AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE

ASL 111 - Elementary ASL I

3 credits

Corequisites: ASL 181

This course introduces the fundamental elements of American Sign Language within a cultural context. Emphasis is placed on the development of basic expressive and receptive skills. Upon completion, students will be able to comprehend and respond with grammatical accuracy to expressive American Sign Language and demonstrate cultural awareness. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in humanities/fine arts. (Offered fall and spring semesters)

ASL 112 - Elementary ASL II

3 credits

Prerequisites: ASL 111

Corequisites: ASL 182

This course is a continuation of ASL 111 focusing on the fundamental elements of American Sign Language in a cultural context. Emphasis is placed on the progressive development of expressive and receptive skills. Upon completion, the students should be able to comprehend and respond with increasing accuracy to expressive American Sign Language and demonstrate cultural awareness. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in humanities/fine arts. (Offered fall and spring semesters)

ASL 181  - ASL Lab 1

1 credit

Corequisites: ASL 111

This course provides an opportunity to enhance acquisition of the fundamental elements of American Sign Language. Emphasis is placed on the progressive development of basic expressive and receptive skills through the use of supplementary learning media and materials. Upon completion, students should be able to comprehend and respond with grammatical accuracy to expressive American Sign Language and demonstrate cultural awareness. (Offered fall and spring semesters)

ASL 182  - ASL Lab 2

1 credit

Prerequisites: ASL 181

Corequisites: ASL 112

This course provides an opportunity to enhance acquisition of the fundamental elements of American Sign Language. Emphasis is placed on the progressive development of basic expressive and receptive skills through the use of supplementary learning media and materials. Upon completion students should be able to comprehend and respond with increasing proficiency to expressive American Sign Language and demonstrate cultural awareness. (Offered fall and spring semesters)

ASL 211 - Intermediate ASL I

3 credits

Prerequisites: ASL 112

This course provides a review and expansion of the essential skills of American Sign Language. Emphasis is placed on the progressive development of expressive and receptive skills, study of authentic and representative literacy and cultural texts. Upon completion, students should be able to communicate effectively, accurately, and creatively using American Sign Language about the past, present, and future. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in humanities/fine arts. (Offered spring semester)

ASL 212 - Intermediate ASL II

3 credits

Prerequisites: ASL 211

This course provides a continuation of ASL 211. Emphasis is placed on the continuing development of expressive and receptive skills, with study of authentic and representative literacy and cultural texts. Upon completion, students should be able to communicate spontaneously and accurately with increasing complexity and sophistication. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in humanities/fine arts. (Offered spring semester)

ASL 221 - Advanced ASL I

3 credits

Prerequisites: ASL 212

This course provides an expansion of the essential and advanced skills of ASL, including advanced vocabulary, lexicalized fingerspelling, and complex grammatical structures. Emphasis is placed on the advanced development of expressive, receptive and conversational skills, study of authentic and representative literacy and cultural texts. Upon completion, students will communicate more accurately with advanced complexity, and to present the topics in the various registers, pragmatics and genres of ASL. (offered summer term)

ASL 222 - Advanced ASL II

3 credits

Prerequisites: ASL 221

This course provides more expansion of the essential and advanced skills of ASL, including advanced vocabulary, lexicalized fingerspelling, storytelling, and complex grammatical structures. Emphasis is placed on the more advanced development of expressive, receptive, conversational and presentational skills in a variety of discourse genres. Upon completion, students should be able to debate and lecture with advanced complexity, create storytelling, and to present the complementary issues of Deaf community. (Offered fall semester)

ASL 250 - Linguistics of ASL

3 credits

Prerequisites: ASL 112

This course is designed to increase knowledge and skills necessary to linguistically analyze ASL. Emphasis is placed on applying phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, discourse and socio- linguistics of ASL. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the basic linguistics of ASL through a variety of assessment methods. A course fee is required (Offered spring semester)

ASL 252 - ASL Classifiers

1 credit

Prerequisites: ASL 212

This course provides an opportunity to enhance the use of principles of ASL classifiers and to expand the use of ASL classifiers. Emphasis is placed on using different categories of classifiers including bodypart, descriptive, element, instrument and semantic classifiers. Upon completion, students should be able to communicate effectively, accurately, and creatively incorporating ASL classifiers.

ASL 281 - ASL Lab 3

1 credit

Prerequisites: ASL 182

This course provides an opportunity to enhance the review and expansion of the essential skills of American Sign Language. Emphasis is placed on the progressive development of expressive and receptive skills through the study of authentic and representative literary and cultural texts through the use of various supplementary learning media and materials. Upon completion students should be able to communicate effectively, accurately, and creatively about the past, present, and future. (Offered spring semester)

ASL 282 - ASL Lab 4  

1 credit

Prerequisites: ASL 281

This course provides an opportunity to enhance the review and expansion of the essential skills of American Sign Language. Emphasis is placed on the continuing development of expressive and receptive skills and the study of authentic and representative literary and cultural texts through the use of various supplementary learning media and materials. Upon completion, students should be able to communicate spontaneously and accurately with increasing complexity and sophistication. (Offered spring semester)