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ASL

ASL 1140C   BASIC AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE WITH LAB

credits: 4  
This course is an introduction to American Sign Language (ASL) as used in the deaf community, and includes a general discussion of ASL structure with an introduction to a variety of manual communication systems and philosophies. Emphasis will be on building a basic vocabulary of approximately five hundred signs and the manual alphabet. Students will have directed practice with media-generated materials, emphasizing the development of beginning-level receptive and expressive conversational practice. Lecture - 47 contact hours. Lab - 30 contact hours.

ASL 1150C   INTERMEDIATE AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE WITH LAB

credits: 4  
Prerequisite: ASL 1140C. This course is a continuation of the basic American Sign Language course and expands the student's vocabulary and signing fluency. Students will have directed practice with media generated materials, emphasizing receptive and expressive conversational practice. Lecture - 47 contact hours. Lab – 30 contact hours.

ASL 1160C   ADVANCED AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE WITH LAB

credits: 4  

Prerequisites: ASL 1150C and ASL 1510 with grades of "C" or better and (ENC 0025 and REA 0017 or EAP 1695) or appropriate score on the SPC Placement Test and departmental approval). Pre- or corequisite: ASL 1430 with grade of "C" or better. This course is a continuation of Intermediate American Sign Language designed to develop expressive and receptive signing skills to an advanced level. Included are compound/complex sentences, inflectional signs, tense and time, sign modulations, and classifiers. Discussion may also include cultural issues and optional professional careers in deafness. Lecture 47 contact hours. Lab 30 contact hours.

ASL 1300   STRUCTURE OF AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: ASL 1510 and ASL 1160C  with grades of “C” or better. This course is for the intermediate or advanced signer with limited exposure to American Sign Language (ASL). American Sign Language, as used by deaf adults, is studied with an emphasis on the phonological, morphological, semantic, syntactical, idiomatic and metaphorical aspects of ASL. Current research in the field is examined and discussed. 47 contact hours.

ASL 1430   FINGERSPELLING

credits: 2  
Prerequisite: ASL 1140C with grade of "C" or better. Pre- or corequisite: ASL 1510 with grade of "C" or better. This course introduces students to fingerspelling and numbers in ASL. The course covers topics such as techniques and forms of fingerspelling, when people fingerspell and how they use fingerspelling to meet their needs. It also includes numerical systems in American Sign Language (ASL). Emphasis on both receptive and expressive development. 32 contact hours.

ASL 1510   INTRODUCTION TO DEAF CULTURE

credits: 3  
This course is an introduction and orientation to the educational, communicative, social, vocational, psychological and legal aspects of deafness. The course will deal with the impact of deafness on the individual and the family, as well as social patterns of the deaf community. In addition, it will describe historical and changing attitudes toward the culture of deaf persons and other groups of handicapped persons. 47 contact hours.

ASL 2210C   AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE IV WITH LAB

credits: 4  

Prerequisite: ASL 1160C and ASL 1510 (with grades of “C” or better) and (ENC 0025 and REA 0017 or EAP 1695 or appropriate score on the SPC Placement Test) and departmental approval. This course is a continuation of Advanced American Sign Language (ASL) designed to focus on the development of mastery and advanced conversational American Sign Language skills. This course will emphasize receptive and expressive discourse with ASL users, focus on non-manual signals, complex grammatical constructions, and idiomatic expressions. 62 contact hours.


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