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Fall 2012

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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.

Lecture: 3 hrs.

Course Student Learning Outcomes (CSLOs):
At the conclusion of the class, students will be able to:

1.Create a portfolio of 100 discipline-specific signs.
2.Teach the 100 signs to their classmates under the teacher's supervision.
3.Develop and present a portfolio of at least five of the laws pertaining to their discipline.
4.Describe in writing or orally at least seven of the social expectations specific to each discipline (i.e., how does a physician, police officer, or social worker handle interactions with Deaf people).
5.Successfully identify in writing a minimum of eight significant persons who have influenced Deaf culture, education, or politics.
6.Demonstrate the ability to interpret a discourse from English to ASL or ASL to English for a minimum of five minutes.*
7.Present orally or in writing at least three of the major positions within the philosophical controversies having to do with the pathological view or the cultural view of deafness.

*This course objective has been identified as a student learning outcome that must be formally assessed as part of the College's Comprehensive Assessment Plan. All faculty teaching this course must collect the 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 Projects.

Content Outline:
1. Introduction to the course, syllabus, and methodology. Review of vocabulary lists and concepts from ASL 1 and 2.

2. Review of interpreting and sign-to-voice interpreting techniques.

3. Assistive Devices: telecommunication, pagers, hearing aids, cochlear implants, etc.

4. Deaf Heroes: politics; education, the arts.

5. Deaf Education: techniques; deaf schools, mainstreaming.

6. Deaf Social Life: clubs, fraternities, churches, events.

7. Student presentations of their portfolios

8. Interpreter evaluations

Effective Term: Fall 2012