Linguistics Department

Michael Francis Wynne Jr


LecturerMA, The University of Texas at Austin

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Courses


ASL 610D • American Sign Language II: Beg

40375 • Spring 2018
Meets TTH 9:30AM-12:30PM CLA 4.222

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).

ASL 350 • Deaf Culture

40383 • Spring 2018
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM CBA 4.326

The course is designed to expand conversational skills using the ASL Literature in ASL to ASL approach. The goals are to further refine competence in and performance of all grammatical features. Language activities and cross-cultural discussions may be part of the course. Further activities may include, but are not limited to, linguistic aspects of ASL, storytelling specifically the use of role-shifts and classifiers, stories on current events and strategic interactions. ASL Literature will include ASL literature genre, ASL poetry, Fictional, Non-Fiction, Video - group discussion, Open discussions may be encouraged to explore issues and how best to conduct oneself in given situations. Panel discussions may be administered on given topics, such as Culture (Deaf vs. Hearing), Perspective (ASL, Sign Contact, Literature genres) and History (Deaf President Now, Tent City, Past and Present history).  We will cover some genres that our Deaf community value and use often in their daily lives throughout the past several decades!  This means the class will focus mostly on visual ASL literature in contrast to English literature, which is a heavily textually based literature.

Requirements:Over the course of the semester students will complete: ASL Literature video-analysis assignments and group discussion, video projects of Genres of ASL Literature (Poetry, Storytelling, Fictional, Non-fiction) and Deaf Studies Presentation. The video analysis assignments will require the viewing and analysis of films that represent ASL literature, and this aspect of the course is designed to support the acquisition of in-depth knowledge about ASL, Deaf culture, and the Deaf community.

No Textbook.

ASL 601D • American Sign Language I: Beg

40695 • Fall 2017
Meets TTH 8:00AM-11:00AM CLA 4.222

This course focuses on developing comprehension and production skills in order to achieve Novice-High proficiency following ACTFL speaking guidelines*. Students work on developing perceptual, attentional, manual, and non-manual skills necessary to learn ASL. The course introduces the student to vocabulary and grammar for elementary interactions, exchanging personal information, talking about surroundings, giving directions, and describing various activities. Elementary concepts concerning Deaf culture (e.g., values and social norms) are also introduced.

ASL 311D • Amer Sign Lang III: Intermed

40725 • Fall 2017
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM JES A217A

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 311D • Amer Sign Lang III: Intermed

40735 • Fall 2017
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM CLA 4.222

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 F601D • American Sign Language I: Beg

83795 • Summer 2017
Meets MTWTH 12:00PM-3:45PM SZB 526

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 F311D • Amer Sign Lang III: Intermed

83800 • Summer 2017
Meets MWF 8:30AM-11:00AM SZB 416

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 610D • American Sign Language II: Beg

40830 • Spring 2017
Meets MWF 10:00AM-12:00PM CLA 4.222

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).

ASL 610D • American Sign Language II: Beg

40835 • Spring 2017
Meets MWF 12:00PM-2:00PM CLA 4.222

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).

ASL 601D • American Sign Language I: Beg

40630 • Fall 2016
Meets MWF 10:00AM-12:00PM CLA 0.104

This course focuses on developing comprehension and production skills in order to achieve Novice-High proficiency following ACTFL speaking guidelines*. Students work on developing perceptual, attentional, manual, and non-manual skills necessary to learn ASL. The course introduces the student to vocabulary and grammar for elementary interactions, exchanging personal information, talking about surroundings, giving directions, and describing various activities. Elementary concepts concerning Deaf culture (e.g., values and social norms) are also introduced.

ASL 601D • American Sign Language I: Beg

40640 • Fall 2016
Meets MWF 12:00PM-2:00PM CLA 0.104

This course focuses on developing comprehension and production skills in order to achieve Novice-High proficiency following ACTFL speaking guidelines*. Students work on developing perceptual, attentional, manual, and non-manual skills necessary to learn ASL. The course introduces the student to vocabulary and grammar for elementary interactions, exchanging personal information, talking about surroundings, giving directions, and describing various activities. Elementary concepts concerning Deaf culture (e.g., values and social norms) are also introduced.

ASL F311D • Amer Sign Lang III: Intermed

84070 • Summer 2016
Meets MWF 10:00AM-12:30PM GDC 2.410

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 610D • American Sign Language II: Beg

40005 • Spring 2016
Meets MWF 10:00AM-12:00PM CLA 1.108

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).

ASL 610D • American Sign Language II: Beg

40020 • Spring 2016
Meets MWF 12:00PM-2:00PM CLA 1.108

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).

ASL 601D • American Sign Language I: Beg

39850 • Fall 2015
Meets MWF 12:00PM-2:00PM CLA 0.104

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).

ASL 311D • Amer Sign Lang III: Intermed

39860 • Fall 2015
Meets MWF 10:00AM-11:00AM CLA 0.104

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 311D • Amer Sign Lang III: Intermed

39865 • Fall 2015
Meets MWF 11:00AM-12:00PM CLA 0.104

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 F311D • Amer Sign Lang III: Intermed

84905 • Summer 2015
Meets MWF 12:00PM-2:30PM CLA 4.222

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 610D • American Sign Language II: Beg

39910 • Spring 2015
Meets MWF 9:00AM-11:00AM CLA 1.108

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).

ASL 610D • American Sign Language II: Beg

39920 • Spring 2015
Meets MWF 12:00PM-2:00PM CLA 0.104

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).

ASL 601D • American Sign Language I: Beg

40935 • Fall 2014
Meets MWF 12:00PM-2:00PM CLA 0.104

This course focuses on developing comprehension and production skills in order to achieve Novice-High proficiency following ACTFL speaking guidelines*. Students work on developing perceptual, attentional, manual, and non-manual skills necessary to learn ASL. The course introduces the student to vocabulary and grammar for elementary interactions, exchanging personal information, talking about surroundings, giving directions, and describing various activities. Elementary concepts concerning Deaf culture (e.g., values and social norms) are also introduced.

ASL 311D • Amer Sign Lang III: Intermed

40945 • Fall 2014
Meets MWF 9:00AM-10:00AM GAR 2.112

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 311D • Amer Sign Lang III: Intermed

40950 • Fall 2014
Meets MWF 10:00AM-11:00AM GAR 2.112

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 F311D • Amer Sign Lang III: Intermed

85680 • Summer 2014
Meets MTWTHF 10:00AM-11:30AM CLA 0.104

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 610D • American Sign Language II: Beg

41300 • Spring 2014
Meets MWF 10:00AM-12:00PM SZB 426

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).

ASL 610D • American Sign Language II: Beg

41305 • Spring 2014
Meets MWF 12:00PM-2:00PM CMA 3.114

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).

ASL 601D • American Sign Language I: Beg

41170 • Fall 2013
Meets MWF 12:00PM-2:00PM CLA 0.104

This course focuses on developing comprehension and production skills in order to achieve Novice-High proficiency following ACTFL speaking guidelines*. Students work on developing perceptual, attentional, manual, and non-manual skills necessary to learn ASL. The course introduces the student to vocabulary and grammar for elementary interactions, exchanging personal information, talking about surroundings, giving directions, and describing various activities. Elementary concepts concerning Deaf culture (e.g., values and social norms) are also introduced.

ASL 601D • American Sign Language I: Beg

41175 • Fall 2013
Meets MWF 8:00AM-10:00AM CLA 0.104

This course focuses on developing comprehension and production skills in order to achieve Novice-High proficiency following ACTFL speaking guidelines*. Students work on developing perceptual, attentional, manual, and non-manual skills necessary to learn ASL. The course introduces the student to vocabulary and grammar for elementary interactions, exchanging personal information, talking about surroundings, giving directions, and describing various activities. Elementary concepts concerning Deaf culture (e.g., values and social norms) are also introduced.

ASL F506 • First-Year Amer Sign Lang I

85985 • Summer 2013
Meets MTWTH 8:30AM-11:45AM CBA 4.348

Course Description

In this course we will examine the sign lexicon and basic concepts about the structure and use of American Sign Language. We will stress grammatical features along with syntax and structure. The course will examine Deaf culture, history, values, social norms and how they play an important role in the Deaf community. To appreciate and respect Deaf culture, you must understand the signed language. Students will learn appropriate cultural behaviors such as directing and maintaining attention, and a way of talking that keeps others informed. This course is appropriate for students who have no knowledge of Sign Language to the point where they can function comfortably in a wide variety of situations in the Deaf Community. The course of study will focus on vocabulary and sentences for introducing oneself, exchanging personal information, talking about surroundings/giving directions, telling where you live, talking about your family, and telling about activities.


Texts

LEVEL ONE SIGNING NATURALLY, Units 1-6, A STUDENT WORKBOOK AND VIDEOTEXT by Smith, Lentz, and Mikos. (2008) ISBN: 978-1581212105
COURSE PACKET, (ASL 506), at Speedway Copying, Dobie Mall, 2025 Guadalupe, Suite 140
Deaf Culture, Our Way, by R. Holcomb, S. Holcomb and T. Holcomb

ASL 507 • First-Year Amer Sign Lang II

40783 • Spring 2013
Meets MTWTHF 8:00AM-9:00AM CLA 1.102

Prerequisites: ASL 506 or equivalent with a grade of C- or higher

 
ASL 507 is a second-semester American Sign Language (ASL) course that emphasizes not only language fluency but also the understanding of Deaf culture, specifically its cultural values, attitudes, beliefs, social norms, and history.  The course is geared to develop a minimum of intermediate-low to intermediate-mid language proficiency (see the ACTFL Guidelines [American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages] at http://www.actfl.org/files/public/Guidelinesspeak.pdf for further details).

 
Course study includes ASL grammatical structures, non-manual behaviors, vocabulary and classifiers, fingerspelling and numbers, communication skills (conversations and discussions), and other language functions. Most of the learning activities are based on the text, Signing Naturally Level 1, Units 8-12 and 17. These activities will include interactive activities such as describing others, making requests, talking about family and occupations, attributing qualities to others, talking about routines and talking about weekend activities. Supporting studies include attendance at Deaf events, film and video viewing, ASL literary readings, and other analytical activities.

 

REQUIRED TEXT AND MATERIALS:

 
1)  Signing Naturally Units 7-12, A Student Workbook and Videotext by Smith, Lentz and Mikos


2) For Hearing People Only, 3rd Edition, by Moore & Levitan


3) One Course Packet for ASL 507, Seeger, Connolly, White, & Wynne

ASL 506 • First-Year Amer Sign Lang I

40637 • Fall 2012
Meets MW 5:00PM-6:00PM PAR 306

Course Description

In this course we will examine the sign lexicon and basic concepts about the structure and use of American Sign Language. We will stress grammatical features along with syntax and structure. The course will examine Deaf culture, history, values, social norms and how they play an important role in the Deaf community. To appreciate and respect Deaf culture, you must understand the signed language. Students will learn appropriate cultural behaviors such as directing and maintaining attention, and a way of talking that keeps others informed. This course is appropriate for students who have no knowledge of Sign Language to the point where they can function comfortably in a wide variety of situations in the Deaf Community. The course of study will focus on vocabulary and sentences for introducing oneself, exchanging personal information, talking about surroundings/giving directions, telling where you live, talking about your family, and telling about activities.
Texts

LEVEL ONE SIGNING NATURALLY, Units 1-6, A STUDENT WORKBOOK AND VIDEOTEXT by Smith, Lentz, and Mikos.
COURSE PACKET, (ASL 506), at Speedway Copying, Dobie Mall, 2025 Guadalupe, Suite 140
Deaf Culture, Our Way, by R. Holcomb, S. Holcomb and T. Holcomb

ASL F506 • First-Year Amer Sign Lang I

86220 • Summer 2012
Meets MTWTH 8:30AM-11:45AM CMA A5.136

Course Description

In this course we will examine the sign lexicon and basic concepts about the structure and use of American Sign Language. We will stress grammatical features along with syntax and structure. The course will examine Deaf culture, history, values, social norms and how they play an important role in the Deaf community. To appreciate and respect Deaf culture, you must understand the signed language. Students will learn appropriate cultural behaviors such as directing and maintaining attention, and a way of talking that keeps others informed. This course is appropriate for students who have no knowledge of Sign Language to the point where they can function comfortably in a wide variety of situations in the Deaf Community. The course of study will focus on vocabulary and sentences for introducing oneself, exchanging personal information, talking about surroundings/giving directions, telling where you live, talking about your family, and telling about activities.


Texts

LEVEL ONE SIGNING NATURALLY, Units 1-6, A STUDENT WORKBOOK AND VIDEOTEXT by Smith, Lentz, and Mikos. (2008) ISBN: 978-1581212105
COURSE PACKET, (ASL 506), at Speedway Copying, Dobie Mall, 2025 Guadalupe, Suite 140
Deaf Culture, Our Way, by R. Holcomb, S. Holcomb and T. Holcomb

ASL 507 • First-Year Amer Sign Lang II

40645 • Spring 2012
Meets MW 3:00PM-4:00PM PAR 303

Prerequisites: ASL 506 or equivalent with a grade of C- or higher

 
ASL 507 is a second-semester American Sign Language (ASL) course that emphasizes not only language fluency but also the understanding of Deaf culture, specifically its cultural values, attitudes, beliefs, social norms, and history.  The course is geared to develop a minimum of intermediate-low to intermediate-mid language proficiency (see the ACTFL Guidelines [American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages] at http://www.actfl.org/files/public/Guidelinesspeak.pdf for further details).

 
Course study includes ASL grammatical structures, non-manual behaviors, vocabulary and classifiers, fingerspelling and numbers, communication skills (conversations and discussions), and other language functions. Most of the learning activities are based on the text, Signing Naturally Level 1, Units 8-12 and 17. These activities will include interactive activities such as describing others, making requests, talking about family and occupations, attributing qualities to others, talking about routines and talking about weekend activities. Supporting studies include attendance at Deaf events, film and video viewing, ASL literary readings, and other analytical activities.

 

REQUIRED TEXT AND MATERIALS:

 
1)  Signing Naturally Units 7-12, A Student Workbook and Videotext by Smith, Lentz and Mikos


2) For Hearing People Only, 3rd Edition, by Moore & Levitan


3) One Course Packet for ASL 507, Seeger, Connolly, White, & Wynne

ASL 506 • First-Year Amer Sign Lang I

40567 • Fall 2011
Meets MW 3:00PM-4:00PM SZB 240

Course Description

In this course we will examine the sign lexicon and basic concepts about the structure and use of American Sign Language. We will stress grammatical features along with syntax and structure. The course will examine Deaf culture, history, values, social norms and how they play an important role in the Deaf community. To appreciate and respect Deaf culture, you must understand the signed language. Students will learn appropriate cultural behaviors such as directing and maintaining attention, and a way of talking that keeps others informed. This course is appropriate for students who have no knowledge of Sign Language to the point where they can function comfortably in a wide variety of situations in the Deaf Community. The course of study will focus on vocabulary and sentences for introducing oneself, exchanging personal information, talking about surroundings/giving directions, telling where you live, talking about your family, and telling about activities.
Texts

LEVEL ONE SIGNING NATURALLY, Units 1-6, A STUDENT WORKBOOK AND VIDEOTEXT by Smith, Lentz, and Mikos.
COURSE PACKET, (ASL 506), at Speedway Copying, Dobie Mall, 2025 Guadalupe, Suite 140
Deaf Culture, Our Way, by R. Holcomb, S. Holcomb and T. Holcomb

ASL 507 • First-Year Amer Sign Lang II

40945 • Spring 2011
Meets MTWTHF 11:00AM-12:00PM SZB 416

Prerequisites: ASL 506 or equivalent with a grade of C- or higher

 
ASL 507 is a second-semester American Sign Language (ASL) course that emphasizes not only language fluency but also the understanding of Deaf culture, specifically its cultural values, attitudes, beliefs, social norms, and history.  The course is geared to develop a minimum of intermediate-low to intermediate-mid language proficiency (see the ACTFL Guidelines [American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages] at http://www.actfl.org/files/public/Guidelinesspeak.pdf for further details).

 
Course study includes ASL grammatical structures, non-manual behaviors, vocabulary and classifiers, fingerspelling and numbers, communication skills (conversations and discussions), and other language functions. Most of the learning activities are based on the text, Signing Naturally Level 1, Units 8-12 and 17. These activities will include interactive activities such as describing others, making requests, talking about family and occupations, attributing qualities to others, talking about routines and talking about weekend activities. Supporting studies include attendance at Deaf events, film and video viewing, ASL literary readings, and other analytical activities.

 

REQUIRED TEXT AND MATERIALS:

 
1)  Signing Naturally Units 7-12, A Student Workbook and Videotext by Smith, Lentz and Mikos


2) For Hearing People Only, 3rd Edition, by Moore & Levitan


3) One Course Packet for ASL 507, Seeger, Connolly, White, & Wynne

ASL 506 • First-Year Amer Sign Lang I

40545 • Fall 2010
Meets MTWTHF 11:00AM-12:00PM PAR 306


ASL 506

Course Description

In this course we will examine the sign lexicon and basic concepts about the structure and use of American Sign Language. We will stress grammatical features along with syntax and structure. The course will examine Deaf culture, history, values, social norms and how they play an important role in the Deaf community. To appreciate and respect Deaf culture, you must understand the signed language. Students will learn appropriate cultural behaviors such as directing and maintaining attention, and a way of talking that keeps others informed. This course is appropriate for students who have no knowledge of Sign Language to the point where they can function comfortably in a wide variety of situations in the Deaf Community. The course of study will focus on vocabulary and sentences for introducing oneself, exchanging personal information, talking about surroundings/giving directions, telling where you live, talking about your family, and telling about activities.
Texts

LEVEL ONE SIGNING NATURALLY, Units 1-6, A STUDENT WORKBOOK AND VIDEOTEXT by Smith, Lentz, and Mikos.
COURSE PACKET, (ASL 506), at Speedway Copying, Dobie Mall, 2025 Guadalupe, Suite 140
Deaf Culture, Our Way, by R. Holcomb, S. Holcomb and T. Holcomb

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