2022-2023 College Catalog 
    Jun 24, 2024  
2022-2023 College Catalog [***ATTENTION: THIS IS AN ARCHIVED CATALOG***]

ASL 101 - American Sign Language I

Credits: 4
Lab/Lecture: Four lecture.

Principles, methods, and techniques for acquiring basic skills using American Sign Language, with emphasis on developing visual/receptive skills and basic communication.
Course Outcomes:
Students will be able to:
  1. explain the basic history of ASL;
  2. recognize and identify the signer’s use of space from their perspective;
  3. exchange personal information, i.e. give names, tell where live, talk about their families and routine activities;
  4. discriminate between different, basic finger spelled words;
  5. demonstrate ability to fingerspell basic words;
  6. use appropriate facial expressions and other non-manual grammar used in ASL focusing on:  yes/no questions, wh- questions and negation;
  7. demonstrate ability to follow and give basic directions;
  8. use correct handshapes for possessive pronouns;
  9. recognize and produce numbers 1-30;
  10. and produce and recognize basic time signs: past, present and future.

General Education: Options.
Grading Option: May be taken for S/U credit.