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Fall 2019
Nov 30,2020
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AMSL 101 - AMER SIGN LANG&DEAF CULTURE I
(FORMERLY LANG-155) Sign language is not universal. Different countries communicate with different manual languages similar to spoken languages. American Sign Language is based on the French system of sign language. Standardization of it began in the early 1800's when the first school for the deaf was established in Hartford, Conn. ASL is now used by approximately one half million Deaf people in the United States and Canada. Many hearing people are also learning ASL. Reasons can include planning a career like sign language interpreting or theatrical work, or fascination with a new form of communication. ASL incorporates gesture, finger-spelling, body posture and facial expression with handshapes and movement as the basis of its grammatical features. The class will also include information on deaf culture; its clubs, national organizations, major institutions and technology. A history of education and social systems will be provided as well as the current issues facing the deaf community. Speakers will present on a variety of these topics. This language can also be useful to those students whose major is in health care, teaching or social work. There will be a laboratory component with DVD for practice. Lab Fee.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course

Language/American Sign Lang Department

AMSL 102 - AMER SIGN LANG&DEAF CULTURE 2
(FORMERLY LANG-156): Foundations of American Sign Language II is a continuation of the receptive and expressive skills required to communicate in American Sign Language (ASL). Through active classwork, students will explore Deaf culture and history, education, the Americans with Disabilities Act, vocabulary, syntax and grammar, and controversial issues. Topics will include handshape stories, making requests, use of space, and describing people/objects. Students will also write a research paper related to deafness/Deaf Culture. There will also be a service learning component.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course

Language/American Sign Lang Department

AMSL 201 - INTERMED AMER SIGN LANGUAGE I
(FORMERLY LANG-255) - Intermediate American Sign Language I is a continuation of Foundations of American Sign Language I and II. Through class discussions, pair/group work, simulations, and presentations, students will receive enhancement of the receptive and expressive skills required to communicate in American Sign Language (ASL). Intermediate ASL I includes grammar review and features extensive discussions of Deaf culture, as well as an expansion of vocabulary. The course is conducted entirely in ASL. Students will also write a research paper related to a prominent figure in the Deaf Community. There will also be a service learning component.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course

Language/American Sign Lang Department


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