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ASL 111 - American Sign Language I

Credits: 3
Introduces American Sign Language, the language of many deaf or hearing impaired individuals. Identifies grammatical and syntactic structure of ASL. Demonstrates receptive and expressive ASL language. Conducts class in ASL. Emphasizes full immersion where nonverbal communication will be practiced. 

Prerequisite(s): READING LEVEL 3 and WRITING LEVEL 3
Corequisite(s): None
Lecture Hours: 45 Lab Hours: 0
Meets MTA Requirement: Humanities
Pass/NoCredit: Yes

Outcomes and Objectives
  1. Demonstrate expressive and receptive skills appropriate to novice level (first semester) ASL.
    1. Apply pantomime, appropriate facial expressions, and gestures to convey emotion, pose questions, make statements, respond to questions, and negate statements.
    2. Practice asking and answering questions using a variety of tenses and correct ASL syntax.
    3. Produce signs from a variety of categories introduced in the textbook and by the instructor accurately and with fluency appropriate to novice-level, first semester ASL.
    4. Use manual signs to express and receive concepts.
    5. Recognize and produce clearly the manual alphabet.
    6. Use the manual alphabet and fingerspelling to communicate isolated words, full sentences, and concepts appropriate to novice-level, first semester ASL.
    7. Apply and modify the grammatical structures introduced in the textbook and by the instructor.
    8. Translate English words and sentences into correct ASL signs and sentences, and vice-versa.
  2. Apply and modify grammar rules of ASL.
    1. Demonstrate grammatical aspects.
      1. Indexing
      2. Possessive and reflexive pronouns
      3. Agent markers
      4. Adjectives
      5. WH-question types and yes/no question type
      6. Negation
      7. Past, present, and future tense
      8. Topic/comment structure
      9. Directional and non-directional verbs
      10. Temporal aspects
      11. Plurals and quantifiers of the following: family, colors, time, pronouns, emotion/feelings, people/occupations, opposites/adjectives, communication, education, health/body, around the house, clothing, food, animals
  3. Demonstrate ASL proficiency
    1. List five parameters of a sign.
    2. Restate contrastive structure.
    3. Give examples on rhetorical statements.
    4. Produce accurately the numbers up to #100.
    5. Translate ASL into appropriately constructed English sentences.
    6. Present an accurate model of asking questions in ASL.

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