2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    
    Mar 20, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog

IDND 101 - American Sign Language I


This course is an introduction to American Sign Language (ASL), a visual/gestural language used by deaf people in the United States and Canada. Students learn visual readiness skills to recognize and express spatial relationships and to use appropriate non-manual signals, such as facial expressions and body movements. Course topics include communicative functions, vocabulary, grammar and cultural aspects of the deaf community. The course also covers functional communication to help students understand the needs and history of the deaf as well as their community. Students learn the differences between American Sign Language and oral communication for the deaf.

Anticipated Terms Offered: Offered every year in the fall