ASL 102 Syllabus


Division:        Arts and Sciences                                                                                       Date:  February 2014


Curriculum In Which Course is Taught:          Liberal Arts and ASL Career Studies Certificate


Course Number and Title:           ASL 102, American Sign Language II


Credit Hours:   3                  Hours/Wk Lecture:    3       Hours/Wk Lab:                    Lec/Lab Comb: 



I.          Catalog Description:         Introduces the fundamentals of American Sign Language (ASL) used by the Deaf Community, including basic vocabulary, syntax, fingerspelling, and grammatical non-manual signals.  Focuses on communicative competence.  Develops gestural skills as a foundation for ASL enhancement.  Introduces cultural knowledge and increases understanding of the Deaf Community.


II.            Relationship of the course to curricula objectives in which it is taught:


This is the second course in American Sign Language which is designed to increase basic skills in ASL and to continue to teach an awareness of various aspects of Deaf culture.  This transfer quality course strengthens writing, speaking, and listening critically and reflectively and to engage in basic communication skills.  It exposes students to a significant subculture in both the U.S. and world communities.


III.           Required background:


ENF 3 competency recommended.


IV.          Course Content:


A.   Signing Skills

i.              Expressive skills

ii.            Receptive skills


B.   Deaf Culture

i.              The Deaf Community

ii.            Deafness and Hard of Hearing persons

iii.           Technology used by the Deaf Community

iv.           Social issues facing the Deaf Community

v.            Educational and vocational issues confronting the Deaf Community


C.   ASL Linguistic Feature

i.              Grammar

ii.            Syntax

iii.           Vocabulary



V.           Learner Outcomes


VI.          Evaluation


The student will:

A.   Be able to give directions, asking and telling where in ASL

B.   Be able to describe others, identify present people:  SEE, confirm, correct, use descriptive classifiers and use numbers in multiples of 5, 10

C.   Be able to make requests, giving locations, commands, offer assistance, accept/decline offer, use spatial verbs, inflecting verbs and role shift, use numbers:51-75,

D.   Be able to talk about family and occupations, explain relationships, asking/telling how long, asking telling how old, possessive pronouns, rank family members, age numbers and numbers: 67-98;

E.   Be able to sign attributing qualities to others;

F.    Be able to talk about routines, solve conflicts and telling what time;


Student performance will be assessed by expressive and receptive evaluations, which include student demonstrations, quizzes, tests, papers, or special projects as assigned by the faculty member.



VII.         This course supports the following objectives:


DCC Educational Objectives:


   Cultural and Social Understanding