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American Sign Language I

ASL 111

American Sign Language I

ASL 111

Course Description

Prerequisites: Prerequisites: READING LEVEL 3 and WRITING LEVEL 3.

Introduces American Sign Language, the language of many deaf or hearing impaired individuals. Identifies grammatical and syntactic structure of ASL. Demonstrates receptive and expressive ASL language. Conducts class in ASL. Emphasizes full immersion where nonverbal communication will be practiced. (45-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Demonstrate expressive and receptive skills appropriate to novice level (first semester) ASL.

Objectives:

  • Apply pantomime, appropriate facial expressions, and gestures to convey emotion, pose questions, make statements, respond to questions, and negate statements.
  • Practice asking and answering questions using a variety of tenses and correct ASL syntax.
  • Produce signs from a variety of categories introduced in the textbook and by the instructor accurately and with fluency appropriate to novice-level, first semester ASL.
  • Use manual signs to express and receive concepts.
  • Recognize and produce clearly the manual alphabet.
  • Use the manual alphabet and fingerspelling to communicate isolated words, full sentences, and concepts appropriate to novice-level, first semester ASL.
  • Apply and modify the grammatical structures introduced in the textbook and by the instructor.
  • Translate English words and sentences into correct ASL signs and sentences, and vice-versa.

Apply and modify grammar rules of ASL.

Objectives:

  • Demonstrate grammatical aspects.

Demonstrate ASL proficiency

Objectives:

  • List five parameters of a sign.
  • Restate contrastive structure.
  • Give examples on rhetorical statements.
  • Produce accurately the numbers up to #100.
  • Translate ASL into appropriately constructed English sentences.
  • Present an accurate model of asking questions in ASL.