SIGN - Sign Language

SIGN 120  Introduction to Sign Languages: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

Introduction to Sign Languages is designed for beginners to communicate with deaf, hard of hearing and non-verbal individuals and develop an appreciation of the Deaf Culture while understanding the history of signed languages and issues affecting the deaf.

SIGN 220D  Intermediate Sign Languages: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: SIGN 120. Sign Language II is designed for signers to enhance conversational expressive and receptive sign skills, to further develop fluidity, gestural expression and to expand vocabulary gleaned in Sign I to better communicate with Deaf, hard-of-hearing and non-verbal individuals. Signers will explore basic grammatical differences between American Sign Language (ASL), Signing Exact English (SEE) and Contact Signing aka Pidgin Signed English (PSE). Students will continue to develop an appreciation of Deaf Culture while further examining issues affecting the deaf and the history and evolution of signed languages through exploration of Deaf literature

SIGN 291  Special Topics in Sign Language: 1-3 Credits (1-3 Lec)

Special Topics courses in sign language which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand.
Repeatable up to 3 credits.

SIGN 292  Independent Study: 1-3 Credits (1-3 Other)

PREREQUISITE: SIGN 120. SIGN 292 Independent Study is an opportunity for motivated Sign Language students to develop a unique curriculum for continued learning and practice of sign language. This course may involve serving as a teaching assistant for an Intro to Sign Language class, and/or may involve completing sign language projects and videos that further and demonstrate one’s knowledge of and ability to use sign language
Repeatable up to 6 credits.