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SLG050 Conversational Sign Language I Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to conversational sign language skills. Includes basic sign vocabulary, d/Deaf culture, and an overview of communications systems.
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Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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SLG101 American Sign Language I Credit Hours: 4.00
Introduction to American Sign Language (ASL). Includes: parameters; syntax; sentence types; facial expressions and body language; pronominalization; nouns and verbs; modals; sign space; time line and time modulations; classifiers; pluralizations; and deaf history and culture. Also includes: fingerspelling numbers; lexicalized fingerspelling; conceptual accuracy; sign modulation; conversational regulators; basic compounds and contractions; and existence of regional dialects/sign and language variations. Because language and culture are inextricably linked, this course will also demonstrate how ASL conveys the values, beliefs, customs, and history of American Deaf culture.
Prerequisite(s):
Course Corequisites:
Information: Students will be required to perform an additional 10 lab hours outside of the regular classroom schedule. This lab experience is designed to 1) provide a "signing only" environment for students to practice classroom skills with Deaf tutors; 2) expose students to communication in a Deaf environment; and 3) provide students with real life exposure to the Deaf community.
Information: This class is conducted primarily without voice.
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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SLG102 American Sign Language II Credit Hours: 4.00
Continuation of SLG 101. Includes: parameters; syntax; sentence types; facial expression and body language; sign space; pronominalization; nouns/verbs; time line; classifiers; pluralizations; deaf culture; and fingerspelling numbers. Also includes conceptual accuracy, modulations, sight line, lexicalized fingerspelling, contractions, direct address, conjunctions, model stories, history of sign, language variations, sign continuum, and how people hear. Because language and culture are inextricably linked, this course will also demonstrate how ASL conveys the values, beliefs, customs, and history of American Deaf culture.
Prerequisite(s): SLG 101 with a grade of C or better.
Course Corequisites:
Information: Students will be required to perform ten additional lab hours outside of the regular schedule. The lab experience is designed to 1) provide a "signing only" environment for students to practice classroom skills with Deaf tutors; 2) expose students to communication in a Deaf environment; 3) provide students with real life exposure to the Deaf community.
Information: This class is conducted primarily without voice.
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes