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    Dec 07, 2022  
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SIGN 126 - American Sign Language II

4 Credit: (4 lecture, 0 lab, 0 clinical) 4 Contact Hours: [SIGN 125 ]


This course is designed to increase students’ knowledge and use of American Sign Language vocabulary and grammar, as well as focus on specific grammatical elements for more in-depth analysis and practice. It also includes an advanced knowledge of ASL’s place in American culture.
OFFERED: spring semesters

Course Goals/ Objectives/ Competencies:
Goal 1:  The student will demonstrate expanded knowledge of ASL components.

Objectives:  The student will:

  1. Obtain a wider vocabulary base.
  2. Increase fluency of expressively reciting the manual alphabet and counting system.
  3. Increase fluency of receptively translating the manual alphabet and counting system.
  4. Demonstrate an expanded understanding and use of grammatical aspects including facial markers, quantifiers and pluralization, conjunctions, verb inflections and appropriate classifier use.

Goal 2:  The student will demonstrate an advanced conversational level of ASL.

Objectives:  The student will:

  1. Demonstrate advanced knowledge in both receptive and expressive skills.
  2. Identify various sentence types, such as comparative, conditional and rhetorical.
  3. Receptively translate signed ASL sentences to proper written English form.
  4. Demonstrate their ability to analyze a story/paragraph using appropriate ASL concepts.

Goal 3:  The student will demonstrate an advanced knowledge of ASL’s cultural context.

Objectives:  The student will:

  1. Demonstrate an advanced understanding of appropriate cultural pragmatics and metalinguistics by attending deaf functions for a minimum of 8 hours, meeting and interacting with deaf individuals via sign language.
  2. Demonstrate an advanced knowledge of basic deaf culture and history.



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