Jun 24, 2024  
RCC Catalog 2023-2024 
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ASL 101 - First Year American Sign Language I

4 Credit(s)

Prerequisite(s): RD 90  and WR 90 , or WR 91  (WR 91  substitutes for both RD 90  and WR 90 ), or designated placement. 

Course Description: Introduces the development of expressive skills, receptive skills, and cultural awareness, with the primary focus on the student’s active use of ASL. Course includes visual readiness skills, ASL vocabulary, deaf culture, and ASL grammar. The 100-level sequence focuses on everyday communication in a conversational environment where grammar is introduced in context with an emphasis on developing question and answering skills.  

Course Level: Lower Division Collegiate

Course Learning Outcomes:
  • CLO#1: Employ basic ASL vocabulary and grammar. (ILO: Communication)
  • CLO#2: Compare cultural similarities and differences between deaf and hearing cultures.
  • CLO#3: Communicate with others using ASL.

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