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ASL 101 American Sign Language I (3-0) 3hrs.

The course is the first in a series of courses designed to develop the skills and knowledge needed to communicate in American Sign Language. This course introduces basic sign language vocabulary and fingerspelling. In addition, students will be introduced to aspects of American Deaf culture and history. Other relevant topics will be addressed. This course carries SUNY General Education credit. B View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


ASL 102 American Sign Language II (3-0) 3hrs.

The course is the second in a series of courses designed to develop the skills and knowledge needed to communicate in American Sign Language. This course continues to develop American Sign Language vocabulary and sentence construction as well as fingerspelling. In addition, students will continue to refine their knowledge of the D/deaf community and Deaf education. Other relevant topics will be addressed. Prerequisite: ASL 101 or requisite experience. This course carries SUNY General Education credit. B View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


ASL 110 Introduction to Deaf Culture and the D/deaf Community (3-0) 3hrs.

This course will introduce students to the intercultural and socio-cultural aspects within Deaf culture and the D/deaf community. The purpose of this course is to increase students’ knowledge of, and experience with, Deaf culture, the D/deaf community, and the issues relating to the D/deaf community within the hearing majority culture. Corequisite: ASL 202. This course carries SUNY General Education credit. F View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


ASL 111 Signing for the Health Care Professions (3-0) 3 hr.

This course is designed for the purpose of addressing the communicative needs between health care professionals and the deaf community. Target specific vocabulary, conversational phrases, and context specific situational interactions will be the main objectives. Topics on cultural practices and interactions common in the deaf community will be discussed. In addition, the law, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) specific to the deaf patient, and the role of interpreters in the health care setting will be addressed. S View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


ASL 115 Conversational Sign American Sign Language (3-0) 3 hrs.

This course is designed to develop conversational signing skills in American Sign Language. Skills targeting conversational exchanges will be developed with a focus on everyday/routine topics. F View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


ASL 201 American Sign Language III (3-0) 3 hrs.

American Sign Language III is an intermediate course that emphasizes and expands on grammar, syntax, spatial referencing, classifiers, and vocabulary development. Sentence constructions will be reviewed and communicative competencies in ASL beyond the basic level will be addressed. Fluency and accuracy of fingerspelling will be developed as well as the use of lexicalized signs. Prerequisite: ASL 102 or requisite experience. This course carries SUNY General Education credit. F View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


ASL 202 American Sign Language IV (3-0) 3 hrs.

The course, the fourth in a series of American Sign Language courses, focuses upon the grammatical features of ASL and ASL vocabulary. Content of the course will focus on sentence constructions (topics/comment statements, yes/no and wh-word questions, rhetorical questions, negative statements and conditional sentences), classifiers, inflecting verbs, and role-shifting. Fluency and accuracy of finger spelling will continue to be developed as well as the use of lexicalized signs and numbering. Prerequisites: ASL 201 or requisite experience. This course carries SUNY General Education credit. S View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


ASL 211 ASL: Fingerspelling and Numbering (3-0) 3 hrs.

This course provides targeted development to advance student’s skills in fingerspelled word recognition and numbering in American Sign Language. Practice in specific skills that underlie the fingerspelled word recognition process, and practice in correctly recognizing fingerspelled words and numbers in context. In addition to receptive skill development, students will hone their articulation and production of fingerspelling and numbering. Prerequisite: ASL 102 or requisite experience View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


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