2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog

LANG 14252 American Sign Language II

This course integrates the active participation in Deaf communities with a classroom total-immersion approach expanding complexity and grammatical functions to discuss a variety of topics and issues in a natural environment utilizing English interpretive and translation strategies to develop emerging expressive and receptive skills and improve the visual spatial mode of expression.  Deaf organizations, media, and storytelling become the emphasis of the contemporary research analysis and reflective practices creating a social-cultural non-structured environment where conversational American Sign Language is valued and appreciated.  Improved conversational competence deepens as students demonstrate the meaning and function of ASL through culturally appropriate behaviors binding them to the importance of Deaf culture as a minority in American society.  Prerequisites:  LANG 14251 with a minimum grade of C or permission of instructor.  (F, S)