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.

Winter 2023: Online course

Section ID:ASL 1101 101-SEM
Session:3-week Winter session
Class dates:January 3-20, 2023
Final exam/project due:Friday January 20, 10:30 AM - 12 PM / Online (see Final exams)
Time / room:M-F 10:30 AM - 12 PM / Online
M-F 12:30 PM - 2 PM / Online
Mode of instruction:Online learning
Grade:Graded (no audit)
Instructor:Prestano, M. (mp842)
Min. enroll:6
Max. enroll:12
Notes:Forbidden Overlap: Students will not receive credit for both LING 1111 and ASL 1101. Enrollment preference given to: College of A&S students. Course will have a hearing interpreter for one day. The remainder of the class is conducted entirely in ASL.
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This course is open to all registrants, including undergraduates and precollege students.