SRJC Course Outlines

4/18/2021 8:42:58 PMASL 3 Course Outline as of Fall 2021

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ASL 3Title:  INT AMER SIGN LANG PT 1  
Full Title:  Intermediate American Sign Language - Part 1
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 Scheduled06 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 2A

Catalog Description:
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The course builds on the foundation of skills and knowledge learned in both American Sign Language 1 and 2 (ASL 1 and 2) and increases and expands comprehension, production, and conversational strategies as covered in ASL 1 and 2. Students will learn more complex grammatical features through narratives and dialogues and they will increase their knowledge of both linguistic and cultural content.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of ASL 2


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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The course builds on the foundation of skills and knowledge learned in both American Sign Language 1 and 2 (ASL 1 and 2) and increases and expands comprehension, production, and conversational strategies as covered in ASL 1 and 2. Students will learn more complex grammatical features through narratives and dialogues and they will increase their knowledge of both linguistic and cultural content.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of ASL 2
Recommended:
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 1996
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1996Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1996Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1. Engage in conversations and presentations in ASL, using statements, questions, descriptions, narrative elements, and referents, while modeling behaviors that are culturally
appropriate among ASL signers.
2. Use and comprehend vocabulary as used for everyday or specialized topics and activities, including recognition of sociolinguistic variation.
3. Use more advanced grammatical and compositional structures through the study of ASL literature and discourse, such as temporal aspect variations, when clauses, conditionals, storytelling conventions and types of discussion.
4. Discuss historical and contemporary perspectives on ASL and Deaf culture, including sociolinguistic and intersectional variations in the Deaf experience.
 

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Students will be able to:
1.   Demonstrate understanding of signing and fingerspelling with accuracy.
2.   Compose comprehensible sentences and passages with communicative purposes, displaying accuracy in ASL parameter and grammatical usage.
3.   Generate questions, requests, narratives, and informational presentations using simple to complex grammatical structures involving subjects and predicates.
4.   Respond to signers and audiences, using common ASL vocabulary, metalinguistic feedback, and clarifications related to everyday and specialized topics.
5.   Use greetings, interactions, conversational, discussion, and presentation techniques in a culturally appropriate manner.
6.   Correctly interpret or evaluate content from authentic ASL texts.
7.   Use intermediate to advanced grammatical structures involving subjects and predicates.
8.   Use fingerspelling to express names, lexicalized signs and loan words.
9.   Develop, organize, and sign narratives and presentations
10. Describe social, cultural, historical, political, sociolinguistic, and intersectional aspects of Deaf and signing communities in the USA.

Topics and Scope
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I. Course Orientation
    A. Accessing and using course materials
         1. classroom
         2. campus
         3. community and online resources
    B. Production of ASL texts (videos)
    C. Review of ASL conventions
         1. eye contact
         2. voices off
         3. attention-getting
         4. turn-taking
    D. Review of commands and requests
 
II. Vocabulary Development
    A. People
         1. identity
         2. social roles
         3. cultural roles
         4. political roles
         5. occupations
    B. Places
         1. housing and building features and details
         2. cities
         3. states
         4. nations
         5. regions
         6. geography
    C. Descriptions
         1. use of classifiers to enhance adjectives and adverbs
         2. sizes
         3. distances
         4. colors
         5. shapes
         6. opinions
         7. feelings
         8. building interiors
    D. Numbers and time
         1. cardinal numbers up to a billion
         2. telling time
         3. phone numbers
         4. money
         5. years
         6. past/future
         7. ranking
    E. Activities
         1. leisure
         2. sports
         3. hobbies
         4. travel
    F. Interactions
         1. sharing news
         2. making plans
         3. asking for permission
         4. requests
         5. making suggestions
    G. Affirmations and negations
         1. corrections
         2. confirmations
         3. elaborations
         4. concerns
         5. complaints
         6. criticism
         7. declinations
    H. Miscellaneous
         1.   ailments
         2.   natural disasters
         3.   holidays
         4.   popular culture
         5.   current trends
         6.   technology
         7.   illness
         8.   gossip
         9.   informal registers
         10. slang
 
III. Grammatical Development
    A. Parameters
         1. handshape
         2. location
         3. movement
         4. palm orientation
         5. non-manual markers
    B. Classifiers
         1. descriptive
         2. locative
         3. instrumental
         4. semantic
         5. entity
         6. body part
         7. body part shape and size specifier
         8. elemental
         9. plural
    C. Non-manual markers
         1. facial expressions
         2. body shifting
         3. mouth morphemes
    D. Expanded sentence details
         1. subject-predicate structure
         2. topicalization
         3. conjunctions
         4. role-shifting
         5. adjectives
         6. adverbs
         7. conditional
         8. sequencing events
    E. Verb modification
         1. directionality
         2. multi-subject verb agreement
         3. advanced temporal aspect
              a. uninflected
              b. recurring
              c. continuous
    F. Comparisons
         1. contrastive structure
         2. listing/ranking
         3. incorporation of subordinate details
              a. narration or description
              b. locative consistency
    G. Questions
         1. wh-q
         2. rhetorical
         3. requests
         4. advice-seeking
         5. when clauses
 
IV. Composition
    A. Narratives
         1. autobiographical
         2. creative
    B. Problem-based scenarios
         1. conflicts
         2. resolutions
    C. Presentations (informative)
     D. Handshape and number storytelling
 
V. Cultural Skills
     A. Communicating with others
         1. backchanneling
         2. clarification
         3. asking for new signs
    B. Etiquette and behavioral norms
         1. signing environments
         2. attention-getting
         3. interruptions
         4. pointing in public
         5. social conventions
    C. Traditions and heritage
         1.   folklore
         2.   storytelling
         3.   poetry
         4.   visual vernacular
         5.   humor
         6.   history
         7.   notable events, places, and persons
         8.   current issues and trends
         9.   cultural activities
         10. sociolinguistic and intersectional topics

Assignments:
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1. Readings on sign language grammar, techniques, and cultural topics from textbook, print, or digital materials (average 10-15 pages per week)
2. Video viewings from DVD or online collections (1-3 hours per week)
3. Memorization of sign vocabulary and grammatical modifications (average 50-100 signs per week)  
4. Receptive practice exercises (2-5 per week)
5. Expressive practice exercises, such as vocabulary recitations, solo monologues, paired or group dialogues; presentations; role-playing (2-5 per week)
6. Expressive video or live performance projects (3-6 projects per semester)
7. Written or signed responses, such as reflections, analyses, or reports (2-4 per semester)
8. Quizzes, tests, final exam

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 - 20%
Written or signed responses, exercises
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
40 - 50%
Expressive practice exercises, expressive projects, receptive exercises
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 30%
Quizzes, tests, final exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 30%
Expressive video or live performance projects


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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TRUE+WAY American Sign Language (online content). 2020.
My ASL Book: A Communicative Approach for Learning a Visual Language, Levels 2 & 3 (print and online content). Bangs. Donald. Kendall Hunt Publishing. 2018
Movers and Shakers: Deaf People Who Changed the World (print). Carroll, Carroll and Mathers, Susan. DawnSignPress. 1997 (classic)
Signing Naturally: Level 2, Units 13-17 (print and DVDs or online content). Lentz, Ella and Mikos, Ken and Smith, Cheri. DawnSignPress. 1992 (classic)
Instructor-prepared materials.

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