Introduction to ASL using immersion. Teaches basic conversational skills including
personal information, and common events. Grammar is introduced in context, with an
emphasis on developing question and answer skills. Introduction to historical and
cultural aspects of the Deaf community. This hybrid course format employs in-class
activities and required online homework.
Second course in ASL sequence. Continued vocabulary & grammar development and practice
of conversational skills. Additional information regarding the history and culture
of ASL and the deaf
is explored. Instruction conducted primarily in ASL. Prerequisites: ASL&121 or instructor’s
Continuation of ASL&122. Further development of conversational skills, including grammar
and Deaf culture information. Communicative proficiency is the main objective of the
sequence. Successful completion would prepare the student to enter the second year
sequence of ASL classes. Prerequisites: successful completion of ASL&121 and ASL&122
or equivalent with a grade of “C” or better, or instructor’s signature.
Continuation of ASL&123. Focuses on review, expanding nonmanual behaviors and perfecting
expressive skill, syntax, and vocabulary for the purpose of active communication.
Prerequisite: completion of ASL&123 with a grade of ‘C’ or better, or instructor’s
Continuation of ASL&221. Focuses on expanded student discourse and narratives. Special
emphasis on role-shift variations, organizational structures, analysis and application
of: classifiers, non-manual markers, lexical fingerspelling, and numerical incorporation.
Includes an introduction to ASL Poetry. Prerequisite: Completion of ASL&221 with a
grade of ‘C’ or better, or instructor’s signature.
Continuation of ASL&222. Emphasizes increased fluency with ASL narratives and storytelling.
Course focuses on specialized ASL vocabulary for survival/ social situations, organizational
structures and conversational behaviors within the Deaf Community. Prerequisite: Completion
of ASL&222 with a grade of ‘C’ or better, or instructor’s signature