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American Sign Language Courses

Prerequisite/Corequisite Key

P = Course must be taken previously C = Course must be taken concurrently E = Course can be taken previously or concurrently
(RQ) = Required (RM) = Recommended  

ASL 101

American Sign Language I

3 credit hours

An introductory course to American Sign Language (ASL). The course includes basic grammar, vocabulary, fingerspelling, numbers and cultural information related to the Deaf Community.

ASL 102

American Sign Language II

3 credit hours

P: ASL-101

American Sign Language II reviews ASL vocabulary and grammatical structures discussed in ASL I. It further develops language comprehension and production skills at an intermediate level and expands, in more detail, concepts introduced in ASL 101 about Deaf Culture.

ASL 260

Special Topics: American Sign Language III

3 credit hours

P: ASL-102 or division director consent

This course is designed to cover an in-depth look at the structure of ASL Grammar, how and when to apply the use of Fingerspelling, different numbering systems, and visual-gestural communication. This course discusses expressive and receptive skills that are necessary for complex dialogue and storytelling. The course explores in more depth the Deaf Culture and how language and culture are intertwined.