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ASL 110: AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE I

4 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: COMPASS Reading score of 81 or higher, or equivalent, or department approval.

This is a beginning course in American Sign Language. It introduces basic expressive and receptive ASL vocabulary and grammar, fingerspelling, linguistic principles, and basic conversation skills. Norms of American Deaf culture, related laws, and agencies that serve this community are presented.

ASL 111: AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE II

4 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: Completion of ASL 110 with a grade of "C" or better. An appropriate score on the placement exam or department approval.

This course continues in the development of receptive and expressive proficiency in ASL by expanding students' sign vocabulary, enhancing their knowledge and application of accurate grammatical points of the language, building upon their knowledge of American Deaf culture and the agencies that serve this community. Communication technologies that are utilized by the D/deaf and hard of hearing populations will also be presented.