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- Effective Term:
- Fall 2021 through Summer 2022
- Course Number:
- ASL 250
- Course Title:
- Accelerated American Sign Language III
- Credit Hours:
- Lecture Hours:
- Lecture/Lab Hours:
- Lab Hours:
Addendum to Course Description
This is an accelerated course which meets for 5 hours instead of the usual 3 hours. This course utilizes the Functional/Notional, dialogues and drills approach in learning grammar and vocabulary in the context of communicative activities. It is designed to help the students build their receptive skills, learn vocabulary through context, and develop strategies for figuring out meaning and to build upon that foundation. Cultural information is shared through readings and classroom discussions.
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 form using connected ASL discourse.
• Apply expressive language-learning skills and be able to converse with ease and confidence when dealing with most routine tasks and social situations.
• Follow ASL linguistic and grammar features such as cohesive devices, restructuring spaces, classifiers and apply them semantically.
•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 assessments of cultural knowledge, and performance assessments on receptive and expressive skills.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
The course focuses on the acquisition and correct use of sign production, grammatical structures, functional vocabulary, and cultural concepts for the purpose of successful communication in American Sign Language. Successful students will be able to use the following communication topics and structures:
Personal opinions and abilities
Spatial agreement of sign orientation and eye gaze
Constructed dialogue and action
Complaints and suggestions