Master Course Outline
ASL& 121
American Sign Language I


Credits: 1- 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline: [Humanities]

Lecture Hours:50


Description
Introduction to American Sign Language including basic sign language vocabulary and deaf culture. Students will learn to communicate in basic conversation with individuals who are deaf or have impaired hearing. From a variety of media, students will be exposed to techniques and strategies used by the profoundly deaf and the hearing-impaired to cope with life functions. Formerly COMM 107, American Sign Language I.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Master a vocabulary of at least 300 signs for letters, words, numbers, unique pronouns, verbs and classifiers, being able to translate ideas from ASL to English and English to ASL using acquired vocabluary.
  • Ability to hold basic conversations using basic ASL vocabulary, including proper syntax and facial grammar.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of issues common to the deaf culture, its history and values.
  • Describe and discuss ways hearing people interact with the deaf community.
  • Ability to identify elements of the deaf culture that are different and/or similar to their own.

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    ASL& 121
    Fall 2014
    6216
    Nancy Henry
    ASL& 121
    Fall 2013
    6216
    Nancy Henry
    ASL& 121
    Fall 2012
    6216
    Nancy Henry
    ASL& 121
    Fall 2011
    6216
    Nancy Henry
    ASL& 121
    Fall 2010
    6216
    Nancy Henry


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
    X
     
     
     
     
    X
     
     
     
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.