Course description

Students with no previous background in American Sign Language (ASL) will be introduced to basic conversational techniques in ASL, including both expressive and receptive skills. Basic grammar and vocabulary will be covered, including explanations of the fundamental parts of a sign, proper use of fingerspelling, and the significance of non-manual features. Instruction will be supplemented with videos, allowing students to begin exploring the visual literature of the Deaf community in the United States. Readings and class discussions will acquaint students with American Deaf culture, history and education, and the historical development of ASL.

This is the first in a sequence of courses in American Sign Language and Deaf Culture offered at Cornell. Course conducted entirely in ASL.

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Previously offered classes

Summer 2022: Online course

Section ID:ASL 1101 103-SEM
Number:1652
Session:Summer 3-week 3
Class dates:July 11-29, 2022
Final exam/project due:Friday July 29, 12 PM - 1:15 PM / Online (see Final exams)
Time / room:M-F 12 PM - 1:15 PM / Online
M-F 1:45 PM - 3:30 PM / Online
Mode of instruction:Synchronous distance learning
Credit:4
Grade:Graded (no audit)
Instructor:Schertz, B. (bs794)
Max. enroll:20
Notes:This is the first in a sequence of courses in American Sign Language and Deaf Culture offered at Cornell. Course conducted entirely in ASL.
To enroll:Enrollment for this class is closed.

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This course is open to all registrants, including undergraduates and precollege students.