ASL 220 - American Sign Language II
Continues the study of the processes and basic structures of ASL to provide an in-depth understanding of the language and an ability to use the language more fluently. Sign grammatical principles are expanded and practiced. Understanding and appreciation for the Deaf Culture and Community is encouraged to enhance linguistic and cultural knowledge.
Prerequisite: ASL 120 American Sign Language I
3 Class Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Understand 400 new signs in American Sign Language, including conjunctions, size-shape specifiers and more advanced classifier verb pairs, and produce them appropriately in topics such as family, daily activities, personal preference and needs.
2. Identify main ideas and supporting details from longer and more complex signed texts.
3. Understand more complex sentence structures, including conditional sentences and use of temporal aspects, and begin to use them correctly in communication.
4. Understand non-manual markers including comparative/conditional and adverbial uses, and use them to express physical and emotional states.
5. Understand and use language functions such as offering/accepting help and offering advice to communicate effectively.
6. Begin to explore the various artistic uses of ASL such as storytelling, poetry, and sign-play.
7. Develop a greater awareness of and appreciation for the Deaf Culture and Community as well as develop an understanding of their own cultural values and beliefs.
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