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2013 - 2014

American Sign Language (ASL)


Undergraduate Courses


    100-Level Courses

    ASL 101 : First-Year American Sign Language. (4:4:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ASL 101 : First-Year American Sign Language. (4:4:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
    DESCRIPTION: First in a series of courses which focuses on acquiring basic ASL skills, both receptive and expressive. An introduction to the Deaf community and culture will be provided.
    NOTE: Intended for students with little or no experience in ASL.

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    ASL 102 : First-Year American Sign Language. (4:4:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ASL 102 : First-Year American Sign Language. (4:4:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
    PREREQUISITE: ASL 101
    DESCRIPTION: Second in a series of courses which focuses on acquiring basic ASL skills, both receptive and expressive. An introduction to the Deaf community and culture will be provided.
    NOTE: Teacher may waive prerequisite based on prior experience.

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    ASL 111 : American Sign Language Fingerspelling. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ASL 111 : American Sign Language Fingerspelling. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
    PREREQUISITE: ASL 102
    DESCRIPTION: Improve ability to comprehend and communicate using various ASL fingerspelling styles.
    NOTE: Teacher may waive prerequisite based on prior experience.

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    ASL 112 : American Sign Language Numbering. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ASL 112 : American Sign Language Numbering. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
    PREREQUISITE: ASL 102
    DESCRIPTION: Improve ability to comprehend and communicate using various ASL numbering styles.
    NOTE: Teacher may waive prerequisite based on prior experience.

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    200-Level Courses

    ASL 201 : Second-Year American Sign Language. (4:4:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ASL 201 : Second-Year American Sign Language. (4:4:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
    PREREQUISITE: ASL 102
    DESCRIPTION: Third in a series of courses which focuses on developing intermediate ASL skills, both receptive and expressive. Increased focus on the role that ASL plays in the lives of the Deaf community.
    NOTE: Teacher may waive prerequisite based on prior experience.

    Course Outcomes


    ASL 202 : Second-Year American Sign Language. (4:4:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ASL 202 : Second-Year American Sign Language. (4:4:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
    PREREQUISITE: ASL 201; Teacher may waive prerequisite based on prior experience.
    DESCRIPTION: Fourth in a series of courses which focuses on developing intermediate ASL skills, both receptive and expressive. Increased focus on the role that ASL plays in the lives of the Deaf community.
    NOTE: Culminating course for GE Languages of Learning requirement. Required course for obtaining language credit by examination.

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    300-Level Courses

    ASL 301 : Advanced American Sign Language and Culture. (4:4:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ASL 301 : Advanced American Sign Language and Culture. (4:4:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
    PREREQUISITE: ASL 202
    DESCRIPTION: Fifth in a series of five courses which aims to increase interpersonal, receptive, and presentational ASL skills in the context of society and culture of the Deaf community.
    NOTE: Teacher may waive prerequisite based on prior experience.

    Course Outcomes


    ASL 302 : Deaf Literature. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Winter
    PREREQUISITE: ASL 301
    DESCRIPTION: Various genres of Deaf literature. Introduction to analysis of ASL literary works.
    NOTE: Teacher may waive prerequisite based on prior experience.

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    400-Level Courses

    ASL 431 : Introduction to American Sign Language Linguistics. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ASL 431 : Introduction to American Sign Language Linguistics. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall Contact Department; Winter Contact Department
    PREREQUISITE: ASL 301 or equivalent.
    RECOMMENDED: ASL 302 or concurrent enrollment.
    DESCRIPTION: Designed for students who have acquired a good mastery of ASL. This course explores the dynamics of ASL linguistics, including basic simillarities between ASL and other languages.

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    ASL 432 : Introduction to American Sign Language Interpreting. (3:3:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    ASL 432 : Introduction to American Sign Language Interpreting. (3:3:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Winter Contact Department
    PREREQUISITE: ASL 431
    DESCRIPTION: An introduction to the profession of interpreting, the Code of Professional Conduct, interpreting protocol, and interpreting issues.
    NOTE: Teacher may waive prerequisite based on prior experience.

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