On the UNC Application...
      • Follow the directions to register your account.
      • Once your account is created, "Start New Application" and choose "...Nondegree seeking."
    2. Once you submit the non-degree-seeking application, it may take 48-72 hours to process your information. You will receive a confirmation email with your Bear Number and Bearmail (email) address. All UNC correspondence goes to your secure Bearmail account. It is important you know how to access it.
    3. Activate your Ursa account (click “Account Activation Instructions”).
    4. Once your account is activated (this may take up to 30 minutes), log onto Ursa. To login, enter your user name/PDID (provided during your account activation) and the password you chose.

    Contact the Department of American Sign Language & Interpreting Studies (ASLIS)

    When you have activated your account, you will need to email Sherry Schriver and provide her with the following:

    • Your name
    • UNC Bear number
    • What class you are registering for
    • Attach to your email or fax (303-365-7677) your unofficial transcript showing ASL prerequisite courses

    Register for Your Specific Course

    1. Once you have logged onto URSA, click on the blue student tab and you are ready to register for this class. While registering in URSA, be sure to reference the course information and CRN number above.
    2. Follow this Tutorial if you need help registering.

    Technical Support

    If you encounter any problems, please contact our Technical Support Center at 800-545-2331. Technical Support staff and services are available 7 days a week. Online technical support is a new service accessible at all times through the SupportU portal. You can also continue to dial (970) 351-HELP or 1-800-545-2331.

  • Contact Us

    Questions before the course starts


  • Once You Register

    Dropping and Withdrawing

    If you wish to drop or withdraw from the course, you must do so on or before the deadline dates listed in the Course Basics box.

    • If you are registered for any other courses in the same academic term, you can drop or withdraw within your Ursa account.
    • If this is your only course this term, please contact the Office of the Registrar at or 970-351-4862.

    It is your responsibility to know the drop and withdrawal deadlines and procedures.

    Billing and Payment for Your Course

    Tuition for this course is listed in the Course Basics box on this page. Any course materials costs (textbooks, digital access, etc.) would be a separate or additional expense.

    Billing notification will be sent to your Bearmail (student email) account when your bill is ready. If you have not activated your Bearmail, directions are in the directions for course registration and activation.

    • Please pay your bill by the due date listed on your eBill to avoid service charges.
    • To view or pay your bill, log into Ursa and go to the Financial tab. You will not receive a bill in the mail; UNC has an eBill system.
    • Further instructions for finding and paying your bill are available on the UNC Bursar's website.