American Sign Language Courses – Community College of Rhode Island

American Sign Language Courses

Course Completes the LANG: Foreign Language Requirement.

ASLG (American Sign Language)

ASLG 1010 - American Sign Language I (3 Credits)

This is a beginner's course in the sign language of the deaf in the United States. The course equips students with skills that enable communication in American Sign Language, both expressively and receptively. Topics relevant to the use of sign language include: the role of signs in American education of the deaf, the oral vs. manual controversy, the philosophy of total communication and standards and ethics of sign language interpreting. Students are expected to attain competency with 600 common signs and to adhere to acceptable standards in utilizing this skill. *Elective for Liberal Arts. Note: Grade of C or better required for Human Services program students. Lecture: 3 hours

ASLG 1020 - American Sign Language II (3 Credits)

This is an intermediate level course in the sign language of the deaf in the United States. This course concentrates on improving skills acquired in American Sign Language and focusing on effective conversational skills, both expressive and receptive. Students are expected to attain competency with 600 signs and a working knowledge of American Sign Language. Elective for Liberal Arts program. (Prerequisite: ASLG 1010) Note: Grade of C or better required for Human Services program students. Lecture: 3 hours

ASLG 2010 - American Sign Language III (3 Credits)

This is an intermediate level sign language course that emphasizes further development of expressive and receptive skills appropriate for a broad range of conversational situations. Grammatical functions are stressed along with a more in-depth study of deaf history, deaf culture, linguistics and the use of classifiers. Note: Grade of C or better required for Human Services program students. (Prerequisite: ASLG 1010, 1020) Lecture: 3 hours

ASLG 2020 - American Sign Language IV (3 Credits)

This course provides the second level of intermediate study in American Sign Language. Expressive and receptive skills are expanded and refined to advance students toward interpreter training in fields beyond human service settings. Proficiency in areas calling for in-depth dialogue with individuals and group members from the deaf community is stressed. Note: Grade of C or better required for Human Services program students. (Prerequisite: ASLG 1010,1020, 2010) Lecture: 3 hours

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