ASL Courses

 

ASL 111-Elementary Sign Language I 3 credits

Co-requisite:   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 should be able to comprehend and respond with grammatical accuracy to expressive American Sign Language and demonstrate cultural awareness.

 

ASL 181  ASL Lab I 1 credit

Co-requisite:  ASL 111

This course provides an opportunity to enhance acquisition of the fundamental elements of American Sign Language. Emphasis is placed on the 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.

 

ASL 112 Elementary  Sign Language II 3 credits

Prerequisite:  ASL 111
Co-requisite:  ASL 182

This course is a continuation  of ASL 111 focusing on the fundamentall elements of American Sign Lnaguage in a cutural context. Emphasis is placed on the development of basic expressive and receptive skills. Upon completion, students should be able to comprehend and respond with increasing accuracy to expressive American Sign Language and demonstrate cultural awareness.

 

ASL 182  ASL Lab II 1 credit
Prerequisite:  ASL 181
Co-requisite:  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.

 

ASL 211- Intermediate Sign  Language I 3 credits

Prerequisite:  ASL 112
Co-requisite:   ASL 281

This course provides a review and expansion of the essential skills of American Sign Language. Emphasis is placed on the progressive development of basic expressive and receptive skills, study of authentic and representative literary 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.

 

ASL 281 -  ASL Lab 3 1 credit

Prerequisite:  ASL 182
Co-requisite:  ASL 211

This course provides an opportunity to enhance the review and the 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.

 

ASL 212- Intermediate Sign Language II 3 credits

Prerequisite:   ASL 211
Co-requisite:   ASL 282

This course provides a continuation of ASL 211. Emphasis is placed on the continuing sdevelopment of expressive and receptive skills, and the study of authentic and representative literary and cultural texts. Upon completion, students should be able to communicate spontaneously and accurately with increasing complexity and sophistication. The SIgn Language Proficiency (SLPI) ASL Interview is included and required.

 

ASL 282 -  ASL Lab 4 1 credit

Prerequisite:   ASL 281
Co-requisite:   ASL 212

This course provides an opportunity to enhance the review and the 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.

 

ASL 151 - Numbers & Fingerspelling (formerly IPP 151) 1 credit

Pre-requisite:   ASL 212

This course provides an in-depth study of number systems and fingerspelling techniques in ASL.  Emphasis is placed on generating and receiving numbers and fingerspelling in context. Upon completion, students should be able to accurately express and receive numbers and fingerspelling.

 

ASL 250 - Linguistics of ASL (formerly IPP 150) 3 credits

Pre-requisite:   ASL 212 and SLPI: ASL score of 50 or higher.

The 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.

ASL 221 - Advanced ASL 1 3 credits

Pre-requisite:   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.

ASL 222 - Advanced ASL 2 3 credits

Pre-requisite:   ASL 221

This course provides more expansion of the essential and advanced skills of ASL, including advanced vocabulary, lexicalized fingerspelling, story telling , 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 story telling, and to present the complementary issues of Deaf community.

 

ASL 225 - Global Deaf Community 3 credits

This course provides an overview of issues related to Deaf people focusing on Deaf history, causes of deafness, communication, and attitudes toward Deaf people globally.Emphasis is placed on Deaf history, causes of deafness, communication, and atitude toward Deaf people. Upon completion, students should be able to discuss significant issues related to the Deaf community.

 

ASL 230 - American Deaf Culture 3 credits

This course provides an in-depth understanding of American Deaf culture and its infkluence on the daily lives of individuals in the Deaf and hearing communities. Emphasis is placed on the cultural aspects, identity, values, group norms, behaviots, etiquette, traditions, language, arts and external afctors. Upon completion, students should be able to understand how Deaf culture impacts the Deaf and hearing people within the Deaf community.


ASL 231 - Working with Deaf-Blind People 3 credits

Prerequisites: ASL 212

This course provides an overview of Deaf-Blind people's perspectives and an explanation of the various roles/relationships of support providers and interpreters within the community. Emphasis is placed on ethics and cross-cultural considerations, communication methods, sighted guide  and mobility techniques, etiology of Deaf-Blindness, education and cutlural identity issues. Upon completion, students shoukld be able to become a service provider to work more effectively with Deaf-Blind people.

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. Empasis is placed on using different categories of classifiers including body part, descriptive, element, instrument and semantic classifiers. Upon completion, students should be able to communicate effectively, accurately, and creatively incoporating ASL classifiers.

ASL 253 - ASL Non-manual Signals 1 credit

Prerequisites: ASL 212

This course provides an opportunity to enhance and expand the esential skills of ASL's non-manual signals. Emphassis is placed on using different parts of non-mnaula signals including listener's feedback, ASL mouth morphemes, eye and forhead expressions, and head and shoulder shifts. Upon completion, students should be able to use non-manual signals effectively, accuaretly, and creatively.

ASL 255          ASL Literature and Folklore 3 credits

Prerequisites:   ASL 221

Co-requisites:   None

This course introduces students to a comprehensive look at ASL literature and folklore as a vital component of Deaf culture. Emphasis is placed on historical background, cultural context, and literary analysis of selected fictional and non-fictional works by representative authors from a variety of genres. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze and discuss selected literatures and folklores within relevant cultural and historical contexts.

ASL 260          ASL Semantics 3 credits

Prerequisites:   ASL 222

Co-requisites:   None

This course provides an opportunity to expand students' knowledge and ability to use ASL semantics in their expressive, receptive and conversational skills. Emphasis is placed on analyzing, discussing and selecting appropriate ASL utterances to convey appropriate semantic intent in discourse with consideration given to differing registers. Upon completion, students should be able to expand their knowledge of ASL semantic networking, which will enhance the fluency of their ASL discourse.

ASL 275          Intro to Teaching ASL 3 credits

Prerequisites:   ASL 222

Co-requisites:   None

This course introduces students to a comprehensive examination of the profession of teaching American Sign Language as a first or second language. Emphasis is placed on methods for teaching ASL vocabulary, grammar and Deaf culture; developing lesson plans; determining appropriate curricula; and evaluating students. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of ASL teaching methodology, lesson planning, curriculum and evaluation.

ASL 281          ASL Lab 3 1 credit

Prerequisites: ASL 182

Co-requisites: ASL 211

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. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferability as a pre-major and/or elective course requirement.

ASL 282          ASL Lab 4 1 credit

Prerequisites: ASL 281

Co-requisites: ASL 212

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 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. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferability as a pre-major and/or elective course requirement