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Discusses concepts and principles: advanced vocabulary, grammar patterns, use of space/modulation of signs for time/location. Further explores Deaf Culture. Prerequisites: ASL 001 or CMSI 001 or equivalent.
Open to Degree and CDE students. Prereq: ASL 001 or successful completion of placement interview.
This course is second in a series of courses designed to further development of comprehension and production abilities in American Sign Language (ASL). Lessons are designed around recognition and demonstration of more sophisticated grammatical features of ASL with focus on increasing fluency and accuracy. Deaf communities will be also discussed.
Method of Instruction: This course will be predominantly conducted in ASL. English (written) will be used at times to clarify linguistic concepts. Class activities may include but are not limited to class discussions, practice conversations, collaborative activities, viewing video texts in ASL, and translation exercises. Canvas, MS Teams/Video-call, or other course site: Students will use Canvas for the schedule of readings/assignments, video lessons, flipgrid discussion, assignments, and quizzes/tests. Students use True+Way ASL to watch snapshot videos, review vocabulary, and complete worksheets. Students use Flipgrid to upload/submit video assignments.
Course Evaluation: Your comprehension and production skills will be evaluated regularly. You will also be evaluated on your preparation for online activities and your assignments online. Assignments: 35% A. Video-call/Classroom meetings (10%) - Students are expected to attend and engage on-line class and lab on a consistent basis to receive full credit. Your engagement includes cultural behaviors on a consistent basis in order to show respect. Cultural behaviors include: maintain your eye contact, use no voice, make yourself clearly visible to other students and your professor, use appropriate ways to get one’s attention, and use strategies to communicate if you do not understand. B. ASL Events and Deaf Cultural Discussion (5%) - You write a 250-word critical reflection on your participation including making references to the assigned articles you read. C. Flipgrid Assignments (20%) - You will use Flipgrid to produce a video demonstrating your ability to use certain grammatical features in ASL sentences. Story Comprehension: 5% Unit Comprehension will cover all material presented to that point of the class. They will include information from TRUE+WAY ASL, video/PowerPoint lectures, vocabulary videos, and assigned articles. Quizzes: 5% Quizzes will cover all material presented to that point of the class. They will include information from TRUE+WAY ASL, video/PowerPoint lectures, vocabulary videos, and assigned articles. Comprehension Test: 10% This receptive will include comprehension and production, information from the workbook, Flipgrid videos, vocabulary videos, and online assignments. Production Test: 15% This expressive will include comprehension and production, information from the workbook, Flipgrid videos, vocabulary videos, and online assignments. Midterm/Final Exam 25% The Final exam assesses students’ receptive and expressive skills. Students are expected to demonstrate their newly-acquired knowledge of vocabulary, grammatical rules, and cultural behaviors in their expressive videos.
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