American Sign Language (ASL)

ASL101 First-year American Sign Language I

Credits 4Summer/Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: RD090 and WR090, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels.

ASL101 is the introductory course in the study of American Sign Language. The content includes the basic receptive and expressive sign skills and sign vocabulary required to be able to communicate at a beginner's level in American Sign Language. Included in the class content are beginning linguistic and grammatical principles; appropriate facial markers and body movement; the manual alphabet and signed numbers; information on the effect of deafness on the individual; needed terms; the history of the development of ASL and other sign systems; the education of deaf children; ASL stories, songs and poetry; and information about the deaf culture and community.

Additional Course Fee: $10.00

ASL102 First-year American Sign Language II

Credits 4Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: ASL101 or consent of instructor.

ASL102 is the continuation of a three-term sequence in the study of American Sign Language. The content of the course includes the additional receptive and expressive sign skills, information and sign vocabulary required to communicate at an advanced beginner level of American Sign Language. Also included in the course content are additional linguistic and grammatical principles; appropriate facial and physical markers; further skills in the use of the manual alphabet and signed numbers; more information on the effect of deafness on the individual; ASL story telling, poetry and songs; and the deaf culture and community. Successful completion of ASL102 fulfills the language entrance requirement to Oregon public universities.

Additional Course Fee: $10.00

ASL103 First-year American Sign Language III

Credits 4Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: ASL 102 or instructor consent.

ASL103 is a continuation of ASL102 and completes a three-course sequence in the study of American Sign Language. The content includes the additional basic receptive and expressive sign skills and sign vocabulary required to communicate at an advanced beginner level of American Sign Language. Also included in the course content are more advanced ASL linguistic and grammatical principles, ability to expressively and receptively use the manual alphabet, signed numbers and additional competencies at presenting ASL stories, songs and poems. Course work incorporates additional concepts in the use of facial markers, body movement, classifiers, quantifiers, directional verbs, verb tenses, the use of eye and body gaze, use of space, ASL idioms and discourse features and experiences with the deaf community and culture.

Additional Course Fee: $10.00

ASL201 Second-year American Sign Language I (Cultural Literacy course)

Credits 4Fall

Registration Requirement: ASL103. Instructor may also require Sign Language proficiency interview.

ASL201 is an intermediate mid-course in the study of American Sign Language. The content includes both the receptive and expressive skills and vocabulary required for communicating at an intermediate level in American Sign Language. This class introduces concepts related to locating things around the house, asking for solutions to everyday problems, telling about life events and describing objects. It focuses on sign production, comprehension building, narrative practice and spontaneous as well as structured interactions and appropriate cultural behaviors. Students develop techniques for role shifting, spatial structuring, sequencing events and using temporal features of the language.

Additional Course Fee: $10.00

ASL202 Second-year American Sign Language II (Cultural Literacy course)

Credits 4Winter

Registration Requirement: ASL201. Instructor may also require Sign Language proficiency interview.

Second-year American Sign Language II continues work of ASL201, emphasizing active communication at an intermediate level in American Sign Language. This class has an increasing emphasis on exploring, analyzing the rules and presenting ASL stories and literature.

Additional Course Fee: $10.00

ASL203 Second-year American Sign Language III (Cultural Literacy course)

Credits 4Spring

Registration Requirement: ASL202. Instructor may also require Sign Language proficiency interview.

Second-year American Sign Language III continues work of ASL202, emphasizing active communication at an intermediate level in American Sign Language. This class has an increasing emphasis on exploring, analyzing the rules and presenting ASL literature and poetry.

Additional Course Fee: $10.00

Course fees are subject to change. Additional section fees (web, hybrid, etc.) may apply.

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Cultural Literacy course