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Course Details

Fall 2018-2019
* LIN 205 / TRA 205 (EC)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Beginning American Sign Language

Noah A. Buchholz

The primary goal is to build a strong foundation for acquiring American Sign Language (ASL) and understanding Deaf culture. Students will acquire basic vocabulary and grammar through interactive activities in order to develop conversational skills in ASL. Students will also focus on developing visual skills, which are critical to attaining proficiency in ASL, through various exercises. In addition, the basics of Deaf culture and Deaf American history will be discussed.

Sample reading list:
C. Padden & T. Humphires, Deaf in America: Voices from a Culture
R. Bryant, True+Way ASL: Level 1 Student E-Workbook
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
55 pages 1st half of the semester, 89 pages 2nd half of the semester. One 750 word essay.

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 25%
Final Exam - 25%
Quizzes - 20%
Papers - 10%
Other (See Instructor) - 20%

Other Requirements:
Community-Based Learning Component Required

Other information:
"Other" Grading Requirement will be comprised of attendance at events organized by the Community-Based Learning Initiative Office.

Reserved Seats:
Freshmen Only 15
Sophomores Only 15

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
23478 L01 12:30:00 pm - 01:20:00 pm T Th        Enrolled:30 Limit:45 Closed
23479 P01 08:00:00 am - 08:50:00 am F        Enrolled:4 Limit:15 Closed
23480 P02 12:30:00 pm - 01:20:00 pm F        Enrolled:14 Limit:15 Closed
23481 P03 01:30:00 pm - 02:20:00 pm F        Enrolled:12 Limit:15 Closed