This course provides opportunities for students to begin to develop foundational language skills and cultural competencies in American Sign Language (ASL). Students will begin to engage in basic ASL conversational discourses in guided and interactive settings. Using a variety of strategies, they will develop skills to comprehend, construct, and present various basic ASL literary works and ASL texts, and begin to develop an understanding of the connections between ASL language, culture, and community. They will also develop the knowledge and skills necessary for lifelong language learning.
American Sign Language as a Second Language