American Sign Language I
3 Credit Hours

This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to American Sign Language (ASL) and the Deaf Culture in America. Focus is on building sign vocabulary, finger spelling, grammar and syntax rules, facial expressions, use of personal space, and the development of sensitivity and awareness of the Deaf Community in America. The student is expected to acquire basic signing skills and sign vocabulary. Students will develop their communication skills and the ability to understand diverse viewpoints.