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ASL 152 - American Sign Language I

Prerequisites: Students must have satisfied all ENG and RDG 001 remediation requirements prior to starting the course.

Description: An introduction to American Sign Language, the natural language of the Deaf community in the United States and Canada. Focuses on conversation, fingerspelling, basic rules of grammar and customs, traditions and history of the deaf community. Laboratory component and attendance at Deaf community events required. SUNY GEN ED-GFOL, GHUM; HUM; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Communications

ASL 153 - American Sign Language II

Prerequisites: ASL152 and must have satisfied all ENG and RDG 001 remediation requirements prior to starting the course.

Description: Continuation of basic American Sign Language and Deaf culture, with opportunities to build receptive and expressive sign vocabulary, phrases and conversational skills; use of Non-Manual Markers; continued fingerspelling practice. Laboratory component and attendance at Deaf community events required. br> SUNY GEN ED-GFOL, GHUM; HUM; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Communications

ASL 226 - Communication and Culture in the Deaf Community

Prerequisites: Students must have satisfied all ENG and RDG 001 remediation requirements prior to starting the course.

Description: This course explores the communication and culture of Deaf people. It focuses on a unique human communication phenomenon- a community with a communication and cultural system that is not based on a spoken language. The relationship between communication and culture is examined through analysis of the different aspects of the Deaf culture and community, including language, history, the arts, norms, values, traditions and customs of the Deaf community and its interaction with a hearing-dominant society. This course will be conducted in English; knowledge of American Sign Language is not required. SUNY GEN ED-GSBS; HUM; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Communications

ASL 252 - American Sign Language III

Prerequisites: ASL 153 or permission of instructor. Students must have satisfied all ENG and RDG remediation requirements prior to starting the course.

Description: A continuation of American Sign Language II, expanding the emphasis on ASL grammar and vocabulary development and Deaf culture. Dialogues, short stories, narratives and short conversations, both receptive and expressive, will be featured throughout the course. Laboratory component and attendance at Deaf community events required. SUNY GEN ED-GFOL, GHUM; HUM; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Communications

ASL 253 - American Sign Language IV

Prerequisites: ASL 252 or permission of the instructor. Students must have satisfied all ENG and RDG remediation requirements prior to starting the course.

Description: An advanced course in American Sign Language (ASL) designed to provide interactive opportunities for students to continue development of their knowledge of vocabulary, grammatical features, conversational and narrative skills. Laboratory component and attendance at Deaf community events required. SUNY GEN ED-GFOL, GHUM; HUM; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Communications