AMSL 1A Elementary American Sign Language (3)
Credit, Degree Applicable
ADVISE: ENGL 93
or ESL 160
or Placement in English 96 or ESL 170 or any City College or university foreign language course
This is a course for the student with no prior or minimal skills in and knowledge of AMSL. The course is designed primarily to develop the students' receptive skills in functional settings. Everyday communication emphasizing vocabulary, syntax, and fingerspelling to enable students to communicate with Deaf individuals in a culturally appropriate manner.
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Produce and identify fingerspelled words expressively and receptively using the American Manual Alphabet.
- Outcome 2: Respond appropriately in a variety of social situations such as exchanges of personal information and discussions about common activities.
- Outcome 3: Identify and use essential American Sign Language linguistic structures appropriately in a variety of language functions.
- Outcome 4: Communicate at a conversational level while demonstrating culturally appropriate social behavior with Deaf people in community-centered activities.