ASL& 123 American Sign Language III • 5 Cr.


Continues ASL& 122 (prev ASL 102). Topics include rules and syntax, and use of illustrated techniques to describe signs. Recommended: ASL& 122 (prev ASL 102).


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic concepts, rules and functions of American sign language learned in ASL& 121, 122, and 123 through application of these principles in a consistent, practical manner.
  • Demonstrate their improved skills by expressing themselves correctly and understandably in fluid American Sign Language using proper rhythm and movement inherent in the language through practical application, expressive assignments, and receptive exams.
  • Identify, explain and illustrate issues of diversity and fundamental aspects of deaf culture, as well as demonstrate knowledge of key terms and issues concerning the education and employment of deaf people through a variety of methods.
  • Demonstrate direct knowledge of the deaf community through expressive assignments and written work.
  • Apply knowledge and comprehension of fundamental ASL language functions and various grammatical concepts and structures, and demonstrate knowledge through usage in class and through expressive assignments.
  • Recognize and understand correct use of ASL through daily practice of core vocabulary by correct responses, translations and application in classroom conversation, core-vocabulary video tapes, receptive exams and expressive assignments.
  • Identify, explain and illustrate the various uses and functions of American Sign Language Classifiers through discussion, usage, expressive assignments, and exams.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of signed concepts, sentences and stories by translating them into written or spoken English.
  • Demonstrate ability to understand English concepts, sentences and stories and translate them into understandable American Sign Language through classroom work, expressive assignments and receptive exams.