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Instructor Info:Ruth Moore
Term: 2012F
Meeting Info: Monday Wednesday
06:00 PM - 07:20 PM Franklin Patterson Hall (FPH) 107
06:00 PM - 07:20 PM Franklin Patterson Hall (FPH) 107
Description:

This course introduces the third mostly widely used language in the United States and Canada. It is intended to give an overview of both the language and the culture of the deaf community. Emphasis will be focused on learning basic grammatical structure as well as developing receptive and expressive signing skills using in everyday conversation, also being able to give a skit in American Sign Language. Cultural aspects of the Deaf community will be shared through readings, videotapes/DVDs and class discussion.

Course Objectives:

- Develop receptive and expressive signing skills.

- Become aware of the deaf community/deaf culture by doing reaction papers and term paper.

- Be able to do basic sign language in everyday conversation.

- Do a skit in American Sign Language by the end of the course.

Evaluation Criteria:

- One third is based on receptive and expressive signing skills in class.

- One third is counted from quiz, mid term and final examination.  This will provide me your progress in learning and comprehending American Sign Language.

- One third is based on your reaction papers and term paper as assigned.

Additional Info:

- No voice being used in class

- No cell phones/pagers being used in class