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American Sign Language (ASL) Course Descriptions

Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching,
College of Education and Human Development


ASL 1013  American Sign Language: Basic I [TCCN: SGNL 1301.]
(3-0) 3 hours credit.
A study of American Sign Language, including basic concepts and sign lexicon. Grammatical features, including structure of American Sign Language, will be stressed. Each student will be expected to demonstrate to the instructor basic expressive and receptive ASL skills.

ASL 1023  American Sign Language: Basic II [TCCN: SGNL 1302.]
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: ASL 1013 or consent of instructor.
Continued study of American Sign Language including sign language colloquialisms used in conversational signing. Expands students’ receptive and expressive ASL skills and provides a summary of information currently available dealing with ASL grammatical structure and its sociolinguistic and pragmatic usage.

ASL 2013  American Sign Language: Intermediate I [TCCN: SGNL 2301.]
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisites: ASL 1013 and ASL 1023, or consent of instructor.
This course is designed to help students improve their expressive, receptive, and general conversational ASL proficiency, particularly in morphology, semantics, syntax, and lexicon. Students will demonstrate their use of ASL for interactive purposes.

ASL 2023  American Sign Language: Intermediate II [TCCN: SGNL 2302.]
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisites: ASL 1013, ASL 1023, and ASL 2013, or consent of instructor.
This course is designed to further extend students’ use of ASL skills for communicating with persons who are deaf or hard of hearing. Expands accuracy in using expressive and receptive skills. Students will encode and decode ASL forms related to a variety of topics and situations.