American Sign Lang I (ASL-101)
This course is designed to introduce the student to American Sign Language, the visual-gestural language of Deaf persons, and Deaf Culture and to develop receptive and expressive communication skills with incorporation of visual-gestural techniques, ASL vocabulary, basic rules of grammar, syntax and some cultural features of the Deaf community. Prerequisite: Students whose records and tests indicate the need for review in the fundamentals of language will be assigned to Communication skills courses. Students placed in English 097 must demonstrate college level competence before enrolling in American Sign Language & Deaf Studies Program and Interpreting Program. Corequisite: ASL 102, except when taken as modern language requirement only. 3 lecture hours and 2 laboratory hours per week. 4 credit hours.