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SGNL  1401  Beginning American Sign Language I

Introduction to American Sign Language, Deaf culture, and to a brief history of sign and culture.  Includes development of expressive and receptive sign skills, together with the learning of numbers, sign vocabulary, and the manual alphabet.  Class is conducted primarily without voice.  Lab required. 4 credit hours.  (A)

 

SGNL  1402  Beginning American Sign Language II

Study of sign vocabulary, numbers, fingerspelling and Deaf culture. Emphasizes further development of receptive skills, expressive skills, application of rudimentary syntactical and grammatical structures, and an understanding of Deaf and Hearing cultures.  Class is conducted primarily without voice.  Lab required.  Prerequisite: SGNL 1401 or credit by exam. 4 credit hours.  (A)

 

SGNL  2301  Intermediate American Sign Language I

Introduction to the intermediate skills needed in the production and comprehension of American Sign Language used in everyday communication.  The course gives students an overview of the history, values, and social norms of the Deaf community in the United States.  This course integrates and refines expressive and receptive skills in American Sign Language, including recognition of sociolinguistic variations.  Class is conducted primarily without voice.  Lab required. Prerequisite: SGNL 1402 with a grade of C or better. 3 credit hours.  (A)

 

SGNL  2302  Intermediate American Sign Language II

A continuation of SGNL 2301,  American Sign Language Intermediate II provides a review and application of conversational skills in American Sign Language and provides intensive practice in interpreting from signing to voice as well as from voice to signing, while increasing vocabulary.  The course provides an introduction to American Sign Language literature and folklore.  (The course includes grammar and vocabularies used in "real life" situations.)  Lab required.  Prerequisite: SGNL 2301 with a grade of C or better. 3 credit hours.  (A)

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