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ASL120 American Sign Language I

Lead Faculty: Dr. Vicki L. Martineau-Gilliam

Course Description

An introduction to American Sign Language (ASL). Students will learn basic ASL skills used in a variety of situations. The class is taught using American Sign Language. Voice and written communication are kept to a minimum. Deaf cultural studies are the thematic components throughout the course.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate receptive and expressive competencies of targeted lexical and syntactical forms of American Sign Language.
  • Demonstrate skills in utilizing dialogues using eye contact, body orientation, and other appropriate behaviors relative to dialogues using eye contact, body orientation, and other appropriate behaviors relative to dialogue formation; forms of socially appropriate behaviors when engaged in sign language communication.
  • Demonstrate awareness of aspects of deaf culture.