|Required Sequence: LANG190 & LANG 191
|Course Cluster: Disability Studies|
Beginning American Sign Language II will provide a continuation of the work done in LANG190. The course will cover grammatical and linguistic material in some depth, as well as teach additional vocabulary. There will also be a focus on students' use of the language in class to improve their conversational abilities. The course will also introduce students to deaf culture and the signing community and will include ethnographic and analytical readings related to culture, linguistics, and interpretation.
This course will focus on developing proficiency in American Sign Language by addressing all skills of language learning, including both expressive and receptive skills. Incorporated into class activities, assignments and with the use of authentic materials, students will also gain an understanding of the unique cultural concepts and values of the Deaf community in the United States, which will help students gain intercultural literacy.
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|Course Format: Language||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Tom Humphries, Carol Padden: LEARNING AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE, 2nd edition.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Written quizzes for receptive skills testing; Video - Journaling for expressive skills practice and evaluation.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Deaf culture readings and responses; Weekly TA session required.
|Instructor(s): Mullen,Sheila M. Times: .M.W.F. 09:00AM-09:50AM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 25||SR major: 0||JR major: 0|| || |
|Seats Available: -2||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 2||JR non-major: 8||SO: 8||FR: 7|