Courses

 

ASL 1101: Elementary American Sign Language I

ASL 1102: Elementary American Sign Language II

ASL 1103: Intermediate American Sign Language

Our 1101-1103 courses meet for 55 minutes on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays and are taught primarily in the target language of ASL. Because our classes are "hands on" and require students to actively participate, they provide a positive environment where students get to know one another and create a unique little community. 

ASL 1101: Elementary American Sign Language I

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Prerequisites: None. Not open to students with credit for ASL 101, EDU T&L 101, English 101, or EM credit for ASL 101/1101. Credit hours: 4

Course Description: This is the first course in the three course series in American Sign Language (ASL) that fulfills the GE skills category for foreign language credit. Students will develop beginning level ASL communication skills -receptive (listening) and expressive (speaking) - with vocabulary and grammar in a cultural context.  American Deaf culture and history will be introduced with an emphasis on making comparisons and connections to one’s own culture.  Course instruction and activities are primarily in ASL. Courses in ASL may necessitate physical contact between students and/or instructor. This contact may include demonstrating culturally appropriate behaviors and/or remediating students’ sign production.

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ASL 1102: Elementary American Sign Language II

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Prerequisites: ASL 101/1101 or EM credit. Not open to students with credit for ASL 102, EDU T&L 102, English 102, or EM credit for ASL 102/1102. Credit hours: 4

Course Description: This is the second course in the three course series in American Sign Language that fulfills the GE skills category for foreign language credit. Students will continue to develop ASL communication skills -receptive (listening) and expressive (speaking) - with vocabulary and grammar in a cultural context.  American Deaf culture and history will be expanded upon with an emphasis on family dynamics and making comparisons and connections to one’s own culture.  Course instruction and activities are primarily in ASL. Courses in ASL may necessitate physical contact between students and/or instructor. This contact may include demonstrating culturally appropriate behaviors and/or remediating students’ sign production.

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ASL 1103: Intermediate American Sign Language I

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Prerequisites: ASL 101/1101 and 102/1102 or EM credit. Not open to students with credit for ASL 103, EDU T&L 113, Speech & Hearing Sciences 103, or EM credit for ASL 104/1104. Credit hours: 4

Course Description: This is the third course in the three course series in American Sign Language that fulfills the GE skills category for foreign language credit. Students will continue to develop ASL communication skills -receptive (listening) and expressive (speaking) - with vocabulary and grammar in a cultural context.  American Deaf culture and history will be expanded upon with an emphasis on sports, education, cochlear implants, and the Deaf President Now movement. Course instruction and activities are primarily in ASL. Courses in ASL may necessitate physical contact between students and/or instructor. This contact may include demonstrating culturally appropriate behaviors and/or remediating students’ sign production.

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ASL 3350 American Deaf Arts and Literature

Prerequisite:  None, although some basic knowledge in American Sign Language will be of benefit to the student. 

Course Description: This course will survey literary and artistic works, specifically in America, about being deaf that are written or created by individuals who are American and deaf. Through the application of critical, literary, historical, and production theories, we will develop an understanding and appreciation of the complexities of experiencing, living and identifying with, and reflecting on, being deaf in America. 


ASL 4189 The Intersection of ASL, Deaf Culture and the Deaf Community (a service learning course) 

Prerequisites: 1101, and permission of instructor or department. Completion through 1103 is highly recommended.  

Additional enrollment information: For instructor permission, students must have completed minimally ASL 1101, carry a B average in ASL courses, and receive a recommendation for enrollment from an ASL instructor.  You must attend an informational meeting. Please see the events for dates, times, and location.

Course Description: Designed to increase student awareness of agencies and organizations that serve the central Ohio deaf community. Students will have the opportunity to use American Sign Language with fluent users and apply their understanding of cultural norms and expectations through providing needed services and support at those organizations.   



 

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