CCOG for ASL 102 Summer 2022
- Course Number:
- ASL 102
- Course Title:
- American Sign Language II
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Addendum to Course Description
ASL 102 is the second term of a three-term sequence in American Sign Language at the college level. Communicative proficiency is the main objective of the sequence.
This course utilizes the Functional/Notional approach in learning grammar 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 comprehending meaning and building upon that foundation.
Communicative proficiency is the main objective of the sequence. In addition, students will gain cultural awareness and appreciation.
ASL 102 is offered for 4 hours of transferable credit. It satisfies part of the foreign language requirement for the B.A. degree, counts as an elective for the A.A. degree, and contributes to the general education requirement for other Associate Degrees.
Students whose skill level in ASL is more advanced than that of ASL 102 will not be admitted.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon completion of the course students should be able to:
- Ask and answer questions, initiate and respond to simple statements and generally maintain face-to-face conversation.
- Apply language-learning skills to interactions in the Deaf community.
- Demonstrate respect for and understanding of Deaf people and ASL, with an appreciation for their linguistic and cultural diversity.
Course Activities and Design
Students are expected to attend all classes, participate actively in classroom activities, and prepare expressive homework assignments. Students may video record their work in the classroom or Lab or at home (as indicated by the instructor). ASL will be used in the classroom at all times. No spoken language will be permitted in the classroom. Students should plan to spend at least 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. Students will be assessed in their competence in using the language as demonstrated by the quality of receptive and expressive preparation and participation and assignments. Attendance is an important factor but it is not used as assessment tool.
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:
Introductions and greetings
Commands and questions
Cardinal numbers 1-100
Descriptions of people and actions
Activities and work
Culturally appropriate communication
The Deaf Community
Basic sentence structure