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ASL 209 - Advanced ASL & Cognitive Processing 1

Credits: 3
3 Skills Lab Hours

Prerequisites: A grade of “C” or better in ASL 202  or admission to the Interpreter Training Program.

This course, taught in American Sign Language (ASL), builds on material learned in ASL 202 , developing both comprehension and expression in ASL. Students continue learning and using ASL vocabulary, grammatical principles and various intermediate-level discourse features in narratives and presentations in ASL. Issues related to the effects of oppression and discrimination (e.g., audism, racism, sexism), the influence of power and privilege within multicultural and diverse populations, majority and minority culture dynamics, and dynamics of cross-cultural interaction will be explored. To advance to ASL 210 , the student must complete this course with a grade of “C” or better.

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

  1. Apply current expressive and receptive skills in ASL to discuss topics.
  2. Expand expressive skills in various topics and content areas in ASL discourse.
  3. Retell topics and content presented in ASL.
  4. Discuss in groups/pairs, with ASL users/guest speakers, issues related to the Deaf community and social justice.
  5. Utilize storytelling both expressively and receptively to identify new structures and vocabulary in ASL.
Listed Topics
  1. Vocabulary of finances
  2. Mouthing morphemes, depicting-noun verbs and tokens
  3. Analyzing ASL discourse
  4. Idioms
  5. Deaf community
  6. Vocabulary of decision making
  7. Storytelling
Reference Materials
Instructor-approved textbook and materials.
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
  • Culture Society & Citizenship
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 4/26/2021
Last Reviewed: 2/24/2022

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