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American Sign Language II
Course: ASL102

First Term: 2020 Fall
Lecture   4.0 Credit(s)   4.0 Period(s)   4.0 Load  
Subject Type: Occupational
Load Formula: S - Standard Load

Description: Continued development of knowledge and language skills for communicating with deaf people who sign. Includes numbers, fingerspelling, and culture. Emphasis on enhancement of receptive sign skills and continued development of expressive sign skills. Application of rudimentary, syntactical, and grammatical structure stressed with continued development of sign vocabulary.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Demonstrate expressive and receptive mastery of grammatical features of American Sign Language (A.S.L.) sentence types, time, pronominalization, direction verbs, classifiers, locatives, and plurals in specific commands, questions, and statements. (I)
2. Demonstrate expressive and receptive mastery of targeted lexicon. (II)
3. Identify and produce simple fingerspelled words and loan signs in context. (III)
4. Apply A.S.L. skills in communicating short stories, narratives, and dialogues. (IV)
5. Initiate, conduct, and terminate medium length conversations in A.S.L. (IV)
MCCCD Official Course Competencies must be coordinated with the content outline so that each major point in the outline serves one or more competencies. MCCCD faculty retains authority in determining the pedagogical approach, methodology, content sequencing, and assessment metrics for student work. Please see individual course syllabi for additional information, including specific course requirements.
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Basic grammatical features of A.S.L.
   A. Sentence types
      1. Declarative
      2. Questions
      3. Commands
      4. Topicalized
      5. Conditional
   B. Grammatical features of time
      1. Time line
      2. Referent point
      3. Directions at movement
      4. Incorporation of specific units
   C. Pronominalization
      1. Referents
      2. Plurals
      3. Spatial locations
      4. Possessives
      5. Reflexives
   D. Verbs
      1. Defining subjects and objects
      2. Modulations
      3. Distributional aspects
   E. Classifiers
      1. Handshapes
      2. Size and shape specifiers
      3. Modulation
   F. Locatives
      1. Incorporating verbs
      2. Directionality
   G. Plurals
   H. Temporal aspects
      1. Long time
      2. Regularly
      3. Over time
II. Targeted lexicon
III. Fingerspelling
   A. Expressive
   B. Receptive
   C. Loans
IV. Application of A.S.L. skills
   A. Stories
   B. Narratives
   C. Dialogues
   D. Spontaneous conversations
      1. Initiating
      2. Conducting
      3. Terminating
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: February 25, 2020

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