SIGN-101 - American Sign Language I - Merry Jo Clark
|Course:||American Sign Language I|
|Professor:||Merry Jo Clark|
Welcome to SIGN 101: (ASL) American Sign Language I. I look forward to meeting with you at Zoom on the first day since it is mandatory for Online LIVE class meetings. Camera is required to be on during the class hours.
I have taught ASL 1, SIGN 101, ASL 2, SIGN 102, ASL 3, ASL 4, Basic Fingerspelling 1, Advanced Fingerspelling II, SIGN 111, and Conversational ASL. I've been using ASL for almost entire of my life and with that, I have considerable expertise in ASL. Note: There is no prerequisites for this course.
Presents the fundamentals of American Sign Language (ASL) whereby students develop expressive and receptive language skills through the learning of basic vocabulary, grammatical structures, and cultural awareness. Corresponds to the first two years of ASL offered in the high school. In-person and virtual field assignments required.
What to Expect in this Course
This course is offered 16-weeks ONLINE LIVE (synchronous) at Zoom, Canvas information, and GoReact for video assessment assignments. Required: CHROME COC website, Webcam, GoReact, Canvas, E-Materials and external links. Proctor Exams and Production exams both expressive and receptive skills and all quizzes include comprehension parts and written parts covering Units 1-*6 (1-2 ASL stories).
You can expect to spend an average of four to six hours a week between reading materials, reviewing videos, and completing homework assignments, taking quizzes. You will be expected to be an active participant during our virtual meetings on Zoom where live online lectures will be conducted. Therefore, in order to be an active participant in this course, the following is required: adequate internet connection, a webcam, and good lighting where you can be seen clearly. You will be asked to participate with your cameras on during the lecture class meetings. Please note: if you do not have access to a webcam or device with a video or a computer, please contact COC for assistance in obtaining an laptop so you can access the course. It will be impossible to take this course without the items stated above.
Types of Assessments
Course assessments will be assigned on CANVAS, two expressive exams, and quizzes on both comprehension and reading materials provided, the Digital Signing Naturally Homework and ASL Culture Experiences (deaf events) required for this course.
Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook
You need to purchase Digital Signing Naturally Interactive Online Students materials, COC Bookstore and or DawnSign.com. There will be links on the syllabus for purchasing e-materials within a week before the semester begins. responsible to reply to the COC bookstore or the DawnSign.com to send you the access code right after you received the receipt. *If you do not see the receipt with an access code in your email then please check the Junk/Spam folder. The e-material assignments may begin on the second day of class. You can expect to spend an average four to six hours a week between viewing Instructor's videos as well as the Signing Naturally videos and completing Signing Naturally Homework assignments, submitting video assignments and two expressive exams at GoReact.com, practicing receptive and expressive skills with your peer, and taking quizzes and exams.
You will be expected to be an active participant during our virtual meetings on Zoom where live online lectures will be conducted. Therefore, in order to be an active participant in this course, the following is required: adequate internet connection, a webcam, and good lighting where you can be seen clearly. You will be asked to participate with your cameras on during the lecture period. Please note: if you do not have access to a webcam or device with a video or a computer, please contact COC for assistance in obtaining an laptop so you can access the course. It will be impossible to take this course without the items stated above.
Other Relevant Course Information
Because this class is ONLINE LIVE course, it requires commitment and personal responsibility your part. To succeed this class, you must be disciplined and keep up with the work. You also need to have continual access to a computer with internet access. Otherwise, you will not be able to reliably participate in this class. In this class students will be required to access the class website on a regular and frequent basis. If navigating the internet and computers in general is difficult for you, this might not be your type of class.
Failure to show up via Zoom on the first day of this class will result in you being dropped from this class (No-Show Policy). This drop is mandatory for me to do according to Title 5 standards. Wait-listed students will then be added to fill any vacant positions in enrollment.
This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at https://coc.instructure.com. Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:
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Last updated: 08/07/2022 Sub#: 921