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ASL S507 • First-Year Amer Sign Lang II

86230 • Summer 2011
Meets MTWTHF 830am-1100am GEA 114
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Prerequisites: ASL 506 or equivalent with a grade of C- or higher
 
ASL 507 is a second-semester American Sign Language (ASL) course that emphasizes not only language fluency but also the understanding of Deaf culture, specifically its cultural values, attitudes, beliefs, social norms, and history.  The course is geared to develop a minimum of intermediate-low to intermediate-mid language proficiency (see the ACTFL Guidelines [American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages] at http://www.actfl.org/files/public/Guidelinesspeak.pdf for further details).
 
Course study includes ASL grammatical structures, non-manual behaviors, vocabulary and classifiers, fingerspelling and numbers, communication skills (conversations and discussions), and other language functions. Most of the learning activities are based on the text, Signing Naturally Level 1, Units 8-12 and 17. These activities will include interactive activities such as describing others, making requests, talking about family and occupations, attributing qualities to others, talking about routines and talking about weekend activities. Supporting studies include attendance at Deaf events, film and video viewing, ASL literary readings, and other analytical activities.
 
COURSE GOALS:

A)   Communication
1.  Grammatical Features
a.     Students will demonstrate mastery of target content-specific commands, questions, and statements in ASL, both nonmanual behaviors and manual signs.
b.   Students will be able to sign and comprehend short dialogues/complete short sentences in ASL as directed by the instructor.

2. Vocabulary Development
a.     Given a set of targeted vocabulary items derived from Units 8-12 & 17, of Signing Naturally, and videos, students will show mastery of vocabulary items through class activities and assessments.
 

3. Conversational Skills
a. Students will demonstrate comprehension and conversation facilitating behaviors.
b. Students will demonstrate comprehension and production of regulating behaviors (i.e. attention getting techniques, turn taking signals, and others).
c. Students will demonstrate comprehension of short narratives and stories in ASL told by the instructor.

B)   Cultural Awareness
1.     Students will gain an understanding of American Sign Language as indigenous to Deaf culture through the use of print resources and videos.
2.     Students will observe, identify, discuss, and use simple patterns of behavior for interacting in various settings, such as classroom activities and through the use of videotexts.
3.     Students will observe, identify, discuss, and use appropriate communication strategies for greeting and leave-taking, attention getting, and the use of names (i.e., name signs) in classroom activities.
4.     Students will observe and discuss the historical and current role of technology in the Deaf culture. (See the Connections)

C) Connections
1. Students will understand the use of technology to access and exchange information with and within the Deaf community.

D) Comparisons
1.     Students will recognize differences and similarities between spoken languages and the visual/conceptual structure of American Sign Language, including inflections, questions, negatives, statements, etc.

E) Community
1.     Students will attend social functions/events in which members of the Deaf community are present and write reports about their experiences.

COURSE RATIONALE: American Sign Language (ASL) is the language of a sizable minority.  Approximately one-half million Deaf people in the U.S. and Canada now uses American Sign Language. ASL is the third most used minority language in the U.S.

REQUIRED TEXT AND MATERIALS:
 
1) Level One (1) Signing Naturally, A Student Workbook and Videotext by Smith, Lentz, and Mikos.  

2) For Hearing People Only, 3rd Edition, by Moore & Levitan

3) One Course Packet for ASL 507, Seeger, White, & Garberoglio – it can be purchased at Speedway Copying, Dobie Mall, 2025 Guadalupe, Suite 140.

LIN 312 • Linguistics Of Lying

41100 • Spring 2010
Meets TTH 330pm-500pm WAG 308
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For detailed Course Schedule, download attachment.

ASL 506 • First-Year Amer Sign Lang I

41285 • Fall 2009
Meets MTWTHF 200pm-300pm PAR 308
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COURSE DESCRIPTION: In this course we will examine the sign lexicon and basic concepts about 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 have no knowledge of Sign Language to the point where they can function comfortably in a wide variety of situations n the Deaf Community.  The course of study will focus on vocabulary and sentences for introducing oneself, exchanging personal information, talking about surroundings/giving directions, telling where you live, talking about your family, and telling about activities.

COURSE GOALS:

A)   Communication

1. Grammatical Features

a.     Students will demonstrate mastery of target, content-specific commands, questions, and statements in ASL,  both non-manual behaviors and manual signs.

b.     Students will be able to sign and comprehend short dialogues/complete short sentences in ASL as directed by  the instructor.

2. Vocabulary Development

 a.    Given a set of targeted vocabulary items derived from Units 1-7, of Signing Naturally. and  videos, students will show mastery of vocabulary items through class activities  and  assessment.

3. Conversational Skills

a.     Students will demonstrate comprehension and conversation facilitating behaviors.

b.     Students will demonstrate comprehension and production of regulating behaviors (i.e. attention getting  techniques, turn taking signals, and others)

c.     Students will demonstrate comprehension of short narratives and stories in ASL told by the instructor.

B)    Cultural Awareness

1.     Students will gain an understanding of American Sign Language as indigenous to Deaf culture through the use  of print resources and videos.

2.     Students will observe, identify, discuss, and use simple patterns of behavior for interacting in various settings,  such as classroom activities, videotexts, the use of resources, etc.

3.     Students will observe, identify, discuss, and use appropriate communication strategies for greeting and leave- taking, attention getting, and use of names (i.e., name signs) in classroom activities.

4.     Students will observe and discuss the historical and current role of technology in the Deaf culture. (See the  Connections)

C)  Connections

1. Students will understand the use of technology to access and exchange information with and within the Deaf  community.

D)  Comparisons

1.     Students will recognize differences and similarities between spoken languages and the visual/conceptual structure of American Sign Language, including inflections, questions, negatives, statements, etc.

E)  Community

1.     Students will attend social functions/events in which members of the Deaf community are present and write  report.

 

COURSE RATIONALE: American Sign Language (ASL) is the fourth most commonly used language in the United States.  Estimates range from 500,000 to 2 million speakers in the U.S. alone.  In addition, Deaf Canadians are using ASL. 

For detailed Course Schedule, download attachment.

ASL 507 • First-Year Amer Sign Lang II

85445 • Summer 2009
Meets MTWTHF 830-1100 PAR 206
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Prerequisites: ASL 506 or equivalent with a grade of C- or higher

 
ASL 507 is a second-semester American Sign Language (ASL) course that emphasizes not only language fluency but also the understanding of Deaf culture, specifically its cultural values, attitudes, beliefs, social norms, and history.  The course is geared to develop a minimum of intermediate-low to intermediate-mid language proficiency (see the ACTFL Guidelines [American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages] at http://www.actfl.org/files/public/Guidelinesspeak.pdf for further details).

 
Course study includes ASL grammatical structures, non-manual behaviors, vocabulary and classifiers, fingerspelling and numbers, communication skills (conversations and discussions), and other language functions. Most of the learning activities are based on the text, Signing Naturally Level 1, Units 8-12 and 17. These activities will include interactive activities such as describing others, making requests, talking about family and occupations, attributing qualities to others, talking about routines and talking about weekend activities. Supporting studies include attendance at Deaf events, film and video viewing, ASL literary readings, and other analytical activities.

 

REQUIRED TEXT AND MATERIALS:

 
1)  Signing Naturally Units 7-12, A Student Workbook and Videotext by Smith, Lentz and Mikos


2) For Hearing People Only, 3rd Edition, by Moore & Levitan


3) One Course Packet for ASL 507, Seeger, Connolly, White, & Wynne

ASL 507 • First-Year Amer Sign Lang II

40330 • Spring 2009
Meets MTWTHF 200pm-300pm PAR 306
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Prerequisites: ASL 506 or equivalent with a grade of C- or higher

 
ASL 507 is a second-semester American Sign Language (ASL) course that emphasizes not only language fluency but also the understanding of Deaf culture, specifically its cultural values, attitudes, beliefs, social norms, and history.  The course is geared to develop a minimum of intermediate-low to intermediate-mid language proficiency (see the ACTFL Guidelines [American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages] at http://www.actfl.org/files/public/Guidelinesspeak.pdf for further details).

 
Course study includes ASL grammatical structures, non-manual behaviors, vocabulary and classifiers, fingerspelling and numbers, communication skills (conversations and discussions), and other language functions. Most of the learning activities are based on the text, Signing Naturally Level 1, Units 8-12 and 17. These activities will include interactive activities such as describing others, making requests, talking about family and occupations, attributing qualities to others, talking about routines and talking about weekend activities. Supporting studies include attendance at Deaf events, film and video viewing, ASL literary readings, and other analytical activities.

 

REQUIRED TEXT AND MATERIALS:

 
1)  Signing Naturally Units 7-12, A Student Workbook and Videotext by Smith, Lentz and Mikos


2) For Hearing People Only, 3rd Edition, by Moore & Levitan


3) One Course Packet for ASL 507, Seeger, Connolly, White, & Wynne

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