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: 18.00

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

ASL 122  American Sign Language I  (4.0 Units)  

Introduction to American Sign Language as it is used within the Deaf Community. Instruction includes the devlopment and basic structure of the language as well as Deaf Culture. With emphasis on both expressive and receptive skills, students will learn songs, poetry and story-telling. UC,

Lecture Hours: 72.00

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

ASL 123  American Sign Language II  (4.0 Units)  

A continuation in the study of American Sign Language. Instruction includes the development and basic structure of the language as well as Deaf Culture. Emphasis is placed on both expressive and receptive skills and students will learn songs, poetry and storytelling.

Prerequisite(s): ASL 122 Minimum grade C

Lecture Hours: 72.00

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

ASL 124  American Sign Language III  (4.0 Units)  

A continuation of the development of skills in American Sign Language with emphasis on intermediate comprehension and expression. With emphasis on both expressive and receptive skills, students will learn songs, poetry and storytelling. US,

Prerequisite(s): ASL 123 Minimum grade C

Lecture Hours: 72.00

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: 72.00

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: 72.00

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only