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.

Subscription to GoReact.com is required for the class. Pricing is subject to change, but is currently $31.99 per class. Course will have a hearing interpreter for one day. Remainder of the class is conducted entirely in ASL.

Summer 2024: Online course

Section ID:ASL 1101 101-SEM
Number:1099
Session:Summer 3-week 1
Class dates:June 3-21, 2024
Final exam/project due:Friday June 21, 10 AM - 11:30 AM / Online (see Final exams)
Time / room:M-F 10 AM - 11:30 AM / Online
M-F 12 PM - 1:30 PM / Online
Mode of instruction:Online (async+sync)
Credit:4
Grade:Graded (no audit)
Instructor:TBA
Max. enroll:12
Notes:Forbidden Overlap: due to an overlap in content, students will not receive credit for both LING 1111 and ASL 1101. Enrollment preference given to: College of Arts and Sciences Students.Three 70-minute exams and one 90-minute cumulative ASL Grammar and Culture exam will take place after class 1:30-3:00pm. Students will view videos and submit both written and video assignments outside of class time. Accommodations for exams will be made for students residing in different time zones.
To enroll:

See Register and Dates & Deadlines for enrollment information.

See Online Learning FAQs.

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

Summer 2024: Online course

Section ID:ASL 1101 102-SEM
Number:1100
Session:Summer 3-week 2
Class dates:June 24-July 12, 2024
Final exam/project due:Friday July 12, 10 AM - 11:30 AM / Online (see Final exams)
Time / room:M-F 10 AM - 11:30 AM / Online
M-F 12 PM - 1:30 PM / Online
Mode of instruction:Online (async+sync)
Credit:4
Grade:Graded (no audit)
Instructor:TBA
Max. enroll:12
Notes:Forbidden Overlap: due to an overlap in content, students will not receive credit for both LING 1111 and ASL 1101. Enrollment preference given to: College of Arts and Sciences Students. Slight revision in class schedule; class on June 24 and no class on June 28.Three 70-minute exams and one 90-minute cumulative ASL Grammar and Culture exam will take place after class 4:30-6:00pm. Students will view videos and submit both written and video assignments outside of class time. Accommodations for exams will be made for students residing in different time zones.
To enroll:

See Register and Dates & Deadlines for enrollment information.

See Online Learning FAQs.

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