Designed for students with little or no previous experience in the language. Focuses on communicative skills of sign comprehension and production. Includes high frequency vocabulary, basic sentence constructions, common phrases, and cultural aspects of the Deaf community. Also stresses student participation in skills development. Three class hours. (SUNY-FL)
A continuation of ASL 102 for those with a basic foundation in American Sign Language communication. Grammar and vocabulary are continued at a higher level. Cultural topics are included in the study of grammar and structure. Three class hours. (SUNY-FL)
Prerequisite: ASL 102 or permission of the instructor.
A continuation of ASL 103 for students with intermediate competency in the language. Special attention is given to application of complex grammatical principles, including non-manual signals and temporal/distributional aspects. Three class hours. (SUNY-FL)
Prerequisites: ASL 103 or permission of the instructor.
This course provides a thorough analysis of the development of Deaf culture in the United States of America. Topics include: education of the D/deaf; Deaf films, theaters and clubs; preservation of American Sign Language; technology and services in the Deaf community; cochlear implantation. The student's acculturation process is facilitated by active participation in the Rochester Deaf community. Three class hours. (SUNY-FL)
This course is designed to provide students with a deeper understanding and appreciation of the deaf experience through readings and discussions of selected English Literature that reflects on the deaf experience. Students will also develop critiquing and analytical skills to recognize common themes found in visual expressions by viewing selections of Deaf Cinema, Deaf Theatre, Deaf Visual Art and ASL Literature. Three credits.
ASL 103 or equivalent or permission of instructor.