RCASL 101 - Elementary American Sign Language
Section: 001
Term: FA 2018
Subject: RC American Sign Language (RCASL)
Department: LSA Residential College
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Prior or concurrent enrollment in RCASL 100, RCCORE 102 (or LING 140).
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

RCASL 101 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 workbook exercises to facilitate development of receptive language skills. RCASL 100 Introduction to Deaf Culture is a pre- or co-requisite for this course. This course will be conducted exclusively in American Sign Language. Required course materials include a workbook and DVD. Handouts will also be provided.

Course Requirements:

Students will complete weekly assignments from the workbook. There will be both a midterm and final consisting of both written and video-recorded exams. A 3-5 page response paper is also required.

Class Format:

Class will meet two days, two hours per day.

RCASL 101 - Elementary American Sign Language
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 11:00AM - 1:00PM
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ISBN: 9781581212105
Signing naturally : [student workbook, units 1-6], Author: [Cheri Smith, Ella Mae Lentz, Ken Mikos]., Publisher: DawnSignPress 2008
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