- Course Number:
- ITP 120
- Course Title:
- Fingerspelling I
- Credit Hours:
- 2
- Lecture Hours:
- 20
- Lecture/Lab Hours:
- 0
- Lab Hours:
- 0
- Special Fee:

#### Course Description

Emphasizes increased fingerspelling skill by incorporation into the context of ASL conversation. Introduces some strategies and proper position when fingerspelling. Admission into Sign Language Interpretation program required.#### Addendum to Course Description

All class activities will be conducted in ASL. Spoken English will not be used.

#### Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

- use fingerspelling when linguistically appropriate
- use ASL numbering systems correctly
- produce fingerspelled words and numbers with appropriate hand and arm position, palm orientation, handshape and movement
- produce fingerspelled words and numbers with 70% accuracy
- use cloze skills to determine semantic content of fingerspelled words
- recognize the shape and movement of fingerspelled words as an aid to comprehension
- recognize the difference between rapid, careful and lexicalized fingerspelling
- read fingerspelled words and numbers with 70% accuracy

#### 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

Strategies may include quizzes to assess receptive skills, and videotaped student narratives to assess expressive skills.

#### Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Fingerspelling for names, proper nouns, place names, and technical

terms

Lexicalized fingerspelling

ASL numbering systems:

counting numbers

informational numbers

ordinal numbers

ranking numbers

age numbers

money numbers

clock time

calendar time

pronoun numbers

numbers for height (people)

numbers for weight (people)

measurement numbers

sports numbers

mathematical numbers

#### Related Instruction

##### Computation

Hours: 15--use ASL numbering systems correctly

--produce fingerspelled words and numbers with appropriate hand and arm position, palm orientation, handshape and movement

--produce fingerspelled words and numbers with 70% accuracy.

##### Communication

Hours: 45--use fingerspelling when linguistically appropriate

--use ASL numbering systems correctly

---produce fingerspelled words and numbers with appropriate hand and arm position, palm orientation, handshape and movement

--produce fingerspelled words and numbers with 70% accuracy

--use cloze skills to determine semantic content of fingerspelled words

--recognize the shape and movement of fingerspelled words as an aid to comprehension

--recognize the difference between rapid, careful and lexicalized fingerspelling

--read fingerspelled words and numbers with 70% accuracy

Activities:

- Fingerspelling for names, proper nouns, place names, and technical terms
- Lexicalized fingerspelling
- ASL numbering systems:
- counting numbers
- informational numbers
- ordinal numbers
- ranking numbers
- age numbers
- money numbers
- clock time
- calendar time
- pronoun numbers
- numbers for height (people)
- numbers for weight (people)
- measurement numbers
- sports numbers
- mathematical numbers