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American Sign Language

 

American Sign Language (ASL) is the study of the fundamentals of the language.  Students learn visual/gestural communication.

ASL at Shoreline Community College

Following are course descriptions. Check the Annual Schedule to plan your schedule.

 

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE & 121
American Sign Language I (5)

ASL is the study of the fundamentals of the language, visual/gestural communication, basic information related to deaf culture, expressive and receptive skills, and work on comprehension and grammatical structure. Student option grading.

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE & 122
American Sign Language II (5)

Continuation of ASL& 121 with increased development of communication strategies with emphasis on expanding vocabulary and grammatical understanding. Functional applications of the language and appreciation for the deaf culture and community. Prerequisite: Completion of ASL& 121 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or better. Student option grading.

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE & 123
American Sign Language III (5)

Use of ASL& 121 and 122 skills for ASL storytelling and expand linguistic-grammatical features into longer monologues with use of descriptive-locative classifiers. Continue exposure of deaf history, culture, community and ASL. Prerequisite: Completion of ASL& 122 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or better. Student option grading.

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE 297
Individual Project in American Sign Language (1)

Individual project in a specific area of American Sign Language. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of student's educational and work experience. Student option grading.

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE 298
Individual Project in American Sign Language (2)

Individual project in a specific area of American Sign Language. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of student's educational and work experience. Student option grading.

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE 299
Individual Project in American Sign Language (3)

Individual project in a specific area of American Sign Language. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of student's educational and work experience. Student option grading.