About ASL 001 B

Introduction of American Sign Language with emphasis on visual receptive and expressive use including facial expressions and gestures. Elements of the Deaf Culture are explored.


Open to Degree and CDE students.

Section Description

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of American Sign Language, focuses on building receptive and expressive skills through a visual-gestural modality, and provides an overview of Deaf culture.

Section Expectation

No Voice or English Mouthing Policy: You must avoid using voice or English mouthing when you: 1. Participate in ASL conversations with other students. 2. Demonstrate your language work for expressive assignments. 3. Engage in a conversation with the TA. 4. Meet with your instructor during the office hour. Why is this policy important? This allows you to learn ASL more quickly and effectively. This will improve your fluency in ASL, encourage you to become visual communicators, and allows everyone to maintain visual concentration in the classroom. This policy also prevents any suspicion of academic misconduct or inappropriate comments directed to other students that the instructor is unable to monitor. Last but not least, it is culturally inappropriate to talk without signing in a Deaf person’s presence.


Tests 50% TWA Assignments 10% Video Assignments 20% Participation 10% Deaf Culture Critical Response 5% Lab 5%

Course Dates



L/L Commons 314 (View Campus Map)


to on Thursday



Living/Learn B B102 (View Campus Map)


to on Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Important Dates

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Note: These dates may not be accurate for select courses during the Summer Session.

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