2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog

LANG 14351 American Sign Language III

This course focuses on a functional-notional approach to second language and sociolinguistics learning.  An emphasis on interpersonal communication and achievement of intermediate communicative proficiency is enhanced by introducing the functions or communicative purposes of complex structures and putting them into practice, and by integrating interpreting and transliterating skills in real-world situations including participation in Deaf communities.  Interpersonal relationships in and beyond the classroom model appropriate language and cultural functions reflecting on complex linguistic and cultural issues and behaviors integrating dynamic conversations that are embedded in everyday activities that contextualize and give meaning to those functions, deepening an appreciation of diverse and culturally linguistic minorities and develop 21st century globalization skills by applying content and skills through cross-curricular situations and activities. This course is taught primarily in ASL as a total immersion course with no voice.  Prerequisites: LANG 14252 with a minimum grade of C or permission of instructor.  (S)

Credits

3