ASL Courses

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This course is the prerequisite for all other ASL courses. It will build a foundation of basic vocabulary, usage, linguistic, and cultural concepts. Emphasis is placed on the language impact of Deafness. The study of ASL and Deaf culture provides skills applicable to employment in both the public and private sector.

Credit Hours: 3

American Sign Language is the natural language of the deaf. It uses its own syntax, vocabulary, and metalinguistic rules. this course uses the Signing Naturally curriculum, workbook activities, video exercises, and classroom expressive and receptive language drills to present ASL theories. Other topics to be addressed include finger spelling, Deaf culture, and assistive technology

Credit Hours: 3   /   Prerequisites: ASL 100

Building upon the basic structures presented in ASL 100, this course focuses on culturally significant topics related to the Deaf community, more complex ASL grammatical features, vocabularybuilding, classifiers, comprehension and development of medium length stories, narratives and dialogues

Credit Hours: 3   /   Prerequisites: ASL 200

This is course continues to develop the communication skills covered in ASL 201, focusing specifically on culturally significant topics related to the Deaf community, more complex ASL grammatical features, vocabulary building, storytelling, narratives and dialogues.

Credit Hours: 3   /   Prerequisites: ASL 201 or Instructor Permission

This course examines deafness from a cultural/linguistic perspective. Students will learn to recognize and appreciate the deaf sub-culture through study of language influence, customs, and history. Skills for cross-cultural interaction will be practiced. Emphasis will be placed on the deaf perspective, current trends and deafness in the workplace.

Credit Hours: 3   /   Prerequisites: ASL 100

A junior or senior work-study program providing relevant employment experience. Registration will occur at the beginning of the experience. The objective of the program is to integrate classroom theory and practical work experience, thus lending relevancy to learning and providing the student with a realistic exposure to career opportunities. Students interested in taking an internship or co-op should talk to their advisor.

Credit Hours: 3   /   Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor

A junior or senior work-study program providing relevant employment experience. Registration will occur at the beginning of the experience. The objective of the program is to integrate classroom theory and practical work experience, thus lending relevancy to learning and providing the student with a realistic exposure to career opportunities. Students interested in taking an internship or co-op should talk to their advisor.

Credit Hours: 3   /   Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor

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