American Sign Language I

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American Sign Language I
Department World Languages & Culture
Teacher Rogelio Contreras
Sessions 2
GR Code FL1
Offered 20-21
Open to Freshmen
Sophomores
Juniors
Seniors
Required by Career & College
Fine Arts
Liberal Arts
STEM

This course introduces the basics of American Sign Language (ASL) and is designed for students who have little or no previous knowledge of ASL. Students will focus on learning the ASL alphabet, basic vocabulary, grammar structure, fingerspelling, commands, and ASL questions. Students will be given the opportunity to develop both receptive and expressive skills in order to hold a beginning-level conversation with deaf/hard-of-hearing native users of ASL. An awareness of the history and culture of deaf people, as well as information on deaf role models, are included in the course.