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Fall 2012

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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.

Lecture: 3 hrs.

Course Student Learning Outcomes (CSLOs):
By the end of the semester, each student will be able to:

1.Explain in writing three components of ASL that define it as a language, giving an apologetic in support of linguists who affirm ASL is, indeed, a foreign language.

2.Describe in writing at least three similarities and three dissimilarities between Deaf Culture and Hearing Culture.

3.Illustrate in writing at least three examples of Deaf Cultural mores, worldview, or cultural norms.

4.Converse for at least five minutes with another signer on one of the following subjects: family, food, daily activities, work, education, or sports.*

5.Demonstrate mastery of at least 750 from at list of 800 signs used during ASL 101, and ASL 102. Mastery is defined as either expressive or receptive use in sentences in proper ASL word order.

6.Demonstrate by performance the ability to interpret or voice interpret for five minutes a speaker talking about 70 words a minute.

7.Demonstrate in writing understanding of the Interpreter's Code of Ethics as it applies to anyone who works professionally with Deaf individuals.

*This course objective has been identified as student learning outcome that must be formally assessed as part of the College's Comprehensive assessment plan. All faculty teaching this course must collect: required data (see Assessing Student Learning Outcomes form) and submit the required analysis and documentation at the conclusion of the semester to the Office of Assessment and Special Project.

Content Outline:
I. Review and mastery of the vocabulary from ASL 101

II. Further exercises to develop mastery of vocabulary

III. Review of basic word order of ASL sentences

IV. ASL Descriptors: how "adjectives" are formed in ASL

V. ASL Descriptors: how "adverbs" are formed in ASL

VI. ASL "Prepositions:" how prepositions are handled in basic ASL

VII. ASL "Verbs:" how ASL changes tense indicators

VIII. ASL Classifiers: a feature of ASL not found in English

IX. ASL/English handling of idiomatic expressions

X. Further development of "deafisms" and slang

XI. ASL and emotions/affect

XII. Further development of affect

XIII. Introduction to interpreting techniques

XIV. Introduction to sign-to-voice interpreting techniques

XV. Games, jokes, legends in ASL

Effective Term: Spring 2004