RCASL 201 - Intermediate American Sign Language
Fall 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: RC American Sign Language (RCASL)
Department: LSA Residential College
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With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
RCASL 102 (or RCCORE 104 or LING 151).
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:
Start/End Date:
Full Term 8/29/22 - 12/9/22 (see other Sections below)
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Students in this intermediate course in American Sign Language (ASL) will learn more advanced communicative forms including understanding the essential role of facial communication (non-manual behaviors) in forming expressions. Additional vocabulary including idiomatic expressions will be introduced to expand students' abilities to understand and converse appropriately in various settings.

Through a conversational approach, students will continue to study selected literature, history, culture, and outlooks of Deaf people in order to develop an understanding of appropriate standards of communicating in ASL. Students completing RCASL 201 will have acquired a basic understanding of how to communicate in a visual-gestural channel in order to receive and express ASL sentences in everyday conversational interactions. Regular attendance is essential. Participation in the class includes short presentations and situational role-playing.

Course Requirements:

Students will complete weekly assignments from the workbook. There will be three evaluations consisting of written and video–recorded portions.

Class Format:


RCASL 201 - Intermediate American Sign Language
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001 (LEC)
 In Person
MW 9:00AM - 11:00AM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22

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