SRJC Course Outlines

11/29/2023 4:41:11 PMASL 2 Course Outline as of Fall 2015

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  ASL 2Title:  ELEM AMER SIGN LAN PT 2  
Full Title:  Elementary American Sign Language Part 2
Last Reviewed:1/25/2021

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum4.00Lecture Scheduled4.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled70.00
Minimum4.00Lab Scheduled08 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total4.00 Contact Total70.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  140.00Total Student Learning Hours: 210.00 

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 1B

Catalog Description:
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Continuation of instruction in elementary American Sign Language using appropriate linguistic and cultural principles.  Instruction increases and expands conversational strategies and comprehension of ASL grammatical structures.

Course Completion of ASL 1

Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Continuation of instruction in elementary American Sign Language using appropriate linguistic and cultural principles.  Instruction increases and expands conversational strategies and comprehension of ASL grammatical structures.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of ASL 1
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1991
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 C2HumanitiesFall 1991
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 3BHumanitiesSpring 2007
 6ALanguage Other Than English  
 6ALanguage Other Than EnglishFall 1996Spring 2007
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1991Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1991Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1. Synthesize receptive and expressive American Sign Language (ASL) skills
    and participate in a variety of  dialogues involving basic, everyday topics.
2. Comprehend and articulate a range of spatial and geographic relationships
     in ASL.
3. Describe and identify other people.
4. Apply appropriate Deaf culture rules of social interaction to more advanced.
    communication situations within the Deaf community or between Deaf and hearing people.
5. Identify, describe, and compare the qualities of people/objects using contrastive structures.

Topics and Scope
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1.   Asking for and giving directions using ASL, including non-manual markers
2.   Using ordinal and cardinal numbers in real life situations
3.   Describing the predominant physical features of a person (personal
       qualities and attributes)
4.   Naming and describing common articles of clothing (use of classifiers)
5.   Using facial expressions and non-manual markers (i.e. inflecting verbs,
       making statements, asking questions, affect, conveying relative distance)
6.   Giving third-party commands/requests involving objects and furniture
7.   Identifying real life problems and providing or requesting solutions
8.   Buying and selling using cash, credit, debit, and personal checks (numbers
       up to 1000)
9.   Identifying and describing occupations
10. Describing families, including relative ages, educational background, living/dead,
       marital status, and "how long" questions
11. Using contrastive structures comparing, confirming or refuting qualities and opinions
12. Describing personal routines and temporal sequencing
13. Narrating with one and two character role-shifting
14. Storytelling
15. Summarizing Deaf culture and Deaf/hearing interactions and Deaf history

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1.  Lesson(s) from the textbook (average 6-10 pages per week)
2.  Memorize signed vocabulary and verb conjugations (average 75-100 signs per week)
3.  Complete practice exercises from the workbook, video and teacher-prepared
     materials (6-8 per week)
4.  5 tests per semester (1 test per chapter/unit, midterm will cover first 3
      chapters/units, final exam is cumulative)
5.  In-class participation (i.e. role-play, dialogues, storytelling)
6.  Group presentations (at least 3 group presentations will be graded).
7.  Enact short stories and narratives in ASL (at least 2 individual story
      performances will be graded)
8.  Three to four 2-3 page reflective summaries on ASL-related or
      Deaf culture topics based on reading/video assignments
9.   Produce a calendar-based timeline of a person's personal activities or routines.
10. Computer-based exercises through DVD and computer resources (i.e. links
      illustrating ASL vocabulary and links related to Deaf culture, history and current events)

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
10 - 15%
Reflective summaries
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
40 - 50%
Presentations, group presentations, role playing and narration
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 40%
Tests, midterm, final exam: multiple choice, true/false, matching items, completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 20%
Completion of computer-based exercises, video assignments, and personal calendar

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Signing Naturally, Student Videotext and Workbook by Smith, Lentz, and Mikos.
DawnSignPress, 2015. (Level one, Lessons 7-12 and DVD).
Movers and Shakers: Deaf People Who Changed the World Storybook.  
Carroll and Mathers.  DawnSignPress, 1997 (Classic)
Instructor-prepared materials.

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