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SIGN 102 - American Sign Language II - Desiree Duong

Course:American Sign Language II
Professor:Desiree Duong
  • OnlineLive
Course Length:
  • 8 Week


Desiree, an Asian Deaf woman with tan skin and dark brown hair shoulder length, she

Desiree Duong is a Deaf ASL Educator and she has been teaching ASL professionally since 2016. She received her Bachelors of Arts in Deaf Studies: ASL literature at Cal State University, Northridge and a Master's degree in Sign Language Education at Gallaudet University.

Course Description

Continues the study of American Sign Language (ASL) designed to increase the student's proficiency in intermediate ASL communication skills with a continued emphasis on compression skills, conversational skills, cultural awareness, grammatical features and vocabulary development.

What to Expect in this Course

This course is synchronous (onlineLIVE) and an eight-week summer session. It is a fast pace course. I don't recommend you taking this course if your schedule is constantly changing and skipping our live sessions.

You are required to attend our class from Mondays to Thursdays at 12:30 PM to 2:40 PM. Your attendance & participation will be recorded for each session and graded.

Students are expected to attend class on a regular basis. Any student absent for any reason for more than 10% of the class meetings may be dropped by the instructor prior to 75% of the course. After the 75% of the course, neither the instructor, nor the student, may withdraw from the course. The student's absence from an online course shall be determined by the last day on which the student was academically engaged and participated in an academically related activity in the class.

We will be heavily using Zoom (Mondays - Thursdays) and Canvas (LMS) to submit your assignments & taking your exams.

Types of Assessments

Weekly quizzes, video assignments, online discussion boards, ASL event reflection papers, and comprehension (receptive) & production (expressive) exams.

Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook

Smith, C., Lentz, E., and Mikos, K.
Signing Naturally: Student Workbook & Video (Units 7 - 12)
Dawn Sign Press, 2014
ISBN: 978-1-58121-221-1

Other Relevant Course Information

Be ready and brush up your ASL skills for this course!

  • Be comfortable with:
    • Using your ASL skills
      • Converse with your peers using ASL
    • Using a web camera
    • Navigating using Canvas
      • Be familiar with using Canvas & GoReact
  • Practice & review outside of the online course

Declaimer: If this course is full. It is full. Please check other courses for availability.

Additional Resources


This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

  • CanyonsID Username is your COC student email address (Ex:
  • CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password

Please visit the Get to Know Your Online Classroom page for help logging into Canvas and for tips on using Canvas and Zoom. Canvas Chat Support is also available 24/7 for any Canvas related issues.

Online Education

Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.

The Learning Center (TLC)

The TLC provides FREE online tutoring resources to COC students!

Academic Accommodation Center (AAC)

College of the Canyons AAC provides educational services and access for eligible students with documented disabilities who intend to pursue coursework at COC. A variety of programs and services are available which afford eligible students with disabilities the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of the college programs and activities through appropriate and reasonable accommodations. For more information on their services visit the Academic Accomodation Center website.

Online Counseling

The Counseling Department offers appointments online. You can schedule an appointment by visiting the Online Counseling website. Counselors can help you map out a plan to reach your educational goals as well as advise you on course selection and registration.

Management of Stress and Mental Health

College of the Canyons cares about your emotional and physical health. Learn more about the broad range of confidential student services, including free counseling and mental health services available during this time by visiting the Student Health & Wellness Center website or by calling them at: 661-362-3259.

The National Suicide Lifeline number is 1-800-273- 8255 (TALK). Please call it if you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide or is in severe distress - it could save someone's life.

You can also use the Crisis Text Line: Just text "Courage" to 741741. It's free, available 24/7, and confidential.

Veterans Resource Center

The College of the Canyons Veterans Resource Center is a department within the Student Services Division at the college, created to help veterans and veteran dependents with applying to College of the Canyons, enrolling in classes, and requesting VA Education or Vocational Benefits. For more information please visit the Veterans Resource Center website, email or phone (661) 362-3469.


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Last updated: 06/10/2022 Sub#: 1403