2024-2025 Yavapai College Catalog 
    Jul 12, 2024  
2024-2025 Yavapai College Catalog

ASL 201 - Intermediate American Sign Language I

Description: Proficiency and development of intermediate expressive and receptive skills. Emphasis on practical application of American Sign Language skills and cross-cultural communication.

Prerequisites: ASL 102  

Credits: 4
Lecture: 4
Lab: 0

Course Content:

  1. Selected colloquial ASL signs and idiomatic expressions
  2. Narratives, dialogues, daily situations, and spontaneous conversations at the intermediate level
  3. Sign settings (e.g. formal vs. informal, small group discussions and dialogues
  4. Expressive and receptive mastery of ASL grammatical features at the intermediate level
  5. Increased exposure to the deaf community and its culture

Learning Outcomes:

  1. List and translate colloquial ASL and English signs and idiomatic expressions.
  2. Respond to unanticipated questions on familiar topics.
  3. Express opinions about familiar topics.
  4. Comprehend main ideas and extended discourse on increasingly complex topics.
  5. Apply ASL skills in communicating short stories, narratives, and dialogues at the intermediate level.
  6. Apply expressive and receptive mastery of grammatical features of ASL at the intermediate level.
  7. Describe norms, values and beliefs of deaf culture.