Shannon Stowe / 8/25/2014 - 1/16/2015 5:00:00 PM
This course creates a visual-gestural environment to introduce American Sign Language. The course will be conducted in the target language to provide students with the basic knowledge about ASL and Deaf Culture. The course will implement visual readiness activities to progress the students into employing correct linguistic features while producing commands, asking questions, and making simple statements. Fingerspelling is another component of the course. Appropriate cultural behaviors critical to conversation skills will be put into practice. Emphasis is on receptive skills, expressive skills, and cultural awareness. Videotaping and constructive feedback are necessary components of instruction. Required for majors. Recommend 70 or above on the writing portion of the COMPASS or completion of ENGL 090 before enrolling.