Jan 30, 2023  
2022 Siena Heights University Catalog 
    
2022 Siena Heights University Catalog
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SED 101 American Sign Language I


3 credit hours

This first major introductory course in the American Sign Language (ASL) covers definition, history, legislation and culture of ASL. The alphabet numbers and signs will be presented through natural signed topics such as; exchange of personal information, talking about surroundings, family and other social topics. This course will focus on the following conceptual framework themes: 1. visual-gestural strategies, 2. receptive sign language in a conversational context, 3. expressive sign language in a conversational context, 4. fingerspelling, loan words and numbering systems, deaf culture and deaf history and 5 grammar of ASL. This course fulfills a world language requirement.

Prerequisite: None
Course is Offered: FA Every Year



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