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American Sign Language I
AM SIGN LANG I
CLASS CODE: SIGN 101 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: BUSINESS & COMMUNICATION
DEPARTMENT: COMMUNICATION
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Development of basic conversational-level skills, general overview of the deaf culture and current issues of interest to the deaf community.
DESCRIPTION: SIGN 101 provides an opportunity to develop beginning conversational skills in American Sign Language and a beginning knowledge of culture, history and other topics relating to the deaf community in America. A beginning understanding of ASL grammatical structure with associated non-manual features will be incorporated.
TOPICS: Readiness Activities.
Receptive Skills.
Expressive Skills.
Introduction to history, culture, and range of communication systems used by the American deaf population.
OBJECTIVES: Basic conversational level in receptive and expressive skills.
Working knowledge of basic grammatical structures and non-manual behaviors.
Working knowledge of the history, culture, and range of communication systems used by the American deaf population.
REQUIREMENTS: 100% attendance.
Oral Book Report.
Reference Notebook.
Lab for receptive skills (six hours).
Final project in ASL.
Student workbook (Chapters 1-12).
Expressive practice outside of the classroom.
PREREQUISITES: Beginning students.
OTHER: American Sign Language (ASL) is taught in this course.
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 1994