|Course Cluster and Certificates: Disability Studies|
ASL 290 focuses and enhances the ASL skills achieved in ASL 190 and 191. Advanced levels of expressive and receptive ASL skills achieved will enable students to immerse themselves in more sophisticated levels of ASL fluency and better allow them to communicate with Deaf citizens. We will concentrate not only on conversational competency but also overall knowledge of Deafness and its impact on the non-Deaf community. The course will provide special attention to perfecting sign production and vocabulary expansion, grammar (ASL syntax and flexible structure), appropriate use of physical space, analysis/breakdown of "Source Texts" by in-class drills that will encourage facial and body language, and the importance of "pacing, clustering, locating" mechanics. The artistic nature of ASL will be explored at length to free students to use imagination in the accurate display of communication content when no established conceptual sign exists.
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|Course Format: Language||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
||Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Tom Humphries, Carol Padden: LEARNING AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE, 2nd Edition
Christopher Jon Heuer: BUG: DEAF IDENTITY AND INTERNAL REVOLUTION
Lou Fant & Barbara Bernstein Fant: THE AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE PHRASE BOOK
|Examinations 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): Vinci,Keith Warren,Leslie A. Times: .M.W... 07:10PM-08:30PM; Location: FISK121; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: 0||JR major: 0|| || |
|Seats Available: 7||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 3||JR non-major: 6||SO: 6||FR: 0|
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