Course Descriptions and Outlines

American Sign Language Courses

American Sign Language (ASL) I

Meets MnTC Goal Area(s): 8 This course is an introduction to American Sign Language (ASL), a visual/gestural language used by individuals with profound hearing impairment or deaf people. Students will develop practical skills and fundamental grammar knowledge required for successful interactions within the Deaf Community. Students will learn the ability to use sign language appropriate within a deaf cultural context (including attention-getting strategies, use of facial expressions to produce meaning, using politically correct terminology, and behavioral norms/values). Examination of traditions and values unique to the Deaf Community will allow students to apply a comparative perspective to cross-cultural experiences. Prerequisite(s): None

Credits: 4.00

Credit Breakdown: Lecture 4.00
Lab 0
On the job training n/a

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