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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.

Quarters Typically Offered
Fall Day, Online
Winter Day, Online
Spring Day, Online

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 20210211T14:42:32

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 25
Contact Hours: Lecture 55
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
  • 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
Interpersonal. Express self in conversations and correspondence in American Sign Language to provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions.

Interpretive. Answer questions to demonstrate comprehension of live and recorded American Sign Language on a variety of topics.

Presentational. Present information, concepts, and ideas in American Sign Language to an audience of viewers on a variety of topics.

Cultural. Use culturally appropriate Language that demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the practices, products and perspectives of American Deaf culture.

Comparisons. Compare and contrast American Sign Language and culture with their own language and culture.

Connections. Present and discuss concepts and information of other disciplines through American Sign Language.

Connections. Present and discuss information and distinctive viewpoints that are only available through American Sign Language and Deaf culture.

Communities.  Reflect on their participation in communities at home and abroad where American Sign Language is used.

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