American Sign Language 100

ASL 100 American Sign Language I

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Course Description

A beginning course designed to introduce students to the visual-gestural richness of American Sign Language as it is used within the Deaf culture. Introduces students to ASL’s basic structure and vocabulary while developing students’ expressive skills and understanding of fingerspelling and basic conversational strategies. Provides an introduction to the Deaf community and culture. Equivalent to two years of high school ASL.

Units: 5

Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or P/NP)

  • Homework hours/semester: 160-180
  • Lecture hours/semester: 80-90
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended: None

Transfer Credit: CSU, UC.