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American Sign Language (ASL)

ASL 101    American Sign Language I    3 Hours

Principles, methods, and techniques for communicating with individuals who sign. Topics include expressive and receptive sign skills, manual alphabet, numbers, and sign vocabulary. Off campus experiences are required. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to designated or assigned sites.

Course Fee: $50

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2020; fall 2021; fall 2022

ASL 102    American Sign Language II    3 Hours

Continuation and expansion of principles, methods and techniques for communicating with individuals who sign. Off-campus experiences are required. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to designated or assigned sites. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better. Note: Permission of instructor maybe required.

Prerequisite(s): (CD 101 with a minimum grade of C or CDCC 101C with a minimum grade of C or ASL 101 with a minimum grade of C or High School 2 years ASL)

Course Fee: $50

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; spring 2021; spring 2022

ASL 201    American Sign Language III    3 Hours

Development of intermediate expressive and receptive ASL skills and cultural features of the language and community. Off-campus experiences are required. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to designated and assigned sites. The class will be conducted without voice to enhance comprehension of the language. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better. Note: CLEP test may be required.

Prerequisite(s): (CD 102 with a minimum grade of C or CDCC 102C with a minimum grade of C or ASL 102 with a minimum grade of C)

Course Fee: $50

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2020; fall 2021; fall 2022

ASL 301    American Sign Language IV    3 Hours

The fourth in the four semester sequence which continues training in American Sign Language (ASL) and study of the Deaf Community. Expressive, receptive, and affective skills will be the primary focus with an emphasis on receptive skills. The class will be conducted without voice to enhance comprehension of the language. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): (CD 201 with a minimum grade of C or ASL 201 with a minimum grade of C)

Course Fee: $50

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; spring 2021; spring 2022

ASL 302    Deaf Culture in America    3 Hours

Provides analysis of the sociological, cultural and political impacts of deafness and compares various dynamics between Deaf and Hearing cultures in the United States. Colonnade/Statewide General Education Code K-SC

Prerequisite(s): 21 hours of Foundations and Explorations Courses, or junior status

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; summer 2021; fall 2021; fall 2022

ASL 303    International Deaf Studies    3 Hours

Expands the student's global understanding and knowledge of language, culture, education, law, technology, services provided and careers for the deaf and hard of hearing in other countries. Colonnade/Statewide General Education Code K-LG

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021; spring 2022; summer 2022; fall 2022

ASL 306    American Sign Language Classifiers    3 Hours

Provides an in-depth analysis of classifiers in ASL through discussion and demonstration of the three different categories in ASL: representative classifiers (noun and its action), descriptive classifiers (size-and-shape, perimeter, patterns and textures), and instrumental classifiers (manipulative and handle). Students will learn to comprehend and produce classifiers from all three categories. The class will be conducted in American Sign Language to enhance comprehension.

Prerequisite(s): ASL 301 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C

Course Fee: $50

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ASL 309    ASL Specialized Vocabulary    3 Hours

Supplements a student's American Sign Language (ASL) conversational skills by introducing terms and phrases which are found in specialized settings. The class will be conducted in American Sign Language to enhance comprehension.

Prerequisite(s): ASL 301 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C

Course Fee: $50

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; spring 2021; spring 2022

ASL 401    Fingerspelling    3 Hours

This course will serve to supplement a student's American Sign Language (ASL) conversational skills. Receptive and expressive fingerspelling course content will serve to further strengthen the student's use of this language. In addition, the course will also focus on aspects and applications of incorporating numerals into use of ASL in a variety of contexts. The class will be conducted without voice to enhance comprehension of the language.

Prerequisite(s): ASL 102 with a minimum grade of C

Course Fee: $50

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2020; fall 2021; fall 2022

ASL 402    ASL Professional Ethics and Issues    3 Hours

Professional and ethical issues as they relate to interpreting and transliterating. In addition, students will become familiar with applicable terminology and procedures when interacting with the Deaf Community. Topics are based on information needed for the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf certification tests.

Prerequisite(s): (CD 201 with a minimum grade of C or ASL 201 with a minimum grade of C)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ASL 403    Deaf Culture and History    3 Hours

An overview of the psychological, sociological and cultural impacts of deafness upon children and adults. Explores how deafness can affect the individual's development in language, communication, cognition, and psychological emotional growth. Examines historic relations between Deaf and hearing and compares Deaf culture with that of the hearing world. A voice interpreter will be provided for this class.

Prerequisite(s): (CD 102 with a minimum grade of C or CDCC 102C with a minimum grade of C or ASL 102 with a minimum grade of C)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021; spring 2022; fall 2022

ASL 406    ASL Special Topics    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 9 hrs)

An in-depth examination of a current topic and relevance in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community.

Prerequisite(s): ASL 102

Recent Term(s) Offered: None