ASL 507 • First-Year American Sign Language II
2:00 PM-3:00 PM
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.
This course is offered on a letter grade basis only.
Smith, Lentz and Mikos, 1992. Signing Naturally Level II workbook and videotext Padden and Humphries. Deaf in America: Voices from a Culture Course Packet