EIP 200 Syllabus

Division:        Arts and Sciences                                                                                                   Date:  February 2014

Curricula in Which Course is Taught: Educational Interpreter Training program

Course Number and Title:   EIP 200, Linguistics of American Sign Language: An Overview

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


      I.        Catalog Description: Reviews linguistical aspects of ASL, including ASL phonology and ASL morphology. Introduces ASL syntax, including topicalization and question forms. Includes classifiers and locatives and time references and time sequencing.


    II.        Relationship of the course to curricula objectives in which it is taught: Provides a continuing foundation for interpreting skills.


 III.            Required background:  Prerequisite ENF 2


  IV.        Course Content:

A.    ASL as a language

a.    Phonology

b.    Morphology

c.    Syntax

d.    Semantics

B.     Phonology of ASL

a.    Sign Parameters

b.    Types of signs- one-handed, two-handed

C.     Time references and time sequencing

D.     Classifiers and locatives

a.    Types of classifiers

b.    Rules governing use of classifiers

c.    (Locatives

d.    Application of concepts taught/practice

E.     ASL syntax

a.    Topicalization

b.    Question forms in ASL

F.      Yes-no questions

G.    Wh- questions

H.    Rhetorical questions    

V.  Learner Outcomes

Upon completion of the course the students


VI.  Evaluation


Assessments and final exam

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 the various types of classifiers

F.    Sign a three-minute descriptive story incorporating classifiers and locatives

G.   Cite two examples of topicalization in ASL

H.   Differentiate the three types of questions in ASL

VII.    This course supports the following objectives:

DCC Educational Objectives:

Cultural and Social Understanding
Critical Thinking