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ASL 204 - American Sign Language IV

3 Credits

A continuation of ASL 203 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. Attendance at events in the Deaf community is required.

Prerequisite(s): ASL 203 or permission of instructor.

New SUNY General Education:
SUNY - World Languages

MCC General Education: MCC-AH - Arts and Humanities (MAH), MCC-BCO - Speaking (MBCO)

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Demonstrate an ability to maintain intermediate-level ASL communication on a wide range of Deaf-related topics in group settings by incorporating complex grammatical principles
2. Analyze, discuss and reflect on contemporary issues in the Deaf world and themes of oppression and empowerment in expressive and tangible products of Deaf culture
3. Synthesize and analyze information gathered in other disciplines to enhance understanding of ASL and Deaf culture as well as the cultural value and role of collectivism in Deaf culture in contrast with the predominant value of individualism in American Society
4. Compare and contrast ASL and Deaf culture with one’s own language and culture by using increasingly more complex non-manual markers, temporal aspects, distributional aspects, classifiers, and syntax
5. Create video logs in ASL that maintain dialogue and discussion about ASL and Deaf culture.

Course Offered Fall, Spring

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Fall Semester 2024
Summer Session 2024