Jun 01, 2020
ASL& 123 - American Sign Language III 5 Credits
ASL& 123 is a comprehensive third level beginning course in American Sign Language, which includes instruction and practice in expressive and receptive language skills, continued cultural exploration and an introduction to the deaf-blind culture and community.
Pre-requisite(s) ASL& 122 min 1.5
Course Note Previously ASL 103.
Designed to Serve Transfer students who need to fulfill a language requirement; students needing Humanities distribution credits; students interested in languages and cultures.
Active Date 2011-08-08
Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 25
Contact Hours: Lecture 55 Lab 0 Worksite 0 Clinical 0 Other 0
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions: AA Humanities Area I
400 core supplemental vocabulary additional to ASL& 121 and 122
Common idioms and expressions
Inflect sign intensity and character
Temporal and distributional aspects
Conjunctions and relative clauses
American Deaf history, culture and education
History of Ushers Syndrome Deaf-Blindness in the U.S.
Community contact hours with Deaf/Deaf-Blind communities
Student Learning Outcomes
Students demonstrate expressive (manual) proficiency in ASL with emphasis on clear articulation of the parameters of signs
Students demonstrate receptive (visual comprehension) proficiency in ASL
Students demonstrate an ability to use basic grammatical structure
Students demonstrate an understanding of American Deaf culture and its relationship to mainstream English-hearing and speaking U.S. culture
Students demonstrate an understanding of Deaf-Blind culture and an ability to tactilely communicate with and guide Deaf-Blind individuals
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