Preliminary 2024-2025 Yavapai College Catalog 
    May 22, 2024  
Preliminary 2024-2025 Yavapai College Catalog

ASL 102 - Beginning American Sign Language II

Description: American Sign Language vocabulary, grammar, receptive, and expressive technique development.

Prerequisites: ASL 101  

Credits: 4
Lecture: 4
Lab: 0

Course Content:
Historical events within the deaf community

  1. Signed communication systems used in America
  2. Causes of deafness
  3. Receptive and expressive skill development
    1. Topicalization
    2. Classifiers
    3. Eye gaze
    4. Nonverbal expressions
    5. Gestures
    6. Sign vocabulary
    7. Fingerspelling
    8. Number systems
    9. Time
    10. Directional verbs

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Outline the role of ASL in the deaf community.
  2. Describe various communication systems.
  3. Explain the importance of non-manual grammar in ASL.
  4. Employ the appropriate techniques within ASL with respect to attending, attention-getting, turn-taking, interrupting, and maintaining appropriate signing space.
  5. Engage in simple conversations in ASL about topics such as family background, routine activities, and occupations.
  6. Apply various forms of non-manual grammar and correct syntax for yes/no questions, wh-word questions, simple topical sentences, assertion, and negation.
  7. Use head, eye gaze, and body shifting to indicate direct address, comparisons, contrasts, and topic shifts.
  8. Use and comprehend descriptive, pronominal, and plural classifiers in context.
  9. Use and comprehend eye gazing in referencing.
  10. Use personal and possessive pronouns in context.
  11. Use space when referencing.
  12. Identify the object and subject when directional verbs are used.
  13. Use and comprehend specified core vocabulary in context.