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American Sign Language

ASL 1 - BEGINNING AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE
4 units, 4 lecture hours, (formerly ASL 1A)
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or English as a Second Language 67 and 68 recommended.

First semester American Sign Language and its usefulness as a means of communication with the deaf and hard of hearing. An introduction to the culture of the deaf community and the literary and artistic contribution of this culture. Designed for students with no knowledge of ASL. (A, CSU-GE, UC)

ASL 2 - HIGH-BEGINNING AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE
4 units, 4 lecture hours, (Formerly ASL 1B)
PREREQUISITE: American Sign Language 1, or two years of high school American Sign Language, or equivalent.
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or English as a Second Language 67 and 68 recommended. 

Second semester beginning American Sign Language and the visual-gestural language used by the Deaf in the United States and Canada.  Explores the culture of Deaf people in the United States. (A, CSU-GE, UC)

ASL 3 - INTERMEDIATE AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE
4 units, 4 lecture hours, (Formerly ASL 2A)
PREREQUISITE: American Sign Language 2 or equivalent.
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or English as a Second Language 67 and 68 recommended. 

Third semester American Sign Language and its usefulness as a means of communication with the deaf and hard of hearing. An introduction to the culture of the Deaf community and the literary and artistic contributions of this culture. (A, CSU-GE, UC, I)

ASL 4 - HIGH-INTERMEDIATE AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE
4 units, 4 Lecture hours, (formerly ASL 2B)
PREREQUISITE: American Sign Language 3 or equivalent.
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or English as a Second Language 67 and 68 recommended. 

Fourth semester American Sign Language. A formal method of thinking, organizing, receiving, and sending non-verbal messages in American Sign Language. The cultural context of the Deaf community for which American Sign Language serves as the primary language. (A, CSU-GE, UC, I)

ASL 5 - DEAF CULTURE
3 units, 3 Lecture hours
PREREQUISITE: American Sign Language 2 or equivalent.
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or English as a Second Language 67 and 68 recommended.

An in-depth study of Deaf culture and the deaf community which will help students understand Deaf culture, values, language, identity, rules of interaction, and traditions.  Students will learn about the deep-rooted ties that Deaf people have with residential schools; Gallaudet University; and national, state, and local organizations.

ASL 6 - STRUCTURE OF AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE
3 units, 3 Lecture hours
PREREQUISITE: American Sign Language 3 or equivalent.
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or English as a Second Language 67 and 68 recommended.

Examination of the parts of a sign; building words in American Sign Language; sentence types (questions, statements, relative clauses, etc.) the meaning and issue of iconicity; organization of sentences according to old and new information; and the structure of stories.  Emphasis in grammatical features of American Sign Language, such as classifiers, verb modulations and aspects, and the role of facial expression, body orientation and eye gaze.

ASL 7 - DEAF HISTORY
3 units, 3 Lecture hours
PREREQUISITE: American Sign Language 2 or equivalent.
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or English as a Second Language 67 and 68 recommended.

Examination of the historical eras of different stages in Deaf people's lives.  Emphasis on deafness in historical perspective.

ASL 8 - AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE LITERATURE / FOLKLORE
3 units, 3 Lecture hours
PREREQUISITE: American Sign Language 2.
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or English as a Second Language 67 and 68 recommended.

Examination of the values, morals and life experiences of the world around Deaf people.  A study of American Sign Language literature that has been passed down from one generation to the next by people of the Deaf culture.

ASL 20 - INTRODUCTION TO INTERPRETING
3 units, 3 Lecture hours
PREREQUISITE: American Sign Language 2 or equivalent.
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or English as a Second Language 67 and 68 recommended.

Introduction to the role and responsibilities of interpreters, environments in which interpreters are involved and assessment within the profession.

ASL 21 - AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE TO ENGLISH TRANSLATION
3 units, 3 Lecture hours
PREREQUISITE: American Sign Language 3 or equivalent.
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or English as a Second Language 67 and 68 recommended.

Introduction to the cognitive processing skills and techniques used to translate American Sign Language to English.

ASL 22 - ENGLISH TO AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE TRANSLATION
3 units, 3 Lecture hours
PREREQUISITE: American Sign Language 3 or equivalent.
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or English as a Second Language 67 and 68 recommended.

Introduction to the basic translation skills from English to American Sign Language that focus on message analysis, transfer and reformulation without the pressures of simultaneity.
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