American Sign Language (ASL)

ASL 109  4 Units  
American Sign Language I  

Lecture: 72 contact hours

In this course students develop communication skills in American Sign Language including the alphabet, basic vocabulary and grammar of ASL. Both receptive and expressive abilities are emphasized. Students review the characteristics of the deaf community and culture.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to both UC/CSU

ASL 110  4 Units  
American Sign Language II  

Lecture: 72 contact hours

Prerequisite: ASL 109

The course is second in a series of four ASL courses designed for the student to develop proficiency in ASL usage. Students continue to develop basic conversational skills with emphasis on expanding vocabulary and comprehension/production skills. There are four basic categories: cultural awareness, grammatical features, vocabulary development, and conversational skills.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to both UC/CSU

ASL 111  4 Units  
American Sign Language III  

Lecture: 72 contact hours

Prerequisite: ASL 110

Students continue to develop conversational skills in American Sign Language and expand their vocabulary and grammar of ASL. Students review primary issues in deaf culture and strengthen their understanding of deaf awareness. Emphasis is on idiomatic constructions as well as comprehension and production skills.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to both UC/CSU

ASL 112  4 Units  
American Sign Language IV  

Lecture: 72 contact hours

Prerequisite: ASL 111

This course is designed to help students acquire communicative competency in American Sign Language, both comprehension and production skills within the contexts of literature and storytelling. Emphasis is on cultural awareness, grammatical features, vocabulary development, and conversational skills.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to both UC/CSU