2024-2025 Academic Catalog

American Sign Language (ASL)

ASL-1100: American Sign Language I (4 hours)

Introduction to vocabulary and grammatical structure of American Sign Language, emphasizing both receptive and expressive skills. Includes an introduction to deaf culture, manual communication systems and finger spelling. Video language supplements are used. Designed for students with no previous experience in ASL. Field Trip: Required.

ASL-1200: American Sign Language II (4 hours)

Continuation of development of ASL skills with emphasis on more advanced vocabulary and complex grammatical structures. Further study of classifiers, finger spelling and non-manual behaviors. Emphasis on both receptive and expressive skills through conversations and discussions. Increases understanding of cultural values and behavioral rules of the deaf community. Video language supplements are used. Prerequisite: C or higher in ASL-1100, demonstration of an equivalent proficiency in ASL, or instructor consent.

ASL-4910: Special Topics: American Sign Language (4 hours)

An in-depth study of a topic relevant to a current topic in the discipline or a topic of interest that is not addressed in other departmental courses. The course may be repeated for credit so long as the topic is different.

ASL-4950: Independent Study in ASL (1-6 hours)