American Sign Language IV
3 Credit Hours
A continued intermediate study of American Sign Language and the Deaf community. The instruction of American Sign Language vocabulary and idiomatic/colloquial usage of signs is continued. This class also continues instruction on fluency of ASL expressive skills through a variety of exercises, but shifts attention to improving a student’s receptive skills. It includes further and more advanced instruction on self and peer analysis. It considers historical and contemporary perspectives of language, education, legislation, and social and political aspects of deaf people. This is done from an anthropological and socio-cultural point of view analyzing the similarities and differences to collectivistic and individualistic cultures worldwide. Students are required to participate in Deaf community events.