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American Sign Language and Literacy Skills

Required Sequence: LANG290 & LANG 291
LANG 291
Spring 2009
Section: 01  
Course Cluster: Service-Learning

Through this service-learning course, students will continue their language training in American Sign Language (ASL) while focusing on research and applications primarily outside of the deaf community. Combining the works of Oliver Sacks (cognitive changes from sign language acquisition), Howard Gardner (multiple intelligence theory), and Marilyn Daniels (signing for hearing children's literacy), students will participate in adding this visual and kinesthetic modality to elementary school language arts programming. The use of sign language for children with a variety of learning disabilities will also be examined and applied through the course service component.

Essential Capabilities: Effective Citizenship, Intercultural Literacy
This course will focus on developing proficiency in American Sign Language by addressing all skills of language learning, including both expressive and receptive skills. Incorporated into class activities, assignments and with the use of authentic materials, students will also gain an understanding of the unique cultural concepts and values of the Deaf community in the United States, which will help students gain intercultural literacy.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA LANG
Course Format: LanguageGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: LANG290 OR LANG242
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (PSYC)
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

Last Updated on APR-16-2014
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