- Posted by:
- Curriculum Office
- Course Number:
- ASL 265
- Course Title:
- Fingerspelling and Numbers
- Credit Hours:
- Lecture hours:
- Lecture/Lab hours:
- Lab hours:
- Special Fee:
Develops fundamental expressive and receptive fingerspelling skills for the intermediate signer. Presents rules for ASL fingerspelling and number production in context. Improves ability to comprehend fingerspelling. Develops cloze skills (filling in missed letters by using contextual clues and background knowledge), and continues development of letter and number production as begun in core ASL courses. Prerequisites: ASL 201 or ASL 250.
Addendum to Course Description
All lectures and class activities will be conducted in ASL.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon successful completion students should be able to:
? Use fingerspelling when linguistically appropriate
? Apply principles of ASL numbering systems correctly
? Produce fingerspelled words and numbers with correct hand and arm position, palm orientation, handshape and movement
? Use cloze skills to determine semantic content of fingerspelled words
Recognize the difference between rapid, careful and lexicalized fingerspelling
Course Activities and Design
This course will include live and videotaped demonstrations, drills, lecture, student presentations, games and other hands-on activities.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Quizzes and exams assess receptive skills, and videotaped student narratives for assessment of expressive skills.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
? Fingerspelling of names, proper nouns, place names, and technical terms
? Lexicalized fingerspelling
? ASL numbering systems:
numbers for height (people)
numbers for weight (people)