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ASL-American Sign Language

Lower Division Collegiate

ASL101 (4 credits)
First Year American Sign Language I

Emphasizes the development of expressive skills, receptive skills and cultural awareness. Primary focus is on the student's active use of ASL. Course includes visual readiness skills, ASL vocabulary, deaf culture, and ASL grammar. The 100 level sequence focuses on everyday communication in a conversational environment where grammar is introduced in context with an emphasis on developing question and answering skills. Prerequisites: RD90 and WR90, or WR91 (WR91 substitutes for both RD90 and WR90) or designated placement score.

ASL102 (4 credits)
First Year American Sign Language II

Continues the development of expressive skills, receptive skills, and cultural awareness, building on the work of ASL101. The primary focus is on the student’s active use of ASL. Course includes visual readiness skills, ASL vocabulary, deaf culture, and ASL grammar. The 100-level sequence focuses on everyday communication in a conversational environment where grammar is introduced in context with an emphasis on developing question and answering skills. Prerequisite: ASL101.

ASL103 (4 credits)
First Year American Sign Language III

Completes the year of ASL, building on ASL101 and ASL102 in the development of expressive skills, receptive skills, and cultural awareness. The primary focus is on the student’s active use of ASL. Course includes visual readiness skills, ASL vocabulary, deaf culture, and ASL grammar. The 100-level sequence focuses on everyday communication in a conversational environment where grammar is introduced in context with an emphasis on developing question and answering skills. Prerequisite: ASL102.