Advanced American Sign Language and Culture

Advanced American Sign Language and Culture
Fifth in a series of five courses which aims to increase interpersonal, receptive, and presentational ASL skills in the context of society and culture of the Deaf community.
 Hours4.0 Credit, 4.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesASL 202
 NoteTeacher may waive prerequisite based on prior experience.
 TaughtFall, Winter
 ProgramsContaining ASL 301
Course Outcomes


Be able to discuss the nature of culture and definitions of Deaf culture, Deaf community, and Deaf-World.


Be able to identify the basic values and beliefs of the Deaf culture.


Be able to discuss various educational and social issues affecting the Deaf community.


Be able to identify general characteristics of Deaf culture.


Be able to identify specific practices of Deaf people.

Roles of ASL and English

Be able to discuss the role of ASL and English in the community and in individual's identity development.

Impact of Deafness

Begin to understand the impact of deafness on various lives.

Deaf History

Become familiar with the basics of American Deaf history.