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2024-2025 College Catalog

ASL 050 - Conversational Sign Language I

3 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 0 lab periods
Introduction to conversational sign language skills. Includes basic sign vocabulary, d/Deaf culture, and an overview of communications systems.

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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate basic expressive and receptive skills in conversational American Sign Language (ASL).
  2. Perform and demonstrate a comprehension of a minimum of 300 signs.
  3. Demonstrate correct execution of the manual alphabet and numbers from 1 to 1,000.
  4. Demonstrate comprehension of 3-letter fingerspelled words.
  5. Identify the various communication systems used within the Deaf community.

Outline:
  1. Manual Alphabet
    1. 26 handshapes
    2. Proper placement
    3. Proper transitions between words
  2. Numbers (1-1000)
    1. Execution   
    2. Handshapes
  3. Communication Systems
    1. American Sign Language
    2. Manually coded English systems
    3. Pidgin sign English
    4. Oral systems
  4. Sentence Types
    1. Basic sentence structures
    2. Question forms
  5. Signs
    1. Personal information
    2. Descriptions
    3. Quantifiers
    4. Situational
    5. Etiquette
    6. Questions
    7. Parameters


Effective Term:
Fall 2016