American Sign Language (ASL)

(ASL) AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE

Course Information Cr Hrs
ASL-101 American Sign Language I

This course introduces students to the basic structural principles of American Sign Language and emphasizes visual reception and expression of signed concepts.

3-3-0
ASL-102 American Sign Language II

This course continues development of the basic knowledge and understanding of conversational American Sign Language and expands on the cultural features of the language and the deaf community.

 Prerequisite: ASL 101.
3-3-0
ASL-115 Fingerspelling and Numbers

This course provides students the opportunity to develop increased fluency in their expressive and receptive abilities in fingerspelling through in-class practice and viewing of additional materials. Students also reinforce their abilities to utilize American Sign Language numbering systems for time, money, measurements, sports, and scientific numbering.

 Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ASL 102.
3-3-0
ASL-201 American Sign Language III

This course offers the American Sign Language student the opportunity to polish their expressive and receptive skills in classroom and conversational environments. Emphasis is on the transition from simply learning vocabulary to learning good conversational skills.

 Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ASL 102.
3-3-0
ASL-202 American Sign Language IV

This course builds on what was learned in American Sign Language III. It offers the advanced American Sign Language student the opportunity to polish their expressive and receptive skills at an advanced level. Emphasis is on the use of classifiers, role shifting, listing, using space and communicating money issues, major decisions and health conditions in ASL discourse. The focus will be on utilizing all American Sign Language skills simultaneously and fluently.

 Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ASL 201.
3-3-0
ASL-205 American Sign Language IV

This course is an overview of the field of sign language interpreting as theory practice. It is offered as a fourth semester course in conjunction with ASL 202. This course allows students to apply the interpreting skills learned in the previous semesters to the practice of interpreting. The class provides historical, theoretical, ethical frameworks. The class is a place for learning, practicing and receiving feedback on the interpreting process.

 Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ASL 201.
3-3-0