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ASL 201 - Intermediate American Sign Language 1

Credits: 3
3 Skills Lab Hours

Prerequisites: A grade of “C” or better in ASL 102  or permission of the instructor.

This course increases the students’ basic expressive and receptive skills of American Sign Language (ASL). Students study translations, grammatical patterns, cultural and literary materials, dialogues and conversational activities.

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

  1. Comprehend signed discourse by responding appropriately to questions, following commands and retelling information in signed or written summary form.
  2. Produce signed discourse by describing the size, shape and movement of objects using classifiers, formulating and producing original ASL sentences in signed discourse, using targeted ASL vocabulary in signed discourse and employing targeted ASL grammatical structures and features in dialogue drills and translation exercises.
  3. Translate selected ASL English sentences and short texts into ASL.
  4. Produce sufficient fluency in dialogue drills and translation exercises.
  5. Identify the difference between gestures and signs.
  6. Produce intermediate receptive comprehension and expressive information.
  7. Produce the five variables in using gestural information: fluency, articulation of gesture, sequencing, posturing and performance.
Listed Topics
  1. Grammatical rules and discourse strategies
  2. Semantic Awareness Tests
  3. Getting, directing and maintaining conversational attention
  4. Conversational pace
  5. Conversational use of ASL
  6. ASL demonstration
  7. Receptive and productive practices of gestures
Reference Materials
Instructor-approved textbook and materials.
Approved By: Bullock, Quintin Date Approved: 12/17/2015

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