Mar 28, 2023  
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog 
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ASL 101 - 1st Year American Sign Language

4 Credit(s)

The first course in a three-course series introduction to American Sign Language (ASL) stressing the development of expressive skill, receptive skill, and cultural awareness through a communication-centered approach. The primary emphasis is on the student’s active use of the language. Students will begin to gain active conversational competence in ASL. Course activities include visual readiness skills, vocabulary, culture and grammar. Target ACTFL proficiency level post-course: Novice High. For beginners.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Participate in simple conversations using expressive ASL skills, basic vocabulary, grammar, facial markers, and non-manual signals to engage in common interactions with Deaf people
  2. Apply language-learning skills to interactions in the Deaf community
  3. Appreciate the linguistic and cultural diversity of Deaf people and behave with respect and understanding

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