American Sign Language (ASL)

ASL-141  American Sign Language I  (4)  

Provides a beginning interactive course to promote comfort and knowledge in using grammar, syntax, vocabulary, fingerspelling, semantics and non-manual behaviors of American Sign Language in professional, social and everyday normal conversational situations. Emphasizes receptive and expressive skills. Course is taught in American Sign Language. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A

Hours per week: 4.0 lecture

ASL-171  American Sign Language II  (4)  

Continues development of American Sign Language grammar, syntax, vocabulary, fingerspelling, semantics and non-manual behaviors. Emphasizes comprehension, production skills and use of language in a cultural context. Course is taught in American Sign Language. This course applies toward satisfaction of Historical/Cultural core for an AA degree. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A

Hours per week: 4.0 lecture

Prerequisite: Take ASL-141.

ASL-245  American Sign Language III  (4)  

Expands on previously learned grammar, syntax, sentence structure and vocabulary in more depth. Emphasizes expressive skills through storytelling exercises and use of the language in a variety of situations. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A

Hours per week: 4.0 lecture

Prerequisite: Take ASL-171.

ASL-281  American Sign Language IV  (4)  

Focuses on an expanded awareness of the behaviors, values and issues in Deaf culture through slang and varying levels of formality and socially appropriate language usage. Emphasizes receptive skills by reading signed stories and poetry. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A

Hours per week: 4.0 lecture

Prerequisite: Take ASL-245.

ASL-924  Honors Project  (1)  

Allows a qualified honors student to pursue a special concentration of study under the guidance of a faculty member. Requires completion of an honors project contract. May be taken more than once. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A; Comments: Requires approval of supervising professor and dean

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture

ASL-928  Independent Study  (1-3)  

Allows the student to do readings, papers, research /or other projects under the individual guidance of a staff member. Independent study contract required. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A; Comments: Requires approval of supervising professor and dean

Hours per week: 2.0 lab