LING 015. American Sign Language III

American Sign Language (ASL) 3 is an intermediate-level course designed for individuals who have a strong foundation in basic ASL grammar and vocabulary and want to further develop their skills in the language.
In this course, students will continue to build upon their ASL skills by expanding their vocabulary and learning more complex grammar structures. The focus will be on expanding the students' ability to engage in conversations with deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals, as well as developing their ability to understand and interpret signed narratives.
Topics covered in this course may include:
• Advanced sentence structure and grammar
• Deaf culture and community
• Advanced vocabulary, including idiomatic expressions and cultural references
• Advanced storytelling and narrative techniques
• Conversational strategies, including turn-taking and active listening

The course may also include opportunities for students to engage in practical activities such as role-plays and group discussions, as well as opportunities to participate in the Deaf community.

Upon completion of ASL 3, students will have the skills to engage in meaningful, complex conversations with deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals, and have a deeper understanding of Deaf culture and community.
Prerequisite: LING 012.
Social Sciences.
1 credit.
Fall 2023. Drolsbaugh.
Fall 2024. Drolsbaugh.
Fall 2025. Drolsbaugh.
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