3 Credit Hours
An intermediate study of American Sign Language and the Deaf community. The course is designed to improve the student’s expressive and receptive signing skills with focus on expressive skills. It provides students with additional ASL vocabulary and idiomatic/colloquial expressions. It provides instruction on ASL usage as well as grammatical structures for complex sentences emphasizing semantic accuracy and discourse strategies. Special focus is given to the use of classifiers, non-manual signals, and use of space. It includes instruction on self and peer analysis. Advanced study of the history and culture of the Deaf is considered. Students are required to participate in Deaf community events.