American Sign Language

ASL 101-102 (3 CR) (3 CR)
American Sign Language I-II

Introduces the fundamentals of American Sign Language (ASL) used by the deaf community, including basic vocabulary, syntax, finger spelling, and grammatical non-manual signals. Focuses on communicative competence. Develops gestural skills as a foundation for ASL enhancement. Introduces cultural knowledge and increases understanding of the deaf community.  Lecture 3 hours per week.

ASL 201 (3 CR)
American Sign Language III

Develops vocabulary, conversational competence, and grammatical knowledge with a total immersion approach. Introduces increasingly complex grammatical aspects including those unique to ASL. Discusses culture and literature. Contact with the deaf community is encouraged to enhance linguistic and cultural knowledge. Lecture 3 hours per week.