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Introduces the basics of American Sign Language (ASL). Designed for students who have little or no previous knowledge of ASL. Readiness for learning will be approached via visual-gestural communication techniques, visual discrimination, and visual memory exercises. ASL questions, commands, and other simple sentence structures are introduced to develop rudimentary conversational skills in ASL. Information about the Deaf Community and Deaf Culture will be introduced.
Continues development of American Sign Language (ASL) skills, with primary focus on refining the use of basic ASL sentence types. Pronominalization, classifiers, spatial referencing, pluralization, and temporal and distributional aspects are introduced. Students learn routine communicative functions of the language: asking, requesting, providing clarification, and giving and asking for directions. Information about the Deaf Community and Deaf Culture is included.
Prerequisites: ASL& 121 with a grade of C or better.
Builds on skills learned in American Sign Language (ASL) II, adding more complex ASL grammatical features and vocabulary, short stories, narratives, and dialogues. Includes description of general surroundings, appropriate sequencing, temporal aspects and conditionals. Information about the Deaf Community and Deaf Culture will be included.
Prerequisites: ASL& 122 with a grade of C or better.