American Sign Language (ASLN)

Head of Department: Associate Professor Jon Gajewski

Department Office: Room 368, Oak Hall

1101-1102. Elementary American Sign Language Levels I and II

Four credits each semester.

1103-1104. Intermediate American Sign Language Levels I and II

Four credits each semester. 1101 and 1103 are offered in the first semester, and 1102 and 1104 in the second. Consult the Program Director for more information.

1193. Foreign Study

Credits and hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Consent of Department Head required, normally to be granted prior to the student’s departure. May be repeated for credit.

Special topics taken in a foreign study program.

2500. Introduction to Interpreting: American Sign Language and English

Three credits.

Basic theories, principles, and practices of professional interpreting.

2600. Process of Interpreting: American Sign Language and English

Three credits. Prerequisite: ASLN 1102 or higher or consent of the instructor.

Theory and practice of ASL/English interpreting. Models of interpretation including text analysis and the goal of linguistic equivalency. Discourse analysis, visualization, listening and comprehending, shadowing, paraphrasing, abstracting, dual-task training, and cloze skills.

2700. Interpreting in Educational and Other Settings

Three credits. Prerequisite: ASLN 1102.

The study of interpreting American Sign Language and English within a variety of settings with a primary focus on educational interpreting.

2800. Consecutive Interpreting

Three credits. Prerequisite: ASLN 1102.

Development of consecutive interpreting skills with an emphasis on text and situational analyses, current issues, and a focus on community, medical and video-relay interpreting.

3193. Foreign Study

Credits and hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Consent of Department Head required, normally to be granted prior to the student’s departure. May be repeated for credit.

Special topics taken in a foreign study program.

3254. Women and Gender in the Deaf World

(Also offered as WGSS 3254.) Three credits. Prerequisite: One of WGSS 1104, 1105, or 1124; or consent of the instructor. Recommended preparation: Any 2000-level WGSS course. Simons

The roles of women inside and outside the Deaf world. How language and cultural barriers perpetuate the roles defined for and by d/Deaf women within Deaf and hearing societies.

3266. Methods of Teaching American Sign Language

Three credits. Prerequisite: ASLN 1104 or instructor consent.

Methods and practices of teaching American Sign Language to students who are deaf or hard of hearing in K-12 education.

3293. Foreign Study

Credits and hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Consent of Director required, normally to be granted prior to the student’s departure. May count toward the major with consent of the advisor. May be repeated for credit.

Special topics taken in a foreign study program.

3295. Special Topics

Credits and hours by arrangement. Prerequisites and recommended preparation vary. With a change in content, may be repeated for credit.

3298. Variable Topics

Three credits. Prerequisites and recommended preparation vary. With a change in topic, may be repeated for credit.

3299. Independent Study

Credits and hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Open only with consent of Director. With a change in content, may be repeated for credit.

3305. Advanced American Sign Language

Three credits. Prerequisite: ASLN 1104.

Advanced study of American Sign Language and Deaf culture.

3650. Deaf Writers and American Sign Language Literature

Three credits. Prerequisite: ASLN 1102. Simons

Discussion of deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing scholars in the examination of original ASL poetry. Critical examination of comparative literature in the Deaf Community and linguistic themes from different perceptions and analyses.

3800. Structure of American Sign Language

(Also offered as LING 3800.) Three credits. Prerequisite: ASLN 1102 or LING 2010Q; or consent of the instructor. Recommended preparation: Both ASLN 1102 and LING 2010Q.

Linguistic analyses of American Sign Language focusing on the phonological, morphological, syntactic, and semantic levels.

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