Sign Language

COURSE DESCRIPTION

​SL-001A - Introduction to American Sign Language

This is a language course providing beginning American Sign Language instruction in both expressive and receptive signing. The student will learn vocabulary, grammar, cultural behaviors, Deaf culture, the American manual alphabet, and the manual number system. Emphasis will be on a visual learning through practice dialogues and classroom activities. This course satisfies both foreign language requirements, GE requirements, and can lead to bilingual employment certification.

Units: 3

Lecture Hours: 3 |  Lab Hours: None |  Repeatable: No |  Grading: O

Advisory Level  â€”   Read: 3   |  Write: 3  | Math:

Transfer Status: CSU/UC |  Degree Applicable: AA/AS


SL-001B - Intermediate American Sign Language

This course is designed to enable second semester students of American Sign Language to become more fluent in their language acquisition. The student will continue learning vocabulary, grammar, cultural behaviors, Deaf culture, the American manual alphabet, and the manual number system. Students are challenged to sign longer expressive dialogues, to comprehend more complicated dialogues, and self-generated short stories, which will help develop intermediate conversational skills.

Units: 3

Lecture Hours: 3 |  Lab Hours: None |  Repeatable: No |  Grading: O

Prerequisite: SL 001A, with C or better, or two years of High School ASL, or the equivalent

Recommended: Review of SL 001A material

Advisory Level  â€”   Read: 3   |  Write: 3  | Math:

Transfer Status: CSU/UC |  Degree Applicable: AA/AS

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