ASL 103: First Year American Sign Language III

Credits 4
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Continues work of ASL 102, further developing all skills. Primary emphasis on the student's active communication in ASL. Includes grammar and culture information. Proficiency target level: Intermediate low.

Course Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Are able to handle successfully a variety of uncomplicated, basic and communicative tasks and social situations in a culturally acceptable manner.
  • Can ask and answer questions and participate in simple conversations on topics beyond the most immediate needs; e.g. giving directions, describing others, making requests, about family and occupations in depth, attributing qualities to others, talking about routines and maintaining and interrupting conversation at appropriate times.
  • Continue to apply language-learning skills outside the language classroom.
  • Act with respect and better understanding of Deaf people and ASL, with an appreciation for their linguistic and cultural diversity.
    To have a passing grade, students will exhibit mastery of target language at Intermediate Mid level (ACTFL guideline) at completion of course.

Prerequisite course must have been completed within one year of class enrollment; proficiency interview within one term. Sign Language Proficiency Interview through Sign Language Interpretation Program may also be accepted in lieu of ASL 102.

Grading Options
Letter Grades
Additional Information

This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Arts and Letters/AAS, Arts and Letters/AGS, Arts and Letters/AS. ASL 102 is offered for 5 hours of transferable credit. It satisfies part of the foreign language requirement for the B.A. degree, counts as an elective for the A.A. degree, and contributes to the general education requirement for other Associate Degrees.