SIGN 103 - American Sign Language III - Lisa McNicoll
|Course:||American Sign Language III|
Welcome to SIGN 103! My name is Lisa McNicoll and I am your instructor for this course. I have been signing since I was 2 years old. I accidentally fell into teaching ASL since 2005 and I am glad because I love teaching it! ASL is a beautiful rich visual-gestural language and also is a huge part of Deaf Culture which I am happy to share with you.
American Sign Language (ASL) is a visual-gestural-spatial language used by the majority of Deaf individuals in the United States and Canada. ASL is not signed English; rather it has its own syntax and grammatical structure different from English. By enrolling in SIGN 103, you will continue to develop intermediate ASL skills to further your expressive and receptive skills. In this course we will continue building ASL vocabulary, receptive and expressive skills and a better understanding of ASL grammar with fun interactive instruction and activities. You will be amazed how much you improve from the beginning of the semester to the end of the semester. It will be a fun course!
What to Expect in this Course
We will be meeting synchronously twice weekly on ZOOM and since it is a visual- gestural interactive language, you will need a working webcam and good internet. You will have in class and outside of class assignments to reinforce what is taught in this course and to help you work on your skills. You will also gain more knowledge about Deaf Culture.
Types of Assessments
This class is OnLive, so therefore, you will have online quizzes/tests to be taken during class time on CANVAS or another platform, expressive or receptive signed assignments and presentations done during class time or outside of class time, discussion boards, and a written/signed assignment on Deaf culture/ASL events you attend outside of class.
Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook
Smith, C., Lentz, E., and Mikos, K.
Signing Naturally: Student Workbook Level 2
Dawn Sign Press 1993
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Last updated: 01/08/2022 Sub#: 1217