Dec 03, 2022  
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2020-21 
    
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2020-21 [Archived Catalog]

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CSD 5110 - Elementary American Sign Language I


This is the first in a sequence of six American Sign Language (ASL) courses. Course focuses on the foundational aspects of ASL such as the manual alphabet, various number systems, basic grammatical structure, non-manual grammatical markers, listing, ranking, contrastive structure, and the use of space. The course applies a conversational, deaf studies approach. The history and culture of the deaf community in the United States is introduced.

Requisites: WARNING: No credit for this course if taken after CSD 5850
Credit Hours: 3
Repeat/Retake Information: May not be retaken.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will be able to apply current research on deaf studies/American Sign Language (ASL) to individual areas of course study.
  • Students will be able to comprehend and produce basic conversational norms such as introductions, describing relationships, self-disclosure, living situations, directions, daily routines using culturally appropriate social behaviors.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate non-manual markers associated with yes/no questions, “wh” questions, negations, assertions, affect, topic- comment, rhetorical questions, and conditional sentences.
  • Students will be able to identify the main idea or concept in basic conversations and narratives and themes central to deaf culture.
  • Students will be able to express cardinal numbers 1-100, age numbers, ordinal numbers, time and ranking in ASL.
  • Students will be able to comprehend and produce basic grammatical rules associated with ASL, for example, parameters, listing, contrastive structure, sign space, spatial referencing, and agreement verbs.



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