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Elementary American Sign Language I, Level 1. Available Fall, Winter, and Summer.
No Prerequisite. 4 Credits.
The first level of American Sign Language is an introduction to the study of ASL and Deaf culture. We stress an emphasis on receptive and expressive skills through student-teacher interaction.
Elementary American Sign Language II, Level 2. Available Spring and Summer.
Prerequisite: ASLN 1101. 4 Credits.
The second level of ASL continues where 1101 leaves off. The course further develops ASL receptive and expressive skills and has a core focus on ASL grammar and structure.
Intermediate American Sign Language I, Level 3. Available Fall and Summer.
Prerequisite: ASLN 1102. 4 Credits.
The third level of ASL is a more advanced course in the study of American Sign Language. This class continues with an interactive approach; developing sign, improving expressive and receptive skills, while gaining more awareness of the Deaf community.
Intermediate American Sign Language II, Level 4. Available Spring and Summer.
Prerequisite: ASLN 1103. 4 Credits.
The fourth ASL course is a more intensive approach to the study of ASL skills, grammar, and structure. The primary goal of this course is for students to achieve a level of competency in ASL.
Advanced American Sign Language I, Level 5. Available Fall semester
Prerequisite: ASLN 1104. 3 Credits.
The fifth ASL course is an intensive approach to solidifying ASL skills, grammar, and structure. The primary goal of this course is for students to achieve a level of fluency in ASL.
Advanced American Sign Language II, Level 6. Available Spring semester
Prerequisite: ASLN 3305. 3 Credits.
The final study of ASL offers students an opportunity to refine and develop greater fluency and communicative competencies in ASL.
Introduction to Sociolinguistics of the Deaf Community. Fall semester
Sociolinguistics, demographics of the Deaf community; study of Deaf subgroups with different sociological, linguistic, and cultural backgrounds; sociolinguistic integration of community members with the larger population in their cultural/ethnic community. Knowledge of American Sign Language not required.
ASLN 3254 / WGSS 3254
Women and Gender in the Deaf World. Spring semester
Prerequisite: One of WGSS 1104, 1105, or 1124; or consent of the instructor.
Recommended preparation: Any 2000-level WSGS course.
The roles of women inside and outside the Deaf world. How language and cultural barriers perpetuate the roles defined for and by d/Deaf women within Deaf and hearing societies.
Methods of Teaching American Sign Language. Spring semester
Prerequisite: ASLN 1104
Methods and practices of teaching American Sign Language to students who are Deaf or hard of hearing in K-12 education.
Experiential Learning. Either semester
Prerequisite: Students must consult with the Experiential Learning Supervisor and complete an Instructional Assistant application. Up to 3 Credits.
Course Description: This course is for students who wish to extend their knowledge and experience in American Sign Language and Deaf studies as tutors and as Instructional Assistants in related courses.
Deaf Art and Artists. Fall semester
Varying perspectives and a comparative critical analysis between Deaf artists and non-Deaf artists. Topics and themes will address diversity, oppression, Deaf cultural norms and how this plays an important role in how Deaf artists express their work. A historical perspective including the De’VIA movement is also discussed.
Deaf Writers and American Sign Language Literature. Fall semester
Prerequisite: ASLN 1103.
Discussion of Deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing scholars in the examination of original ASL poetry. A critical examination of comparative literature in the Deaf Community and linguistic themes from different perceptions and analyses.
Structure of American Sign Language. Spring semester
This course investigates linguistic analyses of ASL, through both lecture and hands-on activities. Discussion of the linguistic structure at all levels (phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, discourse) is included. Students are not required to have previous coursework in linguistics.
Cultural and Linguistic Variation in the Deaf Community. Spring semester
Prerequisite: LING 2850
Language and cultural models used in the Deaf community. A critical examination of demographic subgroups of the Deaf community and their linguistic background.
Introduction to Professional Interpreting. Spring semester
This course offers a historical analysis of the interpreting profession as well as the roles and functions of interpreters, work environments, ethics, and current research into the field of sign language interpreting.
Process of Interpreting ASL and English. Fall semester
Prerequisite: ASLN 1102.
This course is an introduction to the interpreting and translation process including text analysis and current research in the field of interpreting.
Interpreting in Various Settings. Fall semester
Prerequisite: ASLN 1102.
The study of interpreting American Sign Language and English within a variety of settings, with a primary focus on educational interpreting.
Consecutive Interpreting. Spring semester
Prerequisite: ASLN 1102.
Development of consecutive interpreting skills with an emphasis on text and situational analyses, current issues, and a focus on community, medical, and video-relay interpreting.