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ASL

To apply for special permission for an ASL course, contact the SILP Coordinator, Lioba Gerhardi (ligerhardi@vassar.edu) prior to spring pre-registration. Beginning ASL courses are not open to first-year students.

 Beginning ASL (ASL 105-106)

 Course Objectives

- Acquire an introductory level of sign vocabulary

- Gain a basic understanding of ASL grammar & sentence structure

- Learn both formal & informal registers in ASL

- Gain a basic understanding of the Deaf Community and Culture

Offered: Fall 2020

ASL 105-01: M,R 4:50pm-5:50pm

ASL 105-02: M,R 5:55pm-6:55pm

Intermediate ASL (ASL 210-211)

Course Objectives

- Review and expand practice of key grammar

- Expand vocabulary and range of topics

- Increase narrative and conversational fluency

- Compare aspects of ASL and English through translation

- Compare aspects of Deaf culture, American culture and your own culture

- Understand your role as an ASL student in the Deaf community

Offered: Fall 2020

ASL 210: M,R 7:00pm-8:00pm

Tutor: Tracey Fotos Champion

Examiner: Leisa Boling, Rochester Institute of Technology