||This course covers the beginning fundamental principles of American Sign Language (ASL) and introduces information about the Deaf community and Deaf culture. The course will familiarize students with basic ASL vocabulary and grammar, including hand shapes, body movements and facial expressions to convey meaning.
||ELL 1080 or ENGL 0096 or ENGL 0097 or placement by assessment
- Describe issues between the hearing and Deaf communities which have lead to controversy.
- Describe the history of Deaf culture and how that history has resulted in the positive and negative experiences of people in the Deaf community.
- Demonstrate communication strategies for talking with those with hearing loss.
- Identify stereotypes of those with hearing loss and describe how those stereotypes can lead to difficulties between the hearing and Deaf cultures.
- Use American Sign Language to begin communication with individuals in the Deaf community.
- Identify equipment options that persons with hearing loss may use to communicate with those who do not know ASL.
- Demonstrate basic expressive and receptive skills in conversational ASL.
- Develop understanding of basic ASL sentence structure, including topic-comment structure and subject-verb-object structure.
- Display correct execution of the manual alphabet and ASL numbers.
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