Catalog 2023-2024 
    Mar 03, 2024  
Catalog 2023-2024

ASL& 121 American Sign Language I

5 credits

The student will learn the basic manual alphabet, vocabulary, numbers and phrases used in everyday communication, while developing an understanding and appreciation of Deaf Culture.

This course meets the Humanities  general education distribution requirement.

Prerequisites: ABED 40  or AHSE 56  (or placement into MATH 87  or AHSE 66  or higher) and ABED 46  (or placement into ENGL 93  or higher)

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course the student will:

  • Compose and construct sentences using ASL grammatical structure
  • Articulate pattern phrases in both receptive and expressive communication
  • Use basic vocabulary to ask and respond to questions using ASL
  • Implement a variety of strategies when communicating with the Deaf
  • Demonstrate cultural competence through the exploration of deaf history, deaf culture, community
  • Effectively use ASL signs, vocabulary and finger spelling in meaningful daily conversation

General Education Distribution Area Outcomes
Students who successfully complete courses in the Humanities distribution area will be able to:

  • Discuss and explain methods of creative expression, social interaction, and aesthetic considerations employed by individuals and societies
  • Employ methods of intellectual and creative inquiry central to the selected Humanities course of study, using the vocabulary, concepts, historical perspectives and materials common to the chosen area
  • Dependent on the Humanities area selected, interpret specific artifacts from art, film, history, language, literature, philosophy, religious thought, or narrative form and develop one’s own viewpoint or artifact using the techniques common to that area

Total Hours: 50 Theory (Lecture) Hours: 50