American Sign Language courses

ASL 101: Beg American Sign Lang I

Teaches basic signs and hand parameters in American Sign Language (ASL). Practices visual comprehension, signing, and basic expressive and receptive skills supports in laboratory setting. Teaches glossing system for written ASL. Uses class and extracurricular activities to teach the cultural aspects of ASL and the deaf culture. Requires active participation in instructor-coordinated multimedia and online activities as a mandatory component.

Units: 4 — 4

ASL 102: Beg American Sign Lang II

Continues study and practice of basic skills initiated in ASL 101: Beg American Sign Lang I (4 units). Emphasizes comprehending, signing, developing receptive skills, and using the glossing system for written ASL. Interactive and extracurricular activities increase understanding of ASL and the deaf culture. Requires active participation in instructor-coordinated multimedia and online activities as a mandatory component. (Prereq: ASL 101: Beg American Sign Lang I (4 units))

Units: 4 — 4

ASL 197: Independent Study

Allows lower-division students to independently study a particular aspect of ASL culture and language. A written proposal for the study/research must be approved in advance by the sponsoring faculty member and the program chair. Number of units depends on the nature of the student's academic goals and the consent of the faculty advisor.

Units: 1 — 6

ASL 201: Intermediate ASL I

Continues the study of American Sign Language (ASL). Practices developing visual comprehension, signing, writing with gloss system, and using basic expressive and receptive skills in laboratory setting. Studies readings and videos. Classes and extracurricular activities teach the aspects of ASL and the deaf culture. Requires active participation in instructor-coordinated multimedia and online activities as a mandatory component. (Prereq: ASL 102: Beg American Sign Lang II (4 units))

Units: 4 — 4

ASL 202: Intermed ASL II

Continues the study and perfection of intermediate American Sign Language skills. Focuses on perfecting visual comprehension, signing, writing with gloss system, and using basic expressive and receptive skills for real-life settings. Studies readings and videos. Classes and extracurricular activities teach the aspects of ASL and the deaf culture. Requires active participation in instructor-coordinated multimedia and online activities as a mandatory component. (Prereq: ASL 201: Intermediate ASL I (4 units))

Units: 4 — 4

ASL 297: Independent Study

Student and faculty member select topic of study and number of credits.

Units: 1 — 6

ASL 301: Adv American Sign I

Taught in American Sign Language (ASL) for extensive study in developing visual comprehension, signing, writing with gloss system, and using expressive and receptive skills. Enhances understanding of deaf communities and deaf culture. (Prereq: ASL 202: Intermed ASL II (4 units))

Units: 4 — 4

ASL 395: Special Topics: Deaf Culture

Studies a particular topic in American Sign Language. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

Units: 1 — 4

ASL 397: Independent Study

Student and faculty member select topic of study and number of credits.

Units: 1 — 6

ASL 497: Independent Study

Individual study of a particular aspect of the ASL culture or language. A written proposal for the study/research must be approved in advance by the sponsoring faculty member and the program chair. Number of credits depends on the nature of the student's academic goals and the consent of the faculty advisor.

Units: 1 — 6