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- Effective Term:
- Fall 2021 through Fall 2022
- Course Number:
- ASL 202
- Course Title:
- American Sign Language V
- Credit Hours:
- Lecture Hours:
- Lecture/Lab Hours:
- Lab Hours:
Addendum to Course Description
This course utilizes dialogues and drills in learning grammar and vocabulary designed to help the students develop expressive/communicative skills. Cultural information is shared through readings and classroom discussions. Expands on the previous course, major grammatical features of SL to develop communicative and interactive competencies in the language and culture of the Deaf. This course also introduces an ASL stories to provide receptive practice. Prerequisite ASL 201, or ASL proficiency interview placement into ASL 201.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon completion of this course students should be able to:
· Narrate and describe events in all major time frames (past, present, future) in paragraph length ASL discourse.
· Apply ASL linguistic and grammar features such as the use of restructuring space, classifiers (descriptive, locative, instrument), roleshifting.
· Express information with sufficient accuracy, clarity, and precision to convey the intended message.
· Engage with Deaf communities using an awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and how these unique factors influence Deaf individuals’ accessibility and educational needs.
Students completing an associate degree at Portland Community College will be able to reflect on one’s work or competencies to make connections between course content and lived experience.
General education philosophy statement
This ASL course teaches American Sign Language and Deaf culture. As part of this course, students will learn how to communicate through a visual language in a culturally appropriate manner. Students will develop a deeper understanding of Deaf culture and how it relates to other cultures. The lessons learned in this course will increase students’ multicultural awareness and how one’s own culture affects communication.
Course Activities and Design
Students are expected to attend all classes, participate actively in classroom activities, and complete homework assignments. Students may record videos of their work in class, the language lab, or at home as assigned by the instructor. ASL will be used in the classroom at all times; no spoken English is permitted. Students should plan to spend about one hour in preparation and practice outside of class for each class hour.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Assessment strategies include observation of students' in-class receptive and expressive use of ASL, written quizzes on cultural
knowledge and on receptive skills, and videotaping of students' expressive use of ASL.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
The course focuses on the acquisition and correct use of parameters, non-manuals signals, grammatical markers, grammatical structures, functional vocabulary, and cultural concepts for the purpose of successful communication in ASL. Successful students have reviewed, expanded and perfected previously learned material, have practiced, and will be able to use the following communication topics and structures:
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