American Sign Language 1B

This is the second course in a two-course sequence and focuses on everyday communication in American Sign Language for the Deaf. It continues to introduce students to the basic signs, techniques, and cultural knowledge, which will support the students to start signing beginning level conversational ASL. Topics addressed in the course include information about the Deaf culture, communication problems associated with deaf individuals, and the linguistic heritage of the Deaf community and its influence on our own culture. The online text includes many videos that include role-playing conversations as well as vocabulary. Students will be asked to use various media tools including online resources, online dictionaries, a web cam, and the web-based Video Notes tool in Brightspace in order to record their performance in assignment submissions throughout the course. Students will be producing their own signing videos to demonstrate their learning. The goal of this course is to help develop fundamental ASL skills, and to understand Deafness, knowledge, and interest that students will need to advance to the higher levels of ASL courses.

Terms Offered

(23-24) Semester 2
(23-24) Summer
(23-24) Trimester 3
(24-25) Semester 1
(24-25) Semester 2
(24-25) Trimester 1
(24-25) Trimester 2
(24-25) Trimester 3

NCAA Approved?



Michigan World Language Standards and Benchmarks