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2019-2020 Course Catalog 
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ASL 1011 - American Sign Language I

Credits: 4
Hours/Week: Lecture 4 Lab None
Course Description: This course focuses on American Sign Language (ASL) grammatical structures, non-manual behaviors, vocabulary and classifiers, fingerspelling and numbers, communication skills (conversations and discussions), and other language functions. Coursework activities include describing others, making requests, discussing family and occupations, attributing qualities to other people, and talking about daily routines and weekend activities. Supporting activities include attendance at Deaf events, film and video viewing, ASL literary readings, and other analytical activities.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): Course placement into college-level English and Reading OR completion of ENGL 0950  with a grade of C or higher OR completion of RDNG 0940  with a grade of C or higher and qualifying English Placement Exam OR completion of RDNG 0950  with a grade of C or higher and ENGL 0090  with a grade of C or higher OR completion of ESOL 0051  with a grade of C or higher and ESOL 0052  with a grade of C or higher.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Discussing Living Situations
  2. Exchanging Personal Information
  3. Introducing Oneself
  4. Receptive/Expressive Fingerspelling/Numbers
  5. Storytelling
  6. Talking about Activities
  7. Talking about Family
  8. Deaf Culture
    1. Introduction to Deaf Community Video
    2. Deaf Community Social Function Experience
  9. Linguistic Differences between ASL and English
  10. Vocabulary

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate initial knowledge of content-specific commands, questions, and statements in American Sign Language (ASL).
  2. show knowledge of vocabulary.
  3. demonstrate comprehension and conversation facilitating behaviors.
  4. demonstrate comprehension and production of regulating behaviors (i.e. attention getting techniques, turn taking signals, and others).
  5. demonstrate comprehension of short narratives and stories in ASL.
  6. describe the connection between ASL and Deaf Culture.
  7. demonstrate awareness about the use of technology to access and exchange information with and within the Deaf community.
  8. recognize differences and similarities between spoken languages and the visual/conceptual structure of ASL.
  9. sign and comprehend short dialogues/complete short sentences in ASL.

Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)

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