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101. American Sign Language 1 (4)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: One GE Foundation course.
For those who are beginning ASL, or who have had less than two years of high school ASL or equivalent. Introduction to pronunciation, receptive and expressive conversational skills without voice, and grammatical structures of American Sign Language (ASL). Development of appropriate linguistic/cultural behaviors and awareness of and respect for Deaf Culture.
Letter grade only (A-F).

102. American Sign Language 2 (4)

Prerequisite: ASLD 101 or equivalent.
Second semester introduction to pronunciation, receptive and expressive conversational skills without voice, and grammatical structures of American Sign Language (ASL). Includes development of appropriate linguistic/cultural behaviors and awareness of and respect for Deaf Culture.
Letter grade only (A-F).

124. American Deaf Cultures (3)

Prerequisite: None
The course will explore issues of language, consciousness, culture, self-representation, identity, and social construction within and between groups. Focus will be on cultural oppression, power, contributions of folklore, literature, plays, Deaf art, and the impact of modern technology on multiple discourses of Deaf culture within America.
Letter grade only (A-F). No knowledge of a signed language or prior experience with this culture is required. Lecture 3 hours.

201. American Sign Language 3 (4)

Prerequisite: ASLD 101 and ASLD 102 or consent of instructor.
Low-to-mid intermediate-level ASL focusing on receptive and expressive conversational skills without voice, using manual and nonmanual, spatial, and temporal grammatical structures.
Letter grade only (A-F). Lecture 4 hours.

202. American Sign Language 4 (4)

Prerequisite: ASLD 201 or consent of instructor.
Mid-to-high intermediate level ASL focusing on receptive and expressive ASL skills without voice, using manual and non-manual, spatial, and temporal grammatical structures.
Letter grade only (A-F). Lecture 4 hours.

211. Beginning Interpreting and Ethics 1 (3)

Prerequisites: ANTH/LING 170 and ASLD 124.
Corequisite: ASLD 201 or consent of instructor.
This course is designed to provide students with the historical, theoretical, and practical knowledge of the ASL-English interpreting profession.
Letter grade only (A-F). Lecture 3 hours.

212. Beginning Interpreting and Ethics 2 (3)

Prerequisite: ANTH/LING 170, ASLD 124, and ASLD 211.
Corequisite: ASLD 202 or consent of instructor.
This course is designed to provide students with the cognitive skills needed to beginning translating from English to ASL, and ASL to English.
Letter grade only (A-F). Lecture 3 hours.


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