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  1. ASL 1010 American Sign Language I

    Credits:
    4
    Lecture Hours:
    4
    Lab Hours:
    0
    Lab Fee:
    $0.00
    Course Description:

    An introduction to the fundamentals of American Sign Language using a functional notional approach. Primary attention is given to receptive skills and using the language in context. Each of nine units will reinforce the grammatical aspect covered in ASL 2. Areas of grammar covered include spatial referencing, WH-and yes/no questions, non-manual markers, classifiers, negative responses, sentences types, role shifting, and topic/comment structure. Fingerspelling is also included and clearly defined, but strictly limited. (Fall)

    Prerequisites:
    Corequisites:
    Semesters

    FALL 2014

    • Section:
      DC01M
      Offer Days:
      MW
      Date:
      8/20 - 12/12
      Time From - To:
      10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
      Books
      • Title
        Signing Naturally, Level One DVD set, 1st edition
        Author(s)
        Smith
        Copyright
        ISBN
        9781581211276
        Cost
        $63.80
    • Section:
      EC01M
      Offer Days:
      MW
      Date:
      8/20 - 12/12
      Time From - To:
      5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
      Books
      • Title
        Signing Naturally, Level One DVD set, 1st edition
        Author(s)
        Smith
        Copyright
        ISBN
        9781581211276
        Cost
        $63.80
  2. ASL 1020 American Sign Language II

    Credits:
    4
    Lecture Hours:
    4
    Lab Hours:
    0
    Lab Fee:
    $0.00
    Course Description:

    This is a continuation of ASL 1 with eight units covering topics such as personal and possessive pronouns, numerical incorporations, one-character role, contrastive structure, cultural language uses, time signs associated with frequency, above/below perspective, signer’s and receptor’s perspective, and temporal sequencing. This course also stresses the use of the language in context as well as the above through reviewing and repetition and is designed to help students acquire a certain level of skill in using some of the major grammatical features of ASL. (Spring)

    Prerequisites:
    ASL1010LE
    Corequisites:
  3. ASL 1250 Specialized Vocabulary

    Credits:
    3
    Lecture Hours:
    3
    Lab Hours:
    0
    Lab Fee:
    $0.00
    Course Description:

    This course exposes the student to terms in English and ASL from various disciplines with which she/he will come in contact as an interpreter. The subject areas include: education, drugs, legal, medical, sexual behavior, expletives, religion, politics, and others which may arise in an ever-changing profession. (Fall)

    Prerequisites:
    ASL1020LE
    Corequisites:
    Semesters

    FALL 2014

    • Section:
      DC01M
      Offer Days:
      MW
      Date:
      8/20 - 12/12
      Time From - To:
      12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
      Books
      • Title
        Signs of Drug Use: An Introduction to Some Drug & Alcohol Related Vocabulary in ASL
        Author(s)
        Woodward
        Copyright
        ISBN
        978-0932666048
        Cost
        $0.00
      • Title
        Signs of Sexual Behavior: An Introduction to Some Sex-Related Vocabulary in American Sign Language
        Author(s)
        Woodward
        Copyright
        ISBN
        987-0932666024
        Cost
        $0.00
  4. ASL 1310 Fingerspelling

    Credits:
    3
    Lecture Hours:
    3
    Lab Hours:
    0
    Lab Fee:
    $0.00
    Course Description:

    Mastery of the manual alphabet in conversational settings. Rules for using fingerspelling in expressive and receptive modes. Emphasis on developing receptive skills in understanding persons when they are conversing in ASL (Spring)

    Prerequisites:
    ASL1010LE
    Corequisites:
  5. ASL 1990 Transfer-In 100 level

    Credits:
    0
    Lecture Hours:
    0
    Lab Hours:
    0
    Lab Fee:
    $0.00
    Course Description:

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  6. ASL 2030 American Sign Language III

    Credits:
    4
    Lecture Hours:
    4
    Lab Hours:
    0
    Lab Fee:
    $0.00
    Course Description:

    In this course each of thirteen units will reinforce the grammatical topics of ASL. The discussion of each topic will be covered and become more complex and detailed. Primary focus is to develop receptive skills and refining the expressive skills in using ASL through dialogues and viewing Deaf ASL natives on videotapes. The topics covered are sentence types, time, pronominalization, subject and objects, classifiers, locatives, pluralization, and temporal and distributional aspects. Students will be expected to carry on conversation correctly using all ASL grammatical principles that have been learned to date and will be expected to be able to understand an average Deaf person's ASL with less difficulty. Role shifting is also included. (Fall)

    Prerequisites:
    ASL1020LE
    Corequisites:
    Semesters

    FALL 2014

    • Section:
      EC01M
      Offer Days:
      MW
      Date:
      8/20 - 12/12
      Time From - To:
      2:00 PM - 3:45 PM
      Books
      • Title
        The American Sign Language Units 1-9, 1st edition
        Author(s)
        Baker-Shenk & Cokely
        Copyright
        ISBN
        9780930323868
        Cost
        $32.75
      • Title
        The American Sign Laguage Units 10-18, 1st edition
        Author(s)
        Baker-Shenk & Cokely
        Copyright
        ISBN
        9780930323875
        Cost
        $32.75
  7. ASL 2040 American Sign Language IV

    Credits:
    4
    Lecture Hours:
    4
    Lab Hours:
    0
    Lab Fee:
    $0.00
    Course Description:

    This course consists of twelve units, stressing the use of the same topics as ASL 3 with continuation to a more advanced level on both receptive and expressive levels and enhancement and improvement in conversing with Deaf persons using ASL. Role shifting will be performed at a more advanced level. Primary outcome is the ability to understand ASL idioms and the various ASL grammatical features learned in previous courses. English to ASL interpreting will also be demonstrated to recognize the true meaning of basic ASL grammar as well as the similarity between those two languages linguistically. (Spring)

    Prerequisites:
    ASL2030LE
    Corequisites:
  8. ASL 2110 Deaf Culture

    Credits:
    3
    Lecture Hours:
    3
    Lab Hours:
    0
    Lab Fee:
    $0.00
    Course Description:

    An in-depth study of the culture, values, concepts, education, employment, social service, and the psychological relationships between deaf persons and society. (Fall)

    Prerequisites:
    Corequisites:
  9. ASL 2200 Linguistics of American Sign Language

    Credits:
    3
    Lecture Hours:
    3
    Lab Hours:
    0
    Lab Fee:
    $0.00
    Course Description:

    This course will take an in-depth look at the structure of American Sign Language. The processes used to describe phonology, morphology, semantics, and syntax in American Sign Language will be compared to processes used in English. (Spring)

    Prerequisites:
    ASL2030LE
    Corequisites:
    ENG1060LE
  10. ASL 2990 Transfer-In 200 level

    Credits:
    0
    Lecture Hours:
    0
    Lab Hours:
    0
    Lab Fee:
    $0.00
    Course Description:

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