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Richard P. Meier, Chair CLA 4.304, Mailcode B5100, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-1701

Summer 2006

ASL S507 • First-Year American Sign Language II

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
86700 MTWThF
8:30 AM-11:00 AM
PAR 204
Ramont

Course Description

In this course we will continue to examine the sign lexicon and basic concepts of the structure and use of American Sign Language. We will stress grammatical features along with syntax and structure. The course will examine Deaf culture, history, values, social norms and how they play an important role in the deaf community. To appreciate and respect Deaf culture, you must understand the signed language. Students will learn appropriate cultural behaviors such as directing and maintaining attention, and a way of talking that keeps others informed. This course is appropriate for students who completed ASL 506 and also those who completed ASL 1 and 2 (specifically Signing Naturally Level 1) from other colleges. The course of study will focus on vocabulary and sentences for expressing complaints and making suggestions; for talking about weekend activities; and for describing and identifying things.

Texts

Smith, Lentz and Mikos, 1995. Signing Naturally Level II workbook and videotext Moore and Levitan. For Hearing People Only. 3rd edition Course Packet purchased at Speedway Copying - Dobie Mall

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