Jan 29, 2023  
Academic Catalog 2022-2023 
    
Academic Catalog 2022-2023
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SLS 201 - American Sign Language I


Credits: 3

An introduction to American Sign Language (ASL) and Deaf Culture from a novice perspective. Students will begin developing basic ASL skills in comprehension of a message in ASL, demonstration of correct basic ASL to English and English to ASL interpretation, identification of cultural practices and defining characteristics unique to the Deaf Community,
identification of the differences between ASL and other signed communication systems, and skills in contrasting the linguistic features of ASL with spoken English. Students will demonstrate this through the use of ASL features (Grammar) such as: Pronouns, Indexing, Noun/Verb Pairs, Object-Subject-Verb, Negation, Numbers, Time Signs, Number Incorporation: Time, Directional Verbs, Verb Inflections, Contrastive Sentences Structure, Semantic Classifiers, and Role Shifting . Students will also develop, at the beginner level, sign vocabulary in the following areas: Introduction, Greetings, Family, People, Pronouns, Home, Clothing, Colors, Food, Action Words, Opposites and Questions, Numbers, Money, Time, Seasons Travel, Holidays, Sports, Recreation, Animals, Nature, and Science.

This course addresses state and national certification standards required for students enrolled in the undergraduate Deaf Education Program.



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