This first course in the three-course ASL sequence introduces students to the structure of ASL and its status as a world language; it also addresses the history and culture of the Deaf community. Students master fundamental receptive and expressive ASL skills, with emphasis when appropriate on communicative competence, vocabulary development, ASL grammar, and narrative/artistic forms. This is a four-credit course.
ASL112X - Elementary Sign Language II
In this second course in the three-course ASL sequence, students continue to master the structure of ASL as a world language. Students continue to learn vocabulary, features of ASL grammar, and facets of Deaf cultural behavior. The course also addresses narrative/artistic forms, pertinent social service agencies, history of the Deaf community, and political concerns. This is a four-credit course. Prerequisite: ASL111 or permission of instructor.