NEW MEXICO JUNIOR COLLEGE
American Sign Language I
|A.||Course Title:||American Sign Language I|
|B.||Course Number:||SL 113 - 30144|
|D.||Days/Time:||T Th 6:00:00 PM - 7:15:00 PM|
|K.||Time Zone:||Mountain Time|
This course is an introduction to communication methods used by the deaf that includes non-verbal communication development of 700 basic signs and beginning American Sign Language (ASL). The course is designed to introduce ASL, a visual-gestural language, used by the deaf community in the United States and Canada. The focus will be on the development of grammar vocabulary, and culturally-appropriate uses of ASL through natural everyday conversational situations. Communicative competence in ASL ultimately depends upon one’s ability to satisfactorily progress through structured activities. This course is intended for students who have not previously studied ASL or want to maintain proficiency in their sign language skills. This is a three credit hour course.
Signing Naturally Level One, Smith, Cherie; Lentz, Ella Mae; Mikos,Ken, Student Workbook with DVD. ISBN: 978-1581211276
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Analyze and evaluate oral and written communication in terms of situation, audience, purpose, aesthetics, and diverse points of view. Express a primary purpose in a compelling statement and order supporting points logically and convincingly. Use effective rhetorical strategies to persuade, inform, and engage. Employ writing and/or speaking processes such as planning, collaborating, organizing, composing, revising, and editing to create presentations using correct diction, syntax, grammar, and mechanics. Integrate research correctly and ethically from credible sources to support the primary purpose of a communication. Engage in reasoned civic discourse while recognizing the distinctions among opinions, facts, and inferences.
An introduction to communication methods used by the deaf that includes non-verbal communication development of 700 basic signs and beginning American sign Language(ASL). This course is designed to introduce ASL, a visual-gestural language, used by the Deaf community in the U.S. and Canada. The focus will be on the development of grammar, vocabulary, and culturally-appropriate uses of ASL through natural, everyday conversational situations. Communicative competence in ASL ultimately depends upon one's ability satisfactorily progress through structured activities. This course is intended for students who have not previously studied ASL or want to keep up their sign language skills. This course is a three-credit hours. The completion of this class does not insure that you will be an interpreter for the deaf. IF you are pursuing an interpreter's license, there are tests that have to be taken through RID(Registry Interpreter for the Deaf) in order to become an licensed interpreter. Also if not ready for the tests, I suggest you to apply at any certain colleges or universities that has the Interpreter Training Program.
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This is ASL I (Units 1 - 3)for one semester. I do offer ASL II (Units 4 - 6) for the next semester. This course is one-year.