It is expected that students will spend 2 to 3 hours, minimally, outside of the classroom/laboratory performing course related work such as readings, research, homework assignments, practica, studio work, and other academic work for every hour of instruction spent in the classroom/laboratory.
This introductory course focuses on developing an understanding of Deaf and nonverbal populations and ways to communicate effectively with them using American Sign Language. The course introduces fingerspelling/manual alphabet and basic grammar and vocabulary. (4 contact hours) (TAG) [Catalog Entry]
Prerequisite: ASLI 1100 or proficiency test.
This course builds on the knowledge and skills developed in ASLI 1100 Elementary American Sign Language I, focusing on increasing speed, fluency, vocabulary, receptive skills and knowledge of grammatical structures. It introduces proper translation of English idiomatic expressions and colloquialisms.
(4 contact hours) (TM) [Catalog Entry]
This introductory course surveys the history, structure, power interactions, and culture of the Deaf community and its impact on hearing and non-hearing populations. Experience with American Sign Language is not necessary. (3 contact hours) [Catalog Entry]
This course introduces students to the literary work of and about the Deaf community. The literary work addresses the effects of history, social systems, and individual experiences on Deaf literature and its subsequent impact on hearing populations and Deaf culture. (3 contact hours) [Catalog Entry]
Prerequisite: ASLI 1200 or proficiency test or permission of instructor.
In this intermediate level course, students review the grammatical features of American Sign Language (ASL) and further develop communicative functions using ASL. They learn common English idiomatic expressions, refine signing and fingerspelling skills, and increase receptivity skills. Students will observe the norms of Deaf culture in class. They may not use any voicing. Instead, all communication will be by body language and ASL vocabulary and structure.
(4 contact hours) [Catalog Entry]