American Sign Language (ASL)


ASL 101. FIRST YEAR AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE I. 3 Credits.

Satisfies: completion of series satisfies the university foreign language requirement.
A basic introduction to American Sign Language (ASL) and Deaf Culture. ASL 101 includes basic ASL vocabulary, grammatical structures, and conversational behaviors. Focus will be placed on the development of the conceptual aspects of the language. Special emphasis will be placed on the cultural values and beliefs shared by the Deaf Community.

ASL 102. FIRST YEAR AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE II. 3 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ASL 101 or permission of instructor.
Satisfies: completion of series satisfies the university foreign language requirement.
Further instruction in the development of expressive and receptive skills in American Sign Language, development of more advanced vocabulary and the use of space and expression as a part of the linguistic form of this visual language. Includes exploration into the structure of the deaf culture.

ASL 103. FIRST YEAR AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE III. 3 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ASL 101 and ASL 102 or permission of the instructor.
Satisfies: completion of series satisfies the university foreign language requirement.
Further instruction in the development of expressive and receptive skills in American Sign Language, development of more advanced vocabulary and the use of space and expression as a part of the linguistic form of this visual language. Includes exploration into the structure of the deaf culture.