American Sign Language (AMSL) Courses

AMSL 101 American Sign Language I
3 hours. An introduction to American Sign Language (ASL), the language of the deaf culture in the United States and Canada. The course introduces ASL signs and basic ASL grammar and syntax, and develops an understanding and appreciation of the adult deaf culture. Receptive and expressive skills in conversational ASL are taught. 

AMSL 102 American Sign Language II
3 hours. An introduction to American Sign Language (ASL), the language of the deaf culture in the United States and Canada. The course introduces ASL signs and basic ASL grammar and syntax, and develops an understanding and appreciation of the adult deaf culture. Receptive and expressive skills in conversational ASL are taught. 
Prerequisite: AMSL 101 American Sign Language I.

AMSL 201 American Sign Language III
3 hours. This course builds on skills learned in American Sign Language (ASL) II, adding more complex ASL grammatical features and vocabulary, short stories, narratives, and dialogues. The course will include description of general surroundings, appropriate sequencing, temporal aspects and conditionals. Prerequisite: AMSL 102 or instructor permission. Lecture 3 hours per week 

AMSL 202 American Sign Language IV
3 hours. This course expands on the development of American Sign Language (ASL) vocabulary and grammar, including the use of two to three character role shifts. Students describe settings, and explain or discuss everyday objects and their use, step-by-step processes, cause and effect, and culturally significant topics relating to the Deaf Community. Prerequisite: AMSL 201 with a grade of "B" or higher, or equivalent course with instructor permission. Lecture 3 hours per week.

AMSL 275 Field Experience
1-10 hours. Supervised experience in a situation demanding extensive use of American Sign Language. Admission and credit hours determined by instructor.

AMSL 475 Field Experience
1-10 hours. Supervised experience in a situation demanding extensive use of American Sign Language. Admission and credit hours determined by instructor.