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ASL 210 - Advanced ASL & Cognitive Processing 2

Credits: 3
3 Skills Lab Hours

Prerequisites: A grade of “C” or better in ASL 209 .

This course, taught in American Sign Language (ASL), builds on material learned in ASL 209 , allowing students to develop advanced comprehension and expression in ASL. Students continue learning and using ASL vocabulary, grammatical principles and a variety of higher-level discourse features in narratives and presentations in ASL. Issues of the effects of special populations within the Deaf community (Deaf-Blind, Intellectual & Developmental Disability (ID/DD), Mental Health) are explored, as well as specialized and technical vocabulary for various settings (medical, mental health, sexual signs, signs of drug use, etc.)  In addition, issues of social justice as they relate to the Deaf community are discussed.

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

  1. Expand the usage of expressive skills in various topics and content areas in ASL discourse.
  2. Illustrate the elements of issues that affect special populations within the Deaf community.
  3. Analyze the usage of expressive skills (watching Deaf native signers) in various topics and content areas in ASL discourse.
  4. Analyze language use of Deaf consumers and when it is appropriate to call a Certified Deaf Interpreter.
  5. Discuss in groups/pairs, with ASL users/guest speakers, issues related to the Deaf community and social justice.
Listed Topics
  1. ASL discourse
  2. International sign
  3. Medical, mental health, sexual and signs of drug use
  4. Legal / court considerations
  5. Discourse analysis: main idea, summarizing, lexical substitution, visual form and meaning and visualizations
Reference Materials
Various Handouts/Instructional Materials Supplied by the Instructor 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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