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ASL 1111 Beginning American Sign Language I

This course provides a foundation for non-signers to study American Sign Language (ASL) and learn about deaf culture. It includes principles, methods and techniques for communicating with deaf individuals who sign. Focusing on development of receptive and expressive sign skills, manual alphabet, numbers, sign vocabulary, syntax, grammar and culture.

Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences
Department: American Sign Language
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: Yes

Prereqs: DEV 0035 


  • Appropriately use ASL grammatical features including questions, statements, spatial agreement, and spatial mapping.
  • Recognize the Deaf community as a distinct, cultural entity within American Culture, with its own history and language.
  • Recognize American Sign Language as a language. Develop basic American Sign Language vocabulary, fingerspelling, and numbering skills.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 3