American Sign Language (ASL)
ASL-101 American Sign Language Level I (3 credits)
ASL 101 is an introductory course that develops functional proficiency in American Sign Language using everyday situations as a context for communication. Additionally, the course explores culture,communication and language issues within the deaf community. Course is accepted as a Humanities Foreign Language Core Elective.
ASL-102 American Sign Language Level II (3 credits)
ASL-102 is the continuation of ASL-101. It is designed for students who have a basic knowlege of sign language. It is designed to further develop communicative competencies on the language beyond the basic level. Students will continue with ASL sentence types,time,numbers,descriptive & locative classifiers,spatial referencing and Loaned Fingerspelling. Additional information about the Deaf Community and its culture will be incorporated. Course is accepted as a Humanities Foreign Language Core Elective.
ASL-154 American Sign Language for the Health Professions (3 credits)
ASL-154 is a beginner level course to introduce students in health professions to the idea of competently caring for members of the Deaf Community in health care situations. In addition to expanding vocabulary from ASL 101, this course will introduce medical signs,culture,and communication issues in health care environments. Course is accepted as a Humanities Core Elective.
ASL-201 American Sign Language Level III (3 credits)
ASL-201 is the continuation of ASL-102 for those with a basic foundation in American Sign Language communication. It includes a continued study of ASL grammatical features,structures & vocabulary. Emphasis will be placed on building an intermediate level of sign lexicon and communcation while engaging in discussion and negotiating meaning related to a wide variety of topics. Cultural,historical,and literacy topics as they pertain to ASL are also included in the study of grammar and structure. Course is accepted as a Humanities Foreign Language Core Elective.
ASL-202 American Sign Language Level IV (3 credits)
A continuation of ASL-201, ASL-202 further develops intermediate-level receptive and expressive ASLl vocabulary,grammar,fingerspelling,conversational behavior,and cultural issues. Course is accepted as a Humanities Foreign Language Core Elective.
ASL-389 Special Topic (3 credits)