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COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES
LINGUISTICS
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE

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ASL 101 Elementary American Sign Language I (5) L. FORSHAY, K. WINTER
Introduction to American Sign Language using conversational methods. Covers vocabulary, grammatical usage, and culturally appropriate behavior within the deaf community. First in a sequence of three. Offered: A.
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ASL 102 Elementary American Sign Language II (5) L. FORSHAY, K. WINTER
Focuses on building mastery of American Sign Language grammar skills, increasing vocabulary, and gaining a deeper knowledge and appreciation of deaf culture. Second in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: ASL 101. Offered: W.
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ASL 103 Elementary American Sign Language III (5) L. FORSHAY, K. WINTER
Focuses on grammatical features such as spatialization, directionality, and non-manual components. Intensive work in vocabulary development and continued study of deaf culture. Third in a series of three. Prerequisite: ASL 102. Offered: Sp.
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ASL 134 Intensive First Year ASL (15) Bateh, Forshay, Winter
Intensive introduction to American Sign Language using conversational methods and covering vocabulary, grammatical usage, and culturally appropriate behavior. Also focused on grammatical features such as spatialization, directionality, and non-manual components. Offered: S.
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ASL 201 Intermediate American Sign Language I (5) VLPA L. FORSHAY
Covers vocabulary, grammatical usage, and culturally appropriate behavior within the deaf community. Emphasizes receptive/expressive skill development and fluency with attention to correct formation of signs, movement, rhythm, phrasing, and clarity. First in a series of three. Prerequisite: either ASL 103 or ASL 134. Offered: A.
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ASL 202 Intermediate American Sign Language II (5) VLPA L. FORSHAY
Covers vocabulary, grammatical usage, and culturally appropriate behavior within the deaf community. Emphasizes receptive/expressive skill development and fluency with attention to correct formation of signs, movement, rhythm, phrasing, and clarity. Second in a series of three. Prerequisite: ASL 201. Offered: W.
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ASL 203 Intermediate American Sign Language III (5) VLPA L. FORSHAY, K. WINTER
Covers vocabulary, grammatical usage, and culturally appropriate behavior within the deaf community. Emphasizes receptive/expressive skill development and fluency with attention to correct formation of signs, movement, rhythm, phrasing, and clarity. Third in a series of three. Prerequisite: ASL 202. Offered: Sp.
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ASL 234 Intensive Intermediate American Sign Language (15) VLPA L. FORSHAY
Intensive second year American Sign Language using conversational methods and covering vocabulary, grammatical usage, and culturally appropriate behavior. Also focuses on grammatical features such as spatialization, directionality, and non-manual components. Prerequisite: ASL 103. Offered: S.
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ASL 305 Introduction to American Deaf Culture (3) I&S, DIV L. FORSHAY
Covers topics in Deaf culture, history, education, sociology, language, legal issues, art and literature, sensory variety and politics, audism, assistive technological devices, Deafhood, Deaf Blind, Deaf identity and intersections of diversity within the Deaf community, and other special topics analyzed from the Deaf culture worldview.
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ASL 306 Deaf History (3) I&S
Covers all major events impacting Deaf people, in Europe and America. Topics include: development of sign language, deaf education, politics of deafness, audism, eugenics, hearing technology, leadership in deaf community, deaf revolution movements, international deaf history, and key biographies. Experience with American Sign Language not required.
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ASL 495 Literature and Poetry (3) VLPA
Emphasizes the historical background, story content, analysis of grammatical features, and discourse analysis to include a variety of sign registers and styles. Challenges and redefines the concept of literature with the visual-gestural nature of sign language using films and videos including: the Veditz's 1913 motion films collections; American Sign Language poetry works by Valli and Lentz; folktales; and humor. Prerequisite: ASL 202.
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ASL 499 Independent Study or Research (1-3, max. 3) L. FORSHAY, K. WINTER
Advanced study or research of a topic related to American Sign Language guided by a faculty member. Prerequisite: ASL 203; ASL 305.
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