American Sign Language Communication

AMSL 1110

This course provides four major topics: Language, Language and Culture, American Sign Language Structure, and Language Variation. This course consists of 3 hours of lecture.

ASL Linguistics
3
CH(s)

AMSL 1114

Slang, “home signs”, idioms and signs that have become obsolete or are native to specific geographic areas are learned and used.

American Sign Language IV (2nd 8 week Spring)
3
CH(s)

AMSL 1140

Students focus on grammar features, producing and recognizing how the functions of non manual signals affect the structure of ASL at the phonemic, morphological, syntactic and semantic level.

Non-Manual Signals
3
CH(s)

AMSL 1113

This course intensifies sign vocabulary. Students use familiar signs and learn the differences in meaning through the use of non-manual gestures. Students will be able to engage in full conversations using the nature context of American Sign Language.

American Sign Language III (1st 8 week Spring)
3
CH(s)

AMSL 1112

Students continue to develop sign vocabulary with an introduction to idiomatic phrases. Emphasis will be placed on the use of classifiers, expressions, body posture, and signing space.

American Sign Language II (2nd 8 week Fall)
3
CH(s)

AMSL 1111

In this course attention is given to the proper syntax and basic grammatical constructs. Over 500 signs will be used in this course enabling the student to express basic ideas. Non-verbal and pantomime will be emphasized.

American Sign Language I (1st 8 week Fall)
3
CH(s)

AMSL 1108

Students explore, analyze and perform American Sign Language Classifiers. Classifiers are used to show movement, location and appearance. Emphasis is placed on the purpose, use of space, developing and demonstrating classifiers using appropriate handshapes, as well as the use of proper non-manual markers.

ASL Classifiers
3
CH(s)

AMSL 1105

This course introduces an array of vocabulary and skill sets required to learn American Sign Language. Vocabulary and skill sets include: people, cities, states, numbers, and basic conversation.

Introduction to American Sign Language (Online Only)
2
CH(s)

AMSL 1104

This course will develop skill in expressive and receptive fingerspelling and numbers with emphasis on the proper form and use of the manual alphabet and numbers. Students will fingerspell fluently, accurately, and concisely.

ASL Fingerspelling (Online Only)
1
CH(s)

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