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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.