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Anthony C. Woodbury, Chair CLA 4.304, Mailcode B5100, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-1701

David G Simmons

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ASL 610D • American Sign Language II: Beg

39925 • Spring 2015
Meets MWF 200pm-400pm CLA 0.104
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This course focuses on developing Intermediate-Low to Intermediate-Mid proficiency following ACTFL speaking guidelines. The course covers more complex grammatical structures (e.g., use of classifier constructions and grammatical non-manual signals such as referential shift) and vocabulary items (e.g., the ASL numbering system including numeral incorporation and lexicalized fingerspelling). Students develop skills for engaging in conversations and discussions in ASL, and much focus is placed on interactive activities with peers on topics such as family and occupations, describing routines and activities, and making requests. Students continue to learn about Deaf Culture and the Deaf community (e.g., historical events and important figures in the community).

ASL 601D • American Sign Language I: Beg

40940 • Fall 2014
Meets MWF 200pm-400pm CLA 0.104
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This course focuses on developing comprehension and production skills in order to achieve Novice-High proficiency following ACTFL speaking guidelines*. Students work on developing perceptual, attentional, manual, and non-manual skills necessary to learn ASL. The course introduces the student to vocabulary and grammar for elementary interactions, exchanging personal information, talking about surroundings, giving directions, and describing various activities. Elementary concepts concerning Deaf culture (e.g., values and social norms) are also introduced.

ASL S610D • American Sign Language II: Beg

85685 • Summer 2014
Meets MTWTHF 830am-1130am CLA 0.104
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This course focuses on developing Intermediate-Low to Intermediate-Mid proficiency following ACTFL speaking guidelines. The course covers more complex grammatical structures (e.g., use of classifier constructions and grammatical non-manual signals such as referential shift) and vocabulary items (e.g., the ASL numbering system including numeral incorporation and lexicalized fingerspelling). Students develop skills for engaging in conversations and discussions in ASL, and much focus is placed on interactive activities with peers on topics such as family and occupations, describing routines and activities, and making requests. Students continue to learn about Deaf Culture and the Deaf community (e.g., historical events and important figures in the community).

ASL 610D • American Sign Language II: Beg

41310 • Spring 2014
Meets MWF 200pm-400pm CLA 0.104
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This course focuses on developing Intermediate-Low to Intermediate-Mid proficiency following ACTFL speaking guidelines. The course covers more complex grammatical structures (e.g., use of classifier constructions and grammatical non-manual signals such as referential shift) and vocabulary items (e.g., the ASL numbering system including numeral incorporation and lexicalized fingerspelling). Students develop skills for engaging in conversations and discussions in ASL, and much focus is placed on interactive activities with peers on topics such as family and occupations, describing routines and activities, and making requests. Students continue to learn about Deaf Culture and the Deaf community (e.g., historical events and important figures in the community).

ASL 601D • American Sign Language I: Beg

41160 • Fall 2013
Meets MWF 1000am-1200pm CLA 0.104
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This course focuses on developing comprehension and production skills in order to achieve Novice-High proficiency following ACTFL speaking guidelines*. Students work on developing perceptual, attentional, manual, and non-manual skills necessary to learn ASL. The course introduces the student to vocabulary and grammar for elementary interactions, exchanging personal information, talking about surroundings, giving directions, and describing various activities. Elementary concepts concerning Deaf culture (e.g., values and social norms) are also introduced.

ASL 312K • Second-Year Amer Sign Lang I

41185 • Fall 2013
Meets TTH 800am-930am CLA 0.104
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ASL 507 or equivalent with  a grade of C- (70%) or higher.

ASL 312K is a third-semester American Sign Language (ASL) course that emphasizes not only language mastery but also the understanding of Deaf culture, specifically its cultural values, attitudes, beliefs, social norms, and history. It forms a single 3-hour course that is geared to develop a minimum of intermediate-high language proficiency (see the ACTFL Guidelines at http://www.actfl.org/files/public/Guidelinesspeak.pdf <http://www.actfl.org/files/public/Guidelinesspeak.pdf>  for further details).
 
Learning formats will include instructor lectures, a significant amount of student interaction and hands-on practice, and group-oriented work. Students will develop a deeper understanding of Deaf culture, including its cultural values, attitudes, beliefs, social norms, and history.  Additionally, students will be encouraged to interact with members of Deaf community in order to support their language development. Consistent with the fact that you will receive 3 hours of credit, this course requires a significant time commitment outside of class for assignments and activities.

Required textbooks:

Signing Naturally, Level 2 workbook and DVD, by Lentz, Mikos, and Smith

For Hearing People Only, 3rd Edition, by Moore and Levitan

Course Packet

ASL 312K • Second-Year Amer Sign Lang I

41190 • Fall 2013
Meets TTH 930am-1100am CLA 0.104
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ASL 507 or equivalent with  a grade of C- (70%) or higher.

ASL 312K is a third-semester American Sign Language (ASL) course that emphasizes not only language mastery but also the understanding of Deaf culture, specifically its cultural values, attitudes, beliefs, social norms, and history. It forms a single 3-hour course that is geared to develop a minimum of intermediate-high language proficiency (see the ACTFL Guidelines at http://www.actfl.org/files/public/Guidelinesspeak.pdf <http://www.actfl.org/files/public/Guidelinesspeak.pdf>  for further details).
 
Learning formats will include instructor lectures, a significant amount of student interaction and hands-on practice, and group-oriented work. Students will develop a deeper understanding of Deaf culture, including its cultural values, attitudes, beliefs, social norms, and history.  Additionally, students will be encouraged to interact with members of Deaf community in order to support their language development. Consistent with the fact that you will receive 3 hours of credit, this course requires a significant time commitment outside of class for assignments and activities.

Required textbooks:

Signing Naturally, Level 2 workbook and DVD, by Lentz, Mikos, and Smith

For Hearing People Only, 3rd Edition, by Moore and Levitan

Course Packet

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