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American Sign Language – Credit

Additional hours to be arranged in the Modern Language Lab for American Sign Language. For non-credit American Sign Language courses, please see “Counseling-Adult Education.”

ASL 1, American Sign Language 1    5 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC Foreign Language (required for UC only) • Prerequisite: None.

This is an introductory course of American Sign Language (ASL) with an emphasis on signing, receptive skills, signing parameters, the glossing system and numbers. This course provides a historical introduction, cultural awareness and cross-cultural adjustment skills. Non-verbal communication is emphasized. Homework assignments will include, but are not limited to, attendance and involvement at community events. Language Lab is required.

1181   9:30a-11:00a TThF   BUNDY 157   Tamer R

   Arrange-1 Hour    DRSCHR 219   

Above section 1181 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

ASL 2, American Sign Language 2    5 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 3B (Arts and Humanities), Foreign Language (required for UC only) • Prerequisite: American Sign Language 1 or equivalent skills.

This course is a continuation of ASL 1. Instruction will include further studies of the elementary skills for the fundamentals of ASL: grammar, receptive, and expressive. There will also be extensive instruction on the Deaf Culture and Community, which will be presented in readings, videos and discussion in ASL. Non-verbal communication is emphasized. Language lab is required.

4045   7:30p-9:55p MW   LA 214   Dana M

   Arrange-1 Hour    DRSCHR 219   

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IMPORTANT! Many SMC classes require the use of a computer with Internet access to reach class resources and/or to complete assignments and/or take exams. To locate a computer lab on campus go to www.smc.edu/acadcomp and click on the “Labs” link.