American Sign Language - ASLG

ASLG F101 American Sign Language I (h)

3 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

Visual-gestural language used by most deaf Americans. Acquisition of receptive and expressive conversational skills. Cultural aspects of everyday life experiences of deaf people. (3+0)

ASLG F110 American Sign Language Practice (h)

1 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

Skill development in use of American Sign Language. Conducted entirely in sign language with aspects of deaf culture included. All skill levels. May be repeated twice for credit. (1+0)

ASLG F202 American Sign Language II (h)

3 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

Expressive and receptive conversational skills. Understanding the culture that is an integral part of the language. Continuation of American Sign Language I. Prerequisites: ASLG F101; or permission of instructor. (3+0)

ASLG F203 American Sign Language III (h)

3 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

Grammar, conceptual structure and lexical items of American Sign Language. Cultural awareness and expressive and receptive signing skills for communicating and understanding American Sign Language in diverse contexts. Continuation of ASLG F101 and ASLG F202. Prerequisites: ASLG F202; or permission of instructor. (3+0)

ASLG F204 American Sign Language IV (h)

3 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

Spontaneous and interactive use of American Sign Language. Grammar, structure and lexical components. Cultural aspects supporting communication in American Sign Language at an advanced level. A continuation of ASLG F203. Prerequisites: ASLG F203; or permission of instructor. (3+0)

ASLG F205 American Sign Language V (h)

3 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

Highly advanced analysis of American Sign Language, including classifiers, grammar and lexicon. Expanded receptive and expressive skill development based in extensive cultural knowledge of the Deaf community in America. Prerequisites: ASLG F204; or permission of instructor. (3+0)

ASLG F220 Deaf Culture

3 Credits
Offered as Demand Warrants

This course explores the Deaf-World through the various lens provided by the multidisciplinary fields of Anthropology, Sociology, History and Cultural Studies. Students will be asked to inquire into the diversity, complexities and commonalities of Deaf cultural experiences through rigorous questioning of fundamental issues pertaining to cultural practices, ideology, power, identity and heritage. Prerequisites: ENGL F111x, ASLG F202 or permission of instructor. (3+0)

ASLG F230 Deaf History

3 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

A focus on Deaf history in America from 1800 to 1950, this course addresses the emergence, growth and survival of America's Deaf community. Through major topics such as schools, labor, community ties, eugenics and organizations, students will learn the significance of the "Deaf" place as well as parallels with other minority groups and associated trends. Prerequisites: ENGL F111X; ASLG F202; or permission of instructor. (3+0)