Classes

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE 101

Course Description: Introduces American Sign Language (ASL). Course covers vocabulary, fingerspelling, sentence structures, dialogue formats through facial expressions and body movements used in signing. Registration is currently open for this course our next session begins in January.

Materials: Signing Naturally: Student Workbook Unit 1-6 by Cheri Smith, Ella Mae Lentz & Ken Mikos

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AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE 201

Course Description: Continuation of ASL 102 focusing on conversational skills with more complex sentence structures, increasing receptive and expressive skills.

Registration is currently open for this course our next session begins in January.

Prerequisite: ASL 101 with instructor’s recommendation or ASL 102

Materials: Signing Naturally: Student’s Workbook Unit 1-6 by Cheri Smith, Ella Mae Lentz & Ken Mikos

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AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE 301

Course Description: Continuation of ASL 201, expanding the emphasis on ASL grammar, vocabulary, development and Deaf Culture. Dialogue, short stories, and short conversations, both receptive and expressive, will be exercised throughout the course.

Registration is currently open for this course our next session begins in January.

Prerequisite: ASL 201

Material: Signing Naturally: Student Workbook Unit 1-6 by Cheri Smith, Ella Mae Lentz & Ken Mikos

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AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE 401

Course Description: Continuation of ASL 301, expanding the emphasis on ASL grammar, vocabulary, development and Deaf Culture. Dialogue, short stories, and short conversations, both receptive and expressive, will be exercised throughout the course.

Registration is currently open for this course our next session begins in January.

Prerequisite: ASL 301

Material: Signing Naturally: Student Workbook Unit 7-12  by Cheri Smith, Ella Mae Lentz & Ken Mikos

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AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE 501

Course Description: Continuation of ASL 401, expanding the emphasis on ASL grammar, vocabulary, development and Deaf Culture. Dialogue, short stories, and short conversations, both receptive and expressive, will be exercised throughout the course. Registration is currently closed for this course. Look for information on our next session to begin in April.

Prerequisite: ASL 401.

Material: Signing Naturally: Student Workbook Unit 7-12 by Cheri Smith, Ella Mae Lentz & Ken Mikos

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ASL FINGERSPELLING

Course Description: Emphasizes recognizing and producing finger spelled words and numbers in context. Student study careful, rapid, and lexicalized forms of finger spelled words, acronyms and number systems. There is no ASL Fingerspelling class this winter.

Prerequisite: ASL 301.

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DEAF CULTURE

Course Description: This course introduces the community to American Deaf Culture. Students will gain a deeper appreciation and understanding of the cultural and historical perspectives of the deaf community in America. Students will see the American deaf community as a minority group with a distinct social, linguistic, and political norms. Topics covered will include misconceptions in the hearing world about deaf people, in-group perspectives, organizations of and by deaf people, and history of the deaf community from ancient to modern times.

Registration is currently closed for this course. Look for information on our next session to begin in April.

Prerequisite: ASL 301. Course will be taught in ASL and interpreters will be provided.

Materials: A Journey into the Deaf-World by H. Lane, R. Hoffmeister, B. Bahan

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