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ASL 102 - Elementary American Sign Language 2

Credits: 4
4 Skills Lab Hours

Prerequisites: A grade of “C” or better in ASL 101  or permission of the instructor

This course continues to develop the basic expressive and receptive skills of American Sign Language (ASL). Class participation includes exercises in articulation, reception, translation, grammatical patterns and description of objects and events.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Demonstrate comprehension and production skills in ASL in conversational discourse.
  2. Utilize appropriate descriptions of physical environments using classifier productions in ASL in describing and discussing objects or activities.
  3. Employ increased receptive vocabulary competency and expressive language competency through concept discussion and signing in the classroom.
  4. Generate ASL classifiers appropriately in concepts, movement roots and handshape morphemes.
  5. Practice receptive and expressive skills in sign and written format using the grammatical structure ASL gloss.
  6. Apply mouthing techniques and distinguish meanings and/or functions.
  7. List signs that are typically combined with each mouth morpheme.
Listed Topics
  1. Handshapes, storytelling, narratives, skit dialogues
  2. ASL structure (OSV, syntactics, pragmatics)
  3. Classifiers, role shifting, signing speed, mouthing, numbering and signing space
  4. Getting, directing and maintaining conversational attention
  5. Translation and performance of a children’s storybook
  6. Movement root: stative‐descriptive, process and contact
  7. Handshape morphemes: whole‐entity, surface, instrument, dimensions, on‐surface
  8. Production of phonology
  9. Morphology (Object‐Subject‐Verb [OSV] agreement) classifiers, pronouns
  10. Temporal aspect, numerical incorporation and time markings
  11. Topicalization, Yes/No questions, WH questions, rhetorical questions, conditionals, negations, affirmations and commands
  12. Giving directions, describing others, making requests, talking about family and occupations, attributing qualities to others, talking about routines
Reference Materials
Instructor-approved textbook and materials.
Approved By: Bullock, Quintin Date Approved: 12/17/2015

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