American Sign Language (ASL)
Introduction of principles, methods, and techniques for communicating with deaf people who sign. Development of expressive and receptive sign skills, manual alphabet, numbers, and sign vocabulary. Overview of syntax, grammar, and culture related to American Sign Language (A.S.L.). Prerequisites: None. ASL103 suggested as a corequisite but not required.
Continued development of knowledge and language skills for communicating with deaf people who sign. Includes numbers, fingerspelling, and culture. Emphasis on enhancement of receptive sign skills and continued development of expressive sign skills. Application of rudimentary, syntactical, and grammatical structure stressed with continued development of sign vocabulary. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ASL101 or permission of Department or Division. Completion of prerequisites within the last three years is required.
History and development of American Sign Language (ASL) and English codes. Overview of education for Deaf and Hard of Hearing children. Legal rights and common adaptive devices used by Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals. Prerequisites: None.
Introduction to fingerspelling techniques. Focus on methods, theory, and applications on receptive and expressive skills including manual alphabet production and numbers. In addition, skill development in speed, dexterity, clarity, and lexicalized fingerspelling, numeric incorporation, prefixes, suffixes, and polysyllabic words. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ASL101 or permission of Department or Division. Completion of prerequisites within the last three years is required.
Linguistics of American Sign Language (A.S.L.) including non-manual behaviors and signing English idioms with conceptual accuracy. Emphasis on practical application of A.S.L. skills, expanded vocabulary, and cross-cultural communication.
Advanced American Sign Language skills including continued vocabulary. Emphasis on conversational techniques in a cross-cultural framework. Continued work on conceptual accurate signing of English idioms and words with multiple meanings. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ASL201 or permission of Department or Division. (ENG101 or ENG107), ASL200, and (CRE101 or equivalent as indicated by assessment) suggested but not required. Completion of prerequisites within the last three years is required.