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SLG 101 American Sign Language I
Credit Hours:  4
Effective Term: Fall 2010
SUN#: None
Credit Breakdown: 4 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F

Description: Introduction to deaf culture and the vocabulary and sentence structures of American Sign Language. Mastery of receptive and expressive basic communication skills.

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Application level) Demonstrate proper use and comprehension of the manual alphabet and numbers in typical conversation situations.
2. (Application level) Demonstrate conversational signing ability regarding self.
3. (Application level) Demonstrate ability to describe people and give directions in relation to real-life situations.
4. (Application level) Use basic American Sign Language (ASL) grammatical structure.
5. (Comprehension level) Describe, at a basic level, the culture of those who use American Sign Language.
6. (Comprehension level) Discuss Deaf culture and community.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
Students can perform the following tasks at a rate of 70 percent or higher accuracy.

1. Sign simple conversations using such tools as the manual alphabet, numbers 1-1000, and basic vocabulary.
2. In classroom conversations introduce self and give traditional greeting of "my name is . . ., I am from . . . , I am a student . . ., etc".
3. Respond to simple questions such as "Who is your teacher?" and "Where do you live?" by giving descriptions and directions.
4. When given written sentences then sign those sentences using proper ASL grammar.
5. Express through written or signed responses an understanding of the cultural mores of ASL users.
6. Identify differences between the Deaf and hearing cultures.