American Sign Language (ASL)

ASL 001 Beg Amer Sign Lang 4 unit(s)
Hours: 4 Lecture/Discussion
This course is a study of fundamentals of American Sign Language. Students will learn the basics of visual/gestural communication and grammatical structures with emphasis on receptive and expressive skills, including intensive practice, finger spelling, individual evaluation, and basic information about Deaf culture.
Advisory on Recommended Preparation: ENGL 251 or ENGL 261 or equivalent college course with a "C" or better, or eligibility for ENGL 1 determined by COS Placement Procedures.
ASL 002 Elem Amer Sign Lang 3 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
ASL 2 is the second course in a four-course series. Emphasis will be on increasing vocabulary, developing everyday conversational skills, expressing considerably more complicated needs and ideas, and becoming more adept at functioning in the deaf community. Students will also begin translating written text into ASL.
Prerequisites: ASL 001 or equivalent college course with "C" or better
ASL 003 Inter Amer Sign Lang 3 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
ASL 3 is the third course in a four-course series. Students learn to communicate at an intermediate level. Emphasis is on expanding conversation adeptly and comfortably in a wide variety of situations in the deaf community.
Prerequisites: ASL 002 or equivalent college course with "C" or better
ASL 004 Advanced Amer Sign Lang 3 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
ASL 4 is the final course in this four-course series. Emphasis is placed on fluency in functional conversational skills in cultural context. Morphology and grammar of American Sign Language will be explored in depth.
Prerequisites: ASL 003 or equivalent college course with "C" or better
ASL 110 Sign Language Interpreting 4 unit(s)
Hours: 4 Lecture/Discussion
Equivalent Course: ASL 110AD
Introduction to the profession of sign language interpretation, emphasizing a professional code of ethics applied to real situations. Advanced techniques will include legal, medical, educational, mental health, religious, and deaf/blind interpreting.
Prerequisites: ASL 002 or equivalent college course with "C" or better