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2023-2024 College Catalog 
2023-2024 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ASL 102 - American Sign Language II

4 Credits, 4 Contact Hours
4 lecture periods 0 lab periods

Continuation of ASL 101 . Includes: parameters; syntax; sentence types; facial expression and body language; sign space; pronominalization; nouns/verbs; time line; classifiers; pluralizations; deaf culture; and fingerspelling numbers. Also includes conceptual accuracy, modulations, sight line, lexicalized fingerspelling, contractions, direct address, conjunctions, model stories, history of sign, language variations, sign continuum, and how people hear. Because language and culture are inextricably linked, this course will also demonstrate how ASL conveys the values, beliefs, customs, and history of American Deaf culture.

Prerequisite(s): ASL 101  with a grade of C or better.
Information: Students will be required to perform an additional 10 lab hours outside of the regular classroom schedule. This lab experience is designed to provide a “signing only” environment for students to practice classroom skills with Deaf tutors; expose students to communication in a Deaf environment; and provide students with real life exposure to the Deaf community. This class is conducted primarily without voice.
Gen-Ed: Meets AGEC - Options and C; Meets CTE - A&H and C.

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Course Learning Outcomes
1. Employ expressive communicative skills in American Sign Language at an advanced beginning level.

2. Demonstrate receptive communicative skills in American Sign Language at an advanced beginning level.

3. Relate the cultures, communities and history of American Sign Language with their own.

  1. Parameters
  2. Syntax
  3. Sentence types
  1. Conditionals
  2. Rhetorical questions
  3. Comparatives/contrastives
    1. Sign space (directional verbs)

A.   Distributional aspects of verbs

1.   Frequency

2.   Duration

3.   Reciprocal

B.   Dimension and mapping

C.   Body shifting

  1. Sight line
    1. Eye indexing, agreement
    2. With directional verbs


  1. Modulation/inflection
    1. Mouth movements
    2. Temporal
    3. Expression
    4. Tension
    5. Sign movement

1.   Noun/verb pairs

2.   Verb pairs

3.   Noun pluralizations

  1. Pronominalization
    1. Reflexive
    2. Honorific pronouns
    3. Plural classifiers
    4. Role shifting
    5. Eye indexing
    6. Referential indexing on the base hand
    7. Demonstrative pronouns (this, that, these, those)
  2. Time Line
    1. Number incorporation
    2. Modifying movements
    3. Have-been/since
    4. Temporal agreement

1.   Near

2.   Far

3.   Close

  1. Classifiers
  2. Pluralization
    1. Reduplication
    2. Using numbers
    3. Introduction to mass quantifiers
    4. Plural classifiers
  3. Fingerspelling and numbers
    1. Money
    2. Measurements
    3. Competition (1st place, etc.)
    4. Height
    5. Formal and informal numbering
    6. Numbers from 101 and beyond
    7. Lexicalized fingerspelling
  4. Deaf culture
    1. Clubs for the Deaf
    2. Cross cultural values
    3. Conversational regulators (turn taking)
    4. Deaf President Now - comprehensive
  5. Conjunctions
    1. Simple – and, but, finish, understand
    2. Specialized – hit, worse, wrong, happen
  6. Conceptual accuracy
    1. Six uses of have
  7. Contractions and compounds expanded
  8. Model stories, tell own stories
  9. Deaf history

A.   Deaf heritage

B.   Deaf President Now

C.   Clubs

XVIII. The Deaf community

A.   Perspectives between the two worlds

B.   Behaviors and values

C.   Sports organizations

D.   Traditions

XIX.      Communication

A.   Video relay service and video phones

C.   Regional signs and dialects

XX.      How people hear

Effective Term:
Fall 2023