EDD 448/548 - ASL for Academic Settings
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Education Department, Minimum C- in SLS 302 or ASL Placement Test score equivalency
A continuation of American Sign Language (ASL) study and Deaf Culture at the expert level. Students will develop expert ASL skills in comprehension of a message in ASL, demonstrate expert ASL to English and English to ASL interpretation, identify cultural practices and defining characteristics unique to the Deaf Community, identify the differences between ASL and other signed communication systems, and contrast the linguistic features of ASL with spoken English. This course is designed for students to improve conceptual accuracy in American Sign Language (ASL) vocabulary, translation, and instruction in the content areas. The course, designed for students majoring in deaf education, will also focus on educational techniques, lesson planning, and establishing an accessible bilingual classroom environment in the K-12 setting.
As part of a comprehensive model in deaf education, the course will provide educational techniques for teaching children and young adults with a variety of hearing levels in different school settings and will explore other common communication modalities used in the classroom setting, with an emphasis on Conceptually Accurate Signed English (CASE), Sign Supported Speech (SSS), and Simultaneous Communication (SIMCOM).
This course addresses state and national certification standards required for students enrolled in the undergraduate Deaf Education Program. Offered Fall semesters as an 8-week online/face-to-face hybrid course
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