American Sign Language (ASL)

ASL 101

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE I

5 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 5 hours

Offered: ALL

Introduces sign language and manual communication used by Deaf and Hard of Hearing (HOH) persons in the United States. Provides a basis for communication between hearing and D/deaf individuals at a novice-high level of proficiency. Emphasizes increased awareness of deafness, cultural sensitivity, and resources related to the Deaf in the United States. [D; CSU; UC] (Formerly: COMM 150;SPCH 150;HS 50;SPCH 50; Same as: ASL 120)

ASL 102

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE II

5 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: ASL 101 or equivalent.

Lecture 5 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides the opportunity to increase fluency via conversational exercises that will build awareness of appropriate grammatical usages of American Sign Language (ASL). Students will expand knowledge of ASL, Deaf Culture, and Deaf Community via continuation of ASL 101. [D; CSU; UC] (Formerly: COMM 152;SPCH 152;HS 52;SPCH 52; Same as: ASL 130)

ASL 120

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE I

4 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Corequisite: ASL 121.

Lecture 4 hours

Offered: ALL

Introduces sign language and manual communication used by hearing-impaired persons in the United States. Provides a basis for communication between hearing and hearing-impaired individuals at a novice-high level of proficiency. Emphasizes increased awareness of deafness and resources related to the Deaf in the United States. [D; CSU; UC] (Formerly: COMM 150;SPCH 150;HS 50;SPCH 50; Same as: ASL 101)

ASL 121

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE PRACTICE I

1 UNIT

Grade Only

Corequisite: ASL 120.

Lecture 1 hour

Offered: ALL

Supports students taking ASL 120, providing ample opportunity to improve and apply American Sign Language skills through an individualized program of small and large group interactions. Utilizes interactive media to express comprehension of basic ASL sentences and stories as well as their signing skills. Provides students with opportunities to interpret, express, practice, and acquire ASL 120 vocabulary and syntax. [D; CSU]

ASL 130

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE II

4 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: ASL 120 and ASL 121 or equivalent.

Corequisite: ASL 131.

Lecture 4 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides increased proficiency in sign language and finger spelling, including communication of complex messages, idiomatic expressions, subtleties, and nuances of language. [D; CSU; UC] (Formerly: COMM 152;SPCH 152;HS 52;SPCH 52; Same as: ASL 102)

ASL 131

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE PRACTICE II

1 UNIT

Grade Only

Corequisite: ASL 130.

Lecture 1 hour

Offered: ALL

Supports students taking ASL 130 by providing ample opportunity to improve and apply American Sign Language skills through an individualized program of small and large group interactions at an intermediate-low level. Utilizes interactive media to express comprehension of ASL sentences and stories as well as their signing skills. Provides students with opportunities to interpret, expand, practice, and acquire ASL 130 vocabulary and syntax. [D; CSU]

ASL 150

DEAF CULTURE

3 UNITS

Grade Only

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Introduces the community, history, and language of deaf people in the United States. Provides in-depth discussions on the beliefs and customs of this unique and often overlooked cultural group. [D; CSU]

ASL 201

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE III

5 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: ASL 102 or equivalent.

Lecture 5 hours

Offered: ALL

Continues with American Sign Language (ASL) within the context of language development in building vocabulary and ongoing conversational skills. Provides broader acquisition through interaction, story-telling, and studying of language nuances. Emphasizes deeper knowledge of Deaf Culture and Deaf Community, such as cultural issues that are encountered by Hearing and Deaf counterparts. [D; CSU; UC] (Same as: ASL 220)

ASL 220

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE III

4 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: ASL 130 and ASL 131 or equivalent.

Corequisite: ASL 221.

Lecture 4 hours

Offered: ALL

Continues with American Sign Language and manual communication used by hearing-impaired persons in the United States at an intermediate-high level of proficiency. Provides broader acquisition through ongoing communication, interaction, and story-telling in ASL. Emphasizes deeper knowledge of Deaf Culture and community resources. [D; CSU; UC] (Same as: ASL 201)

ASL 221

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE PRACTICE III

1 UNIT

Grade Only

Corequisite: ASL 220.

Lecture 1 hour

Offered: ALL

Supports students taking ASL 220 by providing ample opportunity to improve and apply American Sign Language skills through an individualized program of small and large group interactions. Utilizes interactive media to express comprehension of more advanced ASL topics and stories as well as improve their signing skills. Provides students with opportunities to interpret, express, acquire, and practice ASL 220 vocabulary and syntax. [D; CSU]

ASL 225

DEAF CULTURE

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: ASL 101 or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Introduces the community, history, and language of the Deaf/HOH (Hard of Hearing) in the United States. Provides in-depth discussions on the beliefs and customs of this unique and often overlooked cultural group. [D; CSU]

ASL 299

INDEPENDENT STUDY

1-3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Limitation on Enrollment: Eligibility for independent study.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Individual study or research in some area of American sign language of particular interest to the student and not included in regular courses of the college. [D; CSU]