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American Sign Language and Current Issues

LANG 290
Spring 2021 not offered
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.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA LANG
Course Format: LanguageGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: LANG191
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

Last Updated on SEP-26-2023
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