Jan 29, 2023  
Academic Catalog 2022-2023 
    
Academic Catalog 2022-2023
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SLS 202 - American Sign Language II


Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): A minimum of a “C -” grade in SLS 201  or ASL Placement Test Score equivalency.
A continuation of American Sign Language (ASL) study at the advanced-beginner level and Deaf Culture from a beginner’s perspective. Students will develop advanced-beginner skills in comprehension of a message in ASL, demonstrate correct ASL to English and English to ASL interpretation at the advanced-beginner level, 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. Students will demonstrate this through the use of the four parameters of signed communication, comprehension and expression of intermediate grammatical features of ASL in given dialogues, comprehension and expression of intermediate vocabulary in given dialogues, comprehension of grammatical sign principles and non-manual behaviors within an ASL signed message, and comprehension of vocabulary within an ASL signed message through the answering of questions related to the signed message.

Students will also refine skills in fingerspelling and numbering, identification and use of iconic and abstract signs, and skills in interpersonal communication.

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



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