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1101. Elementary American Sign Language I

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Instruction in elementary American Sign Language.

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1102. Elementary American Sign Language II

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: ASLN 1101. Cannot be taken for credit after passing ASLN 2700, 2800, or 3650.

Grading Basis: Graded

Instruction in elementary American Sign Language.

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1103. Intermediate American Sign Language I

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: ASLN 1102

Grading Basis: Graded

Instruction in intermediate American Sign Language.

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1104. Intermediate American Sign Language II

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: ASLN 1103

Grading Basis: Graded

Instruction in intermediate American Sign Language.

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1193. Foreign Study

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

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2500. Introduction to Interpreting: American Sign Language and English

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Basic theories, principles, and practices of professional interpreting.

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2600. Process of Interpreting: American Sign Language and English

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ASLN 1102 or higher or consent of the instructor.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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2700. Interpreting in Educational and Other Settings

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ASLN 1102

Grading Basis: Graded

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

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2800. Consecutive Interpreting

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ASLN 1102

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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3254. Women and Gender in the Deaf World

Also offered as: WGSS 3254

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: One of WGSS 1104, 1105, or 1124. Recommended preparation: 2000-level WGSS course.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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3266. Methods of Teaching American Sign Language

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ASLN 1104 or instructor consent

Grading Basis: Graded

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

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3290. Field Study

1.00 - 3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 6 credits.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

A practical learning experience, working in an environment that fosters ASL communication and a deeper appreciation and understanding of the Deaf community. Field study placements are arranged or approved by the ASL Coordinator or course instructor.

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3292. Experiential Learning

1.00 - 3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: Approval of Experiential Learning Supervisor, instructor consent required. Recommended preparation: completion of the course for which the student will provide tutoring services.

Grading Basis: Graded

This course is for students who wish to extend their knowledge and experience in American Sign Language and Deaf studies as tutors and as Instructional Assistants in related courses.

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3293. Foreign Study

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

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3295. Special Topics

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

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3298. Variable Topics

3.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

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3299. Independent Study

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

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3305. Advanced American Sign Language

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ASLN 1104

Grading Basis: Graded

Advanced study of American Sign Language and Deaf culture.

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3306W. Advanced American Sign Language Level II

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; ASLN 3305 or instructor consent.

Grading Basis: Graded

Continuation of advanced study of American Sign Language and Deaf culture. Emphasis on composition in ASL, involving critical engagement with primary research in ASL literature and Deaf culture, and guidance on how to compose and revise in ASL using an online video recording platform.

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3360. Deaf Art and Artists

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Introduction to Deaf art, Deaf artists, and the historical transformation of Deaf art including the De'VIA movement. Topics include diversity of Deaf artists as well as Deaf cultural norms and the role they play in the unique distinction of Deaf art. Varying perspectives and a comparative critical analysis between Deaf art and the various forms of art produced by non-Deaf artists.

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3650. Deaf Writers and American Sign Language Literature

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ASLN 1102

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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3800. Structure of American Sign Language

Also offered as: LING 3800

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ASLN 1102 or LING 2010Q Recommended preparation: Both ASLN 1102 and LING 2010Q

Grading Basis: Graded

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

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