American Sign Language
P101 – Beginning American – Sign Language – 4 units
Recommendation: Eligible for level 2 English placement.
Total lecture 72 hours. Fundamentals of American Sign Language (ASL). Introduces the history of ASL, deaf culture, basic vocabulary and grammatical structure, techniques of signing, and nonverbal aspects of American Sign Language. (A/ CSU/UC) CSU-C2; IGETC-6A
P102 – Beginning American – Sign Language II – 4 units
Prerequisite: ASL P101 with a “C” or higher or demonstrated skill level.
Total lecture 72 hours. Fundamentals of American Sign Language (ASL). This course is a continuation of the study of American Sign Language ASL P101. Emphasis is on the development of ASL vocabulary and receptive skills. Instruction includes a natural approach to teaching a second language by exposing students to authentic conversations in the classroom. This course builds students’ receptive and expressive skills in ASL and fingerspelling as well as their knowledge of Deaf culture. It is designed for the student or professional interested in working and interacting with Deaf people. (A/CSU/UC) CSU-C2; IGETC-6A