Sep 28, 2022  
2019-2020 Archived Catalog 
2019-2020 Archived Catalog

ASL.-100 American Sign Language I

Credits 4 / 4 Contact Hours
Pre-requisite: Placement into RDNG-016 (ACSR-016). 
In this course, students will study the basic structure of American Sign Language through interaction and storytelling.  Reading assignments will emphasize the life and culture of American Deaf people.  Specific ASL Discourse conversational cues and norms will be covered in order to support students’ language and cultural immersion experiences while attending Deaf Community Events.  Students will be exposed to the many career paths that can be enhanced by the study of ASL, as well as those specific to ASL fluency, such as sign language interpreter education.  

Course Outcomes
After successful completion of this course, students will…

  1. Engage in a simple give and take conversation in ASL as measured by Discourse Assessments and/or ASL Quizzes
  2. Prepare and present basic ASL reports on assigned topics as measured by ASL Presentations (in class and/or on video)
  3. Comprehend short, simple passages (narratives, presentations, dialogues) conducted by native ASL users as measured by ASL Quizzes and Content Comprehension Checks.
  4. Examine ASL Deaf Community cultural norms as measured by participation in Discussion Board Forums, Deaf Events, and ASL Open Lab Hours.