This American Sign Language course introduces over 200 new signs, with dialogs in each unit touching upon the motivation for learning ASL, occupations, ordering food in a restaurant, and shopping. It illustrates more ways in which a variety of ASL sentence structures can be used to form conversational sentences. It also includes cultural insights into the lives of people in the Deaf community, including topics such as the different meanings of ASL signs, facial expressions, and body movement. This course features new interactive elements: live one-on-one signing appointments, a student discussion board, and an instructor-hosted wiki. There is a strong emphasis on learning to sign more fluently. This is the third course in a four-part ASL series (ASL 041, ASL 043, ASL 051, and ASL 053).
Students will need access to a computer with high speed Internet access and a webcam.
There are no resubmissions or retakes on instructor-graded assignments, unit quizzes or the final exam. On signing appointments, lowest score may be dropped. You must complete the signing appointment in each unit before you can move on to the next unit.
You should have taken two semesters of ASL or ASL 041 and ASL 043 before you take this course.
Unit 1: The Beauty of Signing ASL
Unit 2: Another Reason to Sign
Unit 3: Occupations
Unit 4: Ordering in a Restaurant
Unit 5: Eating in a Restaurant
Unit 6: Ordering Desserts
Unit 7: Going Shopping
Unit 8: At the Mall
Unit 9: Buying Things
Unit 10: The Value of Things