ASL& 122 American Sign Language II • 5 Cr.
Develops skills for the student with a basic knowledge of ASL. Focus is on the rules of grammar, idioms, vocabulary building, signing, and reading of signs. Fulfills humanities course requirement at BC. Recommended: ASL& 121.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate improvement in existing skills, and express concepts correctly and understandably in American Sign Language by correct responses, translations, and application in classroom converstion, receptive exams and expressive assignments.
- Show improvement in their ability to translate ideas from ASL to English and English to ASL through classroom conversation, receptive exams and expressive assignments.
- Demonstrate knowledge and comprehesion of core vocabulary for ASL 2 by appropriate and correct responses, translations and application in classroom conversation, receptive exams and expressive assignments.
- Demonstrate knowledge of basic issues common to American deaf culture, its history and values, through classroom conversation, receptive exams and written assignments.
- Identify, explain and illustrate the various concepts, rules and functions of ASL through application and written assignments.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the various uses and functions of American Sign Language classifiers.
- Demonstrate the ability to identify, explain and illustrate general principles of human language, which apply not only to ASL but also to other natural languages.
- Demonstrate the ability to define and explain cultural transmission and language acquisition by correct responses in conversation and written work.
- Demonstrate ability to communicate with deaf individuals using ASL, and show knowledge of grammatical functions and rules by applying these principles in a consistent, practical manner through usage in and outside of class and through expressive assignments.