101 AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE I

4 Units

American Sign Language 101 is an introductory course that provides instruction on deafness, deaf culture, and the language used by the deaf community. Lecture 4 hours, laboratory 1/2 hour.

Prerequisite: None.

Transfer credit: CSU, UC, and USC

102 AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE II

4 Units

American Sign Language 102 is designed to provide a continuation of the introductory course. The major focus of this course is to develop students' American Sign Language vocabulary and comprehension of signed material. Lecture 4 hours, laboratory 1/2 hour.

Prerequisite: American Sign Language 101 or equivalent.

Transfer credit: CSU, UC, and USC

103 AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE III

4 Units

American Sign Language 103 expands on the first courses by developing smooth transitions in production of American Sign Language in dialogue form. Emphasis is placed on realistic dialogue situations and discussion groups conducted in the target language. Lecture 4 hours, laboratory 1/2 hour.

Prerequisite: American Sign Language 102 or equivalent.

Note: This course is offered during the Fall semester only. 

Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

104 AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE 1V

4 Units

American Sign Language 104 is a continued expansion of the preceding three courses emphasizing the course of dialogue form and develops narrative forms such as story telling and daily events. Emphasis will be placed on realistic dialogue situations and abstract situations. Conducted in the target language. Lecture 4 hours, laboratory 1/2 hour.

Prerequisite: American Sign Language 103 or equivalent.

Note: This course is offered during the Spring semester only. 

Transfer credit: CSU,UC, USC

151 INTRODUCTION TO THE STRUCTURE OF AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE

2 Units

NON-DEGREE APPLICABLE

American Sign Language 151 focuses on the grammatical and syntactical structures of American Sign Language (ASL). Topics covered include sociolinguistic variation, discourse styles, syntax, morphology, and phonology. Emphasis is placed on instruction in vocabulary, and basic sentence structure. Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 1 hour.

Prerequisite: None.


201 THE STRUCTURE OF AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE FOR PROFESSIONAL INTERPRETERS

3 Units

American Sign Language 201 is a skillsbased course for working interpreters to improve their interpreting skills by incorporating features of American Sign Language(ASL) structure into their interpretations. Emphasis is placed on interpreting issues created by the difference in linguistic structures between English and ASL. Lecture 3 hours.

Prerequisite: None.

Note: This course is designed for non-certified working interpreters interested in pursuing their certification, as well as certified working interpreters needing to earn Continuing Education Units for their Certification Maintenance Program for Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) and the National Association of the Deaf (NAD).

202 THEORY AND PROCESS OF INTERPRETING FOR PROFESSIONAL INTERPRETERS

3 Units

American Sign Language 202 is a skills based course for working interpreters to improve their interpreting skills by incorporating current theories of interpreting into their own work. The course presents an overview of current models of interpreting and models of cognitive processing. Weekly on-camera practice and self-critique will be utilized to improve individual work. Lecture 3 hours.

Prerequisite: None.

Note: This course is designed for non-certified working interpreters interested in pursuing their certification, as well as certified working interpreters needing to earn Continuing Education Units for their Certification Maintenance Program for Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) and the National Association of the Deaf (NAD).


Some courses not offered during the current semester may be taken for Independent Study or are offered as student interest demands. Please contact the Language Arts Division for more information.

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