About ASL 051 A

Stresses fluency of expressive and receptive skills for conversational competence. Introduces increasingly complex grammatical aspects. In-depth study of Deaf Culture. Prerequisites: ASL 002 or equivalent.


Prereq: ASL 002 or successful completion of placement interview; Open to Degree and CDE students

Section Description

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.

Section Expectation

Students are expected to attend and engage in the class and lab on a consistent basis to receive full credit. Conduct yourselves in a manner that is conductive to the participation of all students in the classroom. No voice policy is enforced, so whenever you enter ASL class, you are expected to not use voice. You can communicate by using gestures, signs you learned, fingerspelling, or writing on paper. Arrive on time, turn off your cell phones, and do not text during class and lab. 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 Students are expected to purchase these materials prior to class. 1.) Bryant, R., Gelineau, L., Shannon, T., Harris, R., & Marbury, N. (2017). TRUE+WAY ASL: Level 1 student e-workbook. Austin, TX: Purple Moontower. https://learn.truewayasl.com/login/twa 2. Register with GoReact.com (get the link from your professor) Course Objectives: At the end of this course, the students will able to: a.. Vocabulary Development 1. recognize and produce vocabulary items in each unit. 2. demonstrate comprehensive mastery of targeted vocabulary words drawn from class items, lecture, and videos. b. Grammatical Features 1. Grammatical features of ASL will be utilized in all conversational exchanges and class exercises. The student is encouraged not to think in English. 2. Demonstrate expressive mastery of dialogues and short sentences, narratives and/or stories utilizing ASL grammatical features. 3. Demonstrate the ability to recognize and produce complex ASL sentence structures. c. Conversational and Communication Skills 1. Demonstrate receptive competence for relatively short narratives, stories, and so forth in ASL that are signed by the professor and/or by Deaf users of ASL and fellow classmates. 2. Demonstrate the ability to initiate, conduct and terminate context-specific conversations of medium length with Deaf users of ASL other than the professor. 3. Demonstrate the ability to express self-generated short stories, short narratives and others in ASL. 4. Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively by participating in social/cultural Deaf events and then submitting video presentations based on those events. d. Cultural Awareness 1. analyze and critique competing perspectives of diverse Deaf communities in the United States, ideas, aesthetic traditions, and cultural practices, and its history. 2. compare, contrast, and interpret differences and commonalities among Deaf and hearing cultures.


Intended Learning Outcomes and Associated Assessment Methods: Learning Outcomes Assessment Methods Vocabulary Development e-workbook, video assignments, quizzes, tests, and final exam. Grammatical Features e-workbook, video assignments, quizzes, tests, and final exam. Conversational and Communication Skills Group activities, e-workbook, video assignments, quizzes, tests, and final exam. Cultural Awareness e-workbook, class discussions, and cultural assignments. Course Grading: A+ = 97% and above D+ = 67-69% A = 93-96% D = 63-66% A- = 90-92% D- = 60-63% B+ = 87-89% F = Below 60% B = 83-86% B- = 80-82% C+ = 77-79% C = 73-76% C- = 70-72%

Course Dates



Marsh Hall 112 (View Campus Map)


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