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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.

DESCRIPTION: Development of basic conversational-level skills, general overview of the deaf culture and current issues of interest to the deaf community.
TAUGHT: Winter, Fall
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Readiness Activities.
Receptive Skills.
Expressive Skills.
Introduction to history, culture, and range of communication systems used by the American deaf population.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: Learn basic knowledge of the history of ASL, relation to other forms of signing. Acquire awareness of Deaf Culture and Community. Learn basic sign vocabulary and grammatical features of ASL for basic conversational skills (expressive and receptive). Understand the basic components of non-manual communication tools emphasizing the eyes and body for concepts, moods, grammatical features, tones, space, time and character. Learn a children’s story or song using grammatically correct ASL.
REQUIREMENTS: Quizzes, written summaries, participation, book report, presentation, workbook, create notebook, signed presentation, readings, lectures, discussions, websites, videos, research, practice, assignments, dialogues, games, demonstrations, guest lectures, and hands-on experiences.
PREREQUISITES: Beginning students.
OTHER: American Sign Language (ASL) is taught in this course.
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 1994