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American Sign Language IV
Course: ASL202

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: Advanced American Sign Language skills including continued vocabulary. Emphasis on conversational techniques in a cross-cultural framework. Continued work on conceptual accurate signing of English idioms and words with multiple meanings.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Recognize contact signing and its role in communicating with deaf persons. (I)
2. Apply expressive and receptive mastery of grammatical features of American Sign Language (A.S.L.) at an advanced level: sentence types, time, pronominalization, verbs, classifiers in specific commands, questions, and statements. (II)
3. Apply expressive and receptive mastery of targeted lexicon. (III)
4. Translate intermediate A.S.L. idioms into equivalent English phrases. (IV)
5. Apply A.S.L. skills in communicating short stories, narratives, and dialogues at the advanced level. (V)
6. Initiate, conduct, and terminate spontaneous conversations of medium length in A.S.L. (V)
7. Demonstrate basic translation skills from English to A.S.L. and A.S.L. to English. (VI)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Contact signing
   A. Role in communication
   B. Syntax
II. Grammatical features of A.S.L. at advanced level
   A. Sentence types
   B. Features of time
   C. Pronominalization
   D. Verbs
   E. Classifiers
III. Targeted lexicon
IV. A.S.L. idioms
   A. Production
   B. Translation
   C. English equivalents
V. Application of A.S.L. skills at advanced level
   A. Stories
   B. Narratives
   C. Dialogues
   D. Spontaneous conversations
VI. Readiness for interpreting
   A. Translation from A.S.L. to English
   B. Translation from English to A.S.L.
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: February 25, 2020

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