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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
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ASL 1001 - Introduction to American Sign Language I 3 s.h.

Intro American Sign Language I is designed to simulate a “Deaf Community.”  The objective of this course is to attain a receptive and expressive understanding of the basic concepts of ASL. Specific topics of study will consist of sentences with predicate adjectives, use of third-person pronouns, sentences with verbs, sentences with pronouns and nouns, negative statements, negative questions, yes/no questions, sentences using past, present and future tense indicators, sentences using object-subject-verb structure, directional verbs, facial grammar, surrogating, markers, classifiers, quantifiers, vocabulary, fingerspelling and visual aspects that encompass the language. Students will also acquire and demonstrate their understanding of Deaf Culture and Deaf Gain (evident in both the language of ASL and through video viewings featuring members of the Deaf Community) as various aspects of Deaf life are discussed. Pass/Fail Option. Offered every semester.