Linguistics Department

ASL F311D • Amer Sign Lang III: Intermed

83800 • Wynne, Michael
Meets MWF 8:30AM-11:00AM CLA 4.222
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This course focuses on developing Intermediate-High to Advanced-Low proficiency following ACTFL speaking guidelines. This course covers additional grammatical topics (e.g., rhetorical questions and conditionals, use of the signing space for indicating grammatical relationships, and strategies for negating propositions). Vocabulary building focuses on learning multiple signs that could correspond with single words in English. As such, comparisons between ASL and English will figure more prominently in this course, in order to emphasize differences across the two languages while also pointing out areas of English influence on ASL. Complex issues within Deaf Culture (e.g., cochlear implants and eugenics ) are dicussed.


ASL F357 • Undergraduate Research

83805
(also listed as LIN F357)
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Undergraduate Research.

Supervised research experience. Individual instruction. May be repeated for credit. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, American Sign Language 601D with a grade of at least B, and consent of instructor.


ASL F601D • American Sign Language I: Beg

83795 • Wynne, Michael
Meets MTWTH 12:00PM-3:45PM CLA 4.222
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This course aims to support a student's learning of American Sign Language (ASL) and is appropriate for students who have no previous knowledge of ASL.  Students work on developing perceptual, attentional, manual, and non-manual skills necessary to learn ASL, and successfully manage various uncomplicated communicative tasks in straightforward social situations.  The course introduces the student to vocabulary and grammar for introducting oneself, exchanging personal information, talking about surroundings, giving directions, and descriving various activities.  The course also includes the teaching of information about Deaf culture, history, values, social norms, communication norms, and the role that those norms play in the Deaf community.


ASL S357 • Undergraduate Research

83815
(also listed as LIN S357)
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Undergraduate Research.

Supervised research experience. Individual instruction. May be repeated for credit. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, American Sign Language 601D with a grade of at least B, and consent of instructor.


ASL S610D • American Sign Language II: Beg

83810
Meets MTWTH 8:00AM-11:45AM CLA 4.222
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This course focuses on developing Intermediate-Low to Intermediate-Mid proficiency following ACTFL speaking guidelines. The course covers more complex grammatical structures (e.g., use of classifier constructions and grammatical non-manual signals such as referential shift) and vocabulary items (e.g., the ASL numbering system including numeral incorporation and lexicalized fingerspelling). Students develop skills for engaging in conversations and discussions in ASL, and much focus is placed on interactive activities with peers on topics such as family and occupations, describing routines and activities, and making requests. Students continue to learn about Deaf Culture and the Deaf community (e.g., historical events and important figures in the community).