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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
Course Outline
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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