University General Course Catalog 2018-2019 
    Jun 20, 2019  
University General Course Catalog 2018-2019
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AM 147 - American Sign Language III

(3 units)
Using the language skills learned in AM 146 , students will broaden their vocabulary and communication skills using sign language.

Prerequisite(s): AM 146 .

Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Fall and Summer

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. recognize, produce and utilize signs (expanded basic vocabulary) of American Sign Language (ASL) in sentences, conversations, story telling, poetry and/or song expression.
2. increase knowledge of recognizing, producing, and utilizing basic ASL grammar sentence structures, including: time/dates + object/subject/topic + verb, sentences with identifying nouns, using “finish” directional verbs, and verbs with classifiers (CL) and handshapes.
3. comprehend and express in ASL by: identifying and describing things, shapes and size descriptions of objects, describing and locating furniture in a room, describing and locating things around the house and neighborhood, descriptions of streets and maps, exchanging personal information by discussing life events and relationships, sharing basic medical descriptions, family relationship descriptions, nationalities, day-to-day and weekend activities, chaotic events, sports activities, events, and holidays.
4. understand the importance of Deaf cultural traditions, diversity and ethics in the modern world.
5. translate and express poetry and/a song in ASL.

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