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American Sign Language (ASL)

ASL 101-102 American Sign Language I-II (3 cr.) (3 cr.) Introduces the fundamentals of American Sign  Language (ASL) used by the Deaf Community, including basic vocabulary, syntax, finger spelling, and grammatical non- manual signals. Focuses on communicative competence. Develops gestural skills as a foundation for ASL enhancement. Introduces cultural knowledge and increases understanding of the Deaf Community. Lecture 3 hours per week.