ASL 301 : Advanced American Sign Language I

This course further develops and refines the American Sign Language receptive and expressive skills and visual-gestural skills acquired in ASL 101 - ASL 202 to ensure discourse competency. This course builds the student's lexical base to include sign variations found across regions, ethnicities and generations. The course introduces formal and informal narrative styles. Students engage in a more intense study of the non-manual, linguistic features found in ASL as well as more sophisticated communication and narration, in general. This course is conducted entirely in ASL. Students are required to engage in ASL or Deaf cultural events as part of this course. Prerequisite: ASL 202 with a C or better. Three class hours and two lab hours per week. Gen. Ed. Competencies Met: Human Expression.