Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog
2016-17

American Sign Language * - Courses

ASL 101 First Year First Semester American Sign Language
American Sign Language

ASL 101 is an introductory course designed to develop a basic sytactic knowledge of American Sign Language, including basic vocabulary and conversational skills using everyday situations as a context for communication. All classes will be conducted in the target language (ASL) to further develop receptive and expressive language development skills. The student will begin with visual readiness activities and then progress through a group of targeted lexical items, taught within meaningful contexts, that stress use of questions, statements, commands, and conversational rules, such as attention-getting and turn-taking. Basic fingerspelling skills will also be stressed. This course is designed to help the emerging signer develop basic skills and knowledge in American Sign Language and Deaf culture. This is a five-credit course intended for true beginners in the language with no, or very limited, exposure to ASL.

Credits: 5
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)


ASL 102 First Year - Second Semester American Sign Language
American Sign Language

ASL 102 is the second term of the first course in American Sign Language (ASL). It is designed to further develop a basic syntactic knowledge of ASL, grammatical structures and conversational skills in American Sign Language using everyday situations as a context for communication. This course also introduces culture and communication/language issues within the Deaf Community. Total language immersion is used to enhance the learning process. All classes will be conducted in the target language (ASL) to further develop receptive and expressive skills - there will be NO use of spoken language allowed in the classroom.

Credits: 5
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: ASL 101



ASL 203 Second- Year- First Semester American Sign Language
American Sign Language

ASL 203 builds on skills learned in American Sign Language (ASL) 102, adding more complex ASL grammatical features and vocabulary, short stories, narratives, dialogues and elementary ASL literature. The course will include description of general surroundings, appropriate sequencing, temporal aspects, and conditionals. Students will increase fluency and accuracy in finger spelling and numbers. Information about the Deaf Community and Deaf Culture will be incorporated. Total language immersion is used to enhance the learning process. All classes will be conducted in the target language ( ASL) to further develop receptive and expressive skills- there will be NO use of spoken language allowed in the class room.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: ASL 203


ASL 204 Second Year- Second Semester American Sign Language
American Sign Language

ASL 204 builds on skills learned in American Sign Language (ASL) 203, adding more complex ASL grammatical features and vocabulary, short stories, narratives, dialogues and elementary ASL literature. The course will include description of general surroundings, appropriate sequencing, temporal aspects and conditionals. Students will increase fluency and accuracy in fingerspelling and numbers. Information about the Deaf Community and Deaf Culture will be incorporated. Total language immersion is used to enhance the learning process. All classes will be conducted in the target language (ASL) to further develop receptive and expressive skills there will be NO use of spoken language allowed in the classroom

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: ASL 203



ASL 211 American Sign Language Deaf Culture in America
American Sign Language

Introduces Deaf culture in the U.S. Explores the social characteristics of Deaf culture, identity structures, behavior and norms, values, traditions, and the use of American Sign Language and/or other sign systems. Taught in ASL and spoken English.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)



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