American Sign Language (ASL)

ASL 101. American Sign Language I3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Description: A functional-notional approach to learning beginning American Sign Language (ASL). Development of basic knowledge of and understanding of conversational ASL and cultural features of the language and community.

Note: Clinical hours required.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

ASL 102. American Sign Language II3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): ASL 101 with a minimum grade of C, or permission of instructor.

Description: Continued development of basic knowledge and understanding of conversational ASL and cultural features of the language and community.

Note: Clinical hours required.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

ASL 201. American Sign Language III3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): ASL 102 with a minimum grade of C, or permission of instructor.

Description: Development of intermediate expressive and receptive ASL skills and cultural features of the language and community.

Note: Clinical hours required.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

ASL 202. American Sign Language IV3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): ASL 201 with a minimum grade of C, or permission of instructor.

Description: Continued development of intermediate expressive and receptive ASL skills and cultural features of the language and community.

Note: Clinical hours required.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

ASL 205. Accelerated American Sign Language III & IV6 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): ASL 102 with a minimum grade of B, or permission of instructor.

Description: Allows students to complete American Sign Language III and American Sign Language IV in one semester. The course focuses on advanced expressive and receptive skills while building an understanding of the cultural context.

Note: Recommended for intended majors.
Note: Clinical hours required.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

ASL 213. Special Topics in American Sign Language1-3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.

Description: Presentation of course material of a timely, specialized, or topical nature.

Note: Specific course orientation will appear beside title.
Note: May be retaken to a maximum of six hours if subject matter is different each time.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

ASL 301. American Sign Language V3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Prerequisite(s): ASL 202 with a minimum grade of C, or permission of instructor.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

ASL 302. American Sign Language VI3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Prerequisite(s): ASL 301 with a minimum grade of C, or permission of instructor.

Description: Continued development of advanced expressive and receptive ASL skills and cultural features of the language and community.

Note: Clinical hours required.
Note: Final course in the ASL sequence.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

ASL 305. Accelerated American Sign Language V & VI6 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Prerequisite(s): ASL 102 with a minimum grade of B, or permission of instructor.

Description: Allows students to complete American Sign Language III and American Sign Language IV in one semester. The course focuses on advanced expressive and receptive skills while building an understanding of the cultural context.

Note: Recommended for intended majors.
Note: Clinical hours required.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

ASL 400. American Sign Language VII3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Prerequisite(s): ASL 302 with a grade of C or better.

Description: ASL 400 builds on the grammar and vocabulary students have learned in the beginning language sequence (ASL 101 to ASL 302). The chief aim is communicative native-like competencies, to increase understanding of advanced ASL discourse, and the improvement of conversational skills. Videos and other media from the American Deaf community will be discussed.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

ASL 405. Advanced ASL1 Unit

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Prerequisite(s): ASL 302 or ASL 305; ASL 400; admission to ASLIS major and good standing in the program.

Description: ASL 405 builds on the grammar and vocabulary students have learned in the beginning language sequence (ASL 101 to ASL 302 / ASL 305) and ASL 400. The chief aim is communicative native-like competencies, better understanding of advanced ASL discourse, and the improvement of conversational skills. Videos and other media from the American Deaf community will be discussed.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes