American Sign Language (ASL)

ASL 101  American Sign Language I    3 sem. hrs.

American Sign Language (ASL) I is an introduction into the language and culture used by deaf people in the United States and parts of Canada. Students will be introduced to signed vocabulary as well as the unique grammar and sentence structure associated with ASL. Students will explore topics that involve family, manners, holidays, idioms, cochlear implant, and everyday phrases. Great emphasis will be given to the culture and values of the Deaf Community. Partially fulfills second language requirement.

ASL 102  American Sign Language II    3 sem. hrs.

In American Sign Language (ASL) II, students will build on their ASL vocabulary and grammatical sentence structure. The continual importance of deaf culture and non-manual behaviors will be emphasized, as well as an introduction into foreign sign languages, ASL linguistics, Manual Coded English, and Deaf History. Fulfills second language requirement.

Prerequisites: ASL 101.

ASL 201  American Sign Language III    3 sem. hrs.

Continuation of ASL 102 with an emphasis of greater exploration of American Sign Language Sentence Structure using a bilingual-bicultural approach. Offered every Fall.

Prerequisites: ASL 102.

ASL 202  American Sign Language IV    3 sem. hrs.

Continuation of ASL 102 with an emphasis of greater exploration of American Sign Language Sentence Structure using a bilingual-bicultural approach. Offered every Spring.

Prerequisites: ASL 201.