|American Sign Language I|
|AM SIGN LANG I|
|CLASS CODE:||SIGN 101||CREDITS: 3|
|DIVISION:||BUSINESS & 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.|
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.
Oral Book Report.
Lab for receptive skills (six hours).
Final project in ASL.
Student workbook (Chapters 1-12).
Expressive practice outside of the classroom.
|OTHER:||American Sign Language (ASL) is taught in this course.|
|EFFECTIVE DATE:||August 1994|