Courses for Fall 2014

  • American Sign Language I, II

    Introduces basic ASL conversation. Features core vocabulary, common signing phrases, non-manual components (facial expression, body postures), signing space, fingerspelling, numbers, loan signs, cultural protocols, rules of ASL grammar and structure. Deaf cultural behavior is introduced in the classroom and through readings, videotapes, and Deaf community events.
    This is the first half of a year-long course whose first semester grade is normally a temporary one. Neither semester may be elected independently without special written permission. The final grade at the end of the course work in SIGN 0200 covers the entire year and is recorded as the final grade for both semesters.
    SIGN 0100 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Riker
    SIGN 0100 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Busch
  • American Sign Language III

    Explores sociolinguistic aspects of ASL within the Deaf cultural context. Focuses on classifiers, linguistic principles related to dialogues and storytelling techniques (e.g., role-shifting, narrative structure). Deaf culture is experienced by attending events and by voluntary service to the Deaf community. Prerequisite SIGN 0200 or placement interview.
    SIGN 0300 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Riker
  • American Sign Language V

    Focuses on the use of ASL discourse in formal as well as informal settings. Students will explore and present the advanced ASL genres of public speaking, artistic expression, formal discussion, interview, and narrative projects. Development of ASL vocabulary in specialized area not covered in previous courses. Prerequisite: ASL IV (SIGN 0400) or equivalent.
    SIGN 0500 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Riker
  • Independent Study in Sign Language/Deaf Studies

    Independent study in an area of special interest to the student, with close guidance by a member of the faculty, and leading to a major paper/project. Required of candidates for honors, and recommended for third year students. Section numbers vary by instructor. Please check Banner for the correct section number and CRN to use when registering for this course. Prerequisite: SIGN 0500 or instructor permission. DPLL LILE
    SIGN 1910 S01
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research