This introductory course is designed for students with no previous knowledge of American Sign Language (ASL) with basic communicative competencies. Students learn to handle basic everyday communication: exchanging information, identifying others and giving simple directions. Topics focus on personal information and the immediate environment. Grammar is introduced in context with an emphasis on developing question and answer skills. Cultural notes and videotapes provide information on Deaf Culture and the Deaf Community.
Not all courses are offered each term.Spring 2021 registration opens February 1, 2021. Fall 2021 registration opens July 5, 2021.