American Sign Language (SGNL)

SGNL 1301

Beginning American Sign Language I

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:3   LAB HRS:1   OTH HRS:0

This is a comprehensive first semester Beginning American Sign Language course. This course will include an introduction to American Sign Language, Deaf culture, and to a brief history of sign and culture. Furthermore, students will also develop and learn expressive and receptive sign skills, together with the learning of numbers, sign vocabulary, and the manual alphabet. Class is conducted primary without voice.

Prerequisite: None.

SGNL 1302

Beginning American Sign Language II

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:3   LAB HRS:1   OTH HRS:0

This is a comprehensive second semester Beginning American Sign Language course. This course will include study of sign vocabulary, numbers, finger spelling, and Deaf culture. Furthermore, this course emphasizes on further development of receptive skills, expressive skills, application of rudimentary syntactical and grammatical structures, and an understanding of Deaf and Hearing cultures. Class is conducted primary without voice.

Prerequisite: SGNL 1301.

SGNL 2301

Intermediate American Sign Language I

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:3   LAB HRS:0   OTH HRS:0

This is a comprehensive Intermediate American Sign Language course. This course includes the integration of ASL expressive and receptive skills using bilingual techniques. Furthermore, a study of vocabulary, idioms, culture, iterature, ASL linguistics, manual and non-manual aspects of ASL, and cross-cultural communication techniques will be an integral part of this course. This course is highly interactive, centering on lab exercises, peer critiques, guest speakers, and on the application of basic ethical behavior. Class is conducted primary without voice.

Prerequisite: SGNL 1301 and SGNL 1302 or departmental placement exam.

SGNL 2302

Intermediate American Sign Language II

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:3   LAB HRS:0   OTH HRS:0

This is a comprehensive Intermediate American Sign Language course. This course will include further application of introductory level interpreting and transliterating skills with appropriate RID guidelines governing ethical behavior. Furthermore, students will also be exposed to the literature and culture of the Deaf culture. In addition, this course provides students the opportunity to interpret for guest speakers. Class is conducted primary without voice.

Prerequisite: SGNL 2301.