ASL-1001 Fingerspelling

2 Credits

Elementary proficiency of the manual alphabet and numbers of Fingerspelling ASL in conversational settings, with emphasis on fingerspelled words used as signs in ASL (loan signs) and acronyms, clubs and organizations related to the Deaf community. Emphasizes accuracy, clarity, speed, and rhythm in application of comprehension and production skills.

Lecture: 1 hour. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): None.

ASL-1010 Beginning American Sign Language I

4 Credits

First in two-course sequence. Introduction to American Sign Language (ASL) and its history with emphasis on basic communication skills, focusing on principles of ASL grammar, body language, and facial expressions. Practice in expressive and receptive skills.

Lecture: 3 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): None.

OAN Approved: OFL025, and OFL029 (1 of 2 courses, both must be taken).

ASL-1020 Beginning American Sign Language II

4 Credits

Second part of two-course sequence. Focus on enhancement of student interaction, understanding, and production of American Sign Language with daily practice in expression, reception, conversational skills, and verb and adjective inflection. Includes aspects of Deaf Culture and daily living.

Lecture: 3 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): ASL-1010 Beginning American Sign Language I, or departmental approval.

OAN Approved: OFL026, and OFL029 (2 of 2 courses, both must be taken).

ASL-1100 Deaf Culture

3 Credits

Cultural differences and similarities between the hearing and Deaf communities. History of ASL, deafness and its causes. Deaf education, ADA laws, and special devices utilized by people who are Deaf. Examine selected vocabulary and facial expressions and learn their relevance to Deaf culture. One visit outside classroom may be required.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): None.

ASL-1820 Independent Study/Research in American Sign Language

1-3 Credits

Directed individual study. Study/research title and specific content arranged between instructor and student (see Credit Schedule of classes for current offerings). May be repeated for a maximum of six credits of different topics.

Lecture: 1-3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval, and instructor approval, and ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II, or appropriate score on English Placement Test.

ASL-182H Honors Independent Study/Research in American Sign Language

1-3 Credits

Honors-level directed individual study. Must meet criteria set forth in the Honors Course Checklist used to approve regular honors courses. Study/research title and specific content arranged between instructor and student. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits of different topics.

Lecture: 1-3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval and instructor approval, and ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II or appropriate score on English Placement Test, and must have earned an A or B in at least 3 honors courses.

ASL-2010 Intermediate American Sign Language I

4 Credits

First in two-course sequence. Focuses on signs, body language, and facial expressions with emphasis on more complex conversational situations. Practice at intermediate level. Visitation outside the classroom is required.

Lecture: 3 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): ASL-1020 Beginning American Sign Language II, or departmental approval.

ASL-2020 Intermediate American Sign Language II

4 Credits

Second in two-course sequence. Integrates facial expressions, body language, and ASL vocabulary at an increasingly complex level. Practice receptive skills in dialogue mode. Keep current in the field of deafness and interpreting by reading articles from various sources. Students participate in activities outside the classroom with persons who are deaf.

Lecture: 3 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): ASL-2010 Intermediate American Sign Language I, or departmental approval.

ASL-2412 Advanced American Sign Language I

4 Credits

Study of particular dialogues and drills, both from text and original work. Practice at advanced level, receptively and expressively. Visitation outside the classroom may be required.

Lecture: 3 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): ASL-2020 Intermediate American Sign Language II or appropriate assessment score on ASL placement/skill assessment.

ASL-2420 Advanced American Sign Language II

4 Credits

Study of particular dialogues and drills, from text, video and original work, with emphasis on engaging in impromptu conversational and presentational activities. Practice at an increasingly complex advanced level, both receptively and expressively. Community engagement and lab projects may be required outside the classroom.

Lecture: 3 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): ASL-2412 Advanced American Sign Language I.

ASL-2820 Advanced Independent Study/Research in American Sign Language

1-3 Credits

Directed individual advanced study. Study/research title and specific content arranged between instructor and student (see Credit Schedule of classes for current offerings). May be repeated for a maximum of six credits of different topics.

Lecture: 1-3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval, and instructor approval, and ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II or appropriate score on English PlacementTest.

ASL-282H Advanced Honors Independent Study/Research in American Sign Language

1-3 Credits

Honors-level directed individual advanced study. Must meet criteria set forth in the Honors Course Checklist used to approve regular honors courses. Study/research title and specific content arranged between instructor and student. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits of different topics.

Lecture: 1-3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval and instructor approval, and ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II or appropriate score on English Placement Test, and must have earned an A or B in at least 3 honors courses.