EIP 201 Syllabus

:        Arts and Sciences                                                                                                               Date:  February 2014

Curricula in Which Course is Taught:  Educational Interpreter Training


Course Number and Title:    EIP 201 Linguistics of American Sign Language for Inter. I


Credit Hours:  1                   Hours/Wk Lecture:       Hours/Wk Lab:           Lec/Lab Comb:         


I.              Catalog Description: Emphasizes linguistical aspects of ASL, including ASL phonology, time references and time sequencing, pronominalization, directional placement, and an introduction to classifiers and locatives. These courses may not transfer to any other VCCS institutions in ASL or INT programs.    Lecture 1 hour per week.

II.            Relationship of the Course to Curricula Objectives in which course is taught:
This is the second required upper level course of the EIP curriculum followed by several required sequential courses.

III.           Required Background:
 Intermediate signing skills or above.

IV.          Course Content:  

A.   ASL as a Language

1.    Phonology

2.    Morphology

3.    Syntax

4.    Semantics

B.   Phonology of ASL

1.    Sign Parameters

2.    Types of Signs

a.      One-handed signs

b.      Two-handed signs

C.   Time References and Time Sequencing

D.   Pronominalization

E.   Directional Placement (nouns and verbs)

F.    Introduction to Classifiers and Locatives


V.           Learner Outcomes


The student will:

VI.          Evaluation

A.   cite two examples each illustrating ASL Phonology, Morphology and Syntax 

B.   identify the five parameters of a sign

C.   identify the five types of signs and cite two examples of each

D.   describe the role of time references and time sequencing

E.   identify and describe the three types of pronominalization

F.    cite three examples of directional placement in ASL

G.   identify two types of classifiers


Written and videotaped assessments


VII.         This course supports the following objectives:


DCC Educational Objectives:


Critical Thinking

Cultural and Social Understanding