In this course, the student will continue to build on their knowledge of ASL with increasing focus on more complex grammatical features and sentence structures. The student will increase their communicative competency in ASL through a variety of situations and activities. The balance of the course will be supplemented by dialogue drills, scripted activities, conversation skill activities and DVD exercises. Reinforcement or tutorial sessions will be provided during the lab sessions. ASL grammar features explored in this course will include topographic space and expanding medical vocabulary. Defining ASL discourse, bilingualism and language contact, the variation and historical change in ASL, daily narratives and ASL storytelling, and ASL semantics will also be discussed.
Course code: SIGN 3100
Length: 96.0 hours
PrerequisitesSIGN 2100 American Sign Language 2
CorequisitesSIGN 3200 ASL Lab 3, SIGN 3300 Deaf Culture and Community 3, SIGN 3400 Becoming an Ally 3
& SIGN 3500 ASL Literature
* Fees are approximate and subject to change. Students are required to pay any applicable fee increases. Fees listed are for domestic students. For international programs, visit VCC International.
† This information is intended as a guideline only. Program and course details are subject to change with the approval of VCC's Board of Governors.