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Spring 2022

American Sign Language Courses:

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ASL101 - American Sign Language 1

Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Develops basic communication skills in American Sign Language. Emphasizes the learning of grammatical structures and sign vocabulary in meaningful contexts (e.g., introducing oneself, discussing living situations, sharing about family). Topics include making connections with Deaf people, higher institutions for the Deaf, and visual ways of living. ASL and Deaf culture are taught and learned using the immersion method. Prerequisites: None.

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ASL102 - American Sign Language 2

Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Strengthens beginner-level receptive and expressive communication skills acquired in American Sign Language 1. Supports the acquisition of new sign vocabulary and grammar in structured and meaningful dialogues using the immersion approach to ASL learning and Deaf cultural awareness. Topics include cultural products, Deaf communities, and Deaf-related disciplines and careers. Prerequisites: ASL 101 or equivalent.

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