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ASL 210 - Advanced ASL & Cognitive Processing 2

Credits: 3
3 Lecture 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) will be 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 will be 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. Develop skills to analyze language use of Deaf consumers and when it is appropriate to call a Certified Deaf Interpreter.
  5. Discussion in groups/pairs, with ASL users/guest speakers, issues related to the Deaf community and social justice.
  6. Complete assignments, video-presentation/research projects on ASL Discourse skills.
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.
Approved By: Bullock, Quintin Date Approved: 12/17/2015

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