EIP 202  Syllabus


Division:        Arts and Sciences                                                                                                                                         Date:  February 2014     


Curricula in Which Course is Taught:  Educational Interpreter Training


Course Number and Title:    EIP 202 Linguistics of American Sign Language for Inter. II


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


I.              Catalog Description:   Review and expands linguistical aspects taught in EIP 201, including more intensive practice with classifiers and locatives, and emphasizes additional linguistical features of ASL (e.g., pluralization, numbers in ASL, and unique morphological characteristics, such as loan signs and noun-verb pairs). Prerequisite: EIP 201 or consent of instructor. 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 third 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.  Classifiers and Locatives

     1. Types of classifiers

     2. Rules governing use of classifiers

     3. Locatives

     4. Application of concepts taught/practice

B.  Pluralization in ASL (nouns, verbs)

C.  Numbering Systems in ASL

D.  Other Morphological Features of ASL

      1. Fingerspelled Loan Signs

      2. Noun-Verb Pairs

V.           Learner Outcomes

The student will

VI.          Evaluation

A.   identify the various types of classifiers

B.   sign a three-minute descriptive story incorporating classifiers and locatives

C.   name two examples of pluralization in ASL

D.   identify three categories of numbering systems in ASL, citing two examples of  each

E.   name two examples of fingerspelled loan signs

F.    name two examples of noun-verb pairs


Written and videotaped assessments


VII.         This course supports the following  objectives:


DCC Educational Objectives:


Critical Thinking

Cultural and Social Understanding