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Fall 2012

American Sign Language Courses:

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ASL101 - American Sign Language 1
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: First course in a sequence that develops skills and knowledge needed to become a competent sign communicator. Introduces basic sign vocabulary, principles and linguistic information. Presents structured and supervised practice of everyday vocabulary and various forms of sign communication. Introduces Deaf culture, Deaf education, family relationships, and other relevant topics. Emphasizes ability to use and understand basic Sign in context at the novice level. Instructor determines final placement.

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ASL102 - American Sign Language 2
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Continues the development of receptive and expressive communications skills in American Sign Language introduced in ASL101. Introduces new sign vocabulary and principles in a supervised, structured environment. Focuses on simultaneous communication, Deaf education, and other topics of interest to the class. Emphasizes ability to use and understand basic Sign in context at the high novice level. Prerequisite: ASL101, or the completion of an assessment test given by the instructor. Instructor determines final placement.

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ASL110 - Field Experience in American Sign Language
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Introductory field placement in an agency, where American Sign Language will be utilized, under the supervision of agency personnel and instructor. Develops objectives for the internship in conjunction with the respective agency, instructor and student through a field placement contract. Develops helping communication skills, case plan writing skills and professional behavior through weekly seminar on-campus. Case writing, video critiques, and communication skill activities demonstrate knowledge of course content. Eight off-campus laboratory hours, and one and one-half on-campus hours per week. Prerequisites: HUS 101 and ASL 201.

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ASL201 - American Sign Language 3
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Presents specialized sign vocabulary found in education, social work, nursing and medical environments, criminal justice, and computers. Students develop individualized portfolios of signs common to their discipline/areas of interest. Identifies laws and cultural attitudes governing interactions with deaf individuals. Taught in ASL with occasional English equivalents. Prerequisite: ASL 102. Instructor determines final placement.

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ASL202 - American Sign Language 4
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Continues the development of receptive and expressive communication skills in American Sign Language. Compares and contrasts ASL and English grammar and discourse resulting in the production and interpretation of a clearly detailed story. Expands knowledge of Gloss Notation, introduces the linguistics of ASL and reviews Deaf history and culture from pre-history to the present. Substantial portions of the class will be taught in ASL. Prerequisite: ASL 201, or the completion of an assessment test given by the instructor. Instructor determines final placement.

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