ASL 1101

ASL 1101

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

Students with no previous background in American Sign Language (ASL) will be introduced to basic conversational techniques in ASL, including both expressive and receptive skills.  Basic grammar and vocabulary will be covered, including explanations of the fundamental parts of a sign, proper use of fingerspelling, and the significance of non-manual features. Instruction will be supplemented with videos, allowing students to begin exploring the visual literature of the Deaf community in the United States. Readings and class discussions will acquaint students with American Deaf culture, history and education, and the historical development of ASL.

When Offered Fall, Winter, Summer.

Fees Course fee: Subscription to is required for the class. Pricing is subject to change, but is currently $31.99 per class.
Permission Note Enrollment preference given to: College of Arts and Sciences students.
Forbidden Overlaps Forbidden Overlap: due to an overlap in content, students will not receive credit for both LING 1111 and ASL 1101.

Comments Course will have a hearing interpreter for one day. The remainder of the class is conducted entirely in ASL.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 18530 ASL 1101   SEM 101

    • MTWR Uris Hall G26
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Owen, N

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    This class is being offered off cycle and out of sequence. ASL 1102 WILL NOT be taught in Fall 2023. If you need this class to fulfill the A&S language requirement we do not recommend enrolling in ASL 1101 for Spring '23. Email Jenny Tindall (jmw247) with questions. If you cannot sign up, please put your name on the waitlist here: