AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE COURSES (ASL)

ASL 110 - AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE I

Prerequisite: Approved reading placement score, or equivalent. This is a beginning course in American Sign Language. It introduces basic expressive and receptive ASL vocabulary and grammar, fingerspelling, linguistic principles, and basic conversation skills. Norms of American Deaf culture, related laws, and agencies that serve this community are presented.

4 Credit Hours (TC) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 2

ASL 111 - AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE II

Prerequisite: Completion of ASL 110 with a grade of "C" or better. An appropriate score on the placement exam or department approval. This course continues in the development of receptive and expressive proficiency in ASL by expanding students' sign vocabulary, enhancing their knowledge and application of accurate grammatical points of the language, building upon their knowledge of American Deaf culture and the agencies that serve this community. Communication technologies that are utilized by the D/deaf and hard of hearing populations will also be presented.

4 Credit Hours (TC) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 2