American Sign Language Course Descriptions

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ASL 1111 - Beg Amer Sign Lang & Culture I ( III ) - 4 cr.
Introduces basic signing skills of comprehension and communication. Emphasizes active use in communicative context as well as cultural analysis.


ASL 1112 - Beginning American Sign Language and Culture II ( III ) - 4 cr.
Expands students' ability to communicate through introduction of more complex linguistic structures. Completes beginning level sequence. Prerequisite: Placement test, permission of the instructor or completion of ASL 1111.

Prerequisite Course: ASL 1111


ASL 1777 - Topics - 0-4 cr.
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ASL 2201 - Intermediate American Sign Language I - 4 cr.
This is the first semester of a two-semester sequence of Intermediate American Sign language study. Students continue to learn sentence structures and patterns and develop intermediate expressive communication. Focus is on expressive and receptive skills. Prerequisite: ASL 1112, placement exam or consent of instructor.

Prerequisite Courses: ASL 1104, ASL 1112


ASL 2202 - Intermediate ASL II - 4 cr.
This is the second semester sequence of Intermediate American Sign language study. Students continue to learn sentence structures and patterns and develop intermediate expressive communication. Focus is on expressive and receptive skills. Prerequisite: ASL 2201, placement exam or consent of instructor.

Prerequisite Course: ASL 2201


ASL 2205 - Deaf Culture in the United States - 2 cr.
Is an introduction to various aspects of the deaf community as a linguistic and cultural minority group. Designed for individuals who may or may not have had prior experience with Deaf people, the course raises questions concerning the nature of sign language and its varieties, the education of Deaf people, the historical treatment of Deaf people, the sociological and cultural issues important to the deaf community, and political activism.


ASL 2777 - American Sign Language - 0-4 cr.
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ASL 3777 - Independent Study - 0-4 cr.
Offers study of subjects not covered in the regular ASL curriculum.


ASL 3999 - Independent Study in ASL - 1-4 cr.
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ASL 4777 - American Sign Language V - 0-4 cr.
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ASL 4999 - Independent Study - 0-4 cr.
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