American Sign Language Courses

AMSL 1A, Elementary American Sign Language
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English 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.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
AMSL 1B, Elementary American Sign Language
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

PREREQ.: AMSL 1A

Continued development of American Sign Language (AMSL) receptive/expressive skills and knowledge learned in AMSL IA. Emphasis on conversational skills in functional situations, continued vocabulary and sentence structure expansion, and knowledge of Deaf culture and the Deaf community.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
AMSL 2A, Continuation of Elementary American Sign Language
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

PREREQ: AMSL 1B or demonstration of exit skills

Continued development of American Sign Language (AMSL) receptive/expressive skills and knowledge learned in AMSL 1A and 1B. Emphasis on conversational skills in functional situations, continued vocabulary and sentence structure expansion, focus on Deaf Culture and the Deaf Community.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable