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ASL 2231 Advanced American Sign Language I

The first advanced course in the study of American Sign Language (ASL) is an intensive study of the linguistic structure of English and American Sign Language (ASL). Students explore the syntactic similarities and differences between the two languages and learn how to find functional equivalence between the two languages.

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

Prereqs: ASL 1229 AND ENG 1201 


  • Increase American Sign Language (ASL) vocabulary to advanced level.
  • Make comparisons and contrasts between the linguistic structure of English and the linguistic structure of American Sign Language.
  • Gain conceptual understanding of the organization of language at all linguistic levels (phonology, morphology, syntactic, etc.)
  • Find functional equivalents between the syntactic structure of English and American Sign Language.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 3