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. Previously ASL 101. 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. Previously ASL 102. Prerequisite: ASL& 121 or equivalent with instructor's permission. 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. Previously ASL 102. Prerequisite: ASL& 121 and 122 or equivalent with instructor's permission. 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.