This course is designed for students with little or no previous knowledge of American Sign Language (ASL). Students acquire basic grammatical and lexical skills that will enable them to communicate in routine social or professional situations within an authentic cultural context.
This course is a sequel to American Sign Language 101. It builds upon the basic grammatical, linguistic, communicative and cultural concepts.
This dynamic course draws upon previously acquired knowledge, while introducing students to more complex grammatical and lexical structures to further develop communicative proficiency and cultural knowledge.
This intermediate-high level course is a sequel to American Sign Language 103. It expands upon complex grammatical and lexical structures for improved communication. This course gives emphasis to semantics and focuses on various structures of ASL discourse. Students will continue to learn and use vocabulary, fingerspelling, numbers, and grammatical features of ASL.
This advance course is a sequel to American Sign Language 104.
It expands upon complex grammatical and lexical structures for improved communication. Developing comprehension and expressive skill in American Sign Language primarily through the study of ASL narrative.
ASL 201 Fingerspelling and Non-Manual
ASL 202 Fingerspelling and Non-Manual II
Is designed to develop intermediate receptive and expressive fingerspelling and number skills. To provides an avenue to improve fingerspelled word and number recognition by providing theoretical information; practice in specific skills that underlie the fingerspelled whole word and phrase recognition process; identification of fingerspelled words and number in context. Expressive skills focus on the development of speed, clarity, and fluency.
Is intended to build upon student's knowledge of the rules of American Sign Language, including discourse markers, personal narratives, dynamic equivalencies, non-manual grammar, syntax, classifiers, temporalization, pronominalization, turn-taking, use of space, sentence structure and types, and gesture. This course will also include lessons on Deaf Culture, history, and literature.
ASL 301 Religious Interpreter Training Beginning
This course will focus on the basic religious signs for learning how to interpret songs, prayers and bible verses. Also, discuss the ethnics of religious interpreting and the meaning of having a Deaf Ministry.
ASL 302 Religious Interpreter Training Intermediate
This course is a sequel to ASL 302 involves an intermediate religious vocabulary skill level. Primary focus on scriptures, prayers, and sermons. This intermediate course is designed to enhance previous skills learned in ASL 301 Religious Interpreting Training Beginning.
ASL 303 Religious Interpreter Training Advanced
This course involves serious commitment to serving God through increasing sign language skills, improving religious sign vocabulary and introducing "the 8 must have skills" for effectively interpreting the word of God in songs, scriptures, sermons and prayers. This advance course is designed to enhance sign language interpreting skills in religious settings.
Connecting and Nurturing the Journey of American Sign Language
ASL 203 Introduction to Transliteration
This is an introduction to the mental processing skills (pre-interpreting skills) of consecutive and simultaneous interpretation. It includes practice activities for the integration of these tasks in translation and consecutive interpreting activities. The sub-skills addressed in this course include visualization, listening comprehension, shadowing, paraphrasing, dual task training, and structuring.
ASL 204 Transliteration: Hands-on
A practice oriented course to strengthen skills in the integration and application of transliterating using complex source materials. Continued exposure to simulated transliterating experiences.
ASL 205 Introduction to Interpreting
This course develops the fundamental skills of interpreting, including the ethical and professional responsibilities of the interpreter, the mental process of interpreting, the history of the field, the laws related to interpreting, the credentials and education of interpreters, and presents terminology common to the profession.
ASL 206 Interpreting II
This course will provide further development of interpreting skills. The emphasis is placed on achieving the nuances of interpretation in terms of lexical choices, speaker's goal, register and affect.
ASL 207 Introduction to Sign-to-Voice
This course is designed to increase student's receptive skills in conversational sign language. Sign-to-voice techniques and practice will be introduced through use of prepared videotapes and lectures.
ASL 208 Interpreting III
Concentration on the development of English to English skills necessary for future development of ASL to English skills. Focus on cognitive skills development in areas of paraphrasing, summarizing, main idea identification, comprehension, memory, delayed repetition, multi-tasking, vocabulary and cultural literacy.