SRJC Course Outlines

10/22/2020 2:29:45 AMASL 1A Course Outline as of Fall 1996

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ASL 1ATitle:  AMER SIGN LANG 1A  
Full Title:  American Sign Language 1A
Last Reviewed:10/12/2020

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled05 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  ASL 51A

Catalog Description:
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Everyday communication in ASL: Exchanging information; identifying others; making requests; giving reasons, options, simple directions; asking for clarification. Topics center around personal information and the immediate environment.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Everyday communication in ASL: Exchanging information; identifying others; making requests; giving reasons, options, simple directions; asking for clarification. Topics center around personal information and the immediate environment.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1991
Inactive: 
 Area:E
Humanities
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 C2HumanitiesFall 1991
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 6ALanguage Other Than EnglishFall 1997
 6ALanguage Other Than EnglishFall 1996Fall 1997
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1991Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1991Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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The students will:
1.  Conversation skills and strategies:
     A. Greeting/getting attention.
     B. Introducing oneself.
     C. Giving and receiving personal information.
     D. Confirming information.
     E. Correcting information.
     F. Giving directions.
     G. Describing family/living situation.
     H. Describing housing and transportation.
     I. Apologizing and giving reasons.
     J. Referring to time of day, day of the week, day of the month.
2.  Vocabulary.
     A. Approximately 200 words, including appropriate reflections.
3.  Grammar:
     A. All basic sentence types:
          1. yes-no questions.
          2. wh questions.
          3. statements.
          4. negative and affirmative responses.
          5. commands.
     B. Topic/comment structure.
     C. Spatial referencing.
     D. Non-manual signals: grammatical and emotive.
     E. Directional verbs.
     F. Real world orientation indexing.
     G. Use of space for contrast.
     H. Body and limb classifiers.
     I. Dual person pronouns.
     J. Phrasing for listing activities.
     K. Emphatic forms.
     L. Role shifting.
     M. Cardinal and ordinal numbers.
4.  Cultural Information.
     A. Getting attention.
     B. Handling interruptions.
     C. Negotiating a signing environment.

Topics and Scope
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1.  Grammatical forms for simple conversations.
2.  Vocabulary for simple conversations.
3.  Cultural information.
4.  Conversational strategies.
5.  Topics:
     A. Family relationships, including nuclear family, extended
        family, roommates, step-children, etc.
     B. Describing people.
     C. Giving and understanding directions (i.e. up the stairs and to
        the right, the second door after the water fountain).
     D. Describing transportation, including traffic jams.
     E. Cardinal and ordinal numbers.
     F. Deaf cultural behaviors, values and norms, including:
          1. How to negotiate a signing environment.
          2. How to volunteer appropriate information.
          3. How to make connections between people by finding what
             they have in common.
     G. Making introductions.
     H. Asking for repetition.
     I. Handling interruptions.
6.  Scope:
     A. Introducing oneself and others.
     B. Carrying on the kind of conversation one might have when meeting
        a Deaf student on campus, when attending a party with many
        deaf people, talking about classroom activities, families, living
        situations and transportation with deaf acquaintances.
     C. Giving personal information and asking for personal information.
        (including cultural rules for appropriateness),
     D. Physical descriptions of people, places and things.
     E. Visual perception training:
          1. shape recognition.
          2. visual memory.
          3. symmetrical and asymmetrical shapes.
          4. establishing reference points.
     F. Describing the relationship between objects.

Assignments:
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ΓΏ1.  Students use a videotext and related workbook, which contain   

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
None
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments and skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 60%
Homework problems, Quizzes, Exams
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 35%
Class performances, Performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 35%
Multiple choice, True/false, Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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SIGNING NATURALLY, STUDENT VIDEOTEXT AND WORKBOOK by Lentz, Mikos
and Smith. DawnSign Press, 1989.  (Level one, Lessons 1-6 and review).

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