Virginia's Community Colleges: American Sign Language (ASL)

Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.

Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.

1-5 credits

Covers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods to assess the course's viability as a permanent offering.

Variable hours per week.

1-5 credits

Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.

May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.

1-5 credits

Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.

Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.

1-5 credits

Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.

Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.

1-5 credits

Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.

May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.

1-5 credits

Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.

May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.

1-5 credits

Presents a brief introduction to the U.S. Deaf Community, focusing on the differences in language and literature. Introduces many common pitfalls experienced by adults when acquiring ASL as a second language. Provides students with an experience bridging spoken English and ASL via use of visual- gestural, non-verbal communication.

Lecture 2 hours per week.

2 credits

Introduces cultural awareness, comprehension and production skills, and emphasizes basic sentence structure in American Sign Language with a focus on interactive communicative competence. Part I of II. This is a UCGS transfer course.

Lecture 4 hours. Total 4 hours per week.

4 credits

ASL 101 Detailed Outline

Introduces cultural awareness, comprehension and production skills, and emphasizes basic sentence structure in American Sign Language with a focus on interactive communicative competence. Part II of II. This is a UCGS transfer course.

Prerequisite:

Lecture 4 hours. Total 4 hours per week.Prerequisite: ASL 101 or by placement test.

4 credits

ASL 102 Detailed Outline

Provides intensive practice in comprehension and production of fingerspelled words and numbers with emphasis on clarity and accuracy. Focuses on lexicalized fingerspelling and numeral incorporation as used by native users of American Sign Language.

Prerequisite:

Lecture 2 hours per week.Prerequisite: ASL 101 or permission of instructor.

2 credits

Presents an overview of various aspects of Deaf Culture, including educational and legal issues.

Lecture 3 hours per week.

3 credits

Explores career options for serving Deaf/hard-of-hearing people and/or for using American Sign Language skills in a career. Examines interests, skills, and educational assessments. Investigates job market viability via the Internet and professional periodicals. Develops opportunities for students to network with professionals in the field of deafness.

Lecture 2 hours per week.

2 credits

Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.

Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.

1-5 credits

Covers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods to assess the course's viability as a permanent offering.

Variable hours per week.

1-5 credits

Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.

May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.

1-5 credits

Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.

Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.

1-5 credits

Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.

Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.

1-5 credits

Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.

May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.

1-5 credits

Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.

May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.

1-5 credits

Continues to develop cultural awareness, comprehension and production skills, and emphasizes a variety of sentence structures in American Sign Language with a continued focus on interactive communicative competence. Part I of II. This is a UCGS transfer course.

Prerequisite:

Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.Prerequisite: ASL 102 or placement test.

3 credits

ASL 201 Detailed Outline

Continues to develop cultural awareness, comprehension and production skills, and emphasizes a variety of sentence structures in American Sign Language with a continued focus on interactive communicative competence. Part II of II. This is a UCGS transfer course.

Prerequisite:

Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.Prerequisite: ASL 201 or by placement test

3 credits

ASL 202 Detailed Outline

Provides extensive instruction of vocabulary and concepts used in content areas covered in elementary and high school classrooms. Focuses on comprehension and production of content-related information in American Sign Language with emphasis on sign production clarity and conceptual accuracy.

Lecture Hours: 3, Total Contact Hours: 3

3 credits

ASL 208 Detailed Outline (VCCS Faculty & Staff Only)

Focuses on the elements of storytelling in American Sign Language and the techniques that deaf individuals utilize to pass on the histories and traditions of the deaf community. Emphasizes comprehension and production of short stories in American Sign Language with emphasis on sign production clarity and conceptual accuracy.

Lecture 3 hours, 3 Contact hours

3 credits

ASL 210 Detailed Outline (VCCS Faculty & Staff Only)

Provides an opportunity to explore various language elements in American Sign Language (ASL), including advanced and colloquial aspects of phonology, morphology, grammar/syntax, semantics, variation, and historical change.

Prerequisite:

Lecture 2-3 hours. Total 2-3 hours per week.Prerequisite: ASL 201

2-3 credits

ASL 215 Detailed Outline (VCCS Faculty & Staff Only)

Describes spoken English and ASL (American Sign Language) on five levels: phonological, morphological, lexical, syntactic, and discourse. Compares and contrasts the two languages on all five levels using real-world examples. Documents similarities between signed languages and spoken languages in general. Describes the major linguistic components and processes of English and ASL. Introduces basic theories regarding ASL structure. Emphasizes ASL's status as a natural language by comparing and contrasting similarities and unique differences between the two languages.

Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.

3 credits

ASL 220 Detailed Outline (VCCS Faculty & Staff Only)

Presents an overviews of various aspects of literature common in the U.S. Deaf Community, including those forms written in English and those forms signed in ASL. Applies the recurring themes and metaphors in the context of the history of the U.S. Deaf Community.

Lecture 3-4 hours. Total 3-4 hours per week.

3-4 credits

ASL 225 Detailed Outline (VCCS Faculty & Staff Only)

Develops cultural awareness, comprehension and production skills, and emphasizes a variety of sentence structures in American Sign Language with a continued focus on advanced communicative competence.

Prerequisite:

Lecture 4 hours. Total 4 hours per week.Prerequisite: ASL 202 or by placement test.

4 credits

ASL 261 Detailed Outline

Develops cultural awareness, comprehension and production skills, and emphasizes a variety of sentence structures in American Sign Language with a continued focus on advanced communicative competence.

Prerequisite:

Lecture 4 hours. Total 4 hours per week.Prerequisite: ASL 202 or by placement test.

4 credits

ASL 262 Detailed Outline

Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.

Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.

1-5 credits

Covers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods to assess the course's viability as a permanent offering.

Variable hours per week.

1-5 credits

Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.

May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.

1-5 credits

Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.

Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.

1-5 credits

Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.

Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.

1-5 credits

Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.

May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.

1-5 credits

Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.

May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.

1-5 credits