ASL 230 - American Sign Language III
Additional and expanded topics for conversation are introduced with the associated vocabulary. Variations of signed messages by incorporating different sign principles and mime. More emphasis on conversational fluency in sign. The student will be able to generate increasingly more complex signing structures.
Prerequisite: ASL 220 American Sign Language II
3 Class Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Understand 200 new signs in American Sign Language, including plural forms and different locations through reduplication, use of body pronoun/agent suffix for some professions, and additional use of classifiers showing manner of flow and distance.
2. Identify main ideas and supporting details from longer and more complex signed texts.
3. Understand more complex sentence structures, including rhetorical questions, sequence of activities, using clauses as topics, and questions about measurement, and begin to use them correctly in communication.
4. Understand and use non-manual markers, including inflections of verbs with facial adverbs, as well as inflections of adjectives, and the use of ‘never’ and ‘nothing’ signs as forms of denial.
5. Develop a greater awareness of and appreciation for the Deaf Culture and Community, including Deaf people’s strategies with non-signers.
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