SRJC Course Outlines

10/22/2020 2:33:18 AMASL 57 Course Outline as of Fall 2018

Reinstated Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ASL 57Title:  CLASSIFIERS IN ASL  
Full Title:  Classifiers in American Sign Language
Last Reviewed:2/12/2018

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum2.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total2.00 Contact Total35.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 105.00 

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 108

Catalog Description:
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Introduction to the visual and gestural aspects of classifiers in ASL. Students will study various classifier types and functions and learn how to identify and incorporate classifiers in a variety of discourse styles and formats such as dialogs, presentations and storytelling.  

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion or Concurrent Enrollment in ASL 1

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Introduction to the visual and gestural aspects of classifiers in ASL. Students will study various classifier types and functions and learn how to identify and incorporate classifiers in a variety of discourse styles and formats such as dialogs, presentations and storytelling.  
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Course Completion or Concurrent Enrollment in ASL 1
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2018Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Demonstrate comprehension of presentations (in-class/online video) ASL which incorporate a
    wide range of ASL classifiers.
2.  Produce extended dialogues in ASL which involve ample use of classifier signs.
 

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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Identify examples of handle, entity and trace classifiers in short videos of ASL discourse.
2. Demonstrate their skill in using handle, entity and trace classifiers by presenting short
    passages in ASL which incorporate one or more of these types of classifiers.
3. Recognize and describe the differences between the non-manual signals used to show emotion
    and those used to provide linguistic information.
4. Produce one or more short stories in ASL which incorporate several examples of handle,
    entity and trace classifiers and which also effectively use NMS and character role-shift.
5. Summarize a short story in either paraphrased ASL or written English which incorporate
    examples of handle, entity, and trace classifiers.

Topics and Scope
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I.   Introduction to Classifiers in ASL
II.  Functions of Classifiers
    A. Prepositions
    B. Number indicators
    C. Adjectives
    D. Adverbs
    E. Nouns
    F. Pronouns
    G. Verbs
    H. Vague vs. specific
    I.  Constructed Action
III. Classifiers as Polycomponential Signifiers and Having Units of Multiple Meaning
    A. Handshape
    B. Movement
    C. Path
    D. Manner
    E. Orientation
    F. Figure and ground relationships
IV.  Types of Classifiers
    A. Entity classifiers
         1. Represent an object or person
         2. Provide information about spatial relationships
         3. Describe movement - where and how,
         4. Show direction or path
         5. Give number information - exact or just plurality
         6. Provide details such as orientation
    B.  Handle classifiers
         1. Demonstrate hand manipulation
         2. Demonstrate object depiction
         3. Represent an action taken by the hands (or feet).
         4. Demonstrate instrument classifiers
    C. Trace classifiers
         1. Show the outline of something
         2. Show the extent of something
         3. Trace the path of an entity
         4. Sometime called SASS (Size and Shape Specifiers)
         5. Adjective properties when descriptive
         6. Verb properties when showing extent
V.   Non-Manual Signals (NMSs) which Provide Meaning
    A. Emotional signals
    B. Linguistic signals
VI.  Referents used with Classifiers
VII. Classifiers and Signers' Perspectives
VIII. Integrating Classifiers into Various Literary Forms
    A. Lecture/presentation
    B. Storytelling
    C. Poetic use of classifiers
    D. Making context-based choices in integrating signs and classifiers

Assignments:
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1. Translating Assignments - practice translating visual (online video assignments, dialogue with
    pairs or group, in-class activities, and web-based assignment)
2.  Problem-solving assignments
     a. Practice exercises from the workbook, video and teacher-prepared materials
    b. Group practice in-class activities, games and other activities
    c. Review of lessons from the workbook, video and teacher-prepared materials
     d. Practice of conversational dialogues in ASL (as individuals, pairs, and small groups)
     e. Practice of presentational or story-telling exercises in ASL which incorporate classifiers
    f. Viewing and interpreting stories and descriptions in ASL which incorporate classifiers
3. Skill demonstrations
     a. Performance of conversational dialogues in ASL using classifiers
    b. Three or four story-telling demonstration or non-fiction presentations in ASL which
         incorporate conventional signs and  classifiers.
     c.  Viewing short live or videotaped passages in ASL which incorporate
         classifiers and preparing written, signed or  paraphrased analyses or descriptions
    d.  Performance of narratives in ASL which will be videotaped for evaluations
4. Objective examinations
     a. Weekly or bi-weekly quizzes
    b. Chapter exams
    c. Midterms and finals

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
5 - 10%
Written analysis or description of ASL video or live presentation
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 40%
Practice exercises, in-class activities, lesson review, interpret stories and descriptions
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 40%
Performances (dialogues and narratives), presentations
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 40%
Exams, quizzes, mid-term, finals; Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion Other: Essays
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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Classifiers:  A Closer Look.  Lessard, Patricia. Tree House Video LLC: 2002.(CLASSIC)
Instructor prepared materials
 
Technology related:
GOREACT, a video online assignment tool
YouTube account.

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