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ASL 101 - American Sign Language I

3 Credits

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.

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 knowledge of the rules of ASL by correctly producing signs and facial expressions in simple ASL sentences
2. Demonstrate the ability to comprehend basic ASL grammar by accurately responding to questions dealing with one or more of the following topics: introductions, language and educational backgrounds, residence, family and relationships, or daily activities
3. Identify, at the basic level, Deaf cultural norms, practices, or products
4. Describe examples of significant contributions of Deaf historical figures to society
5. Identify, at the basic level, similarities and differences of ASL and Deaf culture at the introductory level with one’s own language and culture
6. Narrate about an incident from their past in ASL
7. Students will be able to narrate about an incident from their past in ASL

Course Offered Fall, Spring

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Fall Semester 2023