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American Sign Language III
Course: ASL201

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: Linguistics of American Sign Language (A.S.L.) including non-manual behaviors and signing English idioms with conceptual accuracy. Emphasis on practical application of A.S.L. skills, expanded vocabulary, and cross-cultural communication.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Apply expressive and receptive mastery of grammatical features of American Sign Language (A.S.L.) at the intermediate level. (I)
2. Apply expressive and receptive mastery of targeted lexicon. (II)
3. Apply A.S.L. skills in communicating short stories, narratives, and dialogues at the intermediate level. (III)
4. Use appropriate conversational regulators in medium length A.S.L. conversations. (III)
5. Recognize English words with multiple meanings and produce appropriate signs. (IV)
6. Recognize English idioms and produce accurate A.S.L. translations. (V)
7. Recognize and produce basic A.S.L. idioms and provide accurate translations. (VI)
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. Grammatical features
   A. Verbs
      1. Subjects and objects
      2. Modulations
      3. Distributional aspect
      4. Reciprocal aspect
   B. Classifiers
   C. Locatives
   D. Temporal aspect
II. Targeted lexicon
III. Application of A.S.L. skills at the intermediate level
   A. Stories
   B. Narratives
   C. Dialogues
   D. Spontaneous conversations
   E. Conversational regulating behaviors
IV. Words with multiple meanings
   A. Context
   B. Conceptual signs
V. English idioms and expressions
   A. Meanings
   B. Conceptual signs
VI. A.S.L. idioms and expressions
   A. Production
   B. Translation
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: February 25, 2020

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