This course is a continuation of basic American Sign Language (ASL) as used in the Deaf Community. It includes a continued study of ASL grammatical features and structures. Emphasis will be placed upon building an intermediate level of sign lexicon and communication though engaging in discussion and negotiating meaning related to describing people and places, making requests, giving opinions and asking for advice, as well as discussing personal plans and goals. Students will gain awareness of Deaf Culture through connections within the Deaf Community and will investigate the similarities and differences between languages and cultural variations within the Deaf Community. Students will have directed practice with live and recorded ASL on a variety of topics, emphasizing the development of an intermediate level of receptive and expressive conversational practice.
Prerequisite: ASL 1140C with a minimum grade of C