ASL 202 - Intermediate American Sign Language 2
2.5 Lecture Hours 1 Lab Hours
Prerequisites: A grade of “C” or better in ASL 201 or permission of the instructor.
This course builds upon ASL 201 by increasing students’ skills of receiving and expressing American Sign Language (ASL). Students study translations, grammatical patterns, cultural and literary materials, dialogues and conversational activities. Students study components of visual gestural communication in this course.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:
- Comprehend conversational discourse in ASL, including targeted ASL vocabulary, especially vocabulary related to the fields of sports, medicine, law and technology.
- Produce conversational discourse in ASL, including targeted ASL vocabulary, especially vocabulary related to the fields of sports, medicine, law and technology.
- Describe the size, shape and movement of a variety of objects using classifiers.
- Employ methods of conversation regulation for getting and maintaining attention, managing pace, interrupting and resuming conversations in ASL.
- Translate a children’s story written in third grade English into an ASL equivalent.
- Identify the difference between gestures and signs.
- Produce intermediate receptive comprehension and expressive gestural information.
- Grammatical rules and discourse strategies
- Semantic Awareness Tests
- Life event narratives, ABC and handshape stories
- ASL poetry and drama
- Obtaining, directing, and maintaining conversational attention
- Conversational use of ASL
- Vocabulary for sports, medicine, law and technology
- ASL demonstration
- Receptive and productive gesture practices
Instructor-approved textbook and materials
Approved By: Bullock, Quintin Date Approved: 12/17/2015
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