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American Sign Language



ASL 101
American Sign Language I [Lecture] (3.0)
(Liberal Arts)
This course is designed for students with little or no previous experience in the language. It focuses on communicative skills of sign comprehension and production. Course content includes high frequency vocabulary, basic sentence constructions, common phrases, and cultural aspects of the Deaf community. The course also stresses student participation in skills development.

ASL 102
American Sign Language II [Lecture] (3.0)
(Liberal Arts)
This course expands the basic principles presented in ASL I. ASL II teaches students to use linguistic features, cultural protocols, and core vocabulary to function in basic ASL conversations that include ASL grammar for giving directions, describing, making requests, talking about family, occupations and routines, and attributing qualities to others. Prerequisite: ASL 101

ASL 495
Independent Study in American Sign Language [Independent Study] (1.0-3.0)
(Liberal Arts)
Independent study provides opportunity to pursue advanced or special-interest topics not covered in the curriculum. Prerequisites: 1. Junior standing. 2. A minimum of 9 semester hours in the discipline of the Independent Study. 3. A minimum grade point average of 2.50 in the discipline. 4. Proof of motivation and ability to work independently. 5. Approval of the department in which the study is to be taken. 6. Permission from the student's advisor, the course instructor, the Department Chair, the Academic Dean, and the Registrar.


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The number in parentheses following the course title indicates the semester hours of credit assigned to the course.
An H following the course number indicates an honors level course.