2015-2016 Catalog

SLIS 1010 American Sign Language I

5.0 - 3.0 - 6.0


(1) Assessment testing; or ENGL 0960 and RDLS 0100; or college-level reading assessment test score - must be completed prior to taking this course.

Course Description

This course acquaints students with American Sign Language, develops visual acuity, and builds comfort with the use of body and facial expressions to convey information. It uses a practical approach to teaching vocabulary, grammar, and the cultural aspects through real-life conversational experiences. Students further acclimate to the new modality of this language via classroom experiences conducted without voice. The course introduces additional information about interacting with the deaf community via outside community events, additional readings, and lab activities.