LING 150 - Elementary American Sign Language
Section: 001
Term: FA 2010
Subject: Linguistics (LING)
Department: LSA Linguistics
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Concurrent enrollment in or completion of LING 140.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

LING 150 is a beginning course in American Sign Language (ASL) that introduces students to basic grammatical structures and sign vocabulary through intensive classroom conversational interactions. Emphasis is on practical communicative functions as students learn how to communicate in a visual-gestural channel. Classroom work is supplemented by video-taped workbook exercises to facilitate development of receptive language skills. LING 140 (Introduction to Deaf Culture) is a pre- or co-requisite for this course. Class will meet two days, two hours per day. There will be 1-2 hours of weekly lab work to be completed at the Language Resource Center.

This course will be conducted exclusively in American Sign Language. Required course materials include a workbook and videotape. Handouts will also be provided. An optional Dictionary of ASL is suggested. Students will complete weekly assignments from the workbook. There will be both a midterm and final consisting of both written exams and videotaped Sign Language interactions. A 3-5 page term paper is also required (a report on a Deaf social event, on an interaction with Deaf persons, or on an approved article or subject).

LING 150 - Elementary American Sign Language
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 11:00AM - 1:00PM
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ISBN: 1581211279
Signing naturally level 1-3., Author: created and directed by Cheri Smith, Ella Mae Lentz and Ken Mikos., Publisher: Dawn Pictures DVD ed. 1988
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