A new ASL course, taught by Noah Buchholz (Humanities Council and Linguistics) is featured in the Princeton Alumni Weekly’s December 2023 issue. The article, “Literature Class Marks New Avenue in Sign Language Studies” highlights ASL 205: American Sign Language Literature, a never-before-taught advanced language course that explores the history and genres of ASL literature.
Buchholz is currently a senior lecturer in the Humanities Council and Program in Linguistics, as well as the course sequence head for the University’s growing ASL program. Students enrolled in the ASL literature course have already completed Princeton’s four-course, 100-level ASL sequence, which has fulfilled the University’s language requirement since fall 2021.
This fall, Buchholz says he has been impressed by his ASL literature students. “They have done a very good job at jumping in and discussing advanced material,” he said, in an interview conducted in ASL. “That means the ASL program is doing well with preparing them for this level of conversation.”