American Sign Language Course Offerings

American Sign Language is designated with SL.

We offer:

SL 171, 172 - Introductory levels - Offered Fall and Winter

SL 173 - Intermediate level - Offered Fall term only and the course will only run if/when enough students enroll

SL 150 - Introduction to Deaf Culture - Offered Fall and Winter

SL 155 - Fingerspelling - Offered Fall and Winter

SL 150 - Introduction to Deaf Culture

This course provides introductory exposure to both technology and cultural perspectives and the implications of those perspectives for those that are deaf. Topics covered include elements of the communication process, nonverbal communication, basic sign language terminology use and signs, both family and group dynamics, research, and oral presentations. This course is designed for students that wish to acquire knowledge of deaf culture and explore the field of sign language interpreting.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

SL 155 - Fingerspelling

Fingerspelling is designed to provide the student with instruction and practice focused solely in both expressive and receptive fingerspelling skills as well as concentrated instruction in the use of numbers in American Sign Language. This course is intended for students that wish to explore the field of Sign Language interpreting.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

SL 171 - American Sign Language I

This course is a basic introduction to American Sign Language and provides students with basic knowledge of American Sign Language vocabulary and grammar. Students in this course learn the manual alphabet used in fingerspelling (400 to 500 signs used in ASL), rules on grammar, semantics and syntax used in ASL, and discuss conversational techniques used with deaf adults. Students with previous sign language experience should contact the Department of Language and Thought for information regarding placement.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

SL 172 - American Sign Language II

This course is designed to increase knowledge and use of American Sign Language vocabulary and grammar. Students in this course examine grammatical elements in ASL, and incorporate 300 to 500 more ASL signs to their vocabulary. Students with previous sign language experience should contact the Department of Language and Thought for information regarding placement.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

SL 173 - American Sign Language III

This course is designed to increase knowledge and use of American Sign Language idioms, vocabulary and grammar in a conversational context. Students in this course examine grammatical elements in ASL, and acquire proficiency, receptively and expressively, in the use of an additional 300 ASL signs, 20 ASL idioms and 60 English idioms. Students with previous ASL experience should contact the Department of Language and Thought for information regarding placement.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

SL 291 - Seminar in Sign Language 1

Offered upon demand and when interest in a particular subject in sign language will allow for scheduling. Seminar may be repeated if subject matter changes. Minimum student participation of 40 clock hours. The seminar allows two or more students to study and use materials in a field related to their curriculum. Students work under the supervision of an instructor.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)