SIGL 101 American Sign Language 1

This course creates a visual-gestural environment to introduce American Sign Language. The course will be conducted in the target language to provide students with the basic knowledge about ASL and Deaf Culture. The course will implement visual readiness activities to progress the students into employing correct linguistic features while producing commands, asking questions, and making simple statements. Fingerspelling is another component of the course. Appropriate cultural behaviors critical to conversation skills will be put into practice. Emphasis is on receptive skills, expressive skills, and cultural awareness. Videotaping and constructive feedback are necessary components of instruction. Required for majors. Recommend 70 or above on the writing portion of the COMPASS before enrolling.

Credits

4 Credits

General Education Competency

GEM Humanistic and Artistic Ways of Knowing

Notes

Required for majors. Recommend 70 or above on the writing portion of the COMPASS before enrolling

SIGL 101American Sign Language 1

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I. General Information

Department

English, Languages, Philosophy Department

II. Course Specification

Course Type

General Education

General Education Competency

GEM Humanistic and Artistic Ways of Knowing

Credit Hours Narrative

4 Credits

Semester Contact Hours Lecture

64

Notes and Advisories (only if included in catalog)

Required for majors. Recommend 70 or above on the writing portion of the COMPASS before enrolling

Grading Method

Letter grade

Repeatable

N

III. Catalog Course Description

This course creates a visual-gestural environment to introduce American Sign Language. The course will be conducted in the target language to provide students with the basic knowledge about ASL and Deaf Culture. The course will implement visual readiness activities to progress the students into employing correct linguistic features while producing commands, asking questions, and making simple statements. Fingerspelling is another component of the course. Appropriate cultural behaviors critical to conversation skills will be put into practice. Emphasis is on receptive skills, expressive skills, and cultural awareness. Videotaping and constructive feedback are necessary components of instruction. Required for majors. Recommend 70 or above on the writing portion of the COMPASS before enrolling.

IV. Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

General education courses in the humanities address at least three of the following five student learning outcomes: Students will demonstrate how the arts, philosophy, or languages reflect and shape humanity and the values of cultures. Students will analyze major artistic and philosophical works from representative periods and movements. Students will recognize and gain an understanding of cultural diversity as reflected in languages, the arts, or philosophy. Students will develop the skills to critically evaluate artistic and philosophical works and their contribution to the human experience. Students will possess the skills to initiate and sustain conversations in which they can communicate competently at the level appropriate to their language exposure and experience.

V. Topical Outline (Course Content)

VI. Delivery Methodologies