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 098-099 and English 088-089 must demonstrate college level competence before enrolling in American Sign Language & Deaf Studies Program and Interpreting Program. Co-requisite: ASL 102, except when taken as modern language requirement only. 4 lecture hours per week. 4 credit hours.