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Course Content and Outcome Guide for ITP 230

Course Number:
ITP 230
Course Title:
Amer Sign Lang Linguistics I
Credit Hours:
3
Lecture Hours:
30
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Explores the basic concepts of linguistics as they pertain to ASL structure. Analyzes and discusses phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, use of language, and sociolinguistic structure of ASL. Examines current research. Admission into Sign Language Interpretation Program and instructor permission required.

Intended Outcomes for the course

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

  • Discuss and explain the parallels between structural features of language, particularly English and American Sign Language for the purpose of defining and demonstrating the notion that ASL is a language
  • Analyze and explain the terms of linguistics such as: phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and others
  • Collect data from research by interviewing several people and discussing the results with each other
  • Develop linguistic competence with ASL from an analytical-theoretic perspective
  • Analyze and explain how the structure of ASL is built and how it functions in its own term of language usage
  • Develop language observation skills

Course Activities and Design

Activities include readings, lectures, cross-cultural activity, discussion, small group problem-solving tasks, and hands-on activities.
 

Outcome Assessment Strategies


Homework assignments, interviewing people, written examinations or quizzes.

 

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)



This course introduces students to the study of ASL from a linguistics point of view, and covers the following topics:

  • What is "Language" and What Do You Know When You Know a Language?
  • Terminology used by linguists to talk about the linguistics of ASL
  • Research and publications by various linguists in the field of ASL
  • The impact of the research and publications in recognizing ASL as a language
  • Phonology will be discussed and analyzed in depth to see how the language is formed
  • Morphology will be discussed and analyzed in depth to see how the language is structured
  • Syntax will be discussed and analyzed in depth to see how the grammar is structured
  • Semantics, language in use, ASL discourse and ASL mouthing will be discussed briefly

Related Instruction

Communication
Hours: 30

Outcomes:

  • Discuss and explain the parallels between structural features of language, particularly English and American Sign Language for the purpose of defining and demonstrating the notion that ASL is a language
  • Collect data from research by interviewing several people and discussing the results with each other
  • Develop language observation skills