American Sign Language (ASL)

ASL 121  Fingerspelling  (1.0 Units)  

An introductory course that teaches the student the appropriate application of fingerspelling and its production. The course will include strategies for improvement. Also included will be the articulation of loan signs and one to three-digit numbers. Emphasis on both receptive and expressive fluency.

Lecture Hours: 18.0

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

ASL 122  American Sign Language I  (4.0 Units)  

An introduction to American Sign Language as it is used with deaf community. Students will study the basic structure and development of the language as well as Deaf Culture. Emphasis is placed on both receptive and expressive skills. Proficiency equivalent to two years of high school American Sign Language.

Lecture Hours: 72.0

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

ASL 123  American Sign Language II  (4.0 Units)  

A continuation in the study of American Sign Language as it is used within the Deaf Culture. Instruction is provided in the basic structure of the language. Emphasis is placed on both expressive and receptive skills.

Prerequisite(s): ASL 122, Minimum grade C

Lecture Hours: 72.0

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

ASL 124  American Sign Language III  (4.0 Units)  

Continuation of development of skill in American Sign Language with emphasis on an intermediate level of comprehension and expression. Students will progress in their study of the structure and grammar of American Sign Language as well as Deaf Culture. Emphasis is placed on both receptive and expressive skills.

Prerequisite(s): ASL 123, Minimum grade C

Lecture Hours: 72.0

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

ASL 125  American Sign Language IV  (4.0 Units)  

A continuation in the study of American Sign Language and the Deaf Community including its history and culture. Emphasis will be on receptive and expressive skills as they relate to narrating life events. Students will learn techniques such as role shifting, use of space and classifiers in addition to appropriate non-manual behaviors. This course will prepare the student for entrance into an interpreter training program.

Prerequisite(s): ASL 124 Minimum grade C

Lecture Hours: 72.0

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

ASL 126  Introduction to Interpreting  (4.0 Units)  

This course introduces the field of American Sign Language interpreting and includes models of interpreting, ethical principles, and its history and development in modern times. Attention will be given to the development of necessary processing skills for consecutive interpretation. Grade Option.

Co-requisite(s): ASL 125, concurrently or prior

Lecture Hours: 72.0

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

ASL 130  Introduction to Deaf Studies  (3.0 Units)  

This course introduces students to the topics central to the American Deaf experience in the United States; Deaf community/culture and American Sign Language. This course will expose students to the history, contributions and contemporary lives of Deaf people in America. Students will also be introduced about the anatomy and the causes of deafness, early intervention and education for deaf children, communication strategies and the cultural group of deaf/hearing relationships.

Prerequisite(s): ASL 122, Minimum grade C

Lecture Hours: 54.0

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only