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2024-2025 College Catalog 
2024-2025 College Catalog

ASL 201 - American Sign Language III

4 Credits, 4 Contact Hours
4 lecture periods 0 lab periods
Continuation of ASL 102 . Includes sentence order, modulation/inflection, prosody, sign space usage, conceptual accuracy, sign vocabulary, and deaf culture and history. 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 102  
Information: Students will be required to perform an additional five lab hours outside of regular classroom schedule. The lab experience is designed to provide a “signing only” environment for students to practice classroom skills with ASL fluent ASL lab staff; expose students to communication in a Deaf environment; 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 intermediate level.

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

3.      Compare and contrast the cultures and communities of American Sign Language with their own.

  1. Sentence Order
    1. Simple sentences
    2. Complex Sentences (Chronological and Visual/Spatial Sequencing)
    3. Topicalization with complex sentences
      1. Percentages
      2. Fractions
      3. Categories/comparisons
  2. Rhetorical questions in depth
  3. Modulation/Inflection
    1. Definition

    1.   Sign tension

        2.  Sign movement

        3.  Face and body expressions

        4.  Specific mouth movements

        5.  Placement of the sign

        6.  Combinations

  1. Adjectives
  2. Classifiers

       1.  English equivalents

        2.  Perspectives

  1. Conjunctions

        1.  Simple conjunctions – review

        2.  Six complex conjunctions

  1. Distributional aspects of directional verbs

        1.  Allocative determinant (specific) to each and all

        2.  Allocative indeterminant (random) to each and all

        3.  Scaling up and down

F.  Compound creation

G.  Modulated locational signs

  1. Sign Space Usage
    1. Reality principle
    2. Sign space
    3. Sight lines
    4. Horizontal and vertical sign planes
    5. Referential indexing

        1.  Nine ways to establish placements in sign space

        2.  Nine types of pronouns

  1. Complex mapping
  2. Verb agreement
  3. Directionality
  4. Conceptual Accuracy
    1. Definition
    2. English words with multiple signs
      1. TAKE
      2. MAKE
      3. GET
      4. RUN
      5. Words from vocabulary lists
  5. Signs with multiple English translations from vocabulary lists
  6. Sign Vocabulary 

 VI.  Communication

                 A.  Hearing conservation

                 B.  Language variations (regional and dialects)

VII.  Deaf Culture

            A.  Sign language continuum -introduction

            B.  Values and behaviors

VIII.  Deaf History

       A.  Additional topics in the deaf community and in education

Effective Term:
Fall 2016