Term: Fall 2019
Subject: American Sign Language
Introduction of American Sign Language with emphasis on visual receptive and expressive use including facial expressions and gestures. Elements of the Deaf Culture are explored.
Discusses concepts and principles: advanced vocabulary, grammar patterns, use of space/modulation of signs for time/location. Further explores Deaf Culture. Prerequisites: ASL 001 or CMSI 001 or equivalent.
Stresses fluency of expressive and receptive skills for conversational competence. Introduces increasingly complex grammatical aspects. In-depth study of Deaf Culture. Prerequisites: ASL 002 or CMSI 002 or equivalent.
Expansion of ASL III. Intended to refine competence in receptive and expressive abilities through exposure to stylistic and regional ASL renditions. Deaf Community involvement. Prerequisites: ASL 051 or CMSI 051 or equivalent.
Designed to increase students' ASL proficiency. Emphasis on grammatical and linguistic aspects of ASL, including ASL morphology, ASL syntax, pronominalization, classifiers, agreement verbs, pluralization, time concepts, and sociolinguistic aspects of Deaf people. Prerequisite: ASL 052.
Provides students a comprehensive orientation to Deaf communities as linguistic and cultural minorities. Students will explore various aspects of American Deaf culture.