American Sign Language (ASL)

Courses

ASL 101. Basic American Sign Language I. 3 Credits.

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to basic American Sign Language vocabulary and sentence structures. Simple conversations and use of body language and role-playing will prepare students for the more complex facial grammar used in American Sign Language. Through outside readings, students will be introduced to topics of importance to the Deaf community. Prerequisites: ENG 098, FYE 101, RDG 098, or placement.

ASL 102. Basic American Sign Language II. 3 Credits.

This course continues to build upon the vocabulary and grammatical structures introduced in ASL 101 Basic American Sign Language I. There will be more emphasis on facial/non-manual grammar. Sentence length will increase and topic range for conversational usage will broaden. Through outside readings, students will continue to be exposed to related topics. Prerequisite: ASL 101.

ASL 103. Intermediate American Sign Language I. 3 Credits.

This course continues to build upon ASL 101 Basic American Sign Language I and ASL 102 Basic American Sign Language II. Conversational usage and more complicated inflectional processes will be taught. Simple storytelling and cultural behaviors among signers will be emphasized. In addition, expressive and receptive finger spelling will be targeted in skills development sessions. Prerequisite: ASL 102.