ASL 115 Syllabus


Division:        Arts and Sciences                                                                                            Date:  February 2014


Curricula in Which Course Is Taught:  Liberal Arts and ASL Career Studies Certificate


Course Number and Title:           ASL 115, Fingerspelling and Number Use in ASL


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



I.              Catalog Description:         Provides intensive practice in comprehension and production of fingerspelled words and numbers with emphasis on clarity and accuracy.  Focuses on lexicalized fingerspelling and numeral incorporation as used by native users of American Sign Language.  Prerequisite:  ASL 101 or permission of instructor.


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


This is a transfer level ASL course which addresses appropriate incorporation of fingerspelling and numbers into expressive skills and appropriate comprehension of receptive fingerspelling and numbers within text.


III.           Required background:


ENF 3 competency recommended.


IV.          Course Content:


  1. Fingerspelling in Context:  Fingerspelled Words and Fingerspelled Loan Signs
    1. Expressive practice
    2. Receptive practice


  1. Number incorporation in Context
    1. Types of Numbering Systems in ASL
    2. Expressive practice
    3. Receptive practice


V.           Learner Outcomes


Students will be able to:

VI.          Evaluation/Assessment:


A.   Identify and cite examples of the different numbering systems in ASL.

B.   Expressively fingerspell words, numbers and loan signs clearly and accurately with regard to production, rate of transition from letter to letter, word configuration and distinction between words.

C.   Receptively comprehend words, numbers and loan signs produced at various rates.

Covers information from class lectures in-class discussion and hands-on activities.


VII.         This course supports the following objectives:


DCC Educational Objectives: