Speech and Hearing Sciences | ASL for Graduate Students
S515 | 4203 | P. Connell
Note: You may NOT be able to complete all four levels of ASL within
the time frame you desire! The demand for ASL courses has exceeded
the faculty resources available, yielding long waitlist and raincheck
PREREQUISITE: A100 or permission of instructor.
Course Description: The course is designed for students with no
previous knowledge of American Sign Language (ASL). During the
course, students will acquire basic ASL skills needed to communicate
in a wide variety of situations. Classes are conducted in American
Sign Language with minimal use of voice and written communication.
Deaf Culture is incorporated throughout the course. Students are
asked to wear nametags during class. With few exceptions, the class
will be conducted in sign language. If students have something to say
to one another, this should be done without using verbal speech. Each
class meeting assumes you have studied the appropriate unit and are
prepared to participate in the classroom activities.
Videotext and Workbook: The Student Workbook is your guide to be
used with the Videotext. You should read the instructions in your
workbook prior to viewing the Videotext. Workbooks will be checked
in class on the date stated on your course syllabus. Workbook
assignments will be graded on a scale of 1-10. Workbooks must be
completed PRIOR to the beginning of class or the assignment will be
considered "late" and the grade lowered. If the assignment is not
completed by the following class meeting, the assignment will not be
accepted for a grade. It is the student's responsibility to ensure
late homework assignments are checked by the Assistant Instructors.