2019 - 2020 College Catalog 
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2019 - 2020 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HUMN 137 - American Sign Language I

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Laboratory Hours: 0

Prerequisite(s): None

Restriction(s): None

Corequisite(s): None

This is an introductory level course to expose students to American Sign Language (ASL). Cultural, linguistic and historical issues will be introduced via spoken lecture. The focus of the course will allow the student to develop a beginner’s competency in the expressive and receptive usage of ASL. Emphasis will be placed on development of vocabulary and “conversation” within break-out groups. There will be a policy of “no-voice” during break-out groups and sign instruction.

Student Learning Outcomes of the Course:
  1. Basic proficiency in the understanding and use of a foreign language.
  2. Knowledge of the distinctive features of culture(s) associated with the language they are studying.