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ASL Courses

ASL 101. First-Year American Sign Language. 5 Credits.

Study of basic grammatical structure and vocabulary of American Sign Language, expressive and receptive finger-spelling, and introduction to American deaf culture.
Prereq: WR 122 or WR 123 or HC 221H or HC 231H.

ASL 102. First-Year American Sign Language. 5 Credits.

Increased receptive and expressive communication skills in ASL, and study of cultural values and behavioral rules of the deaf community.
Prereq: C- or better or P in ASL 101 or equivalent.

ASL 103. First-Year American Sign Language. 5 Credits.

Concentration on understanding and acquiring advanced conversational proficiency. Emphasis on ASL classifiers. Continued study of deaf culture as a linguistic minority.
Prereq: C- or better or P in ASL 102 or equivalent.

ASL 201. Second-Year American Sign Language. 4 Credits.

Applied conversational use of ASL through literature, narratives, poetry, and plays. Explores various underlying metaphors found in ASL literature.
Prereq: C- or better or P in ASL 103 or equivalent.

ASL 202. Second-Year American Sign Language. 4 Credits.

Emphasis on more abstract and challenging conversational and narrative ranges. Lab and readings cover historical aspects of deaf community and culture.
Prereq: C- or better or P in ASL 201 or equivalent.

ASL 203. Second-Year American Sign Language. 4 Credits.

Further emphasis on more abstract and challenging conversational and narrative ranges. Explores broader political and social activities of international deaf community.
Prereq: C- or better or P in ASL 202 or equivalent.

ASL 301. American Deaf Culture. 4 Credits.

Study of the relationship between small groups and dominant culture in the United States. Explore issues of language, culture, self-representation, identity, and social structure.

 

 

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