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2020-2021 Catalog 
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ASL& 121 - American Sign Language I

5 credits

ASL&121 is an introductory course in America Sign Language (ASL). Topics covered include basic receptive and expressive skills, including visual awareness, vocabulary, basic grammatical principles, and comprehension skills, as well as a historical overview of Deaf culture.

AA Specified Elective
Satisfies humanities distribution area E requirement or specified elective for the AA degree.

Course Outcomes
  • Have a basic foundation of ASL through nonverbal communication, visual exercises, body language and facial expressions
  • Develop conversational vocabulary and grammatical structures of ASL
  • Develop basic receptive and expressive skills to communicate with a Deaf person
  • Have a basic understanding of American Deaf Culture and the history

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