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Santa Monica College|Academic Programs|Modern Language|ASL Course Descriptions

ASL Course Descriptions

S A N T A M O N I C A   C O L L E G E   C A T A L O G   2 0 0 7 - 2 0 0 8

Additional hours to be arranged in the Modern Language Lab for American Sign Language I.
For non-credit American Sign Language courses, please see “Counseling-Adult Education.”

ASL 1, American Sign Language I 5 units

Transfer: UC, CSU
IGETC Foreign Language (required for UC only)
• Prerequisite: None.

This is an introductory ASL course. It provides an emphasis on signing, receptive skills, signing parameters, and the glossing system, the written system of ASL. This course provides a historical introduction, cultural awareness, and cross cultural adjustment skill. Non-verbal communication is emphasized. Homework assignments will include, but are not limited to, attendance and involvement at community events. Lab required.

ASL 2, American Sign Language II 5 units

Transfer: UC, CSU
IGETC AREA 3B (Arts and Humanities), Foreign Language
• Prerequisites: American Sign Language 1 or equivalent skills

This course is a continuation of ASL 1. Instruction is a more advanced study of ASL fundamentals. There will also be extensive study on the Deaf Culture and Community. Topics will be presented in readings, videos and discussions in ASL. Non-verbal communication is emphasized. Language laboratory required.