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Course Descriptions

ASL111 American Sign Language 1
Introduces American Sign Language (ASL), supported by expressive and receptive readiness activities, finger-spelling techniques, vocabulary, grammar, and guided communication. Covers Deaf Culture and community as well as historical aspects through reading, writing, and short signed or video-recorded conversations. Uses ASL as the primary language in the classroom. Course has an online component that requires students to use internet resources for coursework. Prerequisite: Internet skills. F, W, Offered as needed
4 Credits

ASL112 American Sign Lanuage 2
Continues study in American Sign Language (ASL), supported by vocabulary, grammar, and guided conversation. Introduces various sign system and methods of communication used by deaf, deaf-blind, non-signing deaf, hard-of-hearing, and late-deafened individuals. Discusses information about various perspectives of these community members. Presents Deaf Culture and community as well as historical aspects through reading, writing, and short signed or video-recorded conversations/presentations. Uses ASL as the primary language in the classroom. Course has an online component that requires students to use internet resources for coursework. Prerequisite: ASL111 with a grade of C or better within the past year; and internet skills; or consent of instructor. W, Sp
4 Credits

ASL113 American Sign Language 3
Continues development of expressive and receptive skills learned in ASL111 and ASL112. Expands vocabulary and introduces forms of ASL narrative and dialogue. Advances study in complex grammatical structures. Describes people and things in clothing, including sentence translations and appropriate behaviors in greetings and leaving-takings. Makes requests and asks for advice, using agreement verbs and conjunction. Describes places in the neighborhood and suggests a place to eat by giving directions. Expands signing numbers and finderspelling with appropriate productions. Rehearses different narrativwe elements and presents a coherent story. Uses total immersion of ASL for classroom interaction and instruction. Course has an online component that requires students to use internet for coursework and workbook assignments. Prerequisite: ASL112 with a grade of C or better within the past year; and internet skills; or consent of instructor. Sp, Su
4 Credits

ASL211 American Sign Language 4
Continues development of expressive and receptive skills learned in American Sign Language (ASL) first year. Expands vocabulary and introduces forms of ASL narrative and dialogue. Advances study in complex grammatical structures. Explores issues pertaining to the Deaf Community with appropriate behaviors to interrupt and resume conversations and to interact in environment. Discusses personal goals and plans including subject broach and conclusion. Gives opinions about tendencies, personal qualities, knowledge, and abilities. Increases signing numbers and fingerspelling with appropriate productions. Uses total immersion of ASL for classroom interaction and instruction. Course has an online component that requires students to use internet for coursework and workbook assignments.Prerequisite: ASL113 with a grade of C or better within the past year; and internet skills; or consent of instructor. F, Offered as needed
4 Credits

ASL212 American Sign Language 5
Continues development of expressive and receptive skills learned in ASL 211. Expands vocabulary and continues study in forms of ASL narrative and dialogue and complex grammatical structures. Shares stories to develop and maintain relationships in the Deaf community. Develops strategies for explaining rules while playing games and discuss general rules in driving and culture. Describes physical arrangements requiring skills to visualize the room and to use the interplay of both hands to show where objects are located. Creates a coherent narrative that contains an introduction, a series of activities in chronological order and a closing. Uses ASL for classroom interaction and instruction. Course has an online component that requires students to use internet coursework and workbook assignments. Prerequisite: ASL211 with a grade of C or better within the past year; and internet skills; or consent of instructor. W, Offered as needed
4 Credits

ASL213 American Sign Language 6
Continues development of expressive and receptive skills learned in ASL212 and the completion of the second year courses. Expands vocabulary and introduces forms of ASL narrative and dialogue. Advances study in complex grammatical structures. Shares personal experiences with other people about misadventures and childhood incidents. Talks about shopping for bargains and how to save, spend, and make investments. Prepares for future decisions that may impact student’s lives. Discusses complaints about health or on-going personal problem. Demonstrates how to describe an object fluently by visualizing the object, choosing appropriate classifiers, and using the interplay of the weak and dominant hands. Uses total immersion of ASL for classroom interaction and instruction. Course has an online component that requires students to use internet for coursework and workbook assignments. Prerequisite:ASL212 with a grade of C or better within the past year; and internet skills; or consent of instructor. Sp, Offered as needed
4 Credits