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Course Outline
A. Unit Code and Course Title:
SL-110 Beginning Sign Language Communication I (ASL)
B. Curriculum/Program:
201.HUM Liberal Arts & Science/Humanities
C. Catalog Description:
An introductory conversational course in manual communication.
The course includes background on the history of deafness in
America and sign communication modes; approximately 625+
signs; numbers from 1-99 and the American Manual Alphabet.
F/S, SS (C,N,S)
D. Duration of Instructional
E. Academic Credit Hours:
Contact Hours:
F. Suggested Text/Course
G. Course Outcomes:
H. Program Competencies:
I. SUNY General Education
Knowledge Areas:
SL110 REV. 12/2013
100 minutes, 2 class meetings per week, 15 weeks
Three (3)
Four (4)
Signing Naturally; Units 1-6 with 2-DVDs by Ken Mikos
ISBN: 978-1-58121-210-5
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Demonstrate a working Sign Language vocabulary of
approximately 625+ signs.
2. Demonstrate the ability to produce and comprehend
conversation in sign language employing semantically correct
American Sign Language (ASL).
3. Demonstrate a basic understanding of language, American deaf
people, their history, and culture.
4. Demonstrate a rudimentary ability to match facial expression
and body language to the tone of the English message.
5. Demonstrate the ability to sign and comprehend numbers 1-30.
See section J: ECC Learning Outcomes (LO)
Foreign Language-Students will demonstrate:
1. Basic proficiency in the understanding and use of a foreign
language(ASL); and
2. Knowledge of the distinctive features of cultures (Deaf)
associated with the language that they are studying.
J. ECC Learning Outcomes (LO):
Communication (1,2,5)
Critical Analysis and Reasoning (4)
Information Literacy (3)
K. Student Learning:
K1. Evaluation of Student Learning
1. Receptive/written; quizzes-4;
2. Deaf Culture/Interaction project-1 and/or Research project-1.
3. Mid-term exam (expressive/written)
4. Final exam (expressive skills/written)
K2. Assessment of Student Learning
Course will be assessed using tests, projects, and rubrics described
on the program's assessment plan as submitted to the College
Assessment Committee.
L. Library Resources:
1. Talking with your Hands and Listening with your EyesGrayson
2. American Sign Language The Easy Way-Stewart
3. Signing Naturally-Mikos
4. American Sign Language Dictionary
5. Deaf Like Me
6. Bravo ASL Curriculum videos
7. Deaf Again, Mark Drolsbaugh
8. Speak to Me, Foreki
9. Computer-on-line: website of “Deaf”
10. Deaf Community-Outing
M. Topical Outline:
1. Introduction to the course/
(1-2 weeks)
2. Exchanging Personal
(2-5 weeks)
SL110 REV. 12/2013
Review: American Manual Alphabet,
Fingerspelling, 76 Vocabularies, & Cardinal
Numbers 0-15
Cultural: Getting Others’ Attention
Deaf Profile: Andrew Foster
Conversation: Wh-Questions Beginning & Ending Conversations,
Maintaining Eye Contact, Identify a Person,
Command Involving the Body/Objects
Picture It
Review: 95 Vocabulary, Fingerspelling-Common
Names, & Cardinal Numbers 16-29, Classifiers— Cl:1 & Cl:B
Cultural: Gallaudet University
Deaf Profile: Regina Olson Hughes
Conversation: Yes/No Questions, Making
Connections, Which Hand Do I Use?, Who enjoys
What?, Identify People who are Present, Names &
Tidbits, Asking Language Background. Signing Environment
Picture It
What Is the Sign?
3. Discussing Living
(6-9 weeks)
Review: 187 Vocabulary, Fingerspelling, Cardinal
Numbers 30-66, Ordinal Numbers 1-9,
Classifiers—Cl:C-Thickness, Cl:C-Cylinder Cl:G-thinness
Cultural: Speaking in the Presence of a Deaf
Person Is Considered Impolite
Deaf Profile: Douglas Tilden
Conversation: Real World Orientation, Commands
Location, Wh-Word Question/Which, Basic
Direction, Spatial Agreement Orienting Signs &
Modify Verb Movement, Expressing Needs,
Length of Time
Identify and Draw
What Is the Sign?
4. Talking About Family Review: 105 Vocabularies, Fingerspelling, Rocking
(10-12 weeks)
Numbers 67-98 & 1-100
Deaf Profile: Marie Jean Philip
Conversation: Contrastive Structure, Negative
Responses, Ranking, Telling Ages, Possessive
Adjectives, Question After a Negative Statement
Commenting on Family Members
Maintaining a Clear Sightline
What’s the Relationship, David’s Keys, Ten Years Later
5. Telling About Activities
(13-15 weeks)
Review: 180 Vocabulary, FingerspellingCommonly Fingerspell Words
Deaf Profile: Clayton Valli
Conversation: Wh-word Questions-When & What a
Person Did/Will Do, Agree Verbs, Designating
Location for Non-Present People, Sequencing
Activities, Out of Ordinary-Activity
Are You Done? Tell How Often
Note: Quizzes, Mid-term and Finals will be presented at the discretion of the instructor.
N. Proposal Prepared by:
SL110 REV. 12/2013
Kathleen Vollmer, December 2013