Adjunct Assistant Professor of American Sign Language
This course introduces the third most widely used language in the United States and Canada. It is intended to give an overview of both the language and the culture of the deaf community. Emphasis will be focused on learning basic grammatical structure as well as developing receptive and expressive signing skills using everyday conversation, and being able to give a skit in American Sign Language. Cultural aspects of the Deaf community will be shared through readings, videotapes/DVDs, presenters and class discussions.
This course furthers the development of receptive and expressive signing skills. The course introduces the more complex grammatical structure including signing space, body posture and facial expression. More information about the deaf community will be done through readings, videotapes/DVDs, class discussion, presenters and events. Prerequisite: Successful completion of American Sign Language I or equivalent proficiency.