ASL 101. Introduction to American Sign Language I.3 Credits.

Students are introduced to American Sign Language, the language used by the Deaf community in the United States. Through a direct, communicative approach, students learn the basic structure of ASL, its grammar and vocabulary, including fingerspelling/numbers and some visual features (parameters, space), and information related to Deaf Culture. Learning ASL opens the door to worthy new experiences because students develop initial understanding and appreciation of the life experience of the Deaf people, their unique and visual language, as well as their culture.

Offered: As needed, Summer

ASL 102. Introduction to American Sign Language II.3 Credits.

Continuation of American Sign Language I. Further coverage of the fundamentals of ASL grammar, vocabulary, fingerspelling/numbers, additional visual features (space, classifiers, personification, etc.), and information related to Deaf Culture

Offered: As needed, Summer